Explore photos and posters, FlickrAmong Anne Elliott's albums
American White Pelicans
A fish has been spotted! The churning water at the base of the Weir creates bubbling, foamy water which leads to a whole variety of Pelican photo backgrounds.
Great Grey Owl
Wish I had seen this bird out in the wild, though I have seen Great Greys in the countryside before but from a distance. Instead, I have had to make do so far with getting my closer shots at the Calgary Zoo. The aviaries there have Great Greys as well as other owls, with nothing between you and the birds. This owl was sitting in a tree inside one of the huge aviaries maybe 10 feet away from me. Quite an experience to find oneself looking into THESE eyes! Not a single slight movement was missed by thes…
Created with fd's Flickr Toys. By the time I discovered that one could create these attractive Explore posters, 25 of my "chosen" images had disappeared. So, I am at last happy that I can now make one of these designs! It does look a little bare (LOL) but I thought I'd better create and upload it just in case I never get another chance!
Just for my own fun, I thought I would save this in case I never again get two photos together at the same time in Explore! Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
This time, a wild Chickadee
The Black-capped Chickadee is the most common bird to fly down to one's hand (my daughter's in this photo) here in Calgary. I have only had these, plus Boreal Chickadees and Red-breasted Nuthatches on my hand but will hope for a White-breasted Nuthatch and maybe even a Downy Woodpecker this winter. Thanks everyone!
Don't mean to bore everyone, but I just had to save this one so that my daughter can see the little Chickadee on her hand in Explore! Thank you to everyone who has taken a look at this little bird photo and especially to those of you who have commented on it and even made it a Favourite. I guess the Pelican photo is still hanging around. Thanks, everyone! Created with fd's Flickr Toys.
Northern Saw-whet Owl
I happened to turn my head whilst talking to someone on a winter walk and found myself looking into the big round eyes of this tiny owl sitting on a nearby branch. Had to wipe the ice off my camera lens in order to try and get any photos. They are very poor quality but this is the only Northern Saw-whet Owl that I have ever seen. I believe the highest this photo got on Explore was #119 on 11th November 2006. Thanks, everyone!