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the birds

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I received a copy of the complete set of “The Birds of America” by Audubon with the intro by Sibley. My photo above resembles Sibley’s red tail hawk illustration. Audubon has been a candy store of knowledge and composition.

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This is a redo of “no bigger than a clothes pin”.

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Still life shot during the Superbowl. I did see the last eight minutes of the Sea hawk’s play off game with Green bay and felt that was enough of a dose for the season. I loved playing as a child but have limited interest in following.

There’s no such thing as a “seahawk.”

The Seattle franchise might spell it as one word, but biologists don’t. In fact, they don’t even use the term to refer to one particular species.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/14-fun-facts-about-sea-hawks-180949528/#oDIoiEKyKdtGZ7fS.99
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shiver in the river

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The polar dip is alternated with ice shots from in front of our home this morning. I suppose there is no hope for the groundhog this year but a relief that not much more frigid cold to endure. These folks today were inspiring for those of us that dread the cold.

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http://www.pelusoopenwater.com/

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Love Phil’s boat!

http://philriggan.com/

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Elli filming underwater.

http://ellimorris.com/

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selfie

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Definition of selfie in English:
NOUN (plural selfies)

informal
A photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam and shared via social media:
occasional selfies are acceptable, but posting a new picture of yourself everyday isn’t necessary
Oxford Dictionaries

http://www.vulture.com/2014/01/history-of-the-selfie.html

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Big Thanks to my beautiful wife and friends for surprise 60th birthday party!

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Found my first led flashlight underneath my truck seat while refurbishing my twenty year old Toyota.

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Had a chance to photograph some friends 1/28/15. Can’t wait for Ground Hogs Day next Monday!


Still life

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Photography suits the temper of this age – of active bodies and minds. It is a perfect medium for one whose mind is teeming with ideas, imagery, for a prolific worker who would be slowed down by painting or sculpting, for one who sees quickly and acts decisively, accurately.
Edward Weston

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The Bald Cypress Trees of Hollywood Cemetery

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Bald Cypress trees were planted by architect John Notman circa : 1848-49? The big tree which is across from the Confederate Officers section appears may be native?

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