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little owl

since we seem to be on an animal streak (see the grasshopper and the chameleon), here’s another one that paulo spotted in our backyard last week:

little owl

you can barely see it in this crappy super-zoomed-in photo from my phone, but that silhouette is so different from any other bird out there that it really stands out. while we were squinting at it, friends with good lenses arrived and took these amazing photos instead:

little owl

what a beauty it is, even as it bestows its disapproving frown at our antics! :D the little owl (mocho galego, in portuguese) is a nocturnal owl that is usually found in farm or woodlands in the south of europe. it nests in holes, where the female takes care of the baby owls, while the male protects the territory and hunts for insects, worms and small vertebrate like mice.

little owl

we’ve seen it a couple of times since, hanging around our backyard, doing its surveillance and hunting gig, and it’s always exciting to spot it in the distance. such cool neighbors we have!

analogue wednesday #215

fresh roll, just back from the lab!

i’ve taken so many photos of trees with the holga, but somehow, i’m still fascinated by them.

not a big fan of the huge shadows of nails and tape (???) that showed up all over this roll though, but haven’t quite figured out that mystery yet. any ideas?

analogue wednesday #212

a massive piece of chocolate cake… with beehives in the background? from R4R-71, swapped with Lisa in the US.

analogue wednesday #200

hey look at that — 200 analogue wednesdays! this last one features the holga, the most dependable little camera that i own, going on 10 years now.

lately, i’ve been frustrated with photography though. the local lab has messed up the development of my negatives a couple of times, and all the small cameras i own have become unreliable. i’ve had to borrow the boy’s big canon ae-1, which is a great camera, but also super heavy to carry around.

any good recommendations of reliable, little analogue cameras?

analogue wednesday #191

notre dame, as seen by the holga. what a sad week for paris, and for the world. :(