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missy

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I looked it up, they’re cousins! According to Wikipedia: “Egrets are herons that have white or buff plumage.” Cool, learn something new everyday. Don’t let Mr. Hero hear this but I prefer his white cousin. Lol.

Love this ❤️Thanks for looking it up. When I get home I’ll share some photos of our herons. There’s so many around here. And their egret cousins too. :)
 

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I took my camera with me while walking the dog on Sunday morning. It had been a torrential downpour when I woke at 5:30 AM, but by the time I walked the dog it was only intermittent sprinkles under a mostly overcast sky.

I was walking by my across the street neighbor's house when this rose lit up with light coming through a thinner layer of clouds than the rest of the foliage which was getting light through a thicker cloud.

Even though I would liked to have had on a wider lens, I stepped back until I was able to focus and grabbed this shot. Seconds later this rose "unlit" and I am so glad I got the shot before it did.

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Resa and I needed to get out of the heat last weekend, so we drove up Stanley, Idaho. This is about eight to ten miles out of town and I snapped this with my phone while we were leaving to come back to Boise. The delightful sky above the snowy peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains just made our eyes so very happy!

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From our cycling adventures the other day. I wish I could have gotten a photo of the baby. A tiny sweet doe but the momma pushed her away fast so I was only able to photograph the momma doe.

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And a quick photo of the "wildlife' in our very own backyard.
Meet sweet Sasha. A purrrrrfect feral kitty.

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I shared a phone photo above of my time in Stanley last weekend. This is another, taken with my Nikon and a 20mm lens. Taken early in the morning, as you can see by the shaded area starting at about the tree line as the sun has not yet climbed fully into the sky.

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I got to thinking that while normally a shorter lens is used for landscapes, I wanted to see the peak in the left edge of the picture much more up close and personal. I changed lenses to a 70 - 300 zoom and found I liked the composition at 200mm best.

I really like the resultant image shared below. In a week or so it will hang on my wall at home.

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P.S. I see when I look at the expanded image, that dropping the DPI to 100 from 300 leaves a very slight halo at the edges of the peak. This is likely also due to the fact that my 70 - 300mm lens is a kit lens, not the quality I would be using if I was a professional photographer. Fortunately, at the larger 300 DPI there is no halo.
 
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The canyon of the North Fork of the American River. I know Hubby cooking breakfast doesn’t fall within the topic parameters, but if you were here to smell and hear 248FB264-3898-421E-909C-F57552EDC1A1.jpeg see and 248FB264-3898-421E-909C-F57552EDC1A1.jpeg hear that sizzling corn goodness, you’d understand why I had to include it!
 

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A fox family under our garage. Mother, father and 4 babies. Able to get a few pictures but nothing clear enough with the little ones. 3CA18991-7D2A-4D8D-BEFA-05C7B1347A64.jpeg 0ADAA570-5DD0-41C9-9EAD-DEE95449C572.jpeg 12118C46-9E97-4F39-8044-CA0C522FBE0B.jpeg
 

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@Mreader, zoom in, it’s a deer :)
Probably wouldn’t be here to share pics if it had been a bobcat!
 

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Thank you for sharing @Myshinybestlife I've been twice and its so gorgeous!
 
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