I’m A Duck That Does Not Give A Quack! — Through Open Lens

F/6.3, 1/500, ISO 250. Hooded Merganser ( Female ) 2 Guys walking down the street. One walks into a bar, the other ducks. Interesting Fact: The female chooses the nest site, and may start scouting for next year’s tree cavity at the end of each breeding season. Nest cavities can be in live or dead […]

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I’m A Duck That Does Not Give A Quack! — Through Open Lens

Hooded Merganser ( Female )

2 Guys walking down the street.

One walks into a bar, the other ducks.

Interesting Fact:  The female chooses the nest site, and may start scouting for next year’s tree cavity at the end of each breeding season. Nest cavities can be in live or dead trees and are usually close to water. Cavities are typically 10–50 feet off the ground, up to about 90 feet. Hooded Mergansers nest readily in boxes, preferring those with wood shavings or nest material from previous uses. They prefer cavities with 3–5 inch openings.

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2018-01-08: Monochrome Monday

 

 

 

Happy Monday to all!  For my first monochrome Monday post of the year, I decided to share not only my favourite animal, but an image that I recently printed for a display in my home.  I love surrou…

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Photo Of The Day!

 

 

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Photo prompt round-up – Mists – #writephoto

Mists

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Vision under stress
Clouded by survival’s needs
The seen is unseen
Unnoticed by conscious sight
Beauty passes unremarked

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Eyes turning inward
Seeking the unsolvable
Fixate on madness
Moments slide into the mist
Their gifts unlooked-for refused

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President Sequoia in a snow storm

3200 years old, 247 feet high – the equivalent of a skyscraper – the sequioia tree ‘President’ is currently the second largest in the world. ‘President’ has 2 billion leaves and measures 27 ft in diameter.   Photographed in Sequoia National Park by National Geographic magazine photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols for the December 2012 issue.  The final photograph is a mosaic of 126 images.