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Gumby 01-01-2021 07:03 AM

The Photographers' Corner - 2021
 
We're starting new threads so that they'll load faster on phones. Here is the 2013-20 Photographers' Corner. https://www.early-retirement.org/for...0-a-68364.html

The same rules still apply.

Freedom56 01-02-2021 11:30 AM

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I'll start off 2021 with some photos generated from video screen grabs from our hike earlier in the week at the Star Trek Historic File Site (Vasquez Rocks). I'm making a video of this location including scoring the soundtrack with sounds similar to the background music and sound effects but not by copying actual sounds from the episodes of from Star Trek to avoid copyright issues.

DrRoy 01-03-2021 07:44 AM

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This is what I got for the Great Conjunction and the Cold Moon.
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Ronstar 01-03-2021 12:04 PM

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No kayaking today

ETA - 17 merged portrait exposures. 72 mb file, resaved at 25mb to get on er.org, but looks compressed

Ronstar 01-03-2021 10:09 PM

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And some cardinals

street 01-09-2021 09:19 PM

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Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing them!

Here are a couple I took on a frosty morning at the ranch. Took with my phone. Lol

Freedom56 01-10-2021 07:04 PM

I finished the edit late last night of the video of our hike around the iconic Star Trek Historic Film Site. It's good to get away and get fresh air and some solitude. This is a popular location where many feature films have been shot in addition to the many generations of the Star Trek series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyiL_pbXRqo&t=1s

street 01-10-2021 07:37 PM

WOW! That is very interesting! That was a great video and I thank you for sharing it.

DrRoy 01-11-2021 08:41 AM

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Last year I submitted a few shots to a small magazine photo contest. Recently they notified me that I had won the Grand Prize and some money! This is the winner: La Salle Falls in Starved Rock State Park, Illinois.
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street 01-11-2021 09:28 AM

Well, congratulations! That is a great picture.

Ronstar 01-11-2021 07:47 PM

Very nice Dr. Roy! Iíve been there probably 100 times and you captured it best.

Ronstar 01-11-2021 07:49 PM

Nice photos street! Your ranch is incredible - perfect solitude.

Ronstar 01-11-2021 07:53 PM

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Winter in the midwest.

Freedom56 01-11-2021 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by DrRoy (Post 2541981)
Last year I submitted a few shots to a small magazine photo contest. Recently they notified me that I had won the Grand Prize and some money! This is the winner: La Salle Falls in Starved Rock State Park, Illinois.
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Nice composition and great dynamic range.

Ronstar 01-12-2021 05:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Freedom56 (Post 2541820)
I finished the edit late last night of the video of our hike around the iconic Star Trek Historic Film Site. It's good to get away and get fresh air and some solitude. This is a popular location where many feature films have been shot in addition to the many generations of the Star Trek series.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyiL_pbXRqo&t=1s


Another great video!

Ronstar 01-12-2021 05:52 AM

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Pheasant

Freedom56 01-12-2021 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2542329)
Winter in the midwest.

Like the photo but I don't miss snow.

street 01-12-2021 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2542401)
Pheasant

That is an beautiful Photo!

Ronstar 01-12-2021 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Freedom56 (Post 2542674)
Like the photo but I don't miss snow.

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Originally Posted by street (Post 2542683)
That is an beautiful Photo!

Thanks, Not fun out taking photos in the snow, but the snow/cold has brought back some eagles. This is a juvenile bald eagle.

Freedom56 01-13-2021 04:43 PM

A sign of the times. Costco is closing all in-store photo centers. Some services will be available online.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money...14/4146559001/

Ronstar 01-20-2021 06:59 AM

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Cold feet

street 01-20-2021 07:32 AM

Beautiful pictures Ronstar.

I went out yesterday to see if the Goldens where working on the nest but couldn't find them.

Ronstar 01-20-2021 05:53 PM

Thanks! Great that you have some Golden nests to check on. I donít think we have Goldens in the midwest. Some bald eagle nests, but very seldom occupied.

Ronstar 01-29-2021 06:43 PM

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Saw this bald eagle on this morning's hike

Ronstar 02-04-2021 11:37 AM

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pigging out before the cold spell

street 02-04-2021 11:46 AM

Great pictures Ronster! That bald flying, is an amazing picture to be taken on a hike!

Ronstar 02-04-2021 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by street (Post 2555187)
Great pictures Ronster! That bald flying, is an amazing picture to be taken on a hike!

Thanks street! I run into bald eagles on at least 80% of my winter hikes. 3 a couple weeks ago were too close to get a photo with a telephoto. I was resting behind an evergreen tree and they few barely over the tree and about 20' overhead. stunning.

Freedom56 02-06-2021 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2555315)
Thanks street! I run into bald eagles on at least 80% of my winter hikes. 3 a couple weeks ago were too close to get a photo with a telephoto. I was resting behind an evergreen tree and they few barely over the tree and about 20' overhead. stunning.

Nice shots. This is from our "winter" hike yesterday. The views were incredible. We did a 5 mile loop (mostly vertical).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AdRYuSIDbI&t=1s

stepford 02-06-2021 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Freedom56 (Post 2556646)
We did a 5 mile loop (mostly vertical).

Mostly vertical is right. The Chumash trail to Mugu Peak is one of the steepest in the area - a steady 30% grade for the first 3/4 mile or so. If you did 5 miles I'm guessing you connected with the Ray Miller trail and dropped back down into La Jolla Canyon. DW and I used to enjoy hiking there, but these days it's gotten hard on our knees.

Ronstar 02-07-2021 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Freedom56 (Post 2556646)
Nice shots. This is from our "winter" hike yesterday. The views were incredible. We did a 5 mile loop (mostly vertical).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AdRYuSIDbI&t=1s

Another great video! And a great hike!

street 02-07-2021 07:05 AM

Very nice video again. Sometimes I think I would love winters like that, instead of winters like we have here.

Freedom56 02-07-2021 08:50 AM

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Originally Posted by stepford (Post 2556656)
Mostly vertical is right. The Chumash trail to Mugu Peak is one of the steepest in the area - a steady 30% grade for the first 3/4 mile or so. If you did 5 miles I'm guessing you connected with the Ray Miller trail and dropped back down into La Jolla Canyon. DW and I used to enjoy hiking there, but these days it's gotten hard on our knees.

We started with the Chumash Trail which was a steep climb. Then we connected to the Mugu Peak trail and connected to the Loop trail in the La Jolla Valley. We took the Loop Trail and then connected back to the Mugu Peak trail and back down to the Chumash Trail. It is pretty hard on the knees descending down the trail but a good cardio workout on the way up.

Ronstar 02-12-2021 06:49 AM

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Trapped indoors due to cold, I tried some indoor photos of my hiking sticks with some photoshopped backgrounds

2tswhite 02-13-2021 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by DrRoy (Post 2541981)
Last year I submitted a few shots to a small magazine photo contest. Recently they notified me that I had won the Grand Prize and some money! This is the winner: La Salle Falls in Starved Rock State Park, Illinois.
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Beautiful pic! We lived not far from there when our kids were little. We bought our pop-up camper on our son's 3rd birthday (2/1995) and Starved Rock was our first trip in late April. It was cold!!

doneat54 02-14-2021 08:05 PM

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Put the drone up over the lake today, at least until I lost feeling in my fingertips.... We New Englanders have learned to just suck up winter until the warmer and brighter days come. Hopefully soon....

Ronstar 02-15-2021 07:44 AM

^ nice shot!

doneat54 02-15-2021 08:23 AM

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...and later in the day from a bit higher up. 300+ ft.

doneat54 02-17-2021 02:55 PM

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Ice storms are a PIA, but beautiful as well. Was on the generator and wood stoves yesterday for 3+ hours, but despite high winds today, lots of ice still on the trees (a high of 19 degrees helps with that) and the sunlighting is spectacular.

The Cosmic Avenger 02-17-2021 09:37 PM

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Oh, that reminds me of the last ice storm we had in mid-December, I got this picture of the sun on the ice-covered trees:

Kroeran 02-22-2021 05:39 AM

Playing with my new DJI Mini 2 drone

https://youtu.be/puN5hy4QL_s

doneat54 02-22-2021 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Kroeran (Post 2565653)
Playing with my new DJI Mini 2 drone

https://youtu.be/puN5hy4QL_s


Very cool. I have a DJI Spark, amazing technology.....

Ronstar 02-22-2021 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Kroeran (Post 2565653)
Playing with my new DJI Mini 2 drone

https://youtu.be/puN5hy4QL_s

Very nice! I have a mavik mini also. Can you give me lessons?

Ronstar 02-22-2021 07:16 PM

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Still cold here - hiking through the frozen waterfalls at Starved Rock State Park in Illinois

doneat54 02-22-2021 09:45 PM

^^ That's awesome......!

DrRoy 02-23-2021 05:29 AM

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I went for a winter shoot for the first time, to Hocking Hills State Park, Ohio.
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Time2 02-23-2021 07:05 AM

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My son took a couple of pictures from his kayak, while paddling down the road after a heavy rain storm.

Finance Dave 02-24-2021 10:56 PM

I need some pointers on better photos with my point and shoot cheapie camera lol. You'll see some of my crappy pics in other threads.

ItDontMeanAThing 02-26-2021 03:27 PM

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Taken while exercise walking in and adjacent to the city park.


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Two flagpoles.



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A duck and 2 flagpoles. To create some blur, intentionally shot at a slow shutter speed with image stabilization off. Movement of the trees, leafs, and water courtesy of a windy day.


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The bottom of my favorite hill for exercise walking.

Ronstar 03-05-2021 08:10 AM

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Ran into a muskrat

Freedom56 03-05-2021 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2571904)
Ran into a muskrat

Nice shot!

doneat54 03-07-2021 03:00 PM

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Put the drone up over the frozen lake today, after a 2.5mi walk of it's perimeter this morning. Ice is still very thick but lots of cracking (sounds) going on.

Ronstar 03-07-2021 06:44 PM

^ Wow - nice shots! Do you know how high you were?

doneat54 03-07-2021 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2573430)
^ Wow - nice shots! Do you know how high you were?




I didn't pay attention, but I'd guess around 200'. I have a DJI Spark, it is very small, maybe 10" across, and it was windier than I had expected. Still AMAZED at how stable those things are in the wind. You can even watch them tilt into the wind gusts when they happen to stay exactly where you park them in the sky. The drone is SW limited to 400' altitude tops. Put it up there, and you can't even see it anymore.

Ronstar 03-07-2021 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by doneat54 (Post 2573442)
I didn't pay attention, but I'd guess around 200'. I have a DJI Spark, it is very small, maybe 10" across, and it was windier than I had expected. Still AMAZED at how stable those things are in the wind. You can even watch them tilt into the wind gusts when they happen to stay exactly where you park them in the sky. The drone is SW limited to 400' altitude tops. Put it up there, and you can't even see it anymore.



Youíve got some good elevation there. My mavic mini gets batted around a bit when it gets around 100í.

It is amazing how well gps can keep the drone steady in winds.

blueskyk 03-07-2021 07:54 PM

The Photographers' Corner - 2021
 
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Morning walk. Itís close to home so I plan to check it out in sunrise and sunset light
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Dave J 03-07-2021 09:21 PM

I have been photographing the Peregrine Falcons that live under the Mississippi River Bridge at Hannibal for the last three seasons. For the first time for me I saw one in a tree with a background besides sky.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3c930d68_b.jpgDRJL5160-Edit Peregrine Falcon-2 Wt sig by David Johnson, on Flickr

MuirWannabe 03-07-2021 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave J (Post 2573468)
I have been photographing the Peregrine Falcons that live under the Mississippi River Bridge at Hannibal for the last three seasons. For the first time for me I saw one in a tree with a background besides sky.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/...3c930d68_b.jpgDRJL5160-Edit Peregrine Falcon-2 Wt sig by David Johnson, on Flickr


Beautiful. After reading CJ Boxís Joe Pickett series, I have learned great respect for these magnificent birds.

doneat54 03-08-2021 08:47 AM

^^^ AMAZING pic, thanks for sharing.

Ronstar 03-11-2021 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by doneat54 (Post 2573549)
^^^ AMAZING pic, thanks for sharing.

I agree - great shot of that falcon!

Also great shot by blueskyk in that canyon.

Ronstar 03-11-2021 06:24 AM

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A smattering of loaded up cutting board shots. Whenever I make a cutting board for someone, they send back a pic of it in use. Put together the montage in photoshop.

Ronstar 03-16-2021 07:10 AM

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A couple of cardinals out in an ice storm

explanade 03-16-2021 11:41 AM

Don't they fly south for the winter?

MissMolly 03-16-2021 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by explanade (Post 2577692)
Don't they fly south for the winter?

Cardinals? No, they are year-round residents here. And we get plenty of cold weather including ice and snow. Doesn't seem to bother them. They just keep coming to the feeders :dance:

Ronstar 03-16-2021 02:45 PM

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Don't they fly south for the winter?

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Originally Posted by MissMolly (Post 2577744)
Cardinals? No, they are year-round residents here. And we get plenty of cold weather including ice and snow. Doesn't seem to bother them. They just keep coming to the feeders :dance:

Yep - we've had cardinals all winter at our feeders too. Everything else seems like they moved on. We've had some woodpeckers. Didn't see a blue jay all winter until a few days ago.

And I see Bald Eagles almost every day - but not at my feeders.


But yes - the cardinals love the snow.

Freedom56 03-19-2021 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Ronstar (Post 2577553)
A couple of cardinals out in an ice storm

I wish we had birds like that where we lived. All we get are finches and scrub jays and the occasional squirrel eating the bird food. Nice shots.

Freedom56 03-19-2021 09:53 AM

Recorded this time lapse of a passing storm last week with slow motion blending. The temperature dropped into the 30's at night and in the 50's during the day. The camera is a Lumix G9 with a Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 wide angle zoom lens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmsyosVksvE

Ronstar 03-19-2021 11:04 AM

^ Wow. That slow motion blending is incredible!

Ronstar 04-01-2021 05:54 PM

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Migrating pelicans huddling together for warmth.

folivier 04-05-2021 06:26 AM

Black Bellied Whistling Duck
 
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Saw 2 pair of these in the pond behind the house yesterday morning. They hung around all day. Not a common sight, notice the long, thick legs.

doneat54 04-13-2021 11:47 AM

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Drone pic of the farm up at the lake from last weekend.

Ronstar 04-13-2021 01:01 PM

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Critters along the hiking trail.

street 04-13-2021 01:56 PM

Great pictures, Ronstar!

I see the Turkey Vultures have returned here, a few weeks ago now. That Paint Turtle is on my list to catch one, for my grand daughter to keep in back yard for a few days, then will release it.
The Muskrat's are always an interesting animal to watch. Thanks

Ronstar 04-13-2021 09:08 PM

The Photographers' Corner - 2021
 
Thanks Street. Yep the turkey vultures have come out here recently too. I didnít see any during the winter. One circled barely overhead today. Thought it was ready to attack.

Good luck on catching that turtle!

Time2 04-14-2021 05:00 PM

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My wife said one of her plants flowered, Son-In-Law gave it to here.
If you know what it is, please tell me.

Jerry1 04-14-2021 05:04 PM

I think that’s an Iris. Show more of the leaf/plant and it will help to identify.

MissMolly 04-14-2021 05:30 PM

Looks like a Japanese Water Iris. Don't know the exact cultivar.

Time2 04-14-2021 06:36 PM

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I think thatís an Iris. Show more of the leaf/plant and it will help to identify.


My first impulse was Iris, but then I had second thoughts. Another picture will have to wait until tomorrow, it dark out now.

Time2 04-15-2021 02:52 PM

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My wife said one of her plants flowered, Son-In-Law gave it to here.
If you know what it is, please tell me.


Picture of the whole plant.

Jerry1 04-15-2021 05:36 PM

I still think it’s an iris, but I can’t match the flower to anything online.

Ronstar 04-15-2021 10:59 PM

The Photographers' Corner - 2021
 
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I still think itís an iris, but I canít match the flower to anything online.



I think itís an iris too. I have some Siberian irises. Maybe it could be a Siberian iris.

Freedom56 04-16-2021 06:18 PM

Just finished editing this Spring 2021 video today. We shot the video this past Monday and Tuesday. I recorded my short version of Liebestraum (Love Dream) by Franz Liszt on guitar using Cakewalk Sonar to set the mood. Lot's of nice flowers this year. Hopefully the pandemic ends this year and we return to normal.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzE4AZEJ0PQ&t=1s

Ronstar 04-16-2021 06:33 PM

Another great video! I like the birds shaking their tail feathers in beat to the music.

Freedom56 04-16-2021 06:39 PM

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Another great video! I like the birds shaking their tail feathers in beat to the music.

Thanks, I had to find a use for these peacocks.

street 04-16-2021 06:45 PM

Freedom56, thanks for sharing that video, you really do have spring. We have spring but not that kind of spring yet. lol

Freedom56 04-16-2021 07:36 PM

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Freedom56, thanks for sharing that video, you really do have spring. We have spring but not that kind of spring yet. lol

Spring is just less hot than summer and warmer than winter. Thanks for watching.

skyking1 04-16-2021 08:39 PM

Lake Tipsoo on Chinook pass, last summer. It won't be open for a while yet.
https://i.postimg.cc/mgwyyb91/tipsoo1.jpg

The upper lake.
https://i.postimg.cc/MG30gddW/upper3.jpg

https://i.postimg.cc/jSKhfWDr/macro3.jpg

Merriman Falls at Lake Quinault
https://i.postimg.cc/9Qg3k1dj/IMG-20200530-134647.jpg
Mount Rainier from Raven Roost

https://i.postimg.cc/nhZYymRt/IMG-20200626-125157.jpg

RobbieB 04-16-2021 08:45 PM

We get these red dragonflies every year. This one posed.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3275/2...671bd6a5_o.jpg

f35phixer 04-17-2021 04:55 AM

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We get these red dragonflies every year. This one posed.

https://live.staticflickr.com/3275/2...671bd6a5_o.jpg

Do you know about the dragonfly story?
https://www.dragonflyproject.org/

I say hi to everyone I see:greetings10:

DrRoy 04-17-2021 07:01 AM

I am in Kanab with the amazing good fortune of permits for Coyote Buttes North and South. Took me 5 years to score The Wave. I am pretty well set for North, with various locations tagged and guidance on best time of day. You can chime in on that, but my question is really about South. I have been to Cottonwood Cove once, for several morning hours. This time I have the whole day, and will go in with a small tour group. We will visit Paw Hole and the Cove, but I am not sure where I should suggest we go first. I have read that both areas are best in the later afternoon, but I have to decide which to do in the morning, and for how long. What do you have to suggest about that? I have been to White Pocket twice already, so you do not need to get into that. My default is to do Paw Hole in the morning, and C. Cove after, since I have been there in the morning already.

Freedom56 04-17-2021 06:05 PM

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Originally Posted by DrRoy (Post 2593319)
I am in Kanab with the amazing good fortune of permits for Coyote Buttes North and South. Took me 5 years to score The Wave. I am pretty well set for North, with various locations tagged and guidance on best time of day. You can chime in on that, but my question is really about South. I have been to Cottonwood Cove once, for several morning hours. This time I have the whole day, and will go in with a small tour group. We will visit Paw Hole and the Cove, but I am not sure where I should suggest we go first. I have read that both areas are best in the later afternoon, but I have to decide which to do in the morning, and for how long. What do you have to suggest about that? I have been to White Pocket twice already, so you do not need to get into that. My default is to do Paw Hole in the morning, and C. Cove after, since I have been there in the morning already.

I thought you can visit on a day trip basis with a maximum of 10 people per group without a permit and the permits are required for overnight stays.

Kroeran 04-17-2021 06:27 PM

Ottawa drone video
 
https://www.instagram.com/tv/CNyWpk4...d=6mp8egqhtnps

doneat54 04-17-2021 07:52 PM

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Very cool. Got a drone a year ago and having a TON of fun with it..... the more you fly the more comfortable you get with them....

doneat54 04-17-2021 07:55 PM

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If you are a "closet" photographer like me, you can be thinking nothing about photography but in a moment, you just see something and have to grab your camera. The Victorian couch in our barn, that yellow blanket. The patterns and the wood textures, I really liked the way this one came out.

skyking1 04-17-2021 08:47 PM

Mount Rainier casting a sunrise shadow across the clouds.
https://i.postimg.cc/g0RnPGrK/PXL-20...-154359151.jpg

pacergal 04-18-2021 10:14 AM

I enjoy all of the pictures and videos here--such talent!

DrRoy 04-19-2021 07:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Freedom56 (Post 2593667)
I thought you can visit on a day trip basis with a maximum of 10 people per group without a permit and the permits are required for overnight stays.

The permits are required for day trips and I believe overnights are not allowed. It used to be that 10 permits (10 people) were allotted by online lottery and 10 more in a lottery at the Kanab visitors center. The totals were increased this year.

Ronstar 04-21-2021 05:39 PM

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Canada goose in the reflection of a budding redbud tree.

street 04-21-2021 07:30 PM

WOW! That is an awesome picture! That would look great on canvas art/print.

MuirWannabe 04-21-2021 07:44 PM

No kidding. Or it could be made into a nice jigsaw puzzle. Beautiful

skyking1 04-21-2021 08:42 PM

From the skiff, riding back in after a long day working on the water.
https://i.postimg.cc/6pVVRCcK/sunset17.jpg


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