Monday, July 31, 2017

COME ON AMERICA YOU ARE BETTER THAN ALL THIS…………….

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Really enjoying these cooler early morning temperatures and so much so Pheebs and I were out the door before 8 am.

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A COMBINE’S HARVESTING HEAD SITS ATOP IT’S CARRYING TRAILER

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BUZZARDVILLE

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Our travels this morning took us over to the Hullett Marsh where we made our first stop.  From there we headed north wandering around willy-nilly keeping an eye out for anything remotely interesting.  Circumvented Blyth and Auburn keeping off the paved roads and away from clusters of civilization.  Stopped at a few of our favorite spots along the way but by 10 o’clock I could feel the day’s humidity building so it was off for home with us.  Luckily it was fine with just the Jeep’s windows down and we didn’t have to kick on the A/C.  We were home shortly before 11.

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A GREAT BLUE HERON WINGS LOW OVER A BEANFIELD BEFORE TOUCHING DOWN

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My Aputure Macro Tube set comes in 3 detachable sections of 12mm, 20mm, and 36 millimeters.  Today I tried out the 12mm tube on my Nikon D3100 with a 55mm lens.  Took me about a dozen shots to get a handle on the right camera settings etc.  Photos below were taken in our front yard of some leaves and flowers.  All shots were hand held and I can see where I had better get my tripod dusted off for sure.  Photos aren’t the best but at least it’s a start I am satisfied with.  These macro tubes can be used with all my lenses so I have lots of experimenting to do for different effects.  Macro photography opens up a whole new world of opportunities as long as one has the patience and interest to stick with it.

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DSC_0016Don’t know why it is I seem to have problems commenting on people’s posts who use Word Press but I do.  Posted comments to both Janna and Rhonda's blogs but the comments didn’t show up.  Frustrating when one takes the time to compose a meaningful comment then it vanishes into thin air!!

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BASHFUL HORSES

DSC_3080 DSC_3079DSC_3081With the daily political 3 ring circus going on full tilt south of the border I must admit the television spectator sport has once again unfortunately stirred my interest and dragged me back to my old television habit of keeping up with the news.  If one can call it news that is.  What a mess.  Come on America you are better than all this……………..

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Today's miserable humidity kept me grounded in the house all afternoon and we were finally forced to fire up our air conditioning.   Sooooo much looking forward to our cooler Autumn weather.  Counting the days to cooler dry bug free air again.

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GROANER’’S CORNER:((  Mr. Bailey saw his son's shiner and demanded, "Scott, who gave you that black eye?" "No one gave it to me dad," replied the spunky lad. "I had to fight for it."

- Definition of a Toe: A part of the foot used to find furniture in the dark.

A blonde was at home watching TV with her friends when she heard a noise. She ran out just in time to see a thief drive off in her car.
"Did you see their face?" her friends asked when she came back inside. "No, but it's okay - I got the license plate number!"

Knock knock.

Who’s there?

Razor.

Razor who?

Razor hands, this is a stick up!

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14 comments:

  1. I love all the photos! Those buzzards are all sitting at different angles...What a team! They have it covered from any direction. So glad you're u are enjoying your new camera equipment....so are your readers.

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  2. Love your macro photos Al--gorgeous! That's strange you can't comment--get the Bayfield Bunch brains aka Kelli after that problem!

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  3. You've taken up watching the news and I've given it up.

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  4. Amazing results with those extension tubes! I'm impressed! Cooler weather can't come fast enough for me.

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  5. you Canadians sure got some funny money even glows in the dark now
    But to tell you the truth,,, I'm jealous I'd like to have one

    https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/27/canada-released-glow-in-the-dark-coin-150-year-anniversary.html

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  6. I tried Macro and lost interest quickly. Still have hope to try again.

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  7. Those are some amazing macro photos. I had a macro lens many years ago but I have never seen nor used a macro tube. Not sure how they work. I've tried to also shoot photos while driving like you do and think I need a lot of practice after I see mine downloaded. You must have a really steady hand to get those photos while driving.

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  8. Wonderful heron coming in for a landing - it is so hard for my to catch birds in flight! Love the macros. The colors are so vivid. I enjoy playing with macro shots just using my regular and zoom. Like you said, it's a whole different world to play with.
    Not watching the news, and anything 45 is up, to keeps me sane.

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  9. From what I have heard you folks north of the boarder have your own clown in office.
    Glass houses and all that ol' son. ;-)

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  10. Thos taco tubes will help give you many more photographic opportunities ,it will be cooling down soon again.

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  11. Yes, Al, we are better than this and that is why we will survive the madness in DC. That is not us and we will live through it. Turn off your television - we have.

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    1. I was going to say the same thing-yes, we are better than this. We know it's not us, and I hope that our friends don't give up on us. One can tolerate him just so long.........

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  12. Great photos!!! As for our USA politics, we have had this kind of stuff going on since the Revolutionary War...nothing new, just different named parties and people..It's called Democracy..messy but worth it..

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  13. Al, So kind of you to try to write on my blog, and VERY sorry your words disappeared! I apologize, and will look into it (says clueless Rhonda...). I'll send you an email and, if you'd like, reply with your remarks and I'll post them for you. I know how not-fun it is for you to reply to emails, so don't worry about it if you want to let it go. It means a lot that you tried (but I'd surely love to hear from you! ��) Rhonda

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