Sunday, April 28, 2013

Snapathon..The Rest of The Story

my toes, post, baby banana tree

Previously on MadSnapper, while Snapping at a hibiscus, I went into "Snapathon" mode


Amazing Ferns growing up hibiscus tree, and close up macro of a stag horn plant.






If you click on above photo you will find he is quite lovely.

 I heard a very loud flapping noise up over my head and what to my wondering eyes did appear?


A big Black Buzzard.. at first I thought it was a juvenile turkey buzzard but after research decided it is a Florida black buzzard. sometimes called vultures...


My friend at Photowanna made a comment earlier this week that she likes my blog because it is up beat and
"slightly off the wall"....

 She hit the nail on the head....and this is living buzzard proof!!!



29 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

A buzzard? I'm glad you didn't get carried away (no pun intended)!!

Best,
Bonnie

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Mom is curious about your sandals. is that crocs. Oh I do miss seeing banana trees. Happy SUNDAY. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Cranberry Morning said...

Darn it! I was hoping for a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer! :-) What great pics of that buzzard. Keep snapping!

GOOSE said...

That buzzard is way cool and it is beautiful. We like off beat...oh up beat. Still we like it. hehhe
Blessings,
Goose

Eva Ason said...

You always snap such interesting things in your photos. I love that big bird :) Enjoy your Sunday

TexWisGirl said...

i love the black vultures. they seem more curious than turkey vultures. :)

and i love your fern!

Gail said...

If this is the same as the new black buzzards we have, they can be quite brave and aggressive.

A good photographer can find pictures at every turn as you have proven time after time.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your blog is like a breath of fresh air. Now as for that Buzzard,I have to say,beauty is in the eye of the beholder.Unique,yes,beauty,I don't quite see. LOL

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Your blog was called 'slightly off the wall.' Well, that's nigh-on-to-perfect, in my view! -grin-

Takes a 'slightly off the wall' blog, to know a 'slightly off the wall' blog, say I. ,-)

"Auntie"

Susannah said...

I love your blog no matter what it is called.....something new everyday and the photos are great.BUT...I have to say....I do not like vultures. They swoop around up here looking for cats and small creatures and road kill. They are just not one of my favorite birds! But you were lucky to get great picttures of the one that flew in your yard!

Have a great Sunday, my dear!!!

Declan said...

Well isn't he lovely? Looks like he is saluting you in that one shot! Deccy x

Betsy Adams said...

Great photos... I always have to check your blog out to see what you have 'snapped'....

Even Buzzards know a great place for a meal!!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Andrew Fulton said...

Wonderful Sandra... love your buzzard.

Ann said...

oh wow, a buzzard. I can just imagine how fast that shutter finger was moving...lol

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I saw a buzzard at the zoo. Didn't know they hung around in Florida.
Off the wall is a lot of fun. You never cease to amaze us!

Miss Debbie said...

The Hibiscus is lovely, the buzzard...not so much! ha! ha!

Deb said...

See that's why I love your blog and you Sandra

Pam ;) said...

Your photos are always so astounding Sandra. You come up with the best ideas of what to photograph.

Catherine said...

Looks like you are having a snapping good weekend! ;)
xo Catherine

George said...

'Off the wall'? Your blog? It's so hard to believe!!!

SquirrelQueen said...

That buzzard is very cool. The black ones are a little more photogenic than the Turkey buzzards. You got some great shot of that fellow.

And the Stag Horn plant close up is fantastic!

SweetMarie said...

Off beat is Never boring! I love the fern and dried leaf photos!

Betty Manousos said...

wow!! amazing captures! i really like the stag horn plant.

happy week ahead!

EG CameraGirl said...

You certainly have made the buzzard look rather good!

Jane said...

GREAT FIND! I love to see BIG birds. Can you send him my way?

DawnTreader said...

There's no snapper like Mad Snapper...

barbara l. hale said...

The buzzard is beautiful. And so is your macro of the stag horn plant. Great texture!

LC said...

Your kingdom is so handy for your snapathons. How many of your readers have had a vulture visit!

S. Etole said...

I think I may have taken cover! Love that fern.