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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.
 

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^ 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.
 
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.



You’ve got some good elevation there. My mavic mini gets batted around a bit when it gets around 100’.

It is amazing how well gps can keep the drone steady in winds.
 
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Morning walk. It’s close to home so I plan to check it out in sunrise and sunset light
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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.
DRJL5160-Edit Peregrine Falcon-2 Wt sig by David Johnson, on Flickr


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

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A couple of cardinals out in an ice storm
 

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Don't they fly south for the winter?
 
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:
 
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:

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.
 

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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.

 
Black Bellied Whistling Duck

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.
 

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

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Critters along the hiking trail.
 

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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
 
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Thanks Street. Yep the turkey vultures have come out here recently too. I didn’t see any during the winter. One circled barely overhead today. Thought it was ready to attack.

Good luck on catching that turtle!
 
My wife said one of her plants flowered, Son-In-Law gave it to here.
If you know what it is, please tell me.
 

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