The Picture Thread IX: Look At That!

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Elara wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:20 am
I remember that, mostly males, right? Or were they all males? I'll have to check.
Not sure about that, but they were more aggressive in large numbers than I'm used to. I thought they were going to gang up on me when I got too close.
Was he vulnerable to cold? I haven't watched that show in years.
Yeah, coldness was his Kryptonite. It made his bionics sluggish.
Okay, so Bald Eagle:
Wow, very majestic and stark.
And is it Mars or Earth:
Could be Mars. Come to think of it, isn't there a landing today? I'll have to check.
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Tue Feb 09, 2021 1:32 pm
here are a few shots fro yesterday and today:
That's a nice area, too, and the horses came right up to see you. :)
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RJDiogenes wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:54 pm
Not sure about that, but they were more aggressive in large numbers than I'm used to. I thought they were going to gang up on me when I got too close.
I noticed several of them were displaying. Letting you know you invaded their turf. :lol: I can't tell if they are all males or not, but it does look like all males, like a bachelor flock.
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Yeah, coldness was his Kryptonite. It made his bionics sluggish.
Makes sense. But yep, I forgot that.
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Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:54 pm
Could be Mars. Come to think of it, isn't there a landing today? I'll have to check.
No landing that day, but an orbiter, I think. There is a landing soon?

I keep seeing Ringneck pheasants in the evening. I got a shot of two females today, but since there was no sun, they aren't very good. I'm hoping for sun tomorrow.

This is how bad my phone does in low light:
Ringneck Pheasant hen.jpg
There are actually two in this shot:
Ringneck Pheasant hens.jpg
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Elara wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:17 am
I noticed several of them were displaying. Letting you know you invaded their turf. :lol: I can't tell if they are all males or not, but it does look like all males, like a bachelor flock.
Probably drunk, too.
No landing that day, but an orbiter, I think. There is a landing soon?
Yes, I forgot to post in the Mars thread. That was an orbiter that day and there are two landings coming up this month. This is going to be great, if all goes well.
This is how bad my phone does in low light:
Yeah, I just can't get good pics in low light.
There are actually two in this shot:
I think I see them. Are they on opposite sides of the picture?
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RJDiogenes wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:29 pm
Probably drunk, too.
Bachelor parties. :no: :lol:
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Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:29 pm
I think I see them. Are they on opposite sides of the picture?
Yep, one is behind a fence post (to the right). She didn't want her picture taken. :D

And today I got two males:
Ring-necked Pheasants.jpg
I'm really happy to see these birds. We used to have a lot of them around, heard the roosters in our pasture, then about 10 years ago, they disappeared. I look forward to hearing their call again. :yes:
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^Nice! We don't get those around here.

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Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:15 am
I'm really happy to see these birds. We used to have a lot of them around, heard the roosters in our pasture, then about 10 years ago, they disappeared. I look forward to hearing their call again. :yes:
We had the same thing happen. When we first moved to Weymouth, there was a bunch of pheasants out in the Swampy Swamp, but they disappeared after a few years as the area grew more developed. We also had big turtles the size of manhole covers who also disappeared.
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Sunset.
Beautiful. That's a perfect composition. :yes:
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I like those green/golds, Lupine. Very pretty. :yes:
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Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:55 pm
We had the same thing happen. When we first moved to Weymouth, there was a bunch of pheasants out in the Swampy Swamp, but they disappeared after a few years as the area grew more developed. We also had big turtles the size of manhole covers who also disappeared.
We always had at least one big Snapping Turtle come through the yard when I was a kid (we were to call our granpa, he liked to eat turtle), but I haven't seen one since the 80's. Little ones, but none of the giants.

Deer "hiding" (actually eating the small limbs on the fallen tree), about 30 feet from me:
Never see me here.jpg
Twilight Tree:
Twilight Tree.jpg
Deer in the yard. This is a mama deer and her twins, plus two more young ones:
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Now I'll let you all in on a secret. In the background was the old house. It's looking as bad as it is, so I decided to remove it from that photo. :)
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Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:47 am
We always had at least one big Snapping Turtle come through the yard when I was a kid (we were to call our granpa, he liked to eat turtle), but I haven't seen one since the 80's. Little ones, but none of the giants.
Probably been since the 80s at the old house, too. The area has really gotten built up over the years, which drained out the water table.
Deer "hiding" (actually eating the small limbs on the fallen tree), about 30 feet from me:
That's a great picture. I love the low angle of the sun.
Now I'll let you all in on a secret. In the background was the old house. It's looking as bad as it is, so I decided to remove it from that photo. :)
Good job. I can't detect any artifacts at all.

And now the moment you've been waiting all your lives for:

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^^ Oh that's a wonderful photo of Momma Diogenes and Bernie!! :lol:

Elara, I love your wintery photos. I got chilled to the bone just looking at them, so I'm now enjoying a nice hot cocoa :coffee2:
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^^ You should have heard the laughter when I pulled him out. :lol:
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ahhhh snow! with pheasant and deer - great subject/shots Elara!!!
hee hee RJ - i can imagine me doing something like that 20-30 years ago....
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Madeliaette wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:20 am
hee hee RJ - i can imagine me doing something like that 20-30 years ago....
We'll get a lot of mileage out of him. :D
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RJDiogenes wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:45 pm
That's a great picture. I love the low angle of the sun.
Thanks. About the only time to get good snow shots. I had several from today that were completely blown out.
RJDiogenes wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:45 pm
Good job. I can't detect any artifacts at all.
Thank you. Here is the house in the background:
Visitors with old house.jpg
RJDiogenes wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:45 pm
And now the moment you've been waiting all your lives for:
It's like he's really there! :lol: That's great! :yes:
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Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:00 am
Elara, I love your wintery photos. I got chilled to the bone just looking at them, so I'm now enjoying a nice hot cocoa :coffee2:
Ah yes, love them for the excuse to drink hot chocolate. I get it. ;) :lol:
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Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:20 am
ahhhh snow! with pheasant and deer - great subject/shots Elara!!!
Thank you, Madeliaette. :)

And then shots from today that didn't get ruined, first is the view of the path from down at the pens:
Path from pens.jpg
Next is where my son dug down beside the path, showing a ten inch drop to the ground:
Ten inch drop from path.jpg
And last is the pile of evil white stuff that came off Stormy's roof:
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Elara, you have amazing photoshop skills. How did you remove that house so seamlessly? :eek:
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Elara wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:25 am
Thank you. Here is the house in the background:
Wow, you should have a job in special effects. I especially like the tree next to the deer's butt on the right. I'm going to have to examine this more closely. :D
It's like he's really there! :lol: That's great! :yes:
He's like a new addition to the family. :lol:
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:sweetlove: snow!!!!

here's lunch! aka from scratch wholemeal organic dinner bap containing chili-grilled eggplant, homegrown salad leaves, and vegan cheese!
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Madeliaette wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:02 am
here's lunch! aka from scratch wholemeal organic dinner bap containing chili-grilled eggplant, homegrown salad leaves, and vegan cheese!lunch.jpg
That does look tasty. :yum:

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I should get one of her wearing her own mask, too. :lol:
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Lupine wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:03 pm
^Brrr!
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scottydog wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:45 pm
Elara, you have amazing photoshop skills. How did you remove that house so seamlessly? :eek:
Thank you. :) Honestly? I have no idea, I just look at an image and fix it. When I start on one, I am lost in my own little world.
Years ago, I scanned a drawing of my mother's grandmother or great grandmother, she wasn't sure, and "fixed" the broken off corner, then fixed some other marks from being stuck in a closet (I've gotten better, I should go back and check that again). Then I found a photo of an old barn that was torn down (not my photo). Unfortunately, an old jerk was in the photo and I didn't want to look at him any time I looked at the barn, so once again armed with my free paint.net, I went to work. From that point on, I have fixed several photos, new and old (like my paternal grandfather and his brothers when they were little), and played around making a tiny bigfoot out of horse poop. :lol:
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Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:29 pm
Wow, you should have a job in special effects. I especially like the tree next to the deer's butt on the right. I'm going to have to examine this more closely. :D
Wouldn't that be great? I could finally put my tiny bigfoot to use. :lol: The big tree is the big Poplar that blew apart in the derecho. The only thing I didn't do, was fix the blurs from the window I took the photo through.
Madeliaette wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:02 am
:sweetlove: snow!!!!
You think that, but after awhile, you'd change your mind. :lol:
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Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:31 pm
And just to show off my own Photoshop skills, here's an improved version of Mom and Bernie:
He really is there! :lol:

There is a big, old Walnut tree in the pasture, not quite record size, but pretty close. Over the years I have taken several photos of the tree because where it stands, it's just really kind of perfect for sunset shots (hence, Twilight Tree). I've got deep reds, deep blues, oranges, snow, etc... Yesterday, it was so warm, and the sun was just high enough to frame it between the branches, and I wanted to see how it would turn out. I actually like the ones with the rays better than the one without, but not by much. :)
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Elara wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:22 am
Thank you. :) Honestly? I have no idea, I just look at an image and fix it. When I start on one, I am lost in my own little world.
Years ago, I scanned a drawing of my mother's grandmother or great grandmother, she wasn't sure, and "fixed" the broken off corner, then fixed some other marks from being stuck in a closet (I've gotten better, I should go back and check that again). Then I found a photo of an old barn that was torn down (not my photo). Unfortunately, an old jerk was in the photo and I didn't want to look at him any time I looked at the barn, so once again armed with my free paint.net, I went to work. From that point on, I have fixed several photos, new and old
I wish you could show me your mad skills :yes: Do you use photoshop or an online photo editor?
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I wish you could show me your mad skills :yes: Do you use photoshop or an online photo editor?
Oh, so you like to be bored out of your mind? :lol: Let me see if I can find the one where I built a horse's legs. It's a good one to give a better idea of what I do, and just how boring it would be to watch. :lol:
No, I use paint.net. I have gimp, which is supposed to be very much like photoshop, but for the life of me, I cannot figure it out. I am a visual learner, so the few tutorials I have found are like reading another language, with no translations, at all. So, everything I have done, as a dear friend once told me, "is use an impossible to make the possible". I just told her I used what my idiot brain could understand. :lol:
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You think that, but after awhile, you'd change your mind
not me.... i used to love it when it snowed a lot in winter as a kid...an d teen....and its only snowed heavly once in the past 10 years i have been b ack here...now i have a best friend to play snowballs with!!!! ok... a 54 and a 75 year old playing snow balls might not look that good - but it'd feel good! :D
now...here we go...
i took a look in the pond this m orning a nd there are about a dozen or so frogs up....here is one of them
frog.jpg
then i took a hike and....
hike.jpg
here is our reading stash....
read.jpg
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