As it warms up, the Brown Crested Flycatcher finds its way back into Southern Arizona. During a shoot for the "Supermoon" which turned out "Superbad", I did get wonderful shots of this bird at the Saguaro East National Park.
I set the tripod up and was getting all the settings set up on the camera as the sunset began its decline. I experimented with some landscape shots and discovered that one of these beautiful birds was hanging out on one of my favorite desert plants....the Ocotillo.
He sat there for awhile as I snapped a billion shots of him posing. After a rattlesnake sighting that day, I was very aware that at dusk, these dangerous critters come out searching for food. Let me just say that I was VERY careful where I stepped:)
I burned my eyes as I snapped this shot. It's pretty though:)
The Palo Verdes were in bloom casting more yellow hues around the landscape. Absolutely gorgeous!
The colors of our Arizona sunset come from all the dust particles in the air. As the sun sets, the rays reflect off the particles creating the beautiful oranges, pinks, and purples in the night sky.
And so while I didn't get the moon, I was very happy with these very accidental bird shots on the Ocotillo....with blooms!!!
This post also proves that the color brown isn't such a bad thing:) This line applies to both landscape and birds! After I got done with this shoot, I got hungry for Golden Grahams cereal hence the the post title:) Stay tuned for more tomorrow.....