Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #138: Natural Light

This week's challenge allows us amateur photographers without all that fancy indoor lighting setup to shine.  Literally!  Living in a place surrounded by bodies of water lends itself to taking pictures of sunlight glinting off the water.  I have always liked the sparkles generated by the Sun on moving water.  It almost makes the water …

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British Treasure-hunter gets Lucky

I just found this story in my new go-to news source, The Epoch Times.  It seems that, back in 2017, a British man with a metal-detector was fooling around on a local Northamptonshire golf course, when he unearthed a tiny figurine, made of gold.  Wow!  He did some extensive research, and found out that the …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #137-Soft

Aaahhhhh...  Soft.  Brings to mind something my hero used to call himself...just a lovable little fuzzball.  Well, it just so happens that I am owned by a lovable little Fuzzball.  Her name is Kikyo, and her fur is the softest.  When she is in the same room, I just can't help but pick her up …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 136: Subjects starting with the Letter “S”

So.....  In a month characterized by a nationwide Snow Storm, that left Streets Slippery with Snow and ice, where do we begin? How about with a triple-S photo:  Song Sparrow in the Snow, taken just last week. And how about his Snow-buddy, our Squirrel? From a prior year, a Snowy Street, right in front of …

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Snowbirds

Still more of our avian friends, visiting our yard for the excellent seeds and suet. This is our Song-sparrow.  See how puffed-up he is, against the cold.  He likes to hog the seed feeder-sometimes he will just sit there for long minutes. This is the female of our pair of Varied Thrushes.  Her chest-stripe is …

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #135: A glimpse into my (snowy) world!

Yippee!  Snow!!  Here in the Pacific Northwest, we have been hearing for a couple of weeks that snow was in the forecast.  They kept pushing the date back, however, which is pretty normal around here.  Last night, around midnight, it did start to snow, and we awoke this morning to see the white stuff falling …

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I never get tired of watching my backyard birds.

Since I started keeping my big camera on the kitchen table, I have been able to get some great pictures of my everyday bird visitors to our suet feeders.  I know, I already have dozens of pictures of these birds, but they never cease to enthrall me, with their antics around and on the feeders. …

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Lens-Artists Challenge #134: From forgettable to favorite.

These pictures are a perfect demonstration of how wonderful it is to have a camera with you wherever you go, just to capture spur-of-the moment images.  Yesterday, I took my husband to the ambulatory surgery center, to have a minor procedure, and I had three hours to kill while I waited for him to be …

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