Friday, June 29, 2012

Nighthawks and Giveaway

Today is the last day to enter the Eco Natural Soap giveaway. Please go to the original post HERE to enter!

We have nighthawks that swoop down at sunset to eat those pesky mosquitoes and other bugs.

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But one afternoon this week they were hungry a little earlier than usual. We saw about a half dozen at around 4 pm. (And YES...the moon was out, too!) So out I went with the camera to try to get some photos of these birds in motion.

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I took the photos to Picmonkey to crop and sharpen a bit. (here are the best photos I could get, Della!)

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Nighthawks are a large bird and very graceful and pretty....well as long as they don’t swoop down on me when I am walking in the evenings.

I’ll announce the winner of the giveaway tomorrow!

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Do you have any fun plans for the weekend?

19 comments:

laurie said...

beautiful photos, amazing bird shots!
We are having a quiet weekend with our family home for a visit,

Deb said...

We have them here too (Az) and they're SO fun to watch, but we've never seen them before dark - amazing!!

Dorothy said...

Nice photos of the nighthawks. You did a great job!
I have the day off tomorrow with Ms. Wilma! :)
Hope you have a great weekend too.

Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes said...

I love birds, yet struggle with getting good pictures of them too. I really like the effect you got with picmonkey.

No weekend plans here except for maybe battling the crowds at Micheal's tomorrow. Saturday is the worst day to go here since they do those free demos for kids, so that's where all the parents and kids go on Saturdays. The store is terribly crowded, and I don't do crowds well. What one endures for crafting and blogging though. *hee hee*

Hope you have some fun things planned this weekend, my friend!

Renae said...

Diane - I am not sure if I entered the give away. I just needed to make a comment, right? or did I miss something? Oh and btw, you pedicure looks great in your "slippers". I call them slippers, which, are really cute, too. Just Yard Sales on the agenda. Have a good one!!!

Barbara F. said...

Nice shots, I would worry if I had a little doggie out and about, or a kitty cat that goes outside. xo

Vee said...

I had a swooper very close to me last night while walking the dog...a bat! Still, it was eating a lot of mosquitoes I hope.

TheRustyThimble said...

Slippers they slippers house shoes, just the most comfy things you could wear I know , I know wrong post but I am getting them all in here, we have had several hawks lately.

And the bugs are horrible this year already!! I did get to sign up. See I need to come up for air from my work more often, I have had little time to comment or visit alot

HUGS
have a wonderful weekend Diane

Brenda

ImSoVintage said...

I'm all for anything that gets those pesky mosquitoes. Wonderful photos. :)

Della said...

I don't think I've seen any of them, but from now on I will keep a sharp eye peeled for them. If I do see any, and I will be looking for them now! I'll let you know ;) Thanks for sharing! Great pics Diane :D

The Shop Around the Corner said...

I didn't even know you had this giveaway. When did I miss that? ;)
Best wishes to all...and watch out for those hawks. ;)

Weekend plans include movie and dinner with my best friend from high school tonight. We reunited about a month ago through fb and have gone shopping and to lunch like the same two giddy girls we always were. ;) Very grateful.

Have a great weekend, my friend.

Hugs.

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
I have never seen this type of hawk before! How fabulous!
We will be in the middle of the reconstruction and remodeling!
Enjoy your weekend!
Barb

Sally said...

Great photo's! I especially love the one showing the moon! :)

cynthia lee designs said...

Great photos of the Nighthawks!!
Going to be working on the new kitchen this weekend.
Have a great weekend.
hugs,
Cindy

Kasia said...

Oh your pictures are so pretty! Hawks are so cool! :)

Hugs,

Mary said...

A BBQ on not ordinary nature. We will have so great cooks bring the pot luck...should say, Pot Lucky.

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Are you enjoying our sunshine, so nice after all that rain. I love playing around with pic monkey and muzy. Have a great weekend.

NanaDiana said...

Great bird shots. I think those re so hard-catching a bird in motion! I am headed home this weekend and I am ready- xo Diana

68sesentera said...

Hello Diane

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos of nighthawks.
I am in a wheelchair and sometimes I think, If I could fly....
Fly for me is to be free.

Have a nice weekend,

Caty