Wednesday, April 30, 2014

RECENT RANDOM SHOTS

The last few hours of April are here.Where did this month go to?
This means that I have two more months of work and then two months of summer holidays. YEAH!!!


For today,I picked some random pictures taken over the last week or two.

I can't say that Crows are my favourite subjects,but this one was sitting at the top of the tree on a neighbours yard,so I tried for a picture.


Ring-billed Gulls make some pretty good photo subjects. It was a very windy day and as they flew into the wind,they almost came to a complete stop as they hovered over the water.


An American Coot gave me a chance for a couple of shots before diving under water.


I was trying to catch the Blue Jays as they came for peanuts. Overall,I wasn't all that successful on this day,but I kind of like this shot,where he is just lifting off.

Our Lake Minniwasta usually is good for a picture or two. Here it is still covered with ice,but that should be gone in a few days now.

So that's what is happening in my neck of the woods.Not much of great excitement ,but then life can't always be filled with excitement.

Hope you are all enjoying the beauty around you and take the time to really notice all the details.

28 comments:

  1. i LOVE the gull shot! smooth as silk in milk! :)

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  2. You must be looking forward to summer holiday as much as the children are. I enjoyed all of your photos, but I hope the ice on your lake is soon gone.

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  3. Great photos.. I love the 2nd one (Ring-billed Gull)... Excellent photo.

    I try hard to get a picture of the Blue Jays grabbing a peanut also... Hard to do though, isn't it???ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. I love the ring billed gull. He looks like a perfect close up still life! I have never seen a bird flight shot this good.

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  5. A few decent bird shots are enough excitement for me. Love the jay takeoff!

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  6. It's a real pleasure to read your comments while you see the figure of the bird.

    Tomás.

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  7. Getting those shots is excitement for me. They're all great, I like the blue jay just lifting off with the fat goodie in his beak.

    Hope the ice is all gone soon.

    FlowerLady

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  8. These photos are making me anxious to get out birding again, Ruth!

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  9. I liked the seagull shot too!
    The Wood Ducks in your header are great. We have some here early each Spring swimming in ponds, due to Spring rains or snow melt, in our valley. They are usually too far away to get a very good picture, but I always enjoy seeing them each year.

    Have a great day!

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  10. Oh my, but that ring billed seagull is outstanding!

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  11. Your header is just 'ducky' and i love it. i think crows in the fowl population are just like us humans, some are cranky and loud and some sing sweetly... we call the crows laughing birds because they sound like they are saying ha ha ha ha

    love the gull struggling in the wind... i watched one from the back yard flying into the wind and he could hardly move

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  12. As always, you have captured some lovely shots of some lovely birds! The blue jay and the white gull are my faves. Happy May Day!

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  13. Nice photos, Ruth! We still had only 29 degrees this morning. Where is spring? Just sayin'. LOL

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  14. All of your shots are wonderful, Ruth, but that shot of the gull in flight is super fantastic! Love it! Hope spring arrives in your area soon.

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  15. My favorite is the sea gull!!

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  16. Ruth, wonderful images! I really like the Gull. Great shot! Here it is the 1st of May and you guys still have ice on the lake. What a winter it was! Glad it's gone. Growing up I remember a fishing trip we planned on the May long weekend but had to cancel cause it snowed!!

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  17. Fantastic post. We have plenty of those coots. That Blue jay is wonderful, you caught it before it could get it's feet down.

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  18. I love that blue jay taking off too. And the gull is magnificent. I guess that's one case where the wind was your friend. :)

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  19. Wow! That shot of the Blue Jay just lifting off is phenomenal, Ruth. You're getting some wonderful shots. Diane

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  20. Your bird photo,s are alway the best Ruth. I love this one with the peanut . Just gorgeous

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  21. Hi Ruth, Another fine post here. Hope you will go back to Lake Minniwasta and snap some summer photos for us. Have a good weekend. John

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  22. You know I LOVE the seagull...feels like home to me!! And I adore your look for may, beautifully done!!

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  23. ...thanks for the visit yesterday, Ruth!!! Glad you enjoyed the brown booby images. You know I enjoyed your post, as always.

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  24. Excellent photos as always, Ruth.

    It is still a bit chilly here at times, but the trees are starting to burs into leaf now.

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  25. You do have a way with the bird shots. Love the gull and the jay just lifting off but with his wings still in.

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  26. Love these birds, I like the gull, and the blue jay looks like it was jumping for its peanut! Hoping the ice is gone by now

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  27. I love the photo of the gull, and you've captured him is such sharp focus. Also love your header.

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  28. Hi. I just popped over from Anita's bird post. Your photos are wonderful too. My lucky day! (**

    Hope all is well.
    Susy @ the feathered nest.

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