Saturday, April 3, 2010

Camera Critters # 104 - Happy 2nd Birthday





Just got back from Europe on Thursday and took some time zone recovery time. Thought I would share a few critter shots I took for the Birthday celebration. I call this one "Pigeon on Marble" from a plaza in Verona, Italy. This is a very majestic bird.
Here is a seagull over twin towers in Venice, Italy.
Here are a pair of Magpies from on the bus trip to Wurzburg, Germany. These are the first I've ever seen.
It was a great trip with many more photos to come.

28 comments:

i beati said...

unusual in some instances great header sandy

Carletta said...

Nice collection of shots Tom!
Welcome Home.

Denise said...

Welcome home! Loved your photos and will look forward to seeing your vacation shots. Bet you had a fantastic time!

Michael said...

Those pigeons always make out like they own the joint. Nice pics.

Coy said...

Welcome back, looks like you covered some territory in your absence!

With the warmer temps fishing in turning on quickly around here.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This is a good start to your pictures.I am waiting to see more.Have a wonderful Easter.
Blessings,Ruth

eden said...

Beautiful shots as always Tom. Love all the images.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Welcome home; looking forward to seeing your photographs from your trip! I really like your "Pigeon on Marble" picture.

Sue said...

Cool birds, sounds like a great trip. I've never seen magpies before in person either. Very cool. :)

Dar said...

Pigeon on Marble reminds me of Piegon oh Hot Tin Roof at my folks farm. Your pic made me laugh..thanks for the chuckle, they are proud as pipers.
Welcome Home and I'm anxious to see more of Europe thru your eyes.
Thanks for sharing
Bless Your Easter

George said...

The pigeon looks as if he's marching. Was he one of the guards? You got some wonderful pictures of critters on your trip and we look forward to seeing more pictures from the trip. It's good to have you back and I hope you have a very happy Easter.

Jack and Joann said...

Welcome home. Can't wait to hear all about the trip. Have a Happy Easter tomorrow.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Welcome Home, Tom.... Neat pictures of the birds. I especially like seeing the Magpies. I have never seen them either. Gorgeous birds, aren't they?

Happy Easter to you and your family.
Hugs,
Betsy

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

I am so pleased you are back Tom. Love the colors in the one with the towers.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shots. The shot of Magpies is very nice.

wenn said...

beautiful shots!

Darla said...

Welcome Home!! You've been missed..

eileeninmd said...

Neat shots of the magpies and the pigeons. You must have had a great trip to Europe.

twobarkingdogs said...

Ohhh. Hate those Magpies! They are loud and aggressive and when Clover was a puppy, one of them terrorized her the poor baby! LoL. Looks like you had fun.

happily retired gal said...

Welcome back! Kewl critter views from your travels. Amazing how much they look like their American relatives ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Willard said...

It's good to see you back blogging, but I am glad you had such a rewarding trip. The flying seagull is especially dramatic.

Willard said...

Fantastic light in this shot!

Tipper said...

Pretty critters-glad you're home safe : )

Rose said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time! Were you ready to come home or would you rather have stayed longer?

jeannette said...

Wurzburg...did you visit where Luther spent his time?

Hilary said...

Welcome back and happy two years of blogging! That silhouette shot is wonderful!

Mary said...

Look forward to more European photos! Would love to go sometime, but I'll enjoy your trip for now :-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

Neat shots, Tom.
Those magpies have interesting colorations. I like them.