Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Sunflower Midsummer Trip.

Hello everyone hope your week is gone swell this month. So as of the new year I and my family actually went back to the same sunflower fields we went to last summer. The farm not far from Gilliam, LA had a new field of sunflowers, however on the day we went to see them not all of the flowers were fully grown.
But even though we didn't go when the fields were fully bloomed in the weeks ahead, it was worth going on the day we did. As it was quite and desolate out on the week before the day of the festival, I had more time to take photographs without having a large crowd around. 
Also going out when the fields weren't fully bloom, was a nice change. It gave the photographs I had taken a less cluttered and cleaner background. Which the ones I took last year, they were more crowded with large sunflowers and other overgrown plants.
 Furthermore we went out around in the evening when it was close to the hours just before the sun was going down. So there was a pretty good lighting source to work with in post processing. Along with talking about post processing, I laid back on most heavy editing to these photographs. Because last year the photograph I used had a lot of unnatural gradients and color alteration in to the process. 

(you can see from the old blog post here.)

I was more inexperienced with my editing with photography back then, but now I can some what say I'm getting a bit better by just using the fundamental tools and skills in Photoshop rather than the fancy/fun stuff.
Well I not sure what else to say, but I hope you enjoyed the photographs from this blog post and loved the sunflowers as much as I did. I'll go ahead and leave the blog with a set of different sunflower photographs to end this weekly post. 

Farewell and goodbye everyone, have an amazing week!

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Monday, June 11, 2018

The House of Birds.

Hello everyone I hope your having a great week, well today I've finally have a blog post ready and this photography post is about birds. So starting off here is a photograph from the back-patio of my mother's Diy bird feeder with one small Black Caped Chickadee. This photograph is actually through the back door window which from the door I kinda felt surprised to get a good shot from the window, that wasn't going to be blur by the glass in our backdoor. 
Along from the backdoor photographs to the next day in the morning. I also got some photographs of a family of Northern mockingbird's through the front door window. Oddly enough more photographs from inside the house, but it's actually a good idea that I did. Because I wouldn't get a photograph shot of them as they would've just flied away from my presence. Also this parent Mockingbird didn't even liked the idea of me just looking out the front hallway window so I really didn't want to attempt fate with them.
But I was able to get photographs of one parent and two babies who were hanging around the Oleander tree out by the front door. I manged to get shots of them both with my 55-200 mm lens, through the tree branches.
Here is two photographs of what I can believe is the two baby mockingbirds who were trying to blend in the Oleander tree, while waiting for their parents to feed them. Which they were quite impatient waiting for their parents, throughout the morning all I could here outside was the babies chirping and screaming.
Well I hope you enjoyed the blog post and I’ll be back next week after my birthday week is over. So I hope you have a great day and goodbye for now.

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

The Wildlife Refuge Adventure-Part One.

Hi everyone, I hope your doing wonderful today! Well the blog post for this time, is about our trip to one of the wildlife refuge in our area last week. Most of this blog post is landscape photographs, with some mixes of wildlife. So I hope you enjoy the weekly blog post today and I hope it's very interesting for you all! 
Well starting right off this is at The Red River Wildlife Refuge and this is the one lake in the refuge. It's called Lake Caroline and this lake was quite vast, that we didn't quite get all the way around on that day. We only got through the half way point from the visitor center to the boating docks, out on the way to the nature trail.
However the other reasons that we didn't go all the way around is because the areas consider as wetlands were still flooded out since the last major storms we had last month.
Now next far as wildlife, I did see a lot of different bird species on our trip. However most if them were too far away for a closer photograph. Nevertheless I did get some fare decent photographs some bird species, likewise this Dickcissel that was up on the tree branch that was above us as we went back towards the visitor center at the end of the trip. 
Futhermore as well, before we went through the nature trail where we saw that bird. We did stop by the boating docks for a short break, mostly too see just the scenery of the lake.
As no one was around docking their boats on that day I had a chance to walk over to see these wildflowers. Which I believe are, the Evening Primroses or Pink Ladies by another name. There were a hole load of these beautiful flowers right on the hill next to the drop off for the lake, that I couldn't miss getting some photographs of them.
Now back to wildlife photographs, here are a set of different animals, from a bird, turtles and rabbit. Firstly here is this little bird at the visitor center on one of their feeders. It's a White-crowned Sparrow and it did have a mate with him, but she was resting up in the tree near by.
Next as we walked on the deck, which was the one right behind the feeder in the photograph above. I noticed on a piece of deadwood in the lake there was a group of turtles. These Red Eared Slider Turtles were basically all over the Lake Caroline far as I could tell.
Then finally as we left the deck to start our trip, as I got near the Ranger's station. There was Eastern cottontail Rabbit laying down in the grass watching us as we walked on the trail. The rabbit didn't seem quite afraid of us, pretty much carried on basking in the sunlight as we carefully watched him from a far.
lastly for today I've got three landscape photographs for the ending part of the blog post. These are very simple photographs, but I hope your okay with them. So here is a close up shot of this green wheat grass.
Which there were a whole field of this type of grass once we got out from the forest area of the nature trail. Also along side the wheat grass there were some wild Dewberries bushes among them. (there the reddish bushes on the left side of the photograph in the background.)
Also in the last photograph, I've got this back shot I took of the nature trail from what was behind us from the scene above. There were some young ceder trees growing along the nature trail and I just thought they had a nice shape so I took a photograph of the trees.
Okay well I do hope this adventurous blog post was enjoyable and this is going to be as a two part blog. As I've still got a lot of photographs left over that I want to show in another weekly post later on this year. But anyway hope the rest of your week will go great and goodbye everyone!

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Flying over the Sunset.

Hi everyone, I hope your week had gone pretty well! So for the weekend I've got the weekly photography blog post. Also this time this blog post it has simple photographs that I've taken while going out on errands for the past couple of weeks. So hope you do enjoy and thank you for sticking around.
Well firstly here is a photograph from a local lake not far from our neighborhood there were a Canadian Goose family there. With six baby duckling in total along with a mother and father, they were feeding together near by the lake while we had drove by on our way to the destination we were going too.

Next on another day about a week before the day we saw that Goose family, after coming back from an art gallery showing I wanted to go and see. Me along with my older brother took the country road home as it was a Friday evening and it was pretty heavy on that day far as people on the roads. 
So I did get some photograph shots along the back roads, as we drove by some of the farm fields and by the river. Which I speaking of the rive here is this not so bad photo shot of this dead tree that was standing right in the open middle just in front of the river.
Now lastly I've got this photograph of the river again from when we drove near by the levee, I took the shot directly where the sun was going down so It gave this cool shaded effect as the sun was beaming through the trees. 
So I hope everyone enjoyed this weeks photography blog post and are having a wonderful day! Goodbye till next time, everyone.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Hummingbird Frenzy.

Hi everyone. I hope your doing great today, well I've finally manged to get a proper scheduling of having the blog post on a Thursday again and this weekly blog post is about a flock of different Hummingbirds that have arrived in recent time.
Hope you all enjoy this blog post; so starting off I want to show the set up of our two new hummingbird feeders that we've gotten for the new year. We wanted to get the hummingbirds new feeders, since there were so many of them turning up this year. Also we hanged the feeders up by our kitchen window so we could see them fly by everyday.
Furthermore we also made homemade nectar for the Hummingbirds. Which is a simple recipe of "1 part sugar to 4 parts water". Following in the recipe is to boil the water first. 'We used a electric kettle to heat up the water quicker'. Then mixing the sugar in to the boiling water in till it's dissolved and letting it cool down for a while before putting it in the feeders. 
Also with these two feeders here being only an 8 oz humming feeders the mix was-
2 1/2 cups of water and 2/3 cups of sugar. (Some was left over, but we used it to re-fill one of the feeders later.)
This is much more a easy and inexperience way then buying store brand nectar for the Hummingbird feeders and this one simple recipe I had found out you can find on many different websites like, and Smithsonian's National Zoo, along with my other places if you just search up hummingbird nectar recipes 

--------Photographs of the Hummingbirds--------
Well anyway I don't have many good photographs of the different hummingbirds as of right now. But I've picked out the best ones I had manged to get and liked the most. So firstly we've got here is a female Ruby-throated Hummingbird, perching on a low tree branch of a tree that's right near the feeders and our kitchen window. She also does have a mate with her I believe, since I've seen him fly around by the feeder many times already. (however I haven't been able to get a photo shot of him as he keeps flying away every time he see me at the window.)
But the female Ruby-throated Hummingbird doesn't really mind me being near by at all, she just usually perches around by where the feeder is on that same kind of branch; waiting for her chance to get to the feeder for some food.
Lastly I've got this other photograph of another Hummingbird, but this one I can't find the proper species name for it's kind.  It does have this tiny bit of orange marking under it's beak and it's smaller than the other hummingbirds, so I guess this one could by a juvenile Hummingbird. 

However right now I can't really find out more about this one Hummingbird and I'm just going to have to leave it, without a name.

I hope everyone had enjoyed this weekly blog post and I do hope everyone has a amazing day and week! Goodbye and I'll see you next week-

Also I forgot to mention but, I'm sorry for not getting a blog post up last week. I was busy with personal reasons and once again we went through a third power outage; because another severe storm had blown right in to our area.

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Friday, April 6, 2018

Returning Back from the Winter.

Hello everyone, I hope your doing great and welcome back to the weekly blog post. This week is about different flower photographs I had taken last week before our severe rain storms came in. I'm also saying that because all of these flowers didn't make it after the storm, a lot fell out of their bushes with the heavy rain. So I'm glad I did get photo shots of many I could take. 

Well firstly our neighbors Azaleas bushes bloomed again this year and they were in large bundles. These are Autumn Jewel Azalea's and from the last time I had taken photographs of these flowers it was in February. So this bloom of azaleas are actually late for the new year. 
But even if they were late this year it was nice to see them just before the weather had changed; It was a good opportunity while I had it and with my newer lens and skill level this year I got different  shots compared to last year's photographs.
Furthermore for the first time in quite a while our Pink Lady Indian Hawthorn bushes in our backyard bloomed. Well It the first for me anyway to see them in such a big blossom, I think there was a growth last year; however there weren't enough to survive. 
This bush being very woody and small, I didn't even think they would grow any flowers. So having them around for a week or two with the Azaleas was pretty nice as well.
It defiantly had made the yards look very beautiful while they were blossoming and it was wonderful having them around for their short time.
Lastly I hope everyone has a wonderful day and evening, also this weeks blog post did ended up once again on the weekend due too my busy schedule and I want to apologize for that. But also we had a power outage two day's ago from the rain storm I've been talking about, which cut out one of my usual editing blog drafts day's.

Anyway goodbye till next week and I hope you enjoyed this weekly blog post.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Prowling around the Household.

Hello everybody, hope you doing great on this day. I'm late again but here's a photography blog post for this week and it's about a little new family member. So I hope you will enjoy this weeks adorable blog post! 

Well here’s the new little guy in our family, Woolly the big fuzzy kitty. Now it actually has been almost five to six years since we’ve had a cat friend in our lives and I have really missed that feeling of having one around, especially ever since one special cat in my life passed on a long time ago.  
So anyway it was discussed through the family and after thinking over for a while now on how it could work out having in our house now. We decided to adopt a kitten from the shelter two weeks ago and he's been doing great ever since. Woolly also is doing pretty well with the other furry friends in our lives; he especially is fond with our chihuahua, Alfie as their both around the same size at the moment.
It will take some time, but I think he'll do pretty okay with growing up in our family. He just needs to learn some of the basics of the house and get used to his environment for the most reasons. 
Woolly as well doesn't mind at all of me taking photographs of him, he is quite content with the camera. But he was mostly asleep in each photograph I took of him, however his sleeping positions were something to take photo's of. Like for instance the one photograph I took up above on this post of him sleeping while sitting was pretty silly.
Lastly I'm glad to see Woolly is doing pretty well for his first two weeks and I hope he grows up right in to our home and family.
Well I hope everyone is having a wonderful evening and day, I'll see you later next week. Also I am sorry for this blog post being on a Saturday I've been busy this week.

Goodbye Everybody!

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Friday, March 23, 2018

The Urban Wildlife.

Hello everyone I hope your doing great today, I'm back with this weeks blog post and it's wildlife photographs this time. However the bird wildlife photographs here are not out in the woods as you usually would see. These are from the time my family and I were waiting at a parking lot; So guess I can class them as urban wildlife photographs.
When we were at this parking space, a whole load of different birds that I often see in city places had turned up near our car. Also luckily no other car was around us, so it gave me a clear chance to get shots of them, like these two couples of Rock Pigeons
While also these female Great-tailed Grackle's were out and about in the parking lot as well. Mostly they had more interested in the water that was flowing in the cracks, since it had rained not to long ago from the day I took these photographs.
So they were looking for all the water that was still laying after the rain storm that came in. Furthermore they did noticed that I was there, so my shots show them looking back at me; but they didn't really care at all that I was there taking photo shots from the car window.
Lastly one of the male Great-tailed Grackle walked across from ahead of our car front nose, he also looked like he was looking around for the other grackles. He was also pretty much doing nothing but calling out for everyone and running around acting like he was the boss.
  Actually while he was calling out to the others, I got a lucky shot of the male grackle with his mouth wide open as he was standing right by our car at the same stance like the photograph above.
 So those were pretty okay photographs for this blog post and it was a good opportunity that I did have my camera bag with me or else I would've missed out on that day. Plus even though this wasn't something I was expecting to find to photograph in that area, It's still a nice change for that day.

Anyway I hope you have a good evening or morning wherever you live and I'll see you later next week. Farewell and goodbye everybody!

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Friday, March 16, 2018

Blooming of the new Spring: part two.

Good morning and good evening everyone, I hope you've been having a great week. So this week is on a Friday as I've got held up with a lot of yard work from the weekend. I was helping by removing all of the dead and dying Bamboo trees out from the backyard since the weather has been warming up slightly. So that work has kept me busy mostly every day starting from last Friday and I only had enough time yesterday to get this blog finished. 
Well anyway I do hope you enjoy today's blog post even if it's on a Friday.
Okay firstly this blog is about the very vast amount of Hot Pink Azalea's that bloomed this year, since after we had all that frost and rain in the past few months. It actually helped our Azalea bush in the backyard to grow quite a lot of flowers this time around.
I wasn't expecting to see so many of them survive for such a longer time either, as for most they only last in a few days before the rain storms destroy them; however they've been doing pretty good for the past two weeks only a couple have dropped off from the bush.
These Azaleas also were really beautiful and lovely this year more than any other year I could remember. They were fully bloomed and in bright color, I truly felt they were in perfect shape.
Lastly someone else thought they were perfect as well. This Harlequin Ladybug was hiding in a closed Azalea, it couldn't hide from me I spotted him/her anyway and took some photographs of the little guy. 
Well I don't want  hope your going to have a wonderful day and Goodbye till next week everyone. Farewell-
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