Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013

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Digirame Forum Pro • Posts: 32,878
Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013
Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,878
Astoria, Oregon

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.

Eagles48 Contributing Member • Posts: 883
Re: Astoria, Oregon

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

Paul

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Some more from Antigua



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

N/T

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max2k Senior Member • Posts: 1,653
Amber Jack

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

Old boat with rust

Amber Jack, Nassau

zigi_S Senior Member • Posts: 2,200
Hidding in bush



zigi_S Senior Member • Posts: 2,200
Re: Astoria, Oregon

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

heatherc Regular Member • Posts: 265
Re: Show Your Snaps...February 4, 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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Car629
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Re: Wood Pigeon

Just took this one while in my garden.

Hope you enjoy.

Carol

Wood Pigeon

baneling
baneling Senior Member • Posts: 1,694
some of mine

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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Car629
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Re: Chaffinch

And my second bird for today a little chaffinch.



Chaffinch

maadfw Regular Member • Posts: 239
Re: Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013

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





-maadfw

baneling
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Re: Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013

nice shots.  I have a few pictures like yours of the bridge on my 500px account.

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maadfw Regular Member • Posts: 239
Re: Show Your Snaps...February 4, 2013

Thanks Baneling! yours is lot greener

-maadfw

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,878
Astoria, Oregon - Thanks

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.

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,878
Astoria, Oregon - Thanks

Thanks for the reply.

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,878
Astoria, Oregon - Thanks

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

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,878
Re: Some more from Antigua

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.

Digirame OP Forum Pro • Posts: 32,878
Re: Amber Jack

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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