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Old 12-17-2010, 02:14 PM   #161
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Gorgeous pictures Martha ! As for Iowa being semi south if they don't serve grits it is not the south .
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Gorgeous pictures Martha ! As for Iowa being semi south if they don't serve grits it is not the south .
Or if they call it Mush.
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Old 12-17-2010, 02:57 PM   #164
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Bald eagles, this morning along the Des Moines river in southeast Iowa:




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In a walk of less than a mile I counted 64 eagles. And froze my nose--windy and 9 above down here earlier this morning. I thought this was the semi-south. Much of the river has ice, but below a dam there is open water where birds are congregating.
Nice pics!

I've never seen more than four bald eagles at one time. Is a crowd like that common in semi-south Iowa?
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wow that's a huge number of eagles to see in 1 place!
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In a walk of less than a mile I counted 64 eagles. And froze my nose--windy and 9 above down here earlier this morning. I thought this was the semi-south. Much of the river has ice, but below a dam there is open water where birds are congregating.
Wow! 64 eagles in one little area? I've seen bald eagles fairly regularly my entire life along the Fox River in east-central Wisconsin but I don't remember ever seeing more than 2 at a time.
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I dunno. These eagles do not look bald to me. Hairy Feathery eagles?
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In a walk of less than a mile I counted 64 eagles. And froze my nose--windy and 9 above down here earlier this morning. I thought this was the semi-south. Much of the river has ice, but below a dam there is open water where birds are congregating.
Wow! Unbelievable! I've never seen anything like that!

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Bald eagles, this morning along the Des Moines river in southeast Iowa:
I'm guessing that the rodent, rabbit, and fish population is gettin' pretty thinned out...
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Old 12-19-2010, 10:26 AM   #172
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Is it asking too much of forum members to post isome nformal pics of our Christmas family dinner/reunion....whatever?
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beautiful photos, i had no idea there were mountains in ok i thought it was all flat.
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Can't recall if this has been resolved. In a vacuum, I'd side with the peacock. Having dealt with them, I can kinda see an insanity defense.
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My cynical perspective is that she was cleared on a technicality but punished via the months of time & piles of money she had to spend on the judicial process.

I also notice that she managed to present a consistently unsympathetic, even hostile, image throughout the entire saga...
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Hope it's OK if I revive this thread. A few years ago a friend, who is a bass player, asked if I could take some pictures of him for publicity purposes and general use. I was a bit nervous about it, having not done too much of this kind of stuff before, but they turned out OK. He loved them. Here are a couple from that session:




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And one of a couple of friends in a bar at an open mic night:

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The first photo of the bass player is fantastic. Great work, Major Tom!
The other two are good, but that first one really grabs me.
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I actually like the second. He needs to do a solo CD so that you can use it for the cover.
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Thanks for the compliments. I was pretty new to using studio type lighting and hadn't really figured it out. The pictures came out better than I expected. Knowing my subject helped a lot, as the atmosphere was relaxed and enjoyable. At the end of the session, a mutual friend got in on the action and we horsed around a bit for some fun shots:

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