Cee’s fun foto challenge: the color brown and sepia tones

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Today I’m participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge to show photos featuring the color white and purple. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

These two brown bear brothers are just the right color for this theme.

Cee's Fun Foto challenge: brown bears
Cee’s Fun Foto challenge: brown bears

Even a bear sculpture, not a real bear, can be brown.

Cee's Fun Foto challenge: brown bear sculpture
Cee’s Fun Foto challenge: brown bear sculpture

I captured this little snail one morning with my phone camera.

Cee's fun foto challenge: brown snail
Cee’s fun foto challenge: brown snail

Pine tree sap can go from yellow to brown. It almost looks like caramel.

Cee's fun foto challenge: brown tree bark and tree sap
Cee’s fun foto challenge: brown tree bark and tree sap

This is a great gray owl, but if you look at it, it’s actually quite brown. And beautiful.

Great gray owl
Great gray owl

Talking about owls, this is the giant owl butterfly. Lots of brown there.

Giant owl butterfly
Giant owl butterfly

My last photo for this theme features a swallow’s nest, made out of mud. It’s a messy job but those swallows are relentless at building.

Swallow's nest
Swallow’s nest

Macro Monday: the great gray owl

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Today I’m taking part in the Macro Monday photo challenge. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, I encourage you to subscribe so you can enjoy the new photos I post a few times a week.

Technically the photos below are more zoom than macro but this is the first time I’ve photographed a great gray owl up close and I wanted to share these photos with you. The great gray owl is one of the largest owls in the world and it’s absolutely gorgeous as a whole and up close. I hope you enjoy these few shots!

Here’s what the great gray owl looks like. Quite impressive. Beautiful feather pattern too.

Great gray owl
Great gray owl

Look at those gorgeous eyes!

Macro Monday: the eyes of the great gray owl
Macro Monday: the eyes of the great gray owl

And it looks great from the side too. I wouldn’t want to get my fingers caught in that beak.

Macro Monday: great gray owl
Macro Monday: great gray owl