Saturday, September 24, 2011

MCOTW - Hawks and butterfly

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New pics from my corner of the world. Hawks in Capitol Park, Sacramento. I think they are Red Tails but correct me if I'm wrong. New camera, has 16x optical and 33X digital zoom. This was shot with 33X and picture cropped and optimized in Photoscape. This pair is often seen sitting in the bare branches of this tree just east of the Capitol building. I walk through Capitol Park most days on my daily commute to work.

This is a closeup of a little flying critter I found on my walk to work. It is a butterfly called Cloudless Sulphur which common in North America. It was dead when I found it, probably was bounced off a car windshield. But the color is still vibrant. I would not have thought to combine yellow with black but look how the combination just pops out at you. I have yellow yarn and now I have to get some black yarn to combine with it in a piece.

Lastly, here is a cinnamon raisin bagel, toasted, with butter to be eaten during a slow walk through Capitol Park.  I try to celebrate the ordinary and to be thankful that I have a job to go to.

So that's it from my corner of the world, Sacramento, California, USA

Have a good day!


Carol said...

I would guess they are redtail hawks too. Nice photos.

Franco Rios said...

Thank you Carol. It's just some pictures of things I see. I really enjoy my little walks as I go to work each day. I take a light rail train downtown, then walk to the bus stop for a bus that takes me over the river and drops me off around the corner from my office. Every day is a little adventure.