Monthly Archives: August 2017

A Foggy Morning in the Heights

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Spring in the Backyard – Touched Up

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I shot and posted this image earlier but brought it back up for a little work.  Particularly the Flowering Crab and Daisy Plants.

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Praying Mantis on the side of our Garage

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I couldn’t believe it when I saw him.  He’s three to four inches long.  Biggest one I’ve seen in years.  The picture doesn’t really represent his size.  He was giving me the once over, I’ll tell you.

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Illinois River Valley 2013 Enhanced

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A few weeks ago I loaded this image.  Yesterday I discovered an editing program called, “Aviary,” (it’s free) and was astounded at its strength.  My original post didn’t even show the grass in the lower left hand corner…let alone its color.  It sharpened the picture and allowed me to bring forth greater color and tone.  For my friends, this editing program is for phones and tablets.  “I am not being paid to push this program!”

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Ming and Muffin getting some early morning Sun

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An angle on our Neighbor’s Yard

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I shot this in June of 2016.  I love to shoot in light and shadow. I was standing in our street.

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Foggy Spring Morning

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I believe this was shot in the Spring of 2016 but perhaps this Spring. Remember, my Point and Shoot’s date and time stamp feature has stopped working.  It’s set, forever, on December 1979.

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Looking down the Trail

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I shot this image on October 4, 2011 – pulled it from my archives. Some of the leaves, as you can see, were beginning to turn to their fall colors.  You can barely see two bike riders moving down the trail.  Right now, in Central Illinois, the greens are starting to fade a bit.  Quite a while before the beautiful fall appears.

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Yellow Mums

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I shot this image in our backyard flower garden October 9, 2010 with my Canon Point and Shoot camera.

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Little Miss Muffin

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I shot this image just after Muffin scratched an itch.

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Blurred American Goldfinch

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I dd a bit of work in Photoshop Elements 6 here.

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Doe stepping out for a drink

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I took this image yesterday at about 7:30 PM.  She was behind a business located next to Forest Park Nature Center in Peoria Heights.   I used my camera, an Alcatel Pop Astro.  She sure was a pretty little gal and had just been drinking from the bird bath directly in front of her.

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