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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)

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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!)

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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)

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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.

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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)

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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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Day 99

The theme for the State Fair in Photography this year is “Agriculture”.  It also happens to be the the subject of the Great Falls Photography Club’s monthly contest.  Here are my other two entries in the Club contest.  The they are both from a blog post in May 2009.

“Spring Shower 1″

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(1/350s f/8.0 ISO100 85mm -1/2 stop Canon Rebel XT)

They are smaller than normal images for here.  The contest entries have to be 1024×768 or smaller.  I try to make my photos 1440×960 if I can, because it is a good size for wallpaper on most computer monitors.

“Spring Shower 2″

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(1/350s f/8.0 ISO100 28mm -1/2 Canon Rebel XT)

I think I took both in monochrome with a red filter from the software filter collection in the camera.

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Day 98

The theme for the State Fair in Photography this year is “Agriculture”.  It also happens to be the the subject of the Great Falls Photography Club’s monthly contest.  Here are two of my entries.  The top one one was a post from a few weeks ago.

“Green”

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(1/500s f/5.6 ISO320 160mm Canon 7D)

They are smaller than normal images for here.  The contest entries have to be 1024×768 or smaller.  I try to make my photos 1440×960 if I can, because it is a good size for wallpaper on most computer monitors.

“Old Combine”

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(1/1000s f/8.0 ISO800 400mm 7D)

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