I Am going to spare you having to look at all 600 :)) Have selected 9 Stellers Jays and 2 bunnies! All from my yard yesterday .. Shot in relatively low light and HIGH ISO, with a slow shutter speed ( they love to skulk around in the shadows) so quite a photography challenge!
Around 10:15 AM Pacific time today, we experienced the peak of a major solar eclipse. (The entire event occurred between 9:15 AM to about 11:30AM) It was the moon crossing over the path of the sun that caused the daylight to decrease and for a few minutes become almost twilight! It was not a total eclipse here, but about 85% I haven't seen such a thing since I was a kid ...
What struck me as amazing was the shadow effect projected by a crescent edge of the sun shining down to earth, resulting in corresponding light and shadow caused by a "pinhole" camera effect from the tree leaves. It was for a few minutes what some distant planet may look like on a regular basis. hmmmm :) I found it to be quite amazing!
Thanks to everyone for looking.. Have a great week.... TerryV
Back yard beauties.. I just love these huge birds... This one is a female Pileated woodpecker (look along her cheek and there is no red colouration like the male has)
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