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At dawn outside our kitchen window in 10 degree weather, not enjoyable for us southerners.

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The next day I had a crow encounter which are about as easy as getting a sasquatch photograph

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Pishing is a technique birders use in the field to attract small birds in order to get a better view to identify them.


I have my own technique I’ve been using that sounds like a bird chirping but with this new found information I was successful my first try. I’m not sure what bird (mockingbird) this is and also attracted my neighbors cats that seemed to know what I was up to, LOL! Cats have a chatter of their own when bird watching that is curious.

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Below is my take on life on Park Avenue.

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The next day January 20th I tried their technique and succeeded with the chickadees. Left over King Cake for my friends and will stop by and pick up more suet today.

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Blue MIRA fleeting moments

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right side of bridge

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left side of bridge

polar vortex mira series

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I can remember when these cold fronts were normal cycles of winter unnamed. It reminds me of a Mencken quote : The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.
H. L. Mencken

This year and as of late I have been uninspired and really trying hard to be less cranky. Pondering on quitting photography which I have done before. Thanks to a friend that does MIRA prints I have done a couple. This process is great therapy and has seemed to help.

Also a couple of short films for the start of the year posted in the comments.

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Día de Los Reyes

I was honored to be one of the Kings with James Holland and David James at La Milpa, photos pending……………..

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David, James, and O3 selfie.

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We met a very good natured photographer, H. Quintana, who took our photos for “HORIZONTES” : http://www.ncquencevideo.com/