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Neat stuff. Lens/settings for chopper shot?

Whats the goofy looking antenna all about?

1/800 sec at ISO 400, f/8 300mm focal length, through window
I try to keep my camera ready, I only had time to take a quick through window pic. Not the usual chopper.

My property is nearly the highest point in the county. So there are quite a few radio towers in my vicinity. The antennas in the pic are are on an adjacent property.

Lower down on the same tower one day.

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Hummingbird moth, but lobstertail would be a fitting name as well.

Interesting thing about hummingbird moths, when they first emerge their wings are solidly colored. Over time the color on the wings falls off and they become clear.

Not a great pic but this is one with more color.
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Now back to your regularly scheduled random pics.
It's a flying shrimp, Eric!

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(Ps- ran the screenshot through a cpupke filters)
 

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Here is another pizza I made this morning. My wife actually came up with it. Instead of pizza sauce, it has tangy green chili (enchilada) sauce. Then mixed ("Mexican") cheese blend on the sauce. Then squares of cream cheese with pickled jalapenos on top. The rest of the pizza is covered with chunks of chicken.

The tangy green sauce and the jalapenos work well with each other, and the cream cheese mellows out the jalapenos.
We call it "Kickin' Chicken".
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Here is another pizza I made this morning. My wife actually came up with it. Instead of pizza sauce, it has tangy green chili (enchilada) sauce. Then mixed ("Mexican") cheese blend on the sauce. Then squares of cream cheese with pickled jalapenos on top. The rest of the pizza is covered with chunks of chicken.

The tangy green sauce and the jalapenos work well with each other, and the cream cheese mellows out the jalapenos.
We call it "Kickin' Chicken".
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That's tha same knickname many use for Wild Turkey.
 

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Since people seemed to like the last artwork I shared from my kid.
Combined some studying on Surrealism, landscape photos, and national parks in daddy homeschool the past week.
This was the result:

"The Imagination Desert"
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Loving homeschool and the opportunity to combine subjects and spend a lot of time on one project.
 

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Here is another pizza I made this morning. My wife actually came up with it. Instead of pizza sauce, it has tangy green chili (enchilada) sauce. Then mixed ("Mexican") cheese blend on the sauce. Then squares of cream cheese with pickled jalapenos on top. The rest of the pizza is covered with chunks of chicken.

The tangy green sauce and the jalapenos work well with each other, and the cream cheese mellows out the jalapenos.
We call it "Kickin' Chicken".
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Damn you!
 

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Since people seemed to like the last artwork I shared from my kid.
Combined some studying on Surrealism, landscape photos, and national parks in daddy homeschool the past week.
This was the result:

"The Imagination Desert"
Qp9Ijn2.png


Loving homeschool and the opportunity to combine subjects and spend a lot of time on one project.
The shadows create a good amount of dimension to it.
 

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Ugly bird that eats moose guts from 2 months ago. You guys who actually take pictures worth looking at would do him some justice.LOL


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There you go, looks like you got you a good bag of smoke.

:2 thumbs up:

It cant hurt.
 

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What camera system do you have? That's really good quality!

It is a Swann NVR16-8000. Overall I really like it. There are a few things about it that annoy me but I have gotten used to it. For the price it was a no-brainer (less than $700, 2 TB hard drive, capable of 16 4K cameras, came with 8 cameras and cabling). Very soon after I ordered it the model/kit was no longer available.
 

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Ugly bird that eats moose guts from 2 months ago. You guys who actually take pictures worth looking at would do him some justice.LOL


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Kid brought home a fork horn muley road kill for the bird and he has been chawing on it for an hour now.
 

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Found some old pics recently.

These are a couple of my all time favorites that I took probably 15 yrs ago...(flies too fast!)

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So cute! I only ever see the older ones here. The regular, I call him "old man possum", not that he's that old, but because they move around so slowly like they are. I'm weird though because I think the old ones are cute too, along with the skunks.
 

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They were found on the side of the road in the pouch of their mother who had been killed by a car.....13 in total and I believe all survived thanks to the skills of the rehabilitator (my mom).
She has state and federal licences for rehabbing small mammals, waterfowl and bats. That what she's done in her "spare time" as its not only volunteer but costs come from her own pocket and any donations by the people who found/bring the animals to her.
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So cute! I only ever see the older ones here. The regular, I call him "old man possum", not that he's that old, but because they move around so slowly like they are. I'm weird though because I think the old ones are cute too, along with the skunks.
I've long thought they ate the cutest things ever.... I'm aware that there's a lot of stiff competition but I think I'd have to make that my final answer. :)
 

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Mix of red and grey squirrels
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I was there when a tree guy brought this pile of red squirrels after sawing through a tree directly above their nest, meaning after he cut the tree he looked down and saw this:

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Figured since were on the topic may as well post a few...

A "pinky".... a mammal so young when brought to her it was basically un-identifiable...it didn't last long.

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They were found on the side of the road in the pouch of their mother who had been killed by a car.....13 in total and I believe all survived thanks to the skills of the rehabilitator (my mom).
She has state and federal licences for rehabbing small mammals, waterfowl and bats. That what she's done in her "spare time" as its not only volunteer but costs come from her own pocket and any donations by the people who found/bring the animals to her.

Sad to hear stories like that. Awesome that your mom does so much work rehabilitating animals.

I have been sprinkling some sunflower seeds for the deer. Now that they know it's there they made an early evening visit today.
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What causes those? Surprisingly bright at the horizon. Exposure time?
It is caused by flat ice crystals that tend to horizontally align themselves causing light to reflect that way.

That business with the bright light on the horizon needs to shut that thing off! Gettin' in the way of my pics. lol
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