Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013

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Digirame
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Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013
Feb 5, 2013

We invite you again to show your own snapshots or even choice pictures. Remember it's all about the enjoyment of taking pictures regardless of what we have. We can learn from each other and it's fun to share too.

When you are posting your own images please submit them as a reply to this post. Otherwise your pictures may be overlooked. See my own photos for this week as a reply.

We will start a new thread for this every week now due to the popularity. I'll be sure to comment also to your images, if you choose to share. Thanks everyone for your participation.

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Astoria, Oregon
In reply to Digirame, Feb 5, 2013

Early this past Saturday I was in Astoria, Oregon.  I got a chance to see fishing boats and larger ships.  Hearing the barking of sea lions prompted me to look for them.

Photo No. 1 - It was early at the Port of Astoria where I got to see large ships.  It was cold enough for me to wear my mittens.

Photo No. 2 - Also I found fishing boats.  The glow of the sunrise can be seen in the sky and water.

Photo No. 3 - The sunshine brightened the colors of the ships.  Sea lions can be seen resting and sleeping on the far right side.

Photo No. 4 - I was able to get close to these sea lions before the sun illuminated the area.  This sea lion dove in the water, swam a little and then came up to rest some.  Since it was isolated from the other sea lions, it became one of my best shots.

Photo No. 5 - Here's another one, where the sea lion looks straight at me.

Photo No. 6 - I left the barking sea lions for more things to see.  Since the sun had not completely shone on everything yet, it provided nice contrasts.

Photo No. 7 - In particular I liked this one.

Photo No. 8 - It was interesting seeing this old building on wood pilings.

Photo No. 9 - When the sun shone more, I came back to check up on the sea lions.

Photo No. 10 - The sea lions stayed together so much, that I was unable to get an isolated shot, like I did during the early morning before all of this sunshine.  Most of them appeared to be sleeping.

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Re: Astoria, Oregon
In reply to Digirame, Feb 5, 2013

Very nice Digi...specially like the sea lion looking at camera and the old building.

Paul

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Some more from Antigua
In reply to Digirame, Feb 5, 2013



Beach vendor huts on Long Bay.

Busy downtown St. Johns

Detail of a painting on an abandoned food truck at Devil's Bridge.

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Re: Astoria, Oregon: I enjoyed this little tour. Thanks. N/T
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N/T

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Amber Jack
In reply to Digirame, Feb 5, 2013

Taken with my 7D - not sure if there are restrictions on cameras used ... but here goes ...

Old boat with rust

Amber Jack, Nassau

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Hidding in bush
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In reply to Digirame, Feb 5, 2013

Thx for sharing. I find the ship photos would make interresting panoramas.

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Re: Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013
In reply to Digirame, Feb 5, 2013

Some more birds from me this week.   Although it's been cold here in the west of the UK, we've also had some sunshine, which has made the pictures on the bird feeders a bit brighter!  All these are taken with my Canon T1i/500D with the 55-250mm IS lens on full zoom and shot through my living room window.  The feeders are about ten feet from the window but usually slightly further from where I'm actually taking the shot back inside the room.

This is a greenfinch.  A common bird here but first time I've seen one in my garden for ages.  I left this one uncropped for once as I quite like the plain background.



First time this year I've had a woodpecker on the feeder.  This is the Greater Spotted Woodpecker.



I posted one of a long tailed tit last week.  Usually they come in groups and this week I had six at once.  These four couldn't decide which way was up.



Finally I had a chaffinch which was coming to the feeders but for some reason not landing.  I took a few shots trying to get it in flight.  Although the focus on the bird isn't very good, I liked this one for the sense of movement it gives.



I'll try to do something other than birds next week!

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Re: Wood Pigeon
In reply to Digirame, Feb 5, 2013

Just took this one while in my garden.

Hope you enjoy.

Carol

Wood Pigeon

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some of mine
In reply to Digirame, Feb 5, 2013

my birthday cake

inside Yorkdale Shopping Mall in Toronto

inside Pottery Barn in Yorkdale Shopping Mall in Toronto

another shot of Yorkdale Shopping Mall in Toronto

a plant at my parents house

some apetizers we served at New Year's Eve

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Re: Chaffinch
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And my second bird for today a little chaffinch.



Chaffinch

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Re: Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013
In reply to Digirame, Feb 5, 2013

Here are few taken this week at a nearby park. All shot with Canon T3i and 55-250 lens.





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Re: Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013
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nice shots.  I have a few pictures like yours of the bridge on my 500px account.

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Re: Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013
In reply to baneling, Feb 5, 2013

Thanks Baneling! yours is lot greener

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In reply to Eagles48, Feb 6, 2013

Thanks.  It's good to hear your feedback.  When I took the picture of the old building at the time it didn't seem all that interesting.  But when I got back to the computer, I enjoyed seeing it.

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Thanks for the reply.

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In reply to zigi_S, Feb 6, 2013

Thanks for the suggestion.  That would be something I would have to remember to do next time.

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Re: Some more from Antigua
In reply to Eagles48, Feb 6, 2013

Antigua looks like a nice place that's bright with colors.  I suppose the painting must be representative of tourism in the area, where a lot of people enjoy the beaches.

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Re: Amber Jack
In reply to max2k, Feb 6, 2013

The Amber Jack looks like a sturdy vessel, similar to a fishing boat.  Is it a fishing boat or possibly a tug boat?  I'm OK with any Canon DSLR camera being welcome, if anyone else doesn't mind.  A lot of us upgrade or get additional cameras.

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