Recently, Jo and I walked at and near the Laguna. It's a great place for bird watching - there are so many different birds and the air is full with their sounds. The first thing I heard when we got out of the car was the distinctive call of the red-winged blackbird.
I have no idea what these birds were, but they looked so gorgeous on the tree and there was a lot of chit-chat. I processed this photo with Kim Klassen's texture "Partings" in blending mode multiply at 75%. It gives the image a darker feeling which fits the birds.
These bird homes were all over the place and we noticed that they had been well used over the spring and summer.
I loved this little sparrow sitting on a hydrant (there were fields close by that needed irrigation).
You didn't think that you would see a "bird post' without a black-crowned night heron, did you? I was so happy to capture him in flight and still see his eye and those yellow feet!
Processed with "Partings" in multiply at 75%
Some more of the irrigation systems - I like these pipes on wheels.
Processed with "Partings" in soft light at 100%
One of the many paths in this area - walking here is really pleasant during this season, but it tends to get very hot in the summer.
Processed with "Partings" in soft light at 75%
I'm linking this to Kim's Texture Tuesday. The prompt for this week was to use her texture "Partings" with any photo we like. You can see that I've made good use of it...