Archive for August, 2014

August 29, 2014

raucous Grackle on the deck

raucous Grackle on the deck

this Grackle is on the deck rail watching the skies and the feeder

this Grackle is on the deck rail watching the skies and the feeder

two Grackles waiting their turn at the feeder

two Grackles waiting their turn at the feeder

the Grackles are very blue under their peach fuzz

the Grackles are very blue under their peach fuzz

a few days ago a flock of molting Grackles landed on our deck, they have been here since, eating all the seed

a few days ago a flock of molting Grackles landed on our deck, they have been here since, eating all the seed

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More adventure with my new Samsung WB2200F camera

August 29, 2014

the Pileateds around my house never pose and never sit still and will NOT let me sneak up on them. Only my new camera allowed me to get this one quick photo

the Pileateds around my house never pose and never sit still and will NOT let me sneak up on them. Only my new camera allowed me to get this one quick photo

this groundhog is eating around our pond

this groundhog is eating around our pond

photographed from inside the house through window

photographed from inside the house through window

my new camera enabled me to photograph these two deer from about 70 feet away with one hand while walking my dogs on leashes with other hand

my new camera enabled me to photograph these two deer from about 70 feet away with one hand while walking my dogs on leashes with other hand

this vulture is waiting until my dogs and I move on so it can continue feeding on a dead baby turkey

this vulture is waiting until my dogs and I move on so it can continue feeding on a dead baby turkey

I have a wire stretching from house to studio, about 70 feet, which supports most of the bird feeders; all the birds sit there at some point

I have a wire stretching from house to studio, about 70 feet, which supports most of the bird feeders; all the birds sit there at some point

New Experiences with New Camera – Summer 2014

August 29, 2014

female box turtle found while mating August 2014

the lily pads and flowers keep coming back year after year in our spring-fed pond. This year their are 3 dozen pads and about 6 flowers.

the lily pads and flowers keep coming back year after year in our spring-fed pond. This year their are 3 dozen pads and about 6 flowers.

the new camera allows me to quickly zoom and focus on some of the many birds flitting around endlessly. images I was never able to capture before.

the new camera allows me to quickly zoom and focus on some of the many birds flitting around endlessly. images I was never able to capture before.

I brought a huge pot of yellow mums from Costco and temporarily parked it outside front door. The usually hidden woodchuck brazenly chomped on the mums.

I brought a huge pot of yellow mums from Costco and temporarily parked it outside front door. The usually hidden woodchuck brazenly chomped on the mums.