Week Ten – Fowl

My birdfeeder is working it’s magic and attracting several birds in the area.  I don’t know how the birds find it (or know when I refill the feed) but they seems to know almost exactly when to come in droves. (Well, except for the golden eye duck, I had to go to Elliot Bay Marina to shoot it.)

Week Nine – Weather Woes

Last week when we were in Vegas – the weather was chillier than average (we brought the PNW chill with us) and when we returned – we double down on the weather woes.  According to the weatherpeeps data, it’s been a long while since Seattle has seen it’s share of the yellow sun.

Week Eight – Four States in Seven Days

We are in Vegas for eight days and spent less than a couple hours inside casinos. Las Vegas is not just casinos – there are so many other more interesting stuff to do (if you are not into gambling). So we drove about 1,800 miles to the Death Valley in CA, Grand Canyon in AZ, Zion National Park in UT and the Valley of Fire in NV (and Vegas and Red Rock Canyon).  We saw summer (ish), definitely winter, and a bit of spring.

Week Seven: Staycation

This whole week I am playing tour guide to and old friend an her family and have an opportunity to be  a tourist in my new hometown.  It is always great to be able to go places and take pictures.

Week Six – Part Two: Birds of Feather

It started with the owls last week and suddenly I am thrust into the world of birds – I find myself consciously trying to get better (and closer) pictures of birds.  The weirdest part is that I am starting to notice them.  I used to see them, but this is the first time that I am noticing them 🙂

My birdfeeders do help.

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Shaking off the Rain

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I have Hummingbird

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Red Eye

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Little Chickadee

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Flyby

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Swimming in Formation

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Soft Landing

Week Six – Part One: Winter Blast

I can’t believe that I was actually excited to see a lot of snow in the lowlands.  Living in Michigan for over a decade caused me to dislike snow (they are everywhere and messy after a while) but this much snow in the city of Seattle and Puget Sound are in general is quite a sight to see.

So I took my camera and started exploring

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Bellevue Wonderland

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Downtown Bellevue Park

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A City in White

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Unspoiled

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Alone in the Woods

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Snow Mouse

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A City in the Distance

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Contrast

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Even a Caged City Wants to Shine

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Snowman

 

Week Five Part Two – Birds of Prey

I had a chance encounter with someone at a park shooting at ducks (no, not that kind of “shooting”) of which I ended up learning about this place to photograph owls.  Until today, I have never seen owls in the wild – other than in the zoo or on TV.  I have never seen more owls before than I have today.  It was exhilarating.

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“You Looking at Me?”

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Short Eared Owl

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Vole De Mort (Dead Vole)

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An Owl and a Chinook

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Skyway Robbery

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I wish this is a better picture – it has everything, a harrier robbing an own and falling vole

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Harrier

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Bird of Prey