Hi, I'm Kelson (he/him), a hobbyist photographer in the Los Angeles area. I tend to shoot #cityscapes, #landscapes & #nature, and occasionally cosplay. Lately I've been taking a lot of nature photos for #iNaturalist and posting some of the better ones here & on Flickr (https://flickr.com/kelsonv).
Some wildlife I spotted on a hike today. It was really nice in the shade, but it was also very hilly, and uncomfortably warm in the sun. I ended up staggering back to the car at the end.
The yellow and black bird is some sort of oriole. The black and white one is a black phoebe. I think the rabbit is a desert cottontail.
After the Celebration (alc)
Today I spotted some of the feral parakeets that live in the suburbs around here. I hear them squawking as they fly overhead almost daily, but it's been a while since I've seen them, and even longer since I've seen them close enough and still enough to photograph!
While out walking today I found three of them perched on a cable up above the street. After a minute or two, one of them flew over to the top section of a nearby palm tree.
Some #bluebirds spotted at a park. There's a corner that's landscaped with plants that are a bit better suited for more birds and butterflies than the usual giant lawn with a few trees, and I've seen bluebirds, phoebes, towhees and others in the area.
I'm not sure if they're female or juvenile (only adult males are bright bright blue), but you can see the blue on their wings...and how well their bodies blend in with the ground.
Another COVID-19 Circuit Breaker in Singapore observation. A Javan Munia (Lonchura leucogastroides) seen picking at some vines near the home, probably looking for nesting material on 27 May.
The Javan Munia was introduced into Singapore, probably from the bird trade, or as escaped pets.
On iNaturalist [ https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/47496346 ].
Some #butterflies spotted over the last few days:
A monarch that nicely paused on the grass with its wings open, long enough to catch a clear photo.
A swallowtail that I sort of caught in flight, at a distance. It's very low-resolution, but it's also clearly identifiable!
A cabbage white that I was able to catch with a zoom lens.
I need to be better about watching gsoc projects of my favorite programs.
By the way if you have an android tablet and want to help this amazing #FLOSS/#FOSS tool up you can install the experimental android version and report bugs. :)
edit: link correction
Story about a landscape photo that went viral not just because it's incredible, but because setting it as the wallpaper on Android phones caused them to break due to a bug in how the system handles color spaces.
Hobbyist photographer in the Los Angeles area. Mostly scenic shots, architecture & plants.
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