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Good point, I shudda stopped & picked it up, but we were going into town, still had 18 miles to go. Had it been on the way home, I would have seriously considered stopping. Our trips to town are a full day event & a dead turkey in the car all day long is not what I want to do. We did look for it on the way home, but could not find it. The vultures had a feast ! LOLOLOLOL
 

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Shadow game?

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Angle of shot makes me think this was done with camera mounted on a private drone.
 

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Stephen Shelby Sawyer is an American commercial artist known for his interpretations of Jesus Christ, as well as for his business, Art 4 God.
 

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Always get a few boxes when I go through Qatar.

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1/10sec f/11 ISO 100 with 28-300mm lens set to 28mm

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Taken through my bedroom window today. Camera was triggered using a Lightning Bug lightning detector.
 

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Here is a chicken or turkey barn that we have watched deteriorate for 20 years. It is a couple hundred yards off the highway. I should have been taking pic's all along, but ........

I wonder if the old/weathered wood has any value.

These are cell phone shots, shuda had my Canon with telephoto lens.
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I know a guy that would pay dearly for that wood. Stink or not, millionaires around here can't resist trying to make their interior walls look like barns.
 

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I know a guy that would pay dearly for that wood. Stink or not, millionaires around here can't resist trying to make their interior walls look like barns.
I think it does have value & I have often thought to ask the owner if I could harvest it, for a fee.
 

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Red-tailed hawk circling today
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and the bluebirds are back
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and awe man, they're even coming out in the daylight. Glad I got my deer fence up tonight around the food garden, radishes and lettuce are sprouting. The night before last a deer (maybe this one) slept right beside the garden.
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These are from today. A pair of Merlins I think. One landed in one of my trees. Hope I'm not over doing this. :picture perfect:

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How can you over do birds ?
Genie enjoying a chicken drumstick bone at dinner tonight.
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speaking for me, you are not over doing it at all,

especially with first hand and quality,

hats off to you,

Wow, thanks Scorpio! I will do my best to keep it up. :beer:

How can you over do birds ?
Genie enjoying a chicken drumstick bone at dinner tonight.

I couldn't tell you. Not even aware why I love birds so much, I don't recall a time when I didn't.

Genie is beautiful! Also looks very content with that chicken bone. :)
 

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Nice. Yeah in my experience Eagles tend to catch on pretty quickly if you are approaching them. You pretty much can't sneak up on them, though on the rare occasion they might not care. Actually being sneaky probably scares them more. I have had one fly right over me very close when my snow blower was running (but I stopped so I wasn't blowing snow, engine was running).

I have a very open sky here, one of the highest areas of the county. Much of what I can get is because I try to take a little time to stand outside with the camera ready just to see what happens.

Too bad about all the bear in your area. I hate how much wildlife loses their life to transportation. I avoid driving after sunset whenever feasible. Never hit anything bigger than a otter. I cried one day because I killed a goldfinch on my way back from an agate collecting trip. Poor thing lost its life because I wanted pretty rocks.
 

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If it's birds you like...

Not sure what this one is. Never seen it here before. I researched and it 'appears' to be an Eastern Phoebe Flycatcher, but it's difficult to tell. Any suggestions?
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Ya missed a couple pieces of bacon Cracker!
 

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^ I thought the same thing, like the bacon was cooked on a pan that was too hot. Of course, tastes vary.
Here is my process:
I set the bacon out for a bit to warm up some, then I place it on a room temperature pan and set the heat between medium and low and make sure there is space between each strip. Flip frequently. I end up with flat strips of bacon perfectly crispy to my liking. Hint: When the bacon foams it is cooked, I usually cook a few minutes longer.
(Sorry, cooking is one of my obsessions) :)
 

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(Sorry, cooking is one of my obsessions) :)
To get it cooked perfectly, bake it in the oven.

I am a "hobby"cook. I agree with Usury that the oven is the place to cook bacon.
I use a roasting pan w/alum. foil on the bottom & slow cook the bacon at 275 degrees. Flip it when the top side starts to look cooked. Cook time is around 1/2 hour. Good things take time. Save the bacon grease !!! :green tea:
 
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