Sunday, July 15, 2012

Pic Of The Week: Brownsville



"I cannot pretend to feel impartial about colors. I rejoice with the brilliant ones and am genuinely sorry for the poor browns." - Winston Churchill

Whatever Winston. How many shades of brown do you see? Burrowing Owls wear the perfect plumage for what must surely be their favorite color. Photographed near Westmorland, CA.

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  1. Yes, Churchill never did become super famous for his paintings. Perhaps this quote helps reveal a limiting bias or creative compunction on his part.

    I count about 23 different shades of brown, which is A LOT of feeling sorry to do if one is in keeping with Churchill's sentiment. I really like the palette of textures here on the three levels of the Owl's perch. If ever I am writing a color-coded kid's book, this would be the picture to use for demonstrating the color brown, no doubt.

    Totally dig your 'bokeh' too; it's better than colorful flowers.

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    1. Bokeh?! Damn, thats some lingo right there. Thanks!

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  2. I actually love brown tones in bird's plumage, poor Winston was short-sighted. A true artist embraces all colors.

    There are a lot of browns in a Burrowing Owl image (I posted one today that shoots a moon) and I love to watch the juvies plumage develop, it is fascinating.

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    1. Yeah, you've got some nice images yourself over there. I still don't have a flight shot!

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  3. Love it! Great shot, even with all that brown.

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