Friday, October 24

Old Abandoned Boathouse on the Mississippi


New Orleans Louisiana

Here is Day 4 of my #5dayblackandwhitechallenge

For Day 4 here is my shot of a old abandoned boathouse on the banks of the Mississippi.  This is close to the Ninth ward in NOLA which was mostly destroyed by Katrina in 2005.

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Thursday, October 23

Looking at You!

Looking at You!
Here is Day 3 of my #5dayblackandwhitechallenge

This shot of this awesome mural is from a few years ago down in Kenosha. I wished I knew the artist name but I don't. The color version is also amazing!

I used a Canon 7D mk I with a EF 24-70 f/2.8 Lens at f/10 @ 1/800 sec with a focal length of 32mm ISO 800

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Wednesday, October 22

Cooper's Hawk Taking-Off


Here is Day 2 of my #5dayblackandwhitechallenge.
This Cooper's Hawk is taking off this morning after it noticed this nut photographer looking at him.
I used a Canon 5D mk III with a EF300mm f/2.8 Lens at f/7.1 @ 1/1250 sec with a focal length of 420mm

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Tuesday, October 21

Working on the Farm Series


This was photograph in the town of Somers in Kenosha #Wisconsin.  During the fall, farmers and their workers, work tirelessly on harvesting their crops. I used a Canon 5D mk III with a EF24-70 f/2.8 Lens at f/5.6 ISO 800

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Saturday, October 18

Great Gray Owl

Middleton Wisconsin
The great grey owl or great gray owl (Strix nebulosa) is a very large owl, documented as the world's largest species of owl by length. It is distributed across the Northern Hemisphere. In some areas it is also called Phantom of the North, cinereous owl, spectral owl, Lapland owl, spruce owl, bearded owl, and sooty owl.
-Wiki
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Wednesday, October 15

Blue Jay in the Rain

Kenosha Wisconsin
The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominantly blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Sexes are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the blue jay are recognized.
-Wiki
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Saturday, October 4

Sandhill Crane in Fall Colors

Tichigan Wisconsin
The sandhill crane (Grus canadensis) is a species of large crane of North America and extreme northeastern Siberia. The common name of this bird refers to habitat like that at the Platte River, on the edge of Nebraska's Sandhills on the American Plains. This is the most important stopover area for the nominotypical subspecies, the lesser sandhill crane (Grus canadensis canadensis), with up to 450,000 of these birds migrating through annually.
-wiki

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Thursday, September 18

Great Egret - Black and White

Horicon Marsh Wisconsin
The great egret (Ardea alba) also known as common egret, large egret or (in the Old World) great white heron, is a large, widely distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the Neotropics. The Old World population is often referred to as the great white egret. This species is sometimes confused with the great white heron of the Caribbean, which is a white morph of the closely related great blue heron (A. herodias).
-wiki

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Great Egret in Color

Horicon Marsh Wisconsin
 The great egret (Ardea alba) also known as common egret, large egret or (in the Old World) great white heron, is a large, widely distributed egret. Distributed across most of the tropical and warmer temperate regions of the world, in southern Europe it is rather localized. In North America it is more widely distributed, and it is ubiquitous across the Sun Belt of the United States and in the Neotropics. The Old World population is often referred to as the great white egret. This species is sometimes confused with the great white heron of the Caribbean, which is a white morph of the closely related great blue heron (A. herodias).
-wiki

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