Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Odds & Ends

One of the challenges of this blog is what to do with photos I take, that don't quite fit with the theme of that visit's post.  Alas, many end up on the "cutting room floor", destined to spend their life spinning around on some anonymous disk drive, patiently waiting for some special call for a certain type subject.

Other times, like my Mom the day before her next grocery shopping trip, I empty the "refrigerator", mix them together forming some new dish, and serve them up, making room for more.  So you can think of this post as left-overs or as I think of them as "previously unconsumed delicious dishes".

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One of the joys of spring are the misty mornings caused by the cool water, meeting the warm air. It adds a bit of mystery to the refuge.

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Most mornings the Red-winged Blackbirds take the place of roosters in greeting the morning.


If you've been to the refuge recently you've probably noticed the hundreds of swallows. Often in the early morning they are a little slow to get moving. One morning they reminded me of locusts as they covered practically every cattail.

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Here are a few dishes I only have a single serving left over. I hope you find something you enjoy.

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When the sun, bird & camera at the correct angles to each other; you can clearly see where the Red-tailed Hawk got its name.

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When geese are landing I am always a sucker to try to catch them touch down. This morning the water was almost glass like.

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Birds in flight are a photographic challenge, especially when I'm using the long lens. Thankfully this Wood Duck was just gliding along looking for a place to set down.

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It's been a while since my last Downy photo. How can you resist a bird that lands on a branch right near you without a tangle of branches surrounding it?

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It's official spring is here. The pussy willows are out.

2 comments:

  1. Wondering if that first photo of the geese is HDR?

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  2. No, that photo is pretty much straight out of the camera, single shot.

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