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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Fall feathers, foliage and fins

First some birds

I have added poster edges to this photo of a couple of shorebirds; one type shown here is known as the Killdeer , a ringed plover famous for its "broken wing" ruse if under threat. Can you spot it? As a matter of interest, when it's egg-laying time, the eggs are left unprotected in a shallow depression, but they have a remarkable resemblance to the rocks surrounding them.

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Here's what the original photo looks like:
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This bald eagle was circling overhead, and fortunately I was able to open my camera case and click a photo before he disappeared behind the trees.

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Canada Geese are notable for leaving signs of their presence, and not very pleasant ones at that, however, here's another impression they left behind!

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Well these gulls look like they are waiting for something and don't want to get their feet wet in the meantime ~

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Now for some foliage ~

I have "posterized" this photo of some detritus topped with a white feather in its cap!

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Here is my tiny oak tree that I planted from an acorn. Its leaves have taken some wear and tear over the season, and are now showing their lovely autumn colours before the 5 leaves will fall off...while I await new ones to sprout in the Spring :)

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A colourful tree not far from the water's edge ~

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Here, a gull finds a natural bridge spanning the river. What is it with gulls not wanting to get their feet wet today? ~ a lovely picture of, and for, reflection.

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And here's the catch of the day ~ a large Chum salmon for a proud fisherman who was walking towards us!

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7 comments:

  1. Glo, I'm liking that posterizing effect very well - the killdeer on the rocks would make a difficult puzzle with all those similar patterns! How fun to see your little oak doing what all the big oaks do :-) I'm impressed that you were able to whip out your camera in time to catch that amazing shot of the eagle. Well done you!

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  2. Hi Nikki ~ What a great idea about the jigsaw puzzle! Camouflage works well for these birds in particular. Yes, I'm quite proud of Oakley...I still haven't decided where to plant it. Maybe I'll just put it in a bigger pot for now. The eagle was making loud cries and I could hardly get my camera out in time, but I did and was quite surprised when I downloaded the photo as I wasn't sure how it would turn out. Thanks :)

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  3. Another wonderful autumnal post with terrific photos, which I've had a couple of looks at. There's plenty of variety including your mighty oak, the majestic eagle and that magnificent salmon. xx

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  4. Thanks, Flighty, for your Mmmarvelous Mmmessage ~ glad to share some glimpses of my autumn, your favorite season.

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  5. what a sweet little oak tree - all five leaves bravely doing their job and looking very fine. :)

    I have enjoyed seeing your world through your eyes in this post.

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  6. Thanks, Liv ~ I enjoy watching that little oak tree each year. I wish I could remember when I planted the acorn. It was a few years ago anyway. The leaves are even more vivid now, so I'll take another photo soon and upload. Glad to share my part of the world with you :)

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  7. You really are very clever at manipulating photos Glo. I always marvel at your Frog Newton ones on Flightys. I like to use photoshop every now and again, I always marvel at the watercolour function. x

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