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I'm indulging in Smoke and Mirrors, Double Meanings, Hidden Messages, etc., on my blog right now...
Time is one of my favorite themes, yet this year, whenever it has been a site's challenge, I have struggled to turn any of my ideas into an art piece. That was the case once again. This is similar to a piece I created awhile ago, with a couple kissing as the clock struck midnight.
The vintage couple is from Munchner Kindl Keller by Hans Rudi Erdt.
I took these photographs at a New York Mets baseball game I went to recently. I brought my old camera so I wouldn't have any problems entering the stadium at the security checkpoint. The zoom wasn't as good as I would've liked, so these are kind of blurry, and not level either. Normally I wouldn't post low quality shots like this, but I took these more for practice on capturing action. I also don't usually post photos of people, out of respect for their privacy. Taking photos of athletes while they're participating in their sport is an allowable exception.
This is 3 of 7 posts of photographs I took at the Reservoir in Easton, CT on Aug 23, 2013.
These photos were taken in two different nearby locations, so these might be two different birds. I spotted the head of the first Double-crested Cormorant as he swam through the water. From a distance, it looked similar to a miniature Loch Ness Monster head. Then it rose out of the water and flew toward the second location where I took the rest of my photos.
This is 4 of 7 posts of photographs I took at the Reservoir in Easton, CT on Aug 23, 2013.
The bird with the orange nasal knob is a White Chinese Goose, while the other bird, with the head bump, could be some other type of Goose. (Bird identification comments are welcome.)
These are domesticated birds that some irresponsible person abandoned at the Reservoir. This series of photos shows them in the vicinity of a small island, at the water's edge, then at the road edge. A "Goose Whisperer" was able to coax the "head bump" Goose close enough to be captured. The "orange nasal knob" Goose followed up to the guard rail, and was subsequently captured as well. A benevolent person who could provide a safer living environment took both Geese.
Update: 2013 Aug 28: The "head bump" goose is a Roman Tufted Goose, another domesticated bird.
I took this photograph the morning of Aug 21, 2013. The moon was full at 9:45pm the previous night. This was a blue moon because it was the third of four full moons in the same season. I didn't realize that was the correct definition of a blue moon. Having two full moons in the same month had been erroneously labeled as a blue moon.
This is 1 of 3 posts of photographs I took at the Reservoir in Easton, CT this past week. I heard this bird before I saw it come walking out from behind some foliage. I was thrilled to see for the first time what I think is a Great Blue Heron! (Bird identification corrections welcome, if I am mistaken.)