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While visiting Maui, Hawaii  recently, I took this snapshot.  Interestingly, I had decided not to take my good camera and long lens which is usually my mainstay.  I wanted to travel light and not check any bags.  I took my little Olympus Stylus camera which is water proof, drop proof and quite tough for traveling and such.

Of course when I was over on Maui, I wished every day that I had brought my good camera.  Anyway, I had what I had and snapped this image while visiting the shore.  Technically, it isn’t the quality that I would have liked but the spirit of the image came through for me. It is a keeper for my memory book!

Hope you keep on shooting images no matter what camera you have, although having a good lens would have been better, possibly and probably.  Just a thought along the way..

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Thank you for your views and comments throughout the years.  For those that are still with me or interested in stopping by,  I will share another “Thought Along the Way “with you.
I have been reading a Little Book of Aloha by Renata Provenzano. It is a sweet book with many good thoughts and ideas. One thought she shared is “He ali’l ka’ aina; He kauwa ke kanaka….The land is a chief; man is its servant.” by Mary Kawena Pukui.”  Renata shared that we are not superior to our earth but stewards of the land and the ocean… I wish we all were of that mind set and took care of our land and seas better. I am very concerned about what we are doing to our water and land.
Just a thought along the way… I want the birds to be able to continue swimming in clean nutrious water and our grandchildren to be able to enjoy the fruits of our good earth and water, too. We all need to help protect our resources for sure.  In a small way, I hope to contribute with this effort with my blogs and pictures for you in hopes we will be more aware of this important necessity.  Who knows, it might make a difference.two white pelicans

About the Birds

 

Last week, I had the good fortune to see a wonderful collection of birds visiting Blackpoint Rd on Merritt Island, Florida.   There were such a variety present and they were giving the photographers a very fun day to witness them.  Attached are a few shots to give you an idea of what we saw.

 

A joy to behold…Happy New Year and happy shooting…photography of course…

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While visiting the Gulf Coast recently, we were fortunate to witness the Monarch Butterflies passing by.  What a joy to see the flittering of the orange wings as they tank up on nectar for their continued journey South.  I am amazed at their journey and their beauty.  Am certainly feeling blessed to have been at the right place at the right time to view a bit of their historic journey.

Thank you for stopping by.

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The other day, I passed a eagle nest while driving down the road,  I made a u-turn and went back to take a picture or two of the eagles.

Unfortunately,  the eagle nest had plastic bags hanging from it.   I do not know if the wind or the eagles attached the bags to their nest, but it did not sit right with me.   Hopefully, the bags will not interfere with their nesting.  I feel that nature has gotten the short end of the stick with our recycling of plastics or lack of recycling.

Anyway, just a few thought along the way…. IMG_3007

 

Field of Yellow

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While visiting Williams, AZ, I found a field of yellow in the countryside.  For many years I had envisioned a field of yellow in my mind’s eye.  When I saw this field,  I had to photograph it because it was so uplifting to me. The camera was handheld using a 100 to 400 mm lens on a windy day, but you can get an idea of the beauty that I saw.

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IMG_1000-2Thank you for stopping by to view my world on this beautiful AZ day in August, 2018.

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I had the good fortune to go shooting with photographers Scott Helfrich and Kevan Sunderland this week.  Not only were these folks very nice, they are published photographers of exceptional talent and skills.

I took several friends and we headed out in a platoon boat with our guides to a special spot where the swallow tails were nesting.  We saw many birds displaying many behaviors.  Some were nesting. IMG_9744

Others were skimming the water, flying high, and doing what birds do.

To make a long story short,  I can not thank my famous photographers enough for letting us enjoy nature with them, and seeing the swallow-tail kites in their special environment.  What a treat! I recommend it to everyone!

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