Thursday, April 29, 2010

Lightning



This photo has bothered me ever since I posted it up. I couldn't figure out how this light could go from pole to pole like this. Well, if you look closely, and obviously I didn't, you can see that it is somehwhat like a double exposure. The pole and power lines on the right are not there in real life. How this happened, I don't know. I still think it's a cool shot.



My first lightning pictures! yea! Super easy with the lightning trigger. Glad I made the purchase. Now, just to get brave enough to venture a little farther than the garage door. :-)

Monday, April 26, 2010

Miss Ellie




She now likes to pose for the camera. When she sees Grandma get the camera out...she sits and says cheeeeeeese. :-) Well, most of the time.

Blooming Trees






My fruit trees bloomed...YEA! Here are some shots of the blossoms. Hopefully, in a year or two we'll have fruit. yum!
I used the 85mm 1.8 with extension tubes.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My only flowers

This one was shot using the 10-22 wide angle.







Look Kris, these are from those clumps you gave me. I can't believe they came up. They sat for a very long time before getting planted.

These are the only thing blooming in my yard right now. Must get more planted for next year.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The other things

This sign means there is an "open" church on the camp grounds. I told Frank to go take a seat, then he could tell mom that he didn't miss out on church today. :-)






Tree Swallows. We saw a lot of these at Kirman's Cove, near Humbolt, NE.


They were too far away to ID, but I took this because it looked like all the males were trying to get the females attention, struck me as funny the way they were carring on.




Here are some of the other things we saw on our road trip to Burchard Lake and Humbolt.

Osprey with lunch




At least that's what I think it is. This bird is not listed in my NE bird book, I believe they migrate through our state. The Osprey was the closest match I could find on the internet.


I went with my step dad looking for prairie chickens at Burchard Lake, I think we were a little late for them as we didn't see any, but spotted this and a few other things along the way. We even went as far as Humbolt, NE to Kirkmans' Cove, an NRD lake.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Horned Grebe




Seen at Wagontrain Lake, Hickman, NE




Familiar to most North American birders in its black-and-white winter plumage, the Horned Grebe is more striking in its red-and-black breeding feathers. Its "horns" are yellowish patches of feathers behind its eyes that it can raise and lower at will.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Happy Eggs?



Happy Easter....Even though the kids are all grown and gone, I still color eggs every year.
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