Sunday, January 15, 2012

Kauai 2011 day 13: Various and sundry

I've got a fairly large bunch of photos for today's post, taken either around Mom and Dad's place or in the town of Hanalei, so I'll just get right to it.

Another one of my occasional attempts at being intentionally artistic:

A few more photos from the day we fed the birds at Bubba's, starting with a couple of shots of a Zebra Dove:

Taking a load off between snacks:

A close-up of a Red-crested Cardinal that I was particularly pleased with:

Looking out at some taro fields:

I zoomed in as much as I could for this shot:

A pretty well-known Kauai landmark: Wai`oli Hui`ia Church, aka the Little Green Church:

I cropped the above image in to provide a closer look at the stained-glass windows; it was pretty hazy in town, so my close-ups of the windows didn't turn out very well:

A bunch of Myna photos are up next; these next two of a Myna perched on the edge of the roof were both taken as I stood on the porch, giving me a fairly decent angle on them:

Later on, this Myna feasted on tortilla chips. Very messy eater, that one:

A Myna perched on a palm leaf:

That little spot to the right of the Myna's beak is not a glitch in the photo, but a bug hovering the air. From the angle, I have no idea if it was right in front of the Myna, as it appears, or if I just happened to catch the insect at an angle that makes it seem that way:

Another visitor to our porch:

Finally, some ocean shots. In this first one, I liked both the contrast between the greenery and the color of the water and the look of the water's surface:

A few wave photos:

Finally, the combination of textures—the rippled surface of the water, the froth, and the rocks—was what caught my eye in this shot:

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