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Darth, that you??

I was photographing in misty, drizzly weather at the Laguna Seca Ranch Friday morning. A Long-billed Thrasher came along and, from below, eyed a cactus near the water hole. I aimed at the top of the pads, hoping I’d catch the right moment. As it leapt up I fired away. When I saw the results, the bird’s pose reminded me of Darth Vader but with the wrong color cape and eyes. Click on the image to see the entire photo.
Darth Vader, is that you?

Darth Vader, is that you?

Bonus Bee

Last week I had planted an attractive section of Prickly-pear Cactus with blossom buds in the sand in front of one of the Laguna Seca Ranch’s photo blinds. I hoped a bird would pose as it looked through the curve of the cactus pad, and it happened yesterday morning. What I didn’t expect was the honeybee to come along at the same time as the Long-billed Thrasher. When I inspected the photo, the bonus bee was sharp!Photographer