Friday Photography - Still Life

Evening everyone. I hope you are well and enjoying the start of your weekend.

It’s always a pleasure to see everyone's photos and whatever caught your attention.

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QMS's picture

saw a face
second a buffalo
hung heavy

thanks for sharing

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janis b's picture

@QMS

What kind of face, where? I'd like to see it too. Maybe the white fluffy stuff?

I too always see an animal. Usually I think camel, but buffalo works well.

Have a wonderful weekend

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QMS's picture

@janis b @janis b

the one at the top just glanced at me
it is round, full of color
eyes, nose and mouth do not
project, but when I see people's faces
it is the color-nist energy I see
reflected In the top left bubble

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janis b's picture

@QMS

I was trying to follow what you were imagining. Following your imagination is always enchanting.

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QMS's picture

and project your imagination rightward
you see the lips at the bottom
the chin going up from below
swinging into the neck
proceeding aft.

The spike at the top is an ear.

Thanks Janis B

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Socialprogressive's picture

I like the subjects and lighting on your still life shots, Janis.

This squirrel stopped by my backyard the other morning.
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During the middle ages they celebrated the end of the plague with wine and orgies.
Does anyone know if they have anything like that planned when this one ends?
(asking for a friend)

QMS's picture

@Socialprogressive

the abilities you folks expose
by clicking a shutter button
is amazing
thanks!

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dystopian's picture

@Socialprogressive Fantastic Ground Squirrel photos SP! That is California Ground Squirrel, I think the old binomial was Citellus variegatus. I learned them as beechei, which is the subspecies, if you like trinomials. In Orange and even LA Counties in the 60 and 70's they were still common and co-habitate burrows with Burrowing Owls. Any pix I have of them together are un-scanned slides though. In the other areas in the west the Owls use Prairie Dogs to co-habitate with. GREAT photos!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@Socialprogressive

What a beautiful coat the squirrel wears. In the last photo at the bird bath s/he looks cat-like.

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smiley7's picture

unfilled, earth's power bringing focus. Love it, janis. Thank you for capturing.

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@smiley7

Thank you for your poetic and ethereal perspective. I enjoyed it.

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dystopian's picture

Great pics as always Janis! Awesome light. I see a Llama in the shadow of the bottom one. Eye of the beholder and all... Wink

Thanks for being here...

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

maybe an Alpaca? Now whenever I look at it I will think of all the varied animals it might be.

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enhydra lutris's picture

Though, I guess, a "still life", the top one is full of motion for me.

Here's our Rosemary bush, currently blooming, planter is a 30 inch cube

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A rubber plant amid some succulents, also currently blooming

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be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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@enhydra lutris

I see the motion now.

Looks like an Arabian style hat you’re sporting.

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enhydra lutris's picture

@janis b

It has a very short brim, enough to protect my eyes from the sun, but not so long that I keep knocking it off against branches when I'm out pruning or picking fruit. I can see the effect though since the brim doesn't show in the shadow from the angle.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

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Hi all,

Hope everyone is doing well...

Here are some birds feeding on seed in the paths I cleared in the snow.

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These are Chipping Sparrow shoulder to shoulder, just a part of the flock which during the snow numbered about 225. This through window and screen so sorry about that... was too cold to open up to shoot straight.
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another pic of the male Yellow-headed Blackbird in the snow
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We have electricity, dsl, store has limits but the basics, gas station sold me a little gas, we're good to go. Heard my first Sandhill Cranes flying north overhead this afternoon. White-fronted Geese should be any day soon too. Ground is turning green with sprouty things.

Be well all, play it safe!

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We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
both - Albert Einstein

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@dystopian

of the multitude of seed eaters in your trough

thanks for keeping the feathered spirit alive!

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@dystopian

It looks like the path to heaven for your sparrows.

Your yellow-headed blackbird looks cold. I've never seen that beautiful bird before.

I’m glad you’re not a refugee of Texastan for now.

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@janis b
the gorgeous photos. Our flock sparrows eating the seeds in the snowy/icy pathway are the same, they come regularly as if they had their own dinner and lunch times. Our squirrels are different. Brown. Wish me luck and one day I finally pull out my camera and put it on the patio to film our 'wild life'. Two years ago we had a deer who had lost his/her way from the woods into our garden and couldn't find a way back. It was quite a treat to 'chat' with the deer. Otherwise we chat with a lot of other birds, whose English names I am too lazy and tired to look up. We also have a cute mouse and we used to have a hedgehog passing our patio. He didn't come back, so we got a hedgehog house for him and put it where he was last seen. But he never came back. I miss him. Hedgehogs are our family's mascot. Oh well, I don't blame him to not come back. Who would like a nut family like ours.

Be well. Thanks for your empathy.

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enhydra lutris's picture

@dystopian
pertained to thanks to scrolling and thought it belonged to photo number 2.

These are Chipping Sparrow shoulder to shoulder,

Needless to say I was momentarily bewildered since you got a great shot of a Pyrrhuloxia in flight and some obvious male HOFI. Great shots of Pyrrhuloxia in the top frame too.

be well and have a good one

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

orlbucfan's picture

Rec'd!! Smile

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Inner and Outer Space: the Final Frontiers.

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@orlbucfan

come again

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