Week #49 challenge is birds using selective color with most of the photo being monochrome, black and white or sepia tone. Your choice of birds.
Week #48 challenge is birds beginning with a “G” in the title (if a bird has more than one word of the name, you can use it as long as it begins with a “G”, ie: Green Heron or Common Gallinule).
Is white a color? Crayola sure considered it a color in 1930 when the white crayon was added to a 16 count box. However, technically black and white are not colors and are considered shades.
I wanted to give you images of the largest fountain I’ve ever seen and which is the fountain at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. We didn’t take any photos, but plenty of video. If you have never seen them, I would encourage you to make a point to see them one night if you get to Vegas. The fountains dance to whatever music they have playing. It’s free as you just stop along the sidewalk and enjoy the show at night.
I think everyone has seen a seagull at some point in their lives. They are not just a coastal species, they are inland as well. Generally, they don’t venture out to sea, except the kittiwakes. They are closely related to the terns and distantly related to auks, skimmers and other waders. They range is size of 11 1/2″ to 30″ and all basically have the same shape.
The word “merganser” comes from Latin meaning “plunging goose”.