Monday, June 25, 2007

Mother duck has five baby ducklings

Hello there, this weekend I went to the old ruins of empuries, the largest Greek colony in the Iberian Peninsula. The ruins are surrounded by protected dunes that lead to the coast. A beautiful area that, even under a strong human pressure, you can still find beautiful nature pictures like this one: a recently born ducklings following their mother. Look at the first on the row, what a martial step, did he train with the marines?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Self portrait through my dougter's eye

We were visiting France, my younger doughter was sitting in the trolley and her blue eyes were telling me: picture! take me a picture! then my ego put the focus on me.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Am I a delicious fish?

I always have seen seagulls when they are standing on land or water like this ones. They never looked at me with both eyes simultaneously, they always bend their head to looking at me predominantly with one eye. That is why I got surprised by this shoot were this flying bird is focusing both eyes straight to me. I thought to myself, am I a delicious fish?

I'm not, but I'm waving one on my hand!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Bye bye and accept my excuses

Dear Mosquitos, I have no words to express my sorry for what other animals from my specie had done to your home. You have to understand that we homo sapiens are not mature to rule the planet, how can we be mature to protect your nest?

But don't worry my friends the best minds are working on artificial intelligence and hopefully one day, a machine, will be ready to rule the world. A machine free from our weak genetic heritage, a machine with a really powerful mind that will treat us humans as what we are, smart monkeys that can't rule their lives without wars, without parasiting our own planet. That day evolution will make a key step. We will pass the baton and we will live a pleasant life in our cages without wars and without the chance to destroy the planet.

Machines will care.

Note that the picture is a fallen egg from a Columba palumbus nest that has nothing to do with my bee-eater friends, but expresses so well my feelings when last Saturday I brought all my family to see the birds and found that all the low forest was devastated and my friend were gone. They have abandoned their nest.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Spring at its best in the Pedraforca

This weekend we have been into the Pedraforca. Spring was at it's best, all green and with thousands, millions of flowers blooming. This picture is from Sunday morning I was driving to the mountain when I had to stop my car at the sight of a beautifully light ray that was illuminating the mountain. I was not fast enough to capture it but I was lucky to stop the car close to this first stage flowers that make the mountain look prettier.

See this other picture I found in flickr!

Saturday, June 2, 2007


I like this picture, but I can't say what kind of fly or wasp is standing on this violet.

OK, now I know it's from the family of flies, it's a baccha elongata, thanks to frikosal and his contacts.