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

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds of a feather

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I’m participating in LetsBeWild.com’s Wild Weekly Photo Challenge. This week’s Challenge is: Birds of a Feather!

I’ll start with a couple of photos I took yesterday of my neighbor’s house, right under their roof. We have tons of swallows (swifts if you don’t live in the U.S.) in San Diego and it’s nesting season right now. This swallow couple started building their mud nest just this week and they’ve been busy finishing it up to lay their eggs.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge - Birds of a feather - swallows in their nest
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds of a feather – swallows in their nest

Here’s another shot of just one of the parents. I can’t wait to see little chicks in there. I love watching the swallows hunting for insects every evening. It’s amazing to see so many of them moving so fast through in the air without flying into one another.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge - Birds of a feather - a swallow's nest
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds of a feather – a swallow’s nest

Talking about nests, here’s a dove sitting on its eggs. We have tons of mourning doves here too. I love listening to their soft cooing in the quiet of the morning.

Mourning dove sitting on its nest and eggs
Mourning dove sitting on its nest and eggs

Here’s a West African crane taking a nap. What a cool hairdo!

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge - Birds of a feather - West African crane
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds of a feather – West African crane

I can’t help but laugh when I look at the next photo, where the duck is acting like he’s a flamingo, although his legs are about two feet too short. I guess he’s the real ugly duckling.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge - Birds of a feather - Flamingo and duck
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds of a feather – Flamingo and duck

This great blue heron below was a freeloader at the San Diego Zoo, eyeing the small fish in the crocodile pond. I wonder if the crocodiles were eyeing him too…

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge - Birds of a feather - Blue heron
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds of a feather – Blue heron

Talking about herons, my last photo is of a green heron, which is a lot smaller than the great blue heron. A good looking little guy I should add.

Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge - Birds of a feather - Green heron
Let’s Be Wild Weekly Photo Challenge – Birds of a feather – Green heron