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Some things the same, some things new…

So the weather has finally come, 25*C, sunny and clear. Went out and about this morning with the kids for a bit of a bike ride and some geocaching then off to do a local Geocaching flash mob event. After that the kids went back home for naps and I went out to do a few more errands and try some photos. Went out to a new local park but it was rather lacking in the wildlife department. So I put on a macro filter and tried a few photos, should have brought my tripod for this experiment but only had my mono-pod with me.

Ant on a Branch

Ant on a Branch

I guess they want me to stay out...

I guess they want me to stay out…

LadyBug

LadyBug

Leaf Detail

Leaf Detail

Come into my parlor...

Come into my parlor…

After nap time it was out and about again with the kids, while out at one of the parks we went back to the local pond where I get most of my bird photos. While there I noticed a few new bids on the water so once the kids were in bed for the night I went back to try my luck of getting some pictures. Alas not much luck on that front but got some new pics of the regular crew of the pond.

Hey! Enough already!

Hey! Enough already!

YHB Mirrored #2

YHB Mirrored #2

YHB again...

YHB again…

YHB Mirrored

YHB Mirrored

Yellow Headed Blackbird

Yellow Headed Blackbird

Out damn spot...

Out damn spot…

In the reeds

In the reeds

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

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Camping Really?…

January 11, 2013 3 comments

So I went out tonight to attempt some more light painting photography, after putting on a few more layers versus the last time I hopped into the car and headed out of town to my favorite spot. It is not too far out of town to be a pain yet far enough to get away from most of the light pollution. Unfortunately as I came around the corner and down the hill I saw not one but 2 campfires going and a number of snow-mobiles bombing around.

Getting a little closer I see two trucks with campers on the back and some trailers for the sleds. It is currently minus 25 Celsius or minus 13 Fahrenheit WITHOUT the wind-chill. Hope those people have some good sleeping bags and heaters in those things because I don’t think those thin walls will do much on a night like this. Don’t get me wrong, I like going out and exploring in the winter time; but I want a nice warm house or hotel room waiting for me at the end of it.

So since my normal spot was occupied I thought I would head a little farther down the road and see if I could find myself another location to attempt my photos. The only thing to come out of that was a long drive to find a safe place to turn around and head home again. So I came home earlier than expected, made a quick stop at the DQ for a Blizzard and went back to my nice warm home.

Since I have no photos from tonight to share I dipped into the archives and present these few pictures as compensation for those reading this.

The Old Barn

The Old Barn

HDR Reflections #1

HDR Reflections #1

HDR Reflections #2

HDR Reflections #2

European Starling

European Starling

Mallard

Mallard

So enough for now…as some other sparkly has my attention…till next time…OH SO SHINY…
D.

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