Thursday, January 9, 2014

Mega-birdsong Minute

These birds have been flocking in our area and holding noisy bird conventions in the afternoons. This week they picked our back yard for their meet-up. I could do a little research to find out what type of bird is holding forth here, but they're so camouflaged that it's not as easy as it looks. The females are Oak-tree colored. The males have a little more yellowish color going on, but not much. I suspect they're a type of finch.

Our neighborhood crows joined in as well as you'll see in the film's near-climax. This was for the Vimeo 1-minute project - one minute of film, no editing or camera movement—just a minute of life. Bird life.

Birdsong Convention from Miss Lisa on Vimeo.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Mono Lake, California - Sunset

We got there right at magic hour and the tufas were literally crawling with photographers—hauling their tripods this way and that to capture the moment. I only have a point-and-shoot at this time, so here's what it could manage. Mono Lake—a truly special place.