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Day 87

This is a view of the Missouri River as it comes out of the Mountains hear the Hardy Creek exit on I-15 south of Great Falls, taken about a month ago.  If you aren’t from around here you might have still seen the Hardy Creek Bridge.  It was featured in the Untouchables with Kevin Kostner and Sean Connery.  The Mounties came riding across it in one scene.  There are photos of the bridge here on the blog…somewhere…{!-{P

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Day 86

A quick cellphone selfie (on a stick!) of the Dailylife Wife, Toots and me, in the Best Western parking lot in Gardiner, MT.  I have stayed there twice now on this and last year’s Great Falls Camera Club Yellowstone outings.  Pretty nice!  There are often Buffalo, Bighorn Sheep or Elk on the far shore behind us.

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Day 85

A Common Goldeneye from last week, down on the River.

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Day 84

This one was posted on Day 219 of 2014.  I took it on August 25th of 2014. I have entered it in a couple of contests, but it never won anything significant.  Note the shooting star trace above the tree and on the left side when you click on the photo to enlarge it!

 Canon 7D 30s f/4.0 ISO6400 17mm

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Day 83

An old photo probably from 2009…I found it in my wallpaper folder.  All of the pertinent EXIF data has been stripped off over the years.  I have entered it in a couple of contests, but it never won anything significant.  This is a farm North of Great Falls on the road to Ryan Dam.  The silo can actually be seen from down on the bluffs above Giant Springs.

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Day 82

While riding my GoldWing down by Giant Springs I saw this cloud of smoke rising up.  I stopped to see what it was.  I think a farmer is burning his field.

A closer view.

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Day 81

A pleasing shadow on the wall of the blinds in DD#2’s old bedroom.

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Day 80

“MMuuu Ha ha ha!  My evil plans for World Domination are almost complete!”

“Wait…nobody saw that, did they?”

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Day 79

Finally!  Back in Great Falls!

Down on the River there were a bunch of Canvasback ducks.

These next four all come from the same photo, but are sized, sharpened and cropped somewhat differently.

The one above is even suitable for wallpaper!

They are listed as uncommon in my Petersen’s Field Guide on my iPad.

Certainly not as rare as Barrow Goldeyes are!  We see these a few times a year.

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Day 78

Some of my  photos, and entries into the monthly Club contest and critique.

The Bighorn Ram and a couple of females we saw on the way back north out of Gardiner on the way home.  This is the same on Toots saw below.  There was a herd of about 20 or so, right beside the road on the west shore of the Yellowstone River.

Just the Ram.

And of course living near Yellowstone you have to deal with wildlife.  In this case it is the Buffalo/Bison.

Before every game.

I hope they included this in his job description when he signed on!

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