Today there was a fire nearby that was quelled quickly, but enough to make the setting sun a great orangey light. And as I took a photo of the smokey sky, a little bird flew into the frame to make the boring suburban sillouette a bit more cuter. Reminded me to mention a new fantastic photography blog I've been visiting almost daily, to see what new bird Nickolay Tilcheff has put up. Nickolay was the Head of character design for Pixel Pinkie, And someone I've had the priviledge of knowing and working near. Not only was Nickolay's character drawings amazing, but he is a very talented animator also, and also amazing wildlife photographer. One would never guess, seeing Nickolay who is this 7 foot tall guy, rugged whiskers, logger's checkered jacket and scandanavian punk jeans.
His wildlife photography and observation and annecdotes are worth a look at everyday. Makes me cringe at these crude bird photos I took on MEGA-ZOOM with my digital camera. I love to capture wild birds when I see them, but unfortunately don't have the equipment or skills to do so with quality! (see Nickolay's blog).
by the way, these two photos are from when Tim and I visited Port Arthur. I found the birds a lot more interesting than the tourist park of Port Arthur.