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Black...White...and Rust & Maybe a Bird or Two

BLACK & WHITE - FENCE POSTS

While out walking the dried up salt flats, I came upon this trio of fence posts. I like the old weathered wood and the rusted barbed wire. I set the camera on monochrome and used the auto setting for color...with my paintshop pro, I then 'grabbed' the rusty wire and post and super-imposed into the black and white close-up photo...



FLY ME TO THE MOON - skywatch

...on an early morning walk at Packery Channel Park, I noticed a turkey vulture soaring near the moon, I aimed and waited,  following its flight pattern, in hopes for it to 'circle the moon'. Now, if it had gone behind the moon at any given point, I'd still be passed out on the boardwalk!!!




...I zoomed in on the silent flyer




ANOTHER TIME ANOTHER PLACE

On another early morning walk, in the quiet of the hour, I neared the observation tower. As I veered to the left heading toward the steps to climb, I spotted four snowy egrets in flight high above, and one lone vulture perched on the tower railing. My footsteps crunching as they made contact with the gravel path was the only sound heard....



...eventually, as I got closer, I was able to get a close-up of the T. Vulture, and then it took off...it was like the egrets were following the leader!!



58 comments :

  1. The vulture and the moon have my jaw dropping!!!! SUPER and GORGEOUS!!! Just the moon itself would have been gorgeous, but with the vulture it is amazing. And flight pictures are not easy. Your photography abilities never cease to amaze me. The group of egrets in the air are beautiful, like clouds.

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    1. Wow Ginny...thanks for the compliments!!

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  2. Black and white fence shot looks very beautiful. The vulture flying near by the moon is a wonderful shot...

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  3. wow, awesome shots of the vulture with the moon and the egrets following him...loved them all!

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  4. the last shot is very cool. love the vultures. and sweet old posts and wire!

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    1. Ahhhhhhhh, shucks, thanks Ms. T

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  5. Great pictures all, Anni. I like the second moon shot with the vulture the best.

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    1. Thanks...it's good to know you liked the photos today D J

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  6. Hello Anni!:) Love your moon and vulture shots, they are amazing captures, also, your "follow the leader" image is a neat sighting, Great fence shots, and I like what you did with the B&W images.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words!!!

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  7. these are each and every one awesome photos. love the moon and the birds and the fence edits are amazing!!

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  8. Wonderful! I like the close up on that fence post...

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    1. I'm happy knowing that you liked the close-up Ellen, thanks.

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  9. Another master piece. I love the way you change of the camera functions. Wish I had your skills.

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  10. Great photos of the Turkey Vulture, and I like the B&W fence photos, too.
    Have a great day!

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    1. Thanks...have a great day yourself Lea.

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  11. Awesome pictures!!!

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  12. The rusty barbed wire on the weathered fencepost picture is extraordinary. I love it!

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    1. Thank you for such praise Ms. G

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  13. Wow - fabulous shots of fence posts and moon with bird!

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    1. I'm so happy you enjoyed the 'post' today Fiona.

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  14. Great fence & barbed wire shots - Love the processing.
    Awesome shots of the Vulture and the moon.
    Also enjoyed the egrets and vulture shots.

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  15. Anni what great photos of the moon!! and the T vulture. "Now, if it had gone behind the moon at any given point, I'd still be passed out on the boardwalk!!!"
    this cracked me up and I can say had I been there I would have been down for the count with you
    Hugs Cecilia

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    1. Lol...there'd be reviving us!

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  16. The black and whites show the texture so well.

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    1. I am glad you noticed Tom!

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  17. Love the look of the fence post pictures. The vulture and the moon is pretty awesome. Glad he didn't fly behind the moon. I would hate to see you passed out on the sidewalk.

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  18. I just love the fence photos. Amazing that you captured the moon with the vulture. Hope you have a nice evening.

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  19. You are such a creative and skilled photographer!!

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    1. Thank you very much Yogi!!

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  20. I adore the song Fly me to the moon! Your fence and post presentations are sensational! Very nice photography!

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    1. ....as only Frank Sinatra can sing!!! Love it too. Thanks Karen.

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  21. Great shot with the bird flying in front of the moon.

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  22. That second shot is so simple and so fantastic.

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  23. Have to say the vultures are not much of a looker!!

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  24. It's always so funny to see smaller birds chasing big ones (though one certainly can't say that egrets are small by any means).... beautiful pictures, especially envious of your flight shots.

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    1. I admire the 'smaller birds' spunk! Enjoy watching small birds chase away huge raptors/hawks!!

      Thanks Sallie

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  25. That buzzard circling the moon is an award winner!!

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    1. Oh my gosh....thanks for the vote of confidence.

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  26. Fantastic shots of the raptor and the moon, Anni.

    And good job of the vulture in cooperation!
    ~

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  27. Wow o wow!!! All images excellent---what a super photographer you are. Well you and your camera. Excellent close-ups.
    MB

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  28. Sensational photos. I could study these bird shots for hours.

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  29. Amazing shots of Moon and vulture. The wire and fence shot is beautiful. Those vultures look like they're wearing scary masks for Halloween!

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  30. Wow Anni! These are all amazing shots!

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  31. Beautiful vulture and the moon; also, the b&w aspects.. Lovely amazing details. A great weekend!

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