Wordless Wednesday-Profile of an American Robin

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Fuji X-T3| Fujinon 100-400mm @400mm| PS CC 22.4.1

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Wordless Wednesday-Lunar Eclipse Phases

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Lunar Eclipse May 26,2021 Phases from Full Moon, Partial, and Totality

Nikon D810| Nikkor 300mm f/4| PS CC 22.4.1 Composite made from 7 frames.

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Wordless Wednesday-Lunar Eclipse-Totality

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Lunar Eclipse at Totality May 26, 2021

Nikon D810| Nikkor 300mm f/4@f/10| ISO 1600| 1 sec.

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Friendly Friday Challenge-Hands and Feet

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Today I’m going to participate in Sandy’s challenge: https://thesandychronicles.blog/2021/04/23/friendly-friday-challenge-hands-feet/

While we were making plans to go to my son’s aka Big Baby Boy place for a few days he asked me, “Mom, you’re bringing your camera right?” I replied that I was and asked him why? He said he and the Dark Haired Beauty had a portrait in their heads and they hoped I would be able to help them create it.

They wanted to be holding hands and have their cat’s paw on their clasped hands. We gave it a go.

Those of you have followed me for awhile know this isn’t what I normally photograph, but it was fun and challenging!

Here’s the image they picked from the ones we made.

We’re all pretty happy with it. They had me print it and they’re getting it framed to hang in their home.

Thank you, Sheree from https://viewfromtheback.com/2021/04/30/friendly-friday-challenge-hands-and-feet/#comment-47165

I never would have seen this challenge if it wasn’t for reading your blog!

If you would like to play along head on over to Sandy’s to get the details click here

Fuji X-T3| Fujinon 16-80mm| PS CC 22.3.0

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Whatever Weds. San Clemente Pier Plus 1 more…

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He-Man and I have been traveling between our children’s homes in April which has been fun, and wonderful. Our latest trip we went to see our son in SoCal for several days. One evening we went down to the pier hoping for a good sunset. It wasn’t bad, but the company was perfect.

San Clemente Pier at Sunset

We dined out in restaurants and it was grand! Really. I missed dining out. We ate in places that we don’t have at home like Thai, Greek, and fresh Seafood. I was bad and didn’t take any images of the food at these places. Sorry!

We took after dinner hikes up in the canyon near Big Baby Boy’s and The Dark Haired Beauty’s place, and it was lovely. Spring wildflowers were in bloom.

Here’s a Sweet Pea of some sort- Sandy Beach or Chaparral? They are the largest flowers in the Pea family I’ve ever seen before.

I only took my Fuji X-T3 and my newest lens for it the Fujinon XF 16-80mm.

I’ve had the lens a couple of months now and really haven’t used it all that much, but this trip it got some love. I think it did a good job and its small, as well as light weight so it made a great travel kit.

There’s a nesting Red-tailed Hawk in a tree at the Golf Course where we live. I am hoping to get some good images of the chick and the parents bringing in food. So far I’ve not been lucky.

I hope you’re all having a good week so far. What’s new with you?

Fuji X-T3| Fuji 16-80mm| PS CC 22.3.0

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Whatever Weds. Spring!

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On our way to see Baby Girl, The Handsome Surveyor and the boys last week we saw a hillside covered in California Poppies, and I had to stop to make some images.

The hillside was steep, mostly on private property so I was unable to climb the hill to get a better composition. There were power lines going through the scene so after I uploaded the images I took to my digital darkroom aka- Photoshop CC to make some additional improvements in addition to my normal tweaks to white balance, whites, and blacks, and camera/lens corrections. I took out the power line using the spot healing brush, then I cropped the image to remove a big bush and some partially showing trees, and lastly I removed a tree top at the top of the image. So the image went from this…

To this…

For some reason the finished image looks a bit washed out here, but not in Photoshop. Hum?

Baby Girl asked for a print of the final image and I wanted one too so, I’m having it printed up. I hope it looks good when they arrive.

Which one do you prefer?

Nikon D810| Nikkor 24-120mm| PS CC 22.3.0

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