Duck, Duck … Stay ~ On the Creative Arts Three-day Weekend Article

  
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Duck, Duck … Stay ~ On the Creative Arts Three-day Weekend Article
 

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A. Macarthur
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1  author  A. Macarthur    9 months ago

Dive in!

Will be in the mountains later and will have limited connectivity … but post away!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    9 months ago

Great duck shots, thankfully not experiencing buckshot.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    9 months ago

Duck, Duck?

Ducks

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More Ducks

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Dig
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1.3  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @1    9 months ago

More wood ducks, in my little front yard pond a few years ago.

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A. Macarthur
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1.3.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Dig @1.3    9 months ago

Really well photographed & presented.

 
 
 
Dig
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1.3.2  Dig  replied to  A. Macarthur @1.3.1    9 months ago

Thanks.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.3.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @1.3    9 months ago

In the second home we owned, the one we bought from the proceeds of the sale of our first one (as described in a comment below) we built a swimming pool in the back yard, and every year a pair of migrating ducks would stop over in it on their journey's both south and north.  I was covered with a tarp because swimming weather was far off, but the tarp still had lots of water in it.

 
 
 
Dig
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1.3.4  Dig  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @1.3.3    9 months ago

Cool, Buzz. It's amazing how they can remember things along their journey like that.

Ducks in a pool reminds me of Tony Soprano, lol.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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1.3.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @1.3.4    9 months ago

LOL. I just re-read the comment you replied to and realized that I was making reference to a comment I had made below to Nowhere Man about the power of having a photo darkroom in my first home had made it a boon to sell it to purchase a new home (where the ducks landed) but I hadn't realized that the comment with that story had disappeared (as some of my comments do from time to time - a glitch that neither I nor Perrie can understand).

 
 
 
evilgenius
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2  evilgenius    9 months ago

a November golden hour

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A. Macarthur
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2.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  evilgenius @2    9 months ago

That's a spiritual beauty EG.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.2  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @2    9 months ago

Stunning, EG.

 
 
 
Ender
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2.2.1  Ender  replied to  Kavika @2.2    9 months ago

I was going to use that word. It is a beauty.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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2.2.2  Nowhere Man  replied to  Ender @2.2.1    9 months ago

It's the only word to use....

 
 
 
devangelical
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2.3  devangelical  replied to  evilgenius @2    9 months ago

very cool.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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2.4  Gsquared  replied to  evilgenius @2    9 months ago

That's a very serene and peaceful photo, EG.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.5  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  evilgenius @2    9 months ago

Nothing like a lift bridge to give a person a lift (vehicles and maybe even trains as well).

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.6  Kavika   replied to  evilgenius @2    9 months ago

That is a photo, beautiful photo, of the Aerial Lift Bridge Duluth MN connecting to Superior WI. 

Many an ore boat passes under her as can be seen in the photo below. It was only a few days ago that the memory of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald in Lake Superior in the ''gales of November'' took place. This is a photo of Edmund Fitzgerald sailing under the bridge, date unknown. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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2.6.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2.6    9 months ago

Oh, the memories.  When I was a little boy I spent my summer vacations at my grandmother's cottage on the bay side of the Burlington-Hamilton beach strip that divided the western end of Lake Ontario from Burlington Bay (a/k/a Hamilton Bay).  It was a short walk to the canal through which the ore ships like the Edmund Fitzgerald would pass through to deliver iron ore to the Steel Company of Canada where it was processed into steel. My uncle used to take me fishing on the Burlington Bay side of the canal pier, and I would watch those ships sail through, but the Edmund Fitzgerald had not been launched until 1958 so I never saw it.

The Queen Elizabeth Highway, that runs between Toronto and Buffalo, passed over the then bascule bridge that when ships passed through with the bridge raised the traffic would be lined up for miles, but it has since been replaced by the soaring Skyway bridge under which the ships would pass.  A railway line also runs along the beach strip and used to cross the canal by means of a swing bridge which has since been replaced by a lift bridge similar to the one in the photos above.   I used to flatten pennies by laying them on the track.  My grandmother's cottage was purchased and demolished along with all other cottages on the bay side in 1953 or 1954 when the building of the Skyway bridge commenced.

You should post a YouTube link to Gordon Lightfoot singing The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.  Tho only version I have access to is nowhere near as good.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.6.2  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.6.1    9 months ago

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.6.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @2.6.2    9 months ago

As you know I can't open that but I assume you posted the link to the song.

 
 
 
Kavika
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2.6.4  Kavika   replied to  Buzz of the Orient @2.6.3    9 months ago

It's Gordon Lightfoot's version of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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2.6.5  Nowhere Man  replied to  Kavika @2.6.4    9 months ago

The best version...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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2.6.6  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @2.6.5    9 months ago

Absolutely.

 
 
 
Dig
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2.7  Dig  replied to  evilgenius @2    9 months ago

Outstanding. That one should be printed and hung on a wall somewhere.

 
 
 
Kavika
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3  Kavika     9 months ago

A spider web in the morning dew.

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Photo was taken by my neighbor.

 
 
 
devangelical
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3.1  devangelical  replied to  Kavika @3    9 months ago

an engineering marvel, since it's weight increased x1000.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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3.2  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @3    9 months ago

Awesome shot.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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3.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @3    9 months ago

A magnificent web (that has nothing to do with computers), but where is Charlotte?

 
 
 
shona1
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3.3.1  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.3    9 months ago

A/noon Buzz....Oh we can fix that...Here is Charlotte...They have just found the biggest Funnel Web spider...It is huge and its fangs are two centimetres long and can go thru your finger nail..On yes it can kill you in 15 minutes...Just thought I would mention that...

The arachnid is so big that staff at Australian Reptile Park have named it Megaspider. 

The park says the female is roughly twice the size of a typical funnel-web spider, more comparable to a tarantula.

The 8cm funnel-web spider's 2cm-long fangs will be milked for venom that can be turned into antivenom.

The Australian Reptile Park, on the NSW central coast, is home to a funnel-web spider venom-milking facility. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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3.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  shona1 @3.3.1    9 months ago

Woooo.  It looks like it belongs in a horror or sci-fi movie.  If it's twice normal size, I wonder if our polluted planet is causing mutations.

 
 
 
shona1
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3.3.3  shona1  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.3.2    9 months ago

Nahhhh...just fed well..

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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4  Nowhere Man    9 months ago

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North Tacoma on a rainy day....

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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4.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @4    9 months ago

An Asian roof in Tacoma - with Spring flowers.  Very nice.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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5  Nowhere Man    9 months ago

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As promised, Mt Rainier on a sunny day...... (right click and view in new tab)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @5    9 months ago

A stunning panorama - I never realized there was a way to enlarge it to a full page.  Thank you.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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5.1.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1    9 months ago

That picture is still surprising me brother... open it up in a new tab, click the image to get the full size image and scroll all the way to right end of the pic...

Look closely along the ridge line in the distance and you will see the top of Mt St Helens....

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According to the USGS maps, Mt Rainier is 41.2 miles away, ESE from my location... Mt St Helens is 113 miles away from the location of where I took the pic.. This camera lens combination is amazing.... Incredible range.... I was flabbergasted when I spotted that...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.1.1    9 months ago

Yes, I believe I can see Mt. St. Helens on the right on the original panorama image once it's enlarged to full page width, and of course it is much clearer on your enlargement of that right hand sector.  What make and model of camera do you use? 

What I meant about not knowing to enlarge the photo is that I never used that method of opening it to a new tab.  Of course I knew how to enlarge an image by stretching it using the corners.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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5.1.3  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.2    9 months ago

It's not an enlargement brother, just a screen cap of the area on the full sized image...The software I use for that is Screenpresso ...  I've seen the image in Gimp enlarged and didn't notice Mt St Helens in the background till last night myself....

The camera is a Canon Rebel T7i, I used the standard EFS 18-55mm lens that came with it... Everything set to automatic.. I'm Thinking on the next clear day going back and taking a pic thru the EFS 55-250mm lens that came with it as well....I think I'm going to enjoy learning how to use this thing.... Here's another image I took of Mt Rainier from a different location, it does take gorgeous pics....

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Buzz of the Orient
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5.1.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.1.3    9 months ago

That IS a gorgeous picture.  I see that you use a full size DSLR.  Photography has been my hobby my whole life, and my most favourite camera was a Canon F1 35mm film SLR.  It was considered a professionals' camera back in its day.  Back in 1972 I was the first person in Toronto to buy one, when it first came out.  Now I use a Panasonic point-and-shoot DMC ZS 60 that has a Leica 30x zoom lens that is a full size camera equivalent of 24 to 720 mm.  I particularly wanted that specific camera because I wanted one with an electronic eye-to-camera viewfinder in additional to the usual touch screen so sunny days wouldn't wash out my view of the image, but not only did I find out that the screen is so good the sun doesn't wash it out but the vision in my right eye has since deteriorated to the extent that I can't use the viewfinder. LOL. My left eye is still okay but I can't press my left eye to the viewfinder because my big nose gets in the way.  LOL

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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5.1.5  Nowhere Man  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @5.1.4    9 months ago

Thanks Buzz, yeah when I was deciding what camera to buy I decided it was a full sized/featured one.... I still don't know if I made the right choice but I'm satisfied with it... Now to learn how to use it...

 
 
 
Dig
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5.1.6  Dig  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.1.5    9 months ago

Looks like a pretty good choice to me. It's a good brand and has an APS-C sensor, which I think is only one step down from a professional full frame camera. I bet you could do some decent astrophotography with that -- planets, nebulas, galaxies and stuff.

I've been looking at some of those Canon cameras myself. I've reached the end of what mine can do and I keep wanting more. I'm ready for an upgrade, but sheesh, they can get expensive fast.

 
 
 
Dig
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5.2  Dig  replied to  Nowhere Man @5    9 months ago

That's an amazing panorama. Beautifully done.

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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5.2.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  Dig @5.2    9 months ago

Thank you Dig, I wonder what it will be like when I actually learn how to use it properly....

 
 
 
Dig
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5.2.2  Dig  replied to  Nowhere Man @5.2.1    9 months ago

All the settings can be mind boggling. There's probably several YouTube videos of people showing what everything does. YouTube can be extremely helpful sometimes. Just search for your model. There's also some general photography how-to videos on there, which I find helpful from time to time. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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6  author  A. Macarthur    9 months ago

Good start!

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7  Gsquared    9 months ago

Sunset Through the Trees

© G. Gam 2021

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
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7.1  Perrie Halpern R.A.  replied to  Gsquared @7    9 months ago

Very painterly! 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.1.1  Gsquared  replied to  Perrie Halpern R.A. @7.1    9 months ago

Thanks, Perrie.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @7    9 months ago

Superb colours and an excellent concept.

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.2.1  Gsquared  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @7.2    9 months ago

Thanks!

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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7.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @7    9 months ago

Very nicely done, G.The effects are are somewhat other-worldly. Almost like waking from a dream. 

 
 
 
Gsquared
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7.3.1  Gsquared  replied to  Raven Wing @7.3    9 months ago

Thank you, Raven Wing.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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7.3.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @7.3    9 months ago

I like your description.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8  Raven Wing    9 months ago

Friday once again......hope you enjoy.

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Buzz of the Orient
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8.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @8    9 months ago
"hope you enjoy."

As always.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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8.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @8.1    9 months ago

Thank you very much, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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9  Kavika     9 months ago

Tonight's sunset, Stone Creek, Ocala FL. at 7:04 it's 74 degrees, time for a jacket.

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Gsquared
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9.1  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @9    9 months ago

Nice photo.

it's 74 degrees, time for a jacket

That's pretty chilly.  It got to 91 degrees here today.  Right now, at 4:28, it's only 87 degrees.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Gsquared @9.1    9 months ago
It got to 91 degrees here today. 

Same here in the Inland Empire, G. It seems that summer just does not want to give up just yet. Looks like it will be the same for a few more days yet. But, it really chills off at night, down into the mid to upper 50's. 

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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9.2  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  Kavika @9    9 months ago

Very nice the tree silhouette creates both depth & strong, dramatic contrast. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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9.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @9    9 months ago

That's a beauty, Kavika. Just a lingering trail of the sunset to bid the day goodbye. 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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9.4  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @9    9 months ago

The magnificent and infinite variety of sunsets that you enjoy makes me very jealous.

 
 
 
Ender
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9.5  Ender  replied to  Kavika @9    9 months ago

Damn, we have been going down to 45 at night. Only about 60 today.

This is weather where you see people wearing shorts and a jacket...

 
 
 
shona1
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9.5.1  shona1  replied to  Ender @9.5    9 months ago

Morning. Spring in my State has not really eventuated this year..it is 13oC today..just got out of bed turned the heater on made a cuppa and come back to bed..I have now got 5 kilos of cat sitting on me and it is raining outside. Even the cat is not going out.

We are only 2 weeks from summer and feels like we are still in Winter. Not had one day over 25oC yet..

Issuing sheep warnings as there is hail and gale force winds coming.. roll on Summer..

 
 
 
Ender
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9.5.2  Ender  replied to  shona1 @9.5.1    9 months ago

Morning Shona. Nothing better than a cat comforter.  Haha

I always can't wait for it to warm up but then, around here, it can get too hot.

So I try to enjoy the in between times.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10  Raven Wing    9 months ago

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                      One to ring in Saturday...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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10.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @10    9 months ago

It rings as clearly and beautifully as a bell.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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10.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @10.1    9 months ago

Thanks, Buzz. Very glad you like it.

 
 
 
Steve Ott
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11  Steve Ott    9 months ago

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There's a mountain bluebird in there. September, Jemez Mountains, NM.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Steve Ott @11    9 months ago

Used a magnifying glass, couldn't find it, but then I know my vision is failing at my age anyway.  I felt like Howie in the movie K-PAX  who Prot (Kevin Spacey, as the man from the planet K-PAX) told to look for the bluebird.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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11.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @11.1    9 months ago

Howie, in the movie K-PAX looking out the window for the bluebird.  He found it, I couldn't.

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Buzz of the Orient
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12  Buzz of the Orient    9 months ago

Revisiting the shops in an ancient village near Chengdu, Sichuan Province: .

The difference between the Foo Dogs is what they are holding with their paws, and of course the direction in which they are looking.  As guards, they are usually placed on both sides of an entrance.

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Lattice work is quite common throughout China.

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It's not an offering to Buddha, the owner was eating his lunch.

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Hand carved wooden toys

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Raven Wing
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12.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    9 months ago

A great photo essay, Buzz. So many things to see. Thank you for sharing them with us. Very enjoyable.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @12.1    9 months ago

Thank you Raven.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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12.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @12    9 months ago

In case anyone wants to know about Foo Dogs (the first image), I have posted an article about them:  Link -> ->  

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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13  author  A. Macarthur    9 months ago

Can’t see this on my laptop up here on the mountain but will connect when home tomorrow where I can see all these posts on a big iMac.

Supposed to rain here then SNOW; will take pictures for sure if it does.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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13.1  author  A. Macarthur  replied to  A. Macarthur @13    9 months ago

It DID SNOW up here for a brief period, unfortunately, the flakes were too small for dramatic pictures, but, I got some mountain thickets with runoff rivulets which I will put up tomorrow. Thickets are biologically rich, good places to see wildlife, plant life and geological features. They tend not to be popular to outdoor photographers and I think that’s a real oversight … 

 
 
 
Ender
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14  Ender    9 months ago

I came across this old photo while surfing around. Thought it was kinda cute.

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Dig
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14.1  Dig  replied to  Ender @14    9 months ago

I don't know about anyone else, but I don't remember anything bringing me more joy as a child than puppies. Off the charts kind of stuff. I just loved them.

 
 
 
Ender
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14.1.1  Ender  replied to  Dig @14.1    9 months ago

All I could think was the kid will have a best friend to grow up with.

 
 
 
shona1
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14.1.2  shona1  replied to  Ender @14.1.1    9 months ago

Morning ender..looks like damn tough times but bet that pup and little boy had a great childhood..hope so anyway..

Wonder where the lad is now?? Would be interesting to know and what happened in his life..

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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14.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Ender @14    9 months ago

The man appears to be holding a kind of two-lens camera in his left hand, ready to take a shot of his son's face when he first sees the puppy.

 
 
 
Kavika
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14.3  Kavika   replied to  Ender @14    9 months ago

Ojibwe kids in a cornfield on the Red Lake Reservation in 1938/39. No, that isn't me I'm not quite that old but I do know who the kids are. 

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Buzz of the Orient
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14.3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Kavika @14.3    9 months ago

I don't know if they're major league baseball players or not, but at least they're not melting.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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14.3.2  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @14.3    9 months ago

Great photo, Kavika. Very interesting. Thank you for sharing it with us. 

 
 
 
Dig
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15  Dig    9 months ago

Hey everyone, there's going to be a lunar eclipse overnight on Thursday going into Friday. It's supposed to be the longest in centuries. 

Penumbra is supposed to start at 1:02 AM Eastern, umbra at 2:18, and then you'll get about 3.5 hours of a near-total eclipse (just a sliver will remain uneclipsed) until it starts leaving the umbra around 5:47 on Friday morning.

Here's a visibility map from a Space.com article about it -- Beaver Moon lunar eclipse 2021: When, where and how to see it on Nov. 19

It should be visible to everyone here.

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I don't know how successful I'll be, but if it isn't too cloudy (or cold) I'm going to try to shoot a time lapse of the whole thing. Also, the full moon rises on the horizon right around nightfall later on Friday. I'm going to try to get a time lapse of that, too.

Just wanted to let everyone know. It might be an opportunity for some awesome photography. 

For detailed information about the timing of it from your specific location, go to Time and Date.com,  enter your location, and then click on the eclipse tab in the bar menu.

 
 
 
Ender
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15.1  Ender  replied to  Dig @15    9 months ago

That will cover all of the Americas and Most of Australia.

I will have to check it out.

I don't have a camera good enough for moon pics.

 
 
 
charger 383
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15.2  charger 383  replied to  Dig @15    9 months ago

Thanks for the info

 
 
 
Dig
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16  Dig    9 months ago

Some shots from around the yard...

The juncos are back, having migrated down from farther north for the winter. I haven't seen any white-throated sparrows yet.

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Chickadee.

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The last of the fall mums.

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Fall front yard.

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Up through some trees.

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Crabapple on the left, only recently turned and still holding most its leaves.

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Polly warming her belly in the sun.

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Raven Wing
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16.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Dig @16    9 months ago

Great photos, Dig. And Polly looks like she is really enjoying the warm sunshine on her belly. jrSmiley_15_smiley_image.gif

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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16.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Dig @16    9 months ago

You have a beautiful hunk of land, teaming with wildlife, a photographer's paradise.

 
 
 
Kavika
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17  Kavika     9 months ago

Love the photos, Dig. Polly is priceless, scratching her back and warming her belly at the same time. Talk about multitasking.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18  Raven Wing    9 months ago

Running a bit late today, but, here's one for Saturday.......

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                       A Shape Shifter

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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18.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @18    9 months ago

Every bit as good as it ever was.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @18.1    9 months ago

Thank you very much, Buzz. 

 
 
 
Kavika
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18.2  Kavika   replied to  Raven Wing @18    9 months ago

Very cool, Raven.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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18.2.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @18.2    9 months ago

Thank you, Kavika, I'm very glad you like it.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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19  Raven Wing    9 months ago

Here is one to see us into Sunday....

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Buzz of the Orient
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19.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @19    9 months ago

I think the frame is appropriate for the image, but I would have reversed the top and bottom.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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19.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1    9 months ago

Thanks, Buzz.  I originally had the frame reversed as you said, however, as the frame appears to be seeping from the frame, I thought it best to have it seeping out from the bottom under the warriors feet, rather than appearing to dripping down onto the Warrior from the top.

Also, the frame is 'busier' at the top than at the bottom, which allows for the Warrior to take a wider attack stance toward the bottom portion of the frame, which allows the Warrior to appear more formidable.

But, it depends on the artists' concept, and the viewers' thoughts, which way works best. (smile)

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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19.1.2  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @19.1.1    9 months ago

Allow me to explain how I see it.  I don't see any bleeding from the bottom frame, and with the heaviness of the frame at the top I get the feeling it's top-heavy, kind of unnatural.  Actually I see more seeping from the top left now than from the bottom.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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19.1.3  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @19.1.2    9 months ago

Thank you for clarifying what you see in the framing, Buzz. That is the difference in how the artist (me) sees things in their artwork, and how the viewer (you) see things while looking at the same image.

You know that I appreciate your input and letting me know others see things differently than what I see. It is somewhat similar to a crowd standing in an art gallery and seeing the same image, yet, many will see something quite different than what the artist sees.

And with differing vision capabilities. I see such differences much like looking at one of Mac's abstract paintings. We may each see something different in the painting. Each enjoying the artwork in their own way.

As the saying goes, "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder."jrSmiley_13_smiley_image.gif  

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20  Raven Wing    9 months ago

Sunday is here once again....

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Buzz of the Orient
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20.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @20    9 months ago

A fiery dance to warm us on a Sunday.  The people here prefer to wear heavy sweaters and coats in their homes in winter than spend money on a heating bill. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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20.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @20.1    9 months ago

Thank you, Buzz.

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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21  author  A. Macarthur    9 months ago

As hoped for; a THICKET, RIVULET, a few SNOW FLURRIES and lots of nice detail.

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© A. Mac/A.G.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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21.1  Raven Wing  replied to  A. Macarthur @21    9 months ago

Really great photos, Mac. Lots of varied Fall colors and a bit of early winter snowflakes. The rivulet in each photo is a great way to start the transition from Fall to Winter. 

 
 
 
charger 383
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21.2  charger 383  replied to  A. Macarthur @21    9 months ago

Just beautiful 

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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21.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  A. Macarthur @21    9 months ago

Thanks, A.Mac.  You just showed me why they call it a THICKet.  Just as Bilbo Baggins and I were never too old to go on a new adventure, we are also never too old to learn something.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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22  Raven Wing    9 months ago

The weekend is coming to a close, and this last one is for the Birds......

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Buzz of the Orient
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22.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Raven Wing @22    9 months ago

Perfect combination of burled frame and image - always happy to see it again.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
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22.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @22.1    9 months ago

Thank you, Buzz. Very glad you like it,

 
 
 
A. Macarthur
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23  author  A. Macarthur    9 months ago

This has been one of our best articles … a thank you to all; I will keep this open until noon tomorrow give or take an hour or so.

Keep posting,

 
 
 
Nowhere Man
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23.1  Nowhere Man  replied to  A. Macarthur @23    9 months ago

I would have gotten a few more pics brother, but mother nature is saving it's beauty for another day...

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
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23.1.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Nowhere Man @23.1    9 months ago

I was really happy, and I'm sure A.Mac was as well, to see you joining us and posting photos here. 

 
 

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