Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Black & White – Sepia

Welcome to Week #7 of the Bird Weekly Photo Challenge. Week #7 challenge is Any bird (your choice) in black & white or sepia tone. Post as many or little as you choose. Have fun with your settings, filters or get creative in Photoshop. Leave a splash a color if you would like as long as the majority is black and white. Upcoming challenges can be found on my Bird Weekly Challenge Page.

The feature image is a Sandhill Crane. They are a tall lanky bird often found in pairs. If a chick survives, you may see three or four together depending on whether one or both chicks make it. They are known for their dancing skills. Courting cranes stretch their wings, pump their heads, bow and leap into the air gracefully with a wonderful energetic dance.

Wood Stork

An important fact about the wood stork is they will regurgitate water over their nestlings to keep them cool. Just like going to a water park! These birds are found along the coast in Florida, South Carolina & Georgia.

Laughing Gull

The Laughing Gull can be found at the beach mostly. I’ve actually seen flocks fly over my house in town. If you are enjoying a picnic, they will find you! The male and female will build their nest together. Talk about an equal partnership. If a male cannot find a mate, he may start building a nest platform to attract a female. Nothing wrong with having a good handyman around!

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Herons can hunt day and night because of a high percentage of rod-type photoreceptors in their eyes that improve their night vision. Move over Mr. Owl, there’s a new Sheriff in town!

Yellow-rumped Warbler

The Yellow-rump Warbler tends to forage with other warblers such as the Palm, Magnolia and Black-throated Green Warblers but get aggressive around the Pine and Blackburnian Warblers. Guess there is a pecking order in the Warbler species afterall.

Black-crowned Night Heron

Black-crowned Night Herons are common in the wetlands all across North America. They do most of their feeding at night. They spend most of their day hunched on a branch or in trees at the water’s edge. They are easy to find if you know where to look and a wonderfully photogenic!

Tricolored Heron

Tricolored Herons are sneaky and while fishing, they will sneak up behind Double-crested Cormorants or Pied-billed Grebes snapping up fish they stir up. The juvenile (teenagers) are much like human teens…they will often lunge and snap at their parents when they arrive with food. To appease the youngsters, the parents greet them with a bow. This isn’t the only species that does this, but was worth a mention.

Tweety posed up on some driftwood!

Until next week…Week #8 – Birds at the Feeder.

43 Comments on “Bird Weekly – Photo Challenge – Black & White – Sepia

  1. What wonderful photos again. And you are so knowldegeable about all the birds. Thank you for the information and anecdotes.
    How do you make photos black and white and keep a small amount of colour, such as the eye? What software do you use? Is it fiddly and difficult to do?

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    • Thank you Margaret! I use Photoshop and it’s not that hard to do if you know the program. It can be intimidating when you first get in there but I’ve been a graphic artist for 22 years so it’s like second nature to me. I’ve been photographing birds for 16 years and been a certified birder for the past 9 years. I have a lot to learn, but I also take the time to look things up because I love birds! πŸ™‚

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  10. Nice photos, Lisa. Your comparison of regurgitated stork water to a water park really made me smile. I’m just imagining the water park using the comparison in reverse. It likely would fail to attract many visitors. πŸ™‚

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