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Old 03-02-2019, 11:57 AM   #3001
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Another AZ winter picture taken last week in Fountains Hills, AZ near Phoenix.
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Old 03-02-2019, 01:07 PM   #3002
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Snow near Phoenix not normal?
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Snow near Phoenix not normal?
This is the most I've seen in 17 winters that I've come here. Sometimes there is a dusting on the peaks. Many of the locals had never seen this much snow, let alone in north Scottsdale.

Scottsdale doesn't have snowplows to my knowledge - I think the roads were plowed by road graders from construction sites. I attached a video - hope it comes through.
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Nope. According to several of the people we know who have lived here for over 50 years, this was the coldest, wettest winter in their memory. Scottsdale covers a large area - the far north portion is at about 3,500 feet - they received more snow than the southern part of the city. We are at about 1,500 feet and we had mostly rain, with a few flurries. Fountain Hills. about 12 miles to the east, had measurable snow in the 1 to 3 inch range, but it had melted by the next day.

As far as I know, there are no snowplows in the greater Phoenix area. We are far more prone to flooding as the drainage is really poor.

Portland OR has to borrow snowplows from Seattle when they have snow. They used to get very little and it always melted by the next day. The past few winters have been much colder with more snow than in the past. And their summers have a few over 100 degree days which has not happened in the last 30 years.
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I flew over George Inlet in the same type of aircraft that went down this week a week or so ago..
The photos are of my aircraft and George inlet
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Got a nice Bald Eagle photo a couple days ago. First one I've been able to get in a tree with leaves when they or limbs are not blocking the bird. Handheld Canon 80D with Canon 100-400 MK II 1/1250 at 5.6 ISO 250.
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Blue Heron on the Illinois and Michigan Canal between Morris and Channahon, Illinois.
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Wow, that's impressive, and at ISO 1000!
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Blue Heron on the Illinois and Michigan Canal between Morris and Channahon, Illinois.
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Wow, that's impressive, and at ISO 1000!
I couldn't believe it was at ISO 1000. I took several shots from ISO 160 to 1000 and the ISO 1000 is the most crisp. This 70-300 lens is weird. Sometimes a soft shot, sometimes a crisp shot. I find that I can get a crisp shot if I'm holding the camera very still for a few seconds before taking the shot. Maybe I just have to get my shutter speed up high to compensate for any movement.
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Great capture... no matter what it took to accomplish.
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