Wednesday, March 30, 2011

NO PHOTO OF THE DAY

Sometimes I hate computers.  Had a lightning strike and power surge a few days ago.  The computer and software survived just fine except for McAfee.  It went insane.  Can't fix it.  Spent hours on phone with McAfee tech. support.  Finally let them fix it remotely.  They said I can now reboot and and reinstall.  So I did.  BLUE SCREEN!!!  I have to reload Windows now.  Last time I let someone else touch my computer.  Three computers on the network and  McAfee went insane on all three at the same time.  Oh well at least I am getting some shooting done. 

Friday, March 25, 2011

VIDEO OF THE DAY...LITTLE BLACK DUCKS BOBBING ON THE BIG BLUE SEA

Well they are not ducks and this is not the big blue sea, so how about some Coots bobbing on a Midwest Lake?  Do they get sea sick?  I wonder how furiously their little legs are paddling against the wind. 

video

Thursday, March 24, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY.................STIRRING UP MUCK

Photo taken yesterday while on my evening walk of a Canadian Goose stirring up the muck from the bottom of the lake. 
CAMERA: CANON D10 - SETTINGS:AUTO - PROCESS: PICASSA 

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY........SILO SUNSET

Happy Saint Patrick's Day everyone.  I am sorry I am unable to offer up something green and Celtic for you.  Unfortunately my day is occupied by things unartistic.  So I am offering up a sunset from last month. 


CANON D10 PROCESSED IN PICASSA

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY........SUNSET OVER ENGLISH BAY

Sunset over English Bay Vancouver British Columbia.  Taken back on March 25, 2002
OLYMPUS D40Z AUTOMATIC

Monday, March 14, 2011

BONUS PHOTO.........HOW DID I KNOW THAT?

How did I know that was a Yellow Rumped Warbler?  That looks like a mighty yellow rump to me.

PHOTO OF THE DAY........YELLOW RUMPED WARBLER

This is a Yellow Rumped Warbler. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology it is a very common bird in the Ozarks during winter, but is not a bird feeder visitor.  Being winter, it is wearing it's drab winter feathers. The photo was taken on Jan. 30, 2011, a very gray day. It was taken through a window so quality is not very good but my goal was to record it. Hopefully I will get another opportunity to take a portrait of this tiny little cutie under better conditions. I have added a link to the Cornell Lab Website so you can hear it's song. Watch your volume it can be an ear piercing melody.



 
CANON EOS 40D w/ EF 7-200 f/2.8 IS USM

Sunday, March 13, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY.............MORALITY SIGNS

A Not so hidden message.  100 'Get out of Hell Free' Points for anyone who guesses where these signs are located.  Locals ineligible to play.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY........AIRCRAFT I'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

It has been sometime since I have driven down the flight line and there was a Saab 340 parked on the ramp with US Air Force markings.  By the look of it, it seems to be a coastal or maritime surveillance aircraft.   It sure has a lot of "things" hanging off of it and two bug eyes in the nose. 

CANON D10

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

PHOTO OF THE DAY......BROTHERLY LOVE

Would you believe as I write this these two brothers are beating the snot out of each other behind my chair.  "Don't you love your brother?  Nah but I'm used to him"   Chico Marx.  The grey guy is Goosafur 'Goose' Longshanks.  His brother is Rooster Longshanks.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Photo of the Day........Ice fog over Lake Springfield

Yea it's called Lake Springfield or Springfield Lake.  Yea it's a man made lake.  Yea it sounds like something out of the Simpsons, and if you're thinking that, trust me, you wouldn't be far from wrong.  But, when I see Lake Springfield I don't always see Lake Springfield.