Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
I agree, but that hasn't kept me from working at the expense of birding. But enough of self-pity!
My first chance to get out was this afternoon with the temps pushing 90. I didn't expect to see many birds and I was right.
I found a few geese sitting in a mud flat and a crow or sparrow here and there. The only active birds were the Goldfinches -- and that could be due to the fact that they are late nesters.
I did find this Bald Eagle nearly a half-mile from the road. But, a 400mm lens with a 2x converter gave me this result. I watched it for a while and most of the time it was spreading its wings in an apparent attempt to cool off a little.
However, I do have hopes for tomorrow morning when I'll be heading out to Springbrook.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Monday, July 23, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Friday, July 20, 2007
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
Saturday, July 14, 2007
The Canadian Dermatological Association reports that teens are being diagnosed with a skin cancer typically seen in people over 50,
* There is no such thing as a healthy tan.
* Sun exposure is responsible for 90% of all skin cancers.
* Any sunburn can cause irreversible damage.
* Australia has the highest rate of skin cancer in the world.
* Peeling is the body's method of getting rid of damaged skin.
* Sunscreen should be applied thirty minutes prior to sun exposure,
* There are no safe ultraviolet rays, a form of radiation that penetrates the skin.
* When treated early, most skin cancers are curable. Melanoma is responsible for 75% of skin cancer deaths and its incidence has increased 1800% since 1930.
* Avoid sun exposure especially between 10:00am and 4:00 pm.
* SPF 30 sunscreen still allows exposure to 3.3% of harmful UV-B rays.
-- Thanks to Life's A Stitch
Friday, July 13, 2007
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
As I was thinking about how best to photograph the colors, I noticed something sitting VERY still at the right side of the frame. Can you tell what it is?
Monday, July 9, 2007
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Friday, July 6, 2007
Thursday, July 5, 2007
You can't see the cranes because of the wide angle lens on my camera phone; but, I thought you would enjoy hearing them.
Yesterday, I went back to Carlos Avery to try to get better pictures of the muskrats (see one posted yesterday); they didn't turn out very well -- muskrats are harder to photograph than warblers. I'll try again later today, if I get my paying work done. In the meanwhile, you have this flower to gaze upon.