Friday Night Photos

Happy Friday photos everyone.
Hope everyone is staying cool. It's 100+ in my area of the county today.

This is a juvenile Red-shouldered hawk that made a brief stop on the fence in my backyard early one morning. The sky was a flat gray when I took this shot so I added the clouds to help perk up the sky.
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the crows around here get very vocal when one of the birds of prey
are hunting around. like the sky police

took down all the feeders except for the hummers
now the woodpeckers are sipping sugar juice!

a current project attempt to keep insanity at bay

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bunk beds in the mini house on wheels
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happy Friday and thanks for the pix OT!

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be well and have a good one

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I'm sure that you know that.

Thanks for hosting.

be well and have a good one

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The crows around here are real vocal when the hawks are around too. A lot of the smaller birds are as vocal as well.

I'm still getting a few Hooded Orioles at my humming bird feeders. Normally by this time of year they have headed back south to Mexico.

After your project to keep insanity at bay, where do you plan to travel with your travel trailer?

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thinking it may be an escape pod to run away?
maybe sell it to the recently displaced
more comfy than sleeping in a car
like the idea of a get away
just in case or some such
cheaper than a yacht Wink

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Love Hypnotized! One of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs.

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maybe my wife and a stable full of horses

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Do put at lest thermarests on those bunk beds, but I bet you already know that. I hate waking up on bare plywood.

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having a guy in Fall River make up 2 custom mattresses 75" x 30" x 6" thick high density foam.
Tiny house on the hiway is a great descriptor, although parking it in the woods seems better.

Designing a sink / counter next to go on the opposite wall.

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@QMS Looks my kind of build QMS! I don't know how many hundreds of times I have listened to that song, but still do regularly, it is a fantastically well done piece.

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had decied to dig through my archives and find some stuff to toss up there, and behold you posted a juvie RSH.

Picture quality not nearly as good, but here is a juvie RSH soft release, probably 3.2 to 3.5 miles from our house.

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Closing in on 100 here too

be well and have a good one

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soon to be swooping
good on your release pogram
damn fierce these birdies

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It's great seeing birds released back into the wild.

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@enhydra lutris into the wild blue yonder... great photos EL! Love a rehab release. I have some from a couple Laysan Albatross ones I did, but not digitized yet... always great warm fuzzies.
Nice set of pics! The tail is adult type feathers, not immature.

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that one was done at that spot because the nest was about 1/4 mile down hill & we had to stay with it until it got an answering call.

be well and have a good one

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Thinking of clouds...

Lovely shot of the hawk.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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sun or moon I'd assume
nice picture
sorta wat I see when I close mine eyes
in pillow land

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A forest of new growth from the roots. Man I’d love to dig it up and make it part of my bonsai collection. It’s a little fuzzy because of I can’t adjust the size with email.

I’m trying to grow a pine tree from a pine corn. It’s that what they’re called? Brains fuzzy too..

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not sure the proper name of pine cone seedlings either
whenever I see a really cool tree dropping off cones
bring them home and sow them about the place

maybe not germinate until I've floated away
cool shot snoop!

what are you listening to?

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Even if you can't make it into a Bonsai it looks like it should grow into something beautiful.

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in a mortar and pestle, or, as the italians call it, a pesto.

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not pine corn. Close but no cigar. I found more of the roots growing trees. They might be weeping willows or another type growing from the many seeds that fall off others.

I tried growing this one but I can’t tell yet if it is. 2 other trees have the same type of leaves. It’s my favorite one at the burying ground and it’s over 100 years old.

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It got injured during the mini hurricane but its still very cool.

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@snoopydawg
I can't keep up with the world-wide weatther tantrums. Just wish you survive all of them
Best of luck to you. I miss the doggie.

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@snoopydawg Beautiful photo SD. The pine seeds are called pine nuts. Depending what type it is, many will not germinate unless and until a fire goes over. Like Lodgepole Pine. Several others require fire to sprout as well. I think Eucaplyptus might require as well. Sometimes you can fool the seed by scoring it with a knife. I am fairly certain the plant growing in the pic is not whatsoever related to the tree root. The plant looks very much like Virginia Creeper. Maybe something similar to that. Great pic anyway!

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My little friend died on Sunday. It was shocking and sudden. He was 10 years old. Earlier in the week, he was his chipper little self. He liked to run laps around my desk while I worked on the computer and curl up between my legs while we watched TV at night. We were a bit of an odd couple -- me 6' 5" and 280 pounds, him 6.5" and 5 pounds. Despite his small size, he was a fierce protector and would place himself in front of me if he perceived danger.

Last Friday night, something was off. He had a 'hangdog' look after eating dinner and went to bed early. Saturday, he started throwing up and wouldn't eat. He died at the vet's on Sunday.

I'll miss the little guy.

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Lots of comfort for you and your family. He’s gone to the dawg star where his light will shine on you every time you look up.

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really hate loosing pets
to the great beyond
where we all go
eventually

virtual hug

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It's never easy losing a loved one.

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@edg for your loss of the little guy.

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I would love to have a dog, but am not allowed to have one in my sisters house and garden. I still miss my dog Sasha. I had to give her away into a good home, when I needed to sell my little row house in Greenbelt. The lady who took her in first sent me a picture of her to Christmas, but the ended too. Now I don't know, if she is still alive. I doubt it.
It all seems like decades ago.

Sniff.

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Great composition SP! Thanks for properly explaining the image, I really appreciate knowing if an image is an original unadulterated one, or a manipulated constructed composition. For many I realize it is not important, and from an artistic standpoint that is in the eye of the beholder so perhaps not of import to those for which that is all that matters. As one with plenty of darkroom time and published scientific record images, I like to know the whole truth about the composition.

There is a word in Japanese that means 'pleasingly out of focus background'. Can't think of it at the moment... but they are my favorite actually. It is highly strived for and revered there.

Anyway, fantastic image...

sorry I was too busy to get by last night

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The Japanese word you are thinking of is bokeh.

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