About This Blog

I began this blog in 2011 in an attempt to improve my photography and showcase all of California's 58 counties. I didn't quite make all of the 58, I missed three and I will try to rectify that in the coming year. I'm not sure how much I improved my photography because I always seemed to be in a rush.
In 2012 I plan to take more time, perhaps not post every day (this is one thing I did accomplish in 2011). I also plan to expand beyond California and include images from other parts of Western United States. I will continue to include a map showing where I was when I took the picture. I will keep commentary to a minimum, long photo essays will continue to be at Martha's Musings.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

In Conversation

11/19/2011

Placer County
Linked to Shadow Shot Sunday 

Where is this?  My back yard again, just haven't had time to go photo hunting lately. 

24 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

love that!!!

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Martha, you do find the best shots! This is perfect and I love it! Such beautiful birds and with a back yard like yours, who needs to go anywhere else! Enjoy your day!

Sylvia

blogitse said...

These are beautiful!
Isn't our nature amazing...

Ralph said...

They appear to be in conversation. Old friends perhaps, catching up with what's been happening in the covey. Alert and beautiful they are!

John said...

Beautiful shadow!

Shadows at my site. Looking forward to your visit.

Riet said...

Bautiful shot.

Joan said...

How nice to have this in your back yard! Great shot.

Gemma Wiseman said...

This is priceless! Adore the upright top knots on those birds! And what a gorgeous canvas of shadow patterns around them!

Kay L. Davies said...

Oh, I love quail, and haven't seen any in years. I've seen a few pheasant and grouse around here, but quail are the cutest!
Thanks, Martha.
K

Kelly said...

Wow - what a great, close-up shot! I hear them more often than I see them.

Paulie said...

The light is wonderful! Great photo!

chubskulit said...

Such a n amazing capture.

Here's my Shadow shot. Enjoy your weekend.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

This is such a great photo!! We get quail out here in the desert, but they're skittish and very hard to photograph.

toby said...

How lucky to find that in your backyard! It reminds me of that quote at the end of The Wizard of Oz :)
They look so regal!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

This is one PERFECT image!!! When I lived in Tucson, we'd be filled with delight when the quail would come in our yard. In fact one year they built their nest in one of our ocotillo plants.

Old Man and the Sea

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

If this is what you find in your own backyard, why bother to go anywhere else?!

BOOKISH SHADOWS

Darksome shadows in my path,
You are not the Grapes of Wrath;

And yet when I hear your hums,
Something Wicked This Way Comes!

May your darkness turn to light
Like The House of Mirth, all right?

May all sadness drift away—
Send Lolita here to play!


© 2012 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Path

jewaicious said...

What a stunning capture of the winged-ones. Lovely.

Ms. Becky said...

glad that another commenter named this bird. I've never seen one in the wild but I love that plume at the top of the head. lucky you to have quail in your backyard. excellent shots too. wishing you a happy week ahead.

Karen said...

Oh, a fabulous shot!

Two Barking Dogs said...

Excellent photo! I love the feathers and shadows.

EG Wow said...

I wonder what they're talking about!

Sallie (FullTiime-Life) said...

Who said you have to go somewhere to have a perfect photo op? This is a darling picture.

Lindy MacDuff said...

I love hearing them "talk."

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

I just love our sweet California Quail and their pretty little fascinator hats. Cute photo of them:-)

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