Someone this coming Sunday will win their choice of an 8x10 matted Natural Images Canada photo or a package of 6 deluxe greeting cards.
All correct entries go into this Sunday's draw drum.
Prize will be mailed , hand delivered or can be picked up at Dig This in Sidney, BC ... (A lovely place to shop)
(HINT .. first name of this bird is also the name of a tree) * Good Luck, TerryV
send entries to NaturalImagesCanada@gmail.com
I want to thank everyone for their entries!
I was most interested to hear stories of your favourite bird and everyone said why... Wonderful stories and so meaningful & heartfelt!
There are many 10x10 canvas images at Dig This in Sidney to choose from and many are Hummingbirds, so I don't think Shannon will be disappointed!
Thanks again for all those entries.....
*****Keep watching for your next chance to win*****
Hope everyone has a very happy Christmas Season... TerryV
I am amazed with the patterns and colours on this tiny "Savanah Sparrow"
A raven flies past with his dark feathers illuminated in the strong morning light.
The waning moon as seen just after sunrise
OK, here we go! Please email me using the contact info here on my site and simply say what is your favourite bird and if you like why! Thats all you have to do to enter to win a 10 x 10 canvas print .. which will be hand delivered to the winner if local or mailed.
Thank you for looking and checking my blog...
Knowing there are folks out there who enjoy this keeps me going.
Thank you and God Bless Terry Venables ...
PS , your chances are good to win as currently I am seeing stats of only 9 people per week watching ...
Dec 5th morning at the farm... A gorgeous House Finch gathers seeds from a dried stem of a Sunflower (The morning sun cast a radiant glow on this beauty)
Just moments ago I placed all the entries into the draw drum and
" A Bale of Quail"
was drawn ... Thank you, Helen! And thank you to everyone who entered.
Please watch this space for more contests .. I will be giving away a canvas printed image or 3 between now and Christmas ... details to follow this week!
Shoveler Duck pair dropping into the pond. Some lovely light today provided a helping hand for colour and clarity on my images!
***** Don't forget to submit your entry for the quail photo from last weekend (scroll down) Not a huge prize but a package of 5 greeting cards will be drawn tomorrow from all entries. I will either hand deliver the cards or mail them ... Thanks for looking,,, TerryV
Caption this ... Best one wins a package of 5 deluxe greeting cards (send entries to email@example.com
***Winning entry will be posted here next week! )
Above and below ... Group of Greenwing Teal (very small ducks with extremely agile and fast flight patterns)
With Hummingbird Haven right outside my door, I can safely avoid an inclement weather photo shoot and still get some images.. Today was cool, windy and rained pretty much all day long. The Hummingbirds arrived by the busload and I was thrilled to see them.
One of my oldest and most frequent visitors is this lovely matriarch (above) who I named Methuselah ... She had a rough summer but seems to be doing very well now despite her crinkled beak and today rain soaked feathers. The younger female in 2 of the images above sits with her frequently and they get along quite well. (I wonder if she is a daughter?)
Shoveler Ducks (young birds) If you look closely I believe this pair of sibling Shovelers are brother and sister. The males develop an amazing colouration which includes a green head similar to a Mallard Drake. Thank you for looking... TerryV
I have been experiencing some eye problems as of late and this is making photography and literally everything I do a bit difficult, but this beautiful Hummingbird has a bigger problem. This is his good eye... You'll see the other in the slide show below. (BTW, this little fellow is incredibly aggressive and chases everyone off the feeders)
Young Male Annas Hummingbird with his adult feathers filling in
A gorgeous female Annas Hummingbird above and below!
A very young Annas Hummingbird ... This bird and its sibling that I saw today have not been too long out of the nest!
This series of 5 slides shows my observations from quite a great distance .. An American Kestrel as seen in the fist frames on the left along with a group of Starlings, a Robin and joined by a Flicker .. Then suddenly the entire bunch flew off and a few seconds later the Kestrel returned to sit where the Flicker was. Some people refer to this beautifully coloured raptor as a Sparrow Hawk ... Have a great week... TerryV
Northern Shoveler hen
A good friend and fellow bird enthusiast pointed out & ID'd a small group of these Mergansers to me last August. There were 8 of them at that time and today I still see 7 so these young of the year "Hooded Mergansers" are doing well in a local fresh water pond. Beautiful small ducks .. Much smaller than the common Mergansers.
March 2018 .. I just received notice that my blog has been awarded a distinction of being one of the top 100 photography blogs in Canada.
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