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Sunday, December 28, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 - Forest Ferns

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What began as a very cloudy, drizzly day turned into glorious sunshine this afternoon, prompting me to get out with my camera to find a few shadow shots.  I chose this one for its deep forest shadows and sun-dappled ferns.

Check out all the shadow shots for this week on Shadow Shot Sunday 2.




Have a great week!



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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Harmonic Hummerfest

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One or two hummers per feeder is an everyday occurrence, but eight? Nine?  At one point we thought we counted twelve, either perched or hovering, but one buzzing in causing two to fly off makes it difficult to keep track.

I have two feeders on opposite sides of the house. With so many hungry hummers you'd think they would go for both feeders, but no, the other one was empty. I wonder what goes on in their little heads?

The dark photos are because they were taken against an afternoon sky so most of the light was in the background and they were taken through a screened window. Ya gotta click in the moment.

Happy weekend!


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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Early Morning Fogbow

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They don't happen very often but are a sight to behold when they do appear. This photo was taken toward the west off my back deck; the just-rising sun was still below the tree line behind me but high enough to cast its glow on the far redwoods.

I could see the faint nuance of colors in the bow, but my camera didn't show them until I upped the saturation in PS.  Never encountered a fogbow? Here is a nice link from Hyperphysics that explains them.



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