Mixed Media Photos: This snowy was taken at the Minnesota Zoo and photoshop’d into other backgrounds taken earlier. It’s easy to see the rough outline in flight of the first. Took more time on the second. Fun.
Many years back, in winter, I had seen one land on a streetlight during my break. From the distance, he looked like a huge white gull; and it wasn’t until I had driven closer that I knew better. Not a sight one sees very often around Minneapolis … and so I hadn’t been prepared.
The size at perch and in flight, so different. Same for the bald eagle, which seems quite a bit smaller until it spreads those magnificent wings.