As the weather changes and leaves take on a fiery vibrancy, ducks, owls and jays add their colors to the rich hues.
The sun was setting
as this female northern cardinal perched on a branch, waiting for her turn at the feeder. The warm light from the sun hitting her feathers made her look all the more beautiful and eye-catching.
At a nearby lake
where I like to photograph birds, white pelicans make their appearance in spring and then leave just before winter. One cold, foggy autumn morning, the pelicans were just becoming active. This one was circling me before it decided to land, so I waited for just the right moment. What I like about this image is how it captures the movement of the pelican’s wings in the early-morning fog. Dennis Adams BURNEY, CALIFORNIA
is one of my favorite places to watch nature. I was keeping an eye out for visiting deer when I saw movement in the trees. This stunning barred owl caught my attention and looked as if it was posing for its portrait. Wanda Donihoo JULIETTE, GEORGIA