Got into the Artwalk indoor juried show again this year, and sold this whimbrel taking off!
This time of year the lagoon in the middle of the UC Santa Barbara campus is full of waterfowl of many species. If you jog past, these Blue-Winged Teal ignore you and keep on dabbling like the one in the background, but if you stop and aim a camera at them they quickly drift away.
Behind this paddling female were a whole lot of mallards of both sexes milling around with their bills down, but their eyes watching me. I watched them back for ten minutes and they almost never took their bills out of the water. Must have been something good to eat down there.
OK, sometimes I put some background in…in this case a foggy day at Hendry’s Beach.
Gala reception at juried indoor show. That’s my Heerman’s gull inspecting last year’s Artwalk postcard.
Outdoor exhibit at the 2016 Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Artwalk show.