Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bird I.D.


Is the Yellow-shafted Flicker a woodpecker?











Is the Pope a Catholic?
















Thanks to Georgia B. for her excellent animation tutorial (click here to see it),
and to Kim Klassen and Leslie Nicole for the use of their textures.

For an amazing look at animated clouds,
check out Cathy's site,
A Bit of This & and A Bit of That.

Linking with World Bird Wednesday.




41 comments:

Jennifer Richardson said...

amazing, Connie!
amazing!!!
wow...so cool, you:)
(and he is a beauty)
-Jennifer

Cathy said...

this made me laugh and smile! love it! i'm working on this weeks moving picture and can't get enough of them : )

S. Etole said...

You did this so well!

Pat said...

LOL! You did a great job on this!

lisa said...

:-)
This is fantastic Connie!
I love the animation and what a handsome fella!
Sending you wishes for a beautiful beginning to your week.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

This looks like so much fun! I don't have Photoshop so will enjoy your animations.

Beverly said...

What a beautiful bird! Even more fun you enhanced the picture with animation. Too cool!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

I love Yellow-shafted Flickers and the one beneath is too funny! They are gentle peckers and at least to not go after our home like the Red-bellied Sapsuckers do. have a Happy week~

Lui said...

Wow, Connie!
Animation! Haha!
I should try it when my PC gets repaired. I am using my sister's.

Pssst, I made a bday post for Sweepy today ;-)

Zinnia said...

A lovely bird shot. I hope the little fellow didn't get a headache from all that enforced pecking though!
I imagine that you had fun doing the animation though!
May your week be full of beauty!

georgia b. said...

hahaha. very very cool! LOVE it! thanks for adding it to the party!!

what a pretty bird that is. love the spots on his feathers!

{and you're welcome!! glad you like the tutorial and could use it!}

lissa said...

not a clue what kind of bird is it. nice moving pic, though I think he's moving a bit too fast for me.

thanks your visit and hope you have a sweet day.

Candace said...

That is a great one, love it!!!!

Evelyn S. said...

Ha ha! This is wonderful! We have Flickers, but I don't know if they are this particular variety. Ours are grayer and don't seem to have that rusty head. I recognize their call anywhere, though. AND I recognize their persistent drumming on seemingly impossible surfaces---such as aluminum siding on my house!

pens and needles said...

HAhahaha! Love this! You are just too smart....

Nadege, said...

Very clever. Great shots and little animation...but I love the little feather the best.

Barb said...

Amazing!!

Carletta said...

Beautiful shots!
Your processing of these is lovely!

HansHB said...

Gorgeous shots!
A perfect post for WBW!

Modesto Viegas said...

Great post!!!!
Regards,

Gary said...

Beautifully done!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

FjÀllripan said...

Great photos!! This is an unknown bird to me, but so beautiful!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Oh you gave me my chuckle for the day. Great shot and fantastic post.

mick said...

That's a fun post! Thanks for the smile!

Andrew said...

A wonderful post... you have just put the biggest smile on my face

eileeninmd said...

Fun post, I loved it! Great shots of the Flicker!

Bridget said...

Wow - I love it! My isn't nearly as cool!

Cathy said...

awww, thank you so much for the link-up Connie! i used a lot of frames in those moving pictures, i'm so glad you enjoyed them : )

heyBJK said...

That's fantastic, Connie! Love it! Great job!

joo said...

Wow, wow, wow! I love it!!!!!

Stewart M said...

Splendid bird - and I like the animation, even if it is very silly!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Springman said...

A very interesting post! I love that you show the actual yellow shafted feather. That's a keeper!
;-)WBW!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photo and funny animation :)

Regards and best wishes

TexWisGirl said...

great shots! love these birds!

petrolin50 said...

I looked at http://conniesmiley.com/. Beautiful photos. Your photos are a great experience for the eyes. Thank you. Sincerely, Peter.

Kathie Brown said...

Ha, Ha! very funny and creative! I love flickers!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

Loved the animation, thanks for the good laugh!

lisa said...

I LOVE this Connie!!

JillsyGirl Studio said...

that is sooooo cool!!

Lisa said...

Oh, thank you for the giggle! The animated Flicker made me laugh.

Holly said...

Ahhhh! LOVE THIS!