Monthly Archives: May 2017

Female Grosbeak

Grosbeaks also come in this less colorful, but still attractive, variety….

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Even the Starlings are Pretty This Week

Actually they’re always attractive, but they’re so obnoxious I tend to forget. The noon-time light on this bird was excellent and showed off his colorful coat.

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Apples have such Pretty Flowers

On This Date: Photo taken 5/10/2012

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Massey Ferguson

Two years ago we dropped in at the farm to help celebrate David’s birthday, a couple days late. Dave had gotten his father’s old tractor to run a few days before, so that was the main topic of discussion.

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Blondie

Somewhere along the line the Lugnuts began putting nicknames on the backs of the gameday folks. Most are descriptive….

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Rose

An additional award, to accompany the Michigan Department of State certificate, at our office’s Longevity Award ceremony. Roses courtesy of my boss.

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Inside the Granary

There’s stories to go with this photo–about an old barn; about Dave’s chicken coop–but I’ve told them before.

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Camouflage

A Rose-Breasted Grosbeak takes refuge in our Crabapple tree, where he becomes nearly invisible. And you thought those gaudy colors were all for show.

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On the Platform

I posted a similar photo five years ago. The images were captured a second apart, and the 2012 version was cropped tightly and processed as monochrome.

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Goodnight to Pierre

While there’s an element of luck in all photography, it’s more prominent when you shoot sports. You can anticipate, you can plan, but you don’t know what you’ve got until you see the image. A microsecond later the ball’s gone elsewhere, the second baseman’s in a different place, the goalie’s lost the pose, the athlete’s expression’s changed.

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