MikePDX

MikePDX

Lives in United States Portland, OR, United States
Works as a Retired!
Joined on Jun 8, 2009
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  • I'm pretty sure this one is a Killdeer.  But I'm of no help on the second one.
  • From Malheur NWR last month.  I don't think I've ever seen a Turkey Vulture on the ground before.
  • Replied in Into the storm
    A VERY lonely section of highway in Southeastern Oregon. Pano stitched together in Lightroom
  • Replied in Burrowing Owl
    I'm a very infrequent poster here. This little guy was resting near his burrow, right along a highway near Malheur NWR in Southeastern Oregon, USA.  He had a hard time keeping his eyes open.
  • Thanks to all for the comments.  Maybe a little background for anyone who is interested.  Everybody else just skip the rest. :-) A friend and I participated in a birding photo workshop for 5 days ...
  • Capturing birds in flight is just about the hardest thing I've ever tried to do in photography.  Don't get discouraged if it takes a long time to get it right.  I'm still learning, as well.  I ...
  • Replied in Keukenhof ..
    Lou, I really like this, for all the reasons Roel mentioned, but I even like the sky. ;-)  The one thing that really grabs me about it is you have perfectly captured the scale of the people to ...
  • Replied in White on White
    I like this image for it's relationship to the larger space, the shading on the rear column, and for it's depth of field which brings everything into focus. If it were mine, I'd darken the ...
  • I'm back again after a long absence during which I had nothing remarkable to show. This series was shot a couple of weeks ago at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Southeastern Oregon.  You ...
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice I was immediately reminded of Mickey Mouse commanding the elements to do his bidding in the 1940 Disney film Fantasia.
  • Thanks for the feedback. Almost unanimous preference for the first shot over the second. I think I concur, although I will keep both of them. I tried an ever so slightly tighter crop. Not sure ...
  • In the second shot, I might tend to agree with the commenters proposing something of interest in the foreground, maybe someone walking into the scene, perhaps.  However, I think you framed this ...
  • I'm generally quite a literal person.  As such I don't often pick up on this sort of shot.  But once you explained it, now I can't "un-see" it.  :-)  There is Mr. D dancing in the midst of some ...
  • Replied in Joy Ride
    I spent a few days last week on the southern Oregon coast at Bandon, Oregon.  Here are two versions of this shot.  I like the first for the interaction between the riders as well as the ...
  • Replied in Sky Hook
    I'm reaching the end of my stock of unprocessed shots from Glacier National Park.  This one caught my eye because of the graceful curve of the dead branch.  Almost any boy who spent time in Boy ...
  • Replied in More or less
    I, too, procrastinated in commenting.  What it comes down to for me is this:  There needs to be more on the top.  If that isn't possible, then I guess you will have to crop the top to remove the ...
  • Once again I am so pleased to be the recipient of such excellent and especially honest feedback.  It has long been a hallmark of this weekly thread. Something that Zin mentioned about how the eye ...
  • Here is yet another from my collection of Palouse images.  I'm not too sure about it.  It seems in between an abstract and something with a subject.  Is there a picture here?  Is there a better ...
  • Replied in Existence Proof
    OK, so last week Mike Fewster commented: So just to be obstinate, ;-) I offer this week as a proof of existence, this stitched panorama of shots I took from the same place in the spring of '13. ...
  • Clearly the cat is wary about this new intruder.  Is it a threat?  The nice soft backlighting helps set this snap apart from the ordinary.
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