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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2250 on: February 19, 2015, 09:31:26 AM »
Beautiful bird captured in a great shot.  Love the defocused background.
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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2251 on: June 11, 2015, 05:36:48 AM »
I've been feeding stray kitties for a while now, and I've been trying to make friends with them, one likes to pose for me.

We call this one StumpyButt (or sometimes just Stumpy), she was born without a tail.












All taken with a Canon T3i and Sigma 150-500mm

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« Reply #2252 on: June 11, 2015, 07:25:06 AM »
Stumpy is a real cutey.  I wonder just how feral he would really be if given a home.  Seems pretty calm around you.
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« Reply #2253 on: June 11, 2015, 07:48:14 AM »
She is adorable. We first met her momma when she was pregnant, and started putting food out on the porch for her. She had the litter in the empty house next door and when they were old enough to roam, she taught them to come to us for food. Then she left them. Stumpy was the runt and so little she had trouble getting up the steps but she was the brave one and always the first to do anything. After more strays started showing up we started buying 20 lbs bags of food and taking some over to that house every day, and mixing warm broth with the kibble in the winter. Stumpy and her 2 sisters are almost a year old now. It has taken me that long to get her adjusted enough to me to let me walk by her without her running. Yesterday I tried tempting her with deli turkey, tossing chunks over to her and she got about 2 feet from me but wouldn't come the rest of the way to get the remainder until I got up and walked a few feet away.  I am determined to make friends with her though and go out and sit where she is as much as I can and talk to her. The rest of the strays still run away, but they know where their food comes from because when it's late, they line up on our porch. I think there are 8-10 living over there now.



And then our Cotton, she showed up last year and decided to adopt us, she stays in our yard and sleeps on the porch, she was never wild as far as I can tell. The most loving cat I have ever seen.

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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2254 on: June 11, 2015, 08:03:02 AM »
What great eyes Cotton has.  She's lovely!
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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2255 on: June 11, 2015, 08:11:17 AM »
Stumpy's sisters.. the litter was originally 4 but one disappeared. The tabby was the only one with a full tail, the tabby with white one has a half tail, and Stumpy has no tail.



 
and then 3 of the male strays..







I'm not sure if and how the one lost his eye, it's a shame, he's such a beautiful boy. 

It's funny the rest of them won't run as often if Stumpy is with them. She's sort of the leader of their little tribe.
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« Reply #2256 on: July 02, 2015, 04:55:47 PM »
Some samples from yesterday's blog post El Paso Chihuahuas AAA Baseball Southwestern University Park:







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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2257 on: July 03, 2015, 08:04:52 AM »
Sample shots from today's Fun Photo Friday Take Me Out to the Ball Game, which includes tips on photographing sporting events under artificial lighting:





And tips on photographing through safety netting:

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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2258 on: August 08, 2015, 04:56:39 PM »
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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2259 on: August 09, 2015, 02:42:47 PM »
A horse of a different color (Louisville KY)

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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2260 on: August 09, 2015, 02:47:36 PM »
Indiana seen from Kentucky across the Ohio.


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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2261 on: September 30, 2015, 06:39:00 PM »

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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2262 on: December 06, 2015, 07:30:20 PM »
Lunch time for an egret at the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst NJ. (Click to see the short video.)


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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2263 on: April 22, 2016, 06:41:53 PM »
A couple photos I snapped with my phone while out for a walk last weekend near and in the Meadowlands Environment Center in Lyndhurst NJ.

Using a bird-watching blind to make sure the stockbrokers don't see me:



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« Reply #2264 on: May 12, 2016, 04:36:00 AM »
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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2265 on: May 12, 2016, 05:16:36 AM »
I can't believe I haven't seen this thread before. I've been going through the pages, starting at page 1. So many old posts from 2009. I miss Harvey, but things like this make me remember there's a sort of continuity. His legacy goes on.

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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2266 on: June 06, 2016, 08:01:23 PM »
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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2267 on: September 04, 2016, 02:41:02 PM »
Ran across this little guy while out for a walk this afternoon (on an amazingly beautiful hurricane-free day in northern NJ):


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« Reply #2268 on: September 20, 2016, 04:41:43 PM »
I snapped this yesterday evening when I happened to notice that the sun had somehow found a gap in the overcast to shine some of its last light of the day on lower Manhattan at an angle that reflected nicely back at my apartment.


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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2269 on: July 15, 2017, 10:28:59 AM »
Nice pic, NogDog.
I hope others will post so that this thread keeps on going.

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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2270 on: July 15, 2017, 06:58:56 PM »
Nice pic, NogDog.
I hope others will post so that this thread keeps on going.

Okay, here's a bit of evening serenity:


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« Reply #2271 on: July 16, 2017, 06:19:07 PM »
Testing out the new lens...


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« Reply #2272 on: July 18, 2017, 04:57:59 PM »
For some reason I found it kind of odd that they bothered putting a gutter and downspout on this little observation blind.


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Re: A picture is worth 10,000 words.....
« Reply #2273 on: July 25, 2017, 06:55:54 PM »
Take a picture of some grass, and ho-hum. Make it black and white in post-processing (and tweak the contrast and such), and you can call it "art". (I'm not saying it is art, but some photographers seem to think that's all it takes some times. :) )


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« Reply #2274 on: August 01, 2017, 05:30:47 PM »
This guy kept hiding from my camera, but I finally got one clear photo of, well, half of him. :)


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