A Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) glances my way before hopping down to pilfer more of my hot chile peppers. I never realized that birds would have a taste for hot peppers, but our mockingbirds certainly do. Maybe this is why the mockingbird is the state bird of Texas. We love our capsaicin.
Gary Holmes, photographer: I am an opportunist photographer of nature, landscapes, abstract, and other found objects of interest. I prefer to capture the spontaneity of things and events as they are occurring, and rarely photograph staged subjects other than portraits. Although I have been a photographer for decades, I have only been posting them for others to see since about September 2012. Although I will continue to post on 500px, I have begun to focus upon my site (gary-holmes.artistwebsites.com) on Fine Art America, which offers a wider range of printing and mounting options not currently available on 500px.