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Mar 8, 2019 15:22:05   #
joer wrote:
Thanks for asking Marg and since you asked I went out on the deck and took a shot. As you can see its snowing.

The logs are suet feeders that I made by drilling holes into them which hold the suet. Great for woodpeckers and nuthatches. I have 4-5 Shepard's Crooks in the yard depending on the season. All have different feeders but have the same squirrel baffles. They need paint which will happen when the weather is suitable. All have perches attached. Overall the are not pretty but affective.

The baffle on the left is modified. It is designed to hang above the feeder. The right is used as designed. I have them placed a little over 4 feet from the ground. I buy them at Menards...left type about $10, right one About $20. It gets expensive but for me its medicine to prevent neurosis...totally worth it.

You would be surprised how far squirrels can jump. Straight up is their shortest jump. Lateral jumps are much longer and downward jumps are even further. Make sure there are no launch points 8-10 feet from the feeders, depending on whether its from above or lateral.
Thanks for asking Marg and since you asked I went ... (show quote)

Thanks, Joe! I had previously utilized your perch suggestion and it works quite well. Hopefully this will, too. Stay warm in your blind and hang on - spring is coming!
Mar 8, 2019 09:18:41   #
joer wrote:
Even though it is almost black its a Gray Squirrel. I believe the ears are more pointed on the Black, although I'm not an expert.

We often have as many as 8-9 in the yard at the same time. The usual number is 2-3. Now that I have the feeders totally squirrel proofed I don't mind them at all. They are the clean up crew that remove the bird feed that hits the ground.

The second one is from the day before.

Joe, would you please share your squirrel proofing solution? We have 9 or 10 feeders and our squirrels just laugh at our attempts to keep them off.
Mar 8, 2019 08:57:48   #
robert palmer wrote:
Barred Owl

Gorgeous shot! He appears to be staying close to his dinner table.
Mar 1, 2019 16:24:56   #
photophile wrote:
Good ones Marg.

Thanks, Karin!
Feb 27, 2019 14:43:22   #
Photogirl17 wrote:
Great set Marg..Pg.50

Thanks, Lesley!
Feb 27, 2019 10:36:07   #
pmsc70d wrote:
Here's one from North Idaho

Bridges over the flooding Tennessee River. Water 12’ above actual flood level.
Old Railroad Bridge - those concrete mooring posts at the end are usually standing at least 12’ out of the water, maybe more

No room for the barges to go underneath

Bridge supports taking a beating but standing strong

Railroad bridge closed to pedestrians till the waters recede

Feb 14, 2019 14:56:00   #
Marg wrote:
I suggest that you speak with someone at canon before sending the camera in for repair. I did a firmware update on my t4i and had issues downloading immediately following. Sent the camera in (on canon’s advice) but yesterday was told it is beyond service date (different from warranty) and they no longer have parts available for repair. This camera was only released 6 years ago. 🤦‍♀️

Update to my previous post. Canon has now said they can fix my camera for $105.00. Can’t wait to get it back!
Feb 14, 2019 08:44:21   #
Tenn Guy wrote:
I am using a Canon T6i and find it more than enough camera for me. My previous camera was the T5i but it has some issues needing attention – the video blinks and has stripes across it and the memory card is sometimes recognized and others not. What are your opinions on whether I should I send it to Canon or to one of the other repair vendors I have seen mentioned in previous discussions – are the non-Canon vendors dependable and less expensive than Canon? I want to give the camera to daughter but want it to be fully functional. Thanks in advance for your advice! “Tenn Guy”
I am using a Canon T6i and find it more than enoug... (show quote)

I suggest that you speak with someone at canon before sending the camera in for repair. I did a firmware update on my t4i and had issues downloading immediately following. Sent the camera in (on canon’s advice) but yesterday was told it is beyond service date (different from warranty) and they no longer have parts available for repair. This camera was only released 6 years ago. 🤦‍♀️
Jan 28, 2019 07:34:09   #
wdross wrote:
This circular lens flare I think is much more pleasing than the more common linear flare. It is exactly hard to say how it was exactly created, but I suspect the main cause is the location of the sun so close to the centerline of the lens.

Thanks for looking and commenting, wdross. I was happily surprised and will be interested in seeing if I can recapture the circular flare.
Jan 27, 2019 21:48:59   #
rmalarz wrote:
You did quite nicely in getting this flare.

Thanks, Bob! I’m changing from “what the heck is that?” to “Holy cow, you guys! Look what I did!” 😂. But I’m certainly going back to see if I can do it again.
Jan 27, 2019 21:41:04   #
I took some sunset shots this evening and was surprised upon viewing to find this circle on several of the shots. I have been practising with lens flares but had never seen this before. Sigma 18-250 with no filter.

Jan 13, 2019 09:34:05   #
lovemypups wrote:
Good morning Richard and thank you so much for sharing your feathered friends with us. An amazing series! I truly enjoyed seeing all the different varieties.

What a wonderful start to my day!! I smiled at each and every one. Thanks for sharing.
Jan 9, 2019 10:00:20   #
Great shot, Joe!
Dec 30, 2018 09:40:26   #
paulw wrote:
Is there another link it says website not Available in Europe

Here you go, Paul

Being Green
Checking out at the store, the young cashier suggested to the much older woman, that she should bring her own grocery bags because plastic bags weren't good for the environment.
The woman apologized and explained, "We didn't have this 'green thing' back in my earlier days."
The young clerk responded, "That's our problem today. Your generation did not care enough to save our environment for future
generations."She was right -- our generation didn't have the 'green thing' in our day.Back then, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over.
So they really were recycled.But we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags, that we reused for numerous things, most memorable besides household garbage bags, was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our schoolbooks. This was to ensure that public property, (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.But too bad we didn't do the "green thing" back then.We walked up stairs, because we didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.But she was right. We didn't have the "green thing" in our day.

Back then, we washed the baby's diapers because we didn't have the throwaway kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts -- wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

But that young lady is right; we didn't have the "green thing" back in our day.

Back then, we had one TV, or radio, in the house -- not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana.

In the kitchen, we blended and stirred by hand because we didn't have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn't fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.But she's right; we didn't have the "green thing" back then.We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.But we didn't have the "green thing" back then.Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family's $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the "green thing." We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn't have the "green thing" back then?

Please forward this on to another selfish old person who needs a lesson in conservation from a smart young person...

We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to piss us off...especially from a tattooed, multiple pierced know it all who can't make change without the cash register telling them how much.
Dec 28, 2018 10:02:26   #
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