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Day 109

A short excerpt from an Easter Egg Hunt…

Toots on Egg Cleanup Patrol!

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“Who is this person who keeps picking me up?”

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Get ready.

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Get set.

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PHOTO BOMB!

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“I am so cute, I don’t know how you people put up with me…”

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“I’ll just roll this over here…”

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“And I have MY chair!”

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A good time was had by all.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 108: Happy Birthday ‘Stache!

‘Stache turned One today.  There was a party…

Old Blue-eyes!

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(All photos Nikon Coolpix P7100)

“Wanna see a magic trick?  I can pull a hippo outta my ear!”

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“Ta-Da!”

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“Give me a break.  I’m only one.  How much practice do you think I’ve had?”

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“I love that new car smell…wait…nope, it’s not me…”

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“Pssst!  Pops!  That lady is handing out cupcakes again…”

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“Hmmmm.  Where to begin.”

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“An interesting flavour.”

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“And the color is intriguing.”

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“Perhaps another little sample…”

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“Another?…No…”

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“…One’s good!”

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“Bath?”

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“Why would I want a bath???”

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Happy Birthday ‘Stache!

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 107

A Western Meadowlark.

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(1/1000s f/8.0 ISO320 300mm +1/2 stop Canon 7D)

Mrs. and Mr. Mallard.

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(1/500s f/8.0 ISO320 300mm +1.5 stops 7D)

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 106

A few foggy birds and such.

Pelican.

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(1/750s f/8.0 ISO320 300mm Canon 7D)

Common Loon.

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(1/500s f/8.0 ISO320 300mm +1/2 7D)

Northern Shoveler.

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(1/500s f/8.0 ISO320 300mm +1/2 stop 7D)

Agitated Canada Goose.

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(1/3000s f/8.0 ISO320 229mm +1/2 stop 7D)

No-so agitated.

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(1/2000s f/8.0 ISO320 229mm +1/2 stop 7D)

More Pelican.

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(1/500s f/8.0 ISO320 200mm 7D)

Seagull.

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(1/2000s f/8.0 ISO320 300mm -1/2 stop 7D)

Western Meadowlark.

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(1/1500s f/8.0 ISO320 300mm -1/2 stop 7D)

Shadows in the mist.

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(1/1000s f/8.0 ISO320 207mm -1/2 stop 7D)

Purple-headed Mallard…

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(1/750s f/8.0 ISO320 300mm +1/2 stop 7D)

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 105

A change in the weather: 14F, snow, ice, and sunshine!

The railroad Trestle above Rainbow Dam.

(A five photo panorama: Click to enlarge; BACK to return!)

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(1/250s f/8.0 ISO320 70mm Canon 7D)

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 104

After only getting a good photo of the Magpie in the post below this morning, I went back this afternoon to a bit more success!

A female northern Shoveler, with mud on her beak!

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(1/350s f/8.0 ISO200 400mm +1 stop Canon 7D

Mr. Shoveler.

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(1/500s f/8.0 ISO320 400mm +1/2 stop 7D)

A female Common Merganser.  The snow makes it difficult…

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(1/350s f/8.0 ISO200 400mm +1 stop 7D)

Franklin Gulls.

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(1/750s f/8.0 ISO320 400mm +1 stop 7D)

A Common Loon.

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(1/250s f/8.0 ISO200 400mm +1 stop 7D)

Another!

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(1/500s f/8.0 ISO320 400mm +1 stop 7D)

As I was driving back from the Flathead on Friday, I saw one of these, a Hooded Merganser, in a pond beside the road near Browning.  I don’t know why I thought it was a Bufflehead, but I didn’t stop…

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(Photo from the Internet!)

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 103

A Magpie down by Giant Springs.  In the snow, of course.

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(1/60s f/8.0 ISO125 300mm +2.5 stops Canon 7D)

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 102

If you can’t get out to see Mars (or just can’t see it through the clouds!) here it is.  The closest, brightest approach in several years.

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(1/500s f/5.6 ISO2500 300mm Canon 7D)

Here it is at 400%…

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For comparison, here is the Moon at the same time.

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(1/500s f/19.0 ISO2500 300mm -4.5 stops 7D)

Mars is better in the first photo if you click on the photo.

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 101

I am on the road to the Flathead again.  I took a moment near East Glacier to photograph a horse wandering across the field.

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(1/3000s f/8.0 ISO200 260mm +1/2 stop Canon 7D)

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(1/3000s f/6.7 ISO200 160mm +1/2 stop 7D)

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(1/3000s f/6.7 ISO200 160mm +1/2 stop 7D)

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 100!

Three variations on a goose and a bridge.

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(1/180s f/8.0 ISO200 155mm +1/2 stop Canon 7D)

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(Nothing new here…these are all the same photo…)

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~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>