Sunday, January 1, 2012

January Theme Day-2011 Photo



Although I do not live in Santa Fe, I and my family visit as frequently as we are able.  When I stay here I maintain a Santa Fe photo blog, which has fewer photos than my regular Visual St. Paul blog. It wasn't hard to select my favorite photo on this blog, tho. This magnificent bird resides at one of New Mexico's more fascinating places, the Wildlife Center, outside Santa Fe that we visit often.  Read about it here on my original post on August 30, 2011.

Today is the beginning of another year when we will share our city and our lives with our fellow photo bloggers.  May we all stay healthy, enjoy life and one another and do very well in 2012.  Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

19 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous photo of a beautiful bird. The wonder of it, the detail.

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  2. He certainly is a magnificent bird, Kate. And is hoping that you do not get an inch closer ...

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  3. a stunning choice. happy 2012, kate.

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  4. What a beautiful photo of such a stately creature. You've captured a certain dignity in this photo. Enjoy your new year in Santa Fe.

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  5. I don't usually get to see a photo of a hawk so close and sharp. This is a wonderful shot!

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  6. Superb photo. Wildlife centers such as this do great work. There is a Liberty Wildlife Center near Phoenix that rescues and nurses birds, primarily, but also other animals, back to health to re-release them in the wild. My wife's secretary used to volunteer for them eery Sunday. My wife and Sharon visited a wildlife center in Costa Rica that started as a Swiss woman taking in injured animals brought to her by neighboring farmers and villagers who learned that she would care for animals.

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  7. Striking image Kate and perfect for today. See you in St Paul!

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  8. Now that is one place I still need to visit. I love this photo. He looks so proud. Happy New Year and I hope your first day of the year is a marvelous one.

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  9. Beautiful shot, Kate! It's amazing to see a live raptor so close. Happy New year!

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  10. I thought it was stuffed! What a gorgeous creature!

    Happy 2012 to you and yours!

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  11. What a handsome portrait of that magnificent bird!
    I bet you are wearing your GB Packers sweatshirt today, Great Kate!

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  12. Hi Kate, I wish you a beautiful new year, full of explorations, dreams, and discoveries...

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  13. He is so still . . . you didn't stuff him, did you?

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  14. Great choice, Kate! This is a terrific shot.

    I know you like portuguese tiles (azulejos) and i think you might enjoy checking the National Tile Museum site: http://mnazulejo.imc-ip.pt/en-GB/Default.aspx

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  15. What a beautiful bird. So majestic!

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  16. Happy New year, kate. Thanks for your support in 2011 and you have wonderful 2012!

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