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Wood Duck Hen and Her Brood on "Jump Day"

Wood Duck Hen and Her Brood on "Jump Day" by Donna

Posted on 2019-05-22

"Jump day" is the day the ducklings leave the nest, which is usually 24 hours after hatching.

Wood Ducks often make their nests in holes in trees, many feet off the ground. On "jump day," the hen waits on the ground and calls the ducklings. They have to jump out of the nest and fall to the ground.

I didn't see these ducklings jump, but they are so tiny, this has to be their first day on the water.

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Buzzed Bird

Buzzed Bird by Jerry

Posted on 2019-05-09

I'd been chasing Snowy owls for ~5 months. It is difficult to get a unique photo of these birds. She was resting on a log. I had been observing her for about 15 minutes when all of a sudden she jumped straight up into the air. It startled me but I snapped a quick photo and then turned around, rather irritated, to see who had walked up behind me and scared the bird, but no one was there? Finally, I saw that two black bumble bees had buzzed her. That scared her and caused her to hover in the air.

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Possum

Possum by B. Thomas

Posted on 2019-03-27

Opossums are some of the most misunderstood animals in the Americas. They’re often thought of as dimwitted, dirty creatures whose most impressive trick is acting like roadkill. The truth is just the opposite: Opossums are smarter, cleaner, and more beneficial to humans than many of their woodland neighbors.

Here in Texas most people call them possums. This one visits our yard almost daily.

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Horses, horse racing, action, jockey, Arizona

Rillito 2 by Ryan Hammond

Posted on 2019-03-20

The weather in March is ideal for watching (photographing) horse racing in Tucson.

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dairy trucks

Dairy Trucks by Elaine Hancock

Posted on 2019-02-20

A line of dairy trucks at the South Mountain Creamery in Middletown, MD.

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"A Left-Eyed View", Sabourin, "Grand Canyon"

What Were They Thinking??!! by Steven

Posted on 2019-02-12

An unbelievable sighting while we were at the Indian Watchtower at Desert View was this couple sitting on the very rim of the Grand Canyon, where it was a long drop into the canyon. All it took was a wind, a sneeze, a rock crumbling or an unsuspecting person coming up from behind and startling them to lead to an unfortunate accident. I stayed far away from them!

Rather than taking this photo for its beauty, I took the photo as documentation if the couple ended up missing...or worse.

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Winter sky reflection  in Santa Cruz, CA

Winter Reflection by Mike Hall

Posted on 2019-01-19

The sun dips below the horizon behind Walton Lighthouse and the Santa Cruz Harbor and the sky lights up with the vivid texture and color reflected in a calm pool of water as nature lovers watch.

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Greek Folk Dancing Interpreted

Our souls dance by Susy

Posted on 2019-01-08

"Folk dancing has been a mainstay tradition in Greece since the ancient times. Greece is one of the few countries in which folk dancing is as popular today as it was at its inception. From the islands of Crete to Thrace, each region has their own unique folk dances, some more popular than others."
These dancers were photographed at a Greek Food Festival and brings the entire community together sharing the delicious Greek cuisine and the festive and beautiful folk dances of the Greek culture

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Decorating for the New Year

Decorating the City for New Year's with Joy by Susy

Posted on 2018-12-27

This is an interpretation of cities getting ready for the New Year!!!! We find much happiness looking forward to a New Year. May this year bring internal striving for peace and community togetherness within our cities, our families and ourselves. May we recognize this striving in others, ourselves and contribute to bringing people together with our work, our laughter and our attention to the needs of others! Thank you, Susy

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Harry O'Connor retained-images photo blog

Broken fence by Harry

Posted on 2018-11-09

On my way to the shore to shoot the sunset, I passed this dune and the bedraggled fence discouraging people from climbing on it.

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Palomina at a farm in Virginia

Palomino by Fran

Posted on 2018-11-08

We stayed on a farm in Virginia en route to Florida. The owner had 7 horses. This one is a double Palomino from Portugal.

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Golden Gate Bridge on 10.26.2018

Golden Gate Bridge on 10.26.2018 by Irene

Posted on 2018-10-28

After I took this photo, I went by Ocean Beach where it was foggy. Went out of town for a bit, put gas in the tank. Came home, went up to Twin Peaks, and it was sunny, looked towards the Golden Gate Bridge, no fog. I even went through Golden Gate Park and again came home via Ocean Beach, no fog on the way back.

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Fall color in Henry Cowell State Park

Visual find of the day... by Mike Hall

Posted on 2018-10-27

One of the things I like about fall is all the variety and contrasts in color, tone and texture you can find...

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Fireman Derek's Bake Shop

Fireman Derek's Bake Shop by Elaine Hancock

Posted on 2019-05-20

They had the best Red Velvet cake and Key Lime pie! I could have gone back there a couple more times!

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Thunderstorm

Thunderstorm by Peter Wharton

Posted on 2019-04-26

Corksrewing thunderstorm updraft near sunset near Roswell, New Mexico on May 22nd, 2018 - to personally experience and photograph severe weather on the Plains, check out www.stormgroupchasers.com

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Horses, horse racing, action, jockey, Arizona

Rillito 3 by Ryan Hammond

Posted on 2019-03-21

The weather in March is ideal for watching (photographing) horse racing in Tucson.

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Bull rider being attacked by a bull at the Cracker

Trouble by Fran

Posted on 2019-03-04

Bullrider in big trouble at the Cracker Rodeo, Fellsmere, Florida.

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Sunrise at the Seaquay Pier in Vero Beach FL

Sunrise by Fran

Posted on 2019-02-19

Sunrise at the Seaquay Pier, Vero Beach Florida.

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I'm not a bird photographer...

I'm not a bird photographer... by Jeffrey

Posted on 2019-01-18

I'm not a bird photographer...

but I am an opportunist, so when a bird lands on a plant five feet away from me and then strikes a pose, I'll happily take its photo, even if the camera I have with me at the time is dedicated to infrared-only photography!

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Street Art in Jersey City, NJ

A Modern Entrance to Hogwarts... by Susy

Posted on 2018-12-31

On my way to NYC I was walking down an alley to catch the train and I noticed this beautiful street art on the wall. Then I looked closer and found it odd that the Target shopping cart was pushed up and almost touching the artwork as if someone thought that would look cool. It did!!!! So, I quickly took a snap of it and when I came back after the day in NYC, it was still there. (Maybe it's a modern take on catching the Hogwarts train....:) Anyways, I thought to share here and hope you find i

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"A Left-Eyed View", Sabourin, Bellevue

Mississippi Burning by Steven

Posted on 2018-12-06

View of the Mississippi River from atop a hill at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois.
Bellevue, Iowa can be seen across the river.

Photo captured October 14, 2018.

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Sunrise Point at Bryce Canyon National Park.

Down the Ridge by Steve Rice

Posted on 2018-11-09

Later in the morning, I hiked down the ridge from Sunrise Point and found a place for a panorama. The viewpoint is on the right of the frame and up closer to the rim.

Sunrise Point
Bryce Canyon National Park
Utah, USA

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Sunrise. Holbrook Reservoir. Massachusetts.

Sunrise. Holbrook Reservoir. Massachusetts. by Shaun

Posted on 2018-10-29

Just a few months ago at the start of the summer, the reservoir was quite low and I could walk over parts of the area that should have been under water. After a few very heavy storms the reservoir was again full, easing water restrictions in the area.

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Flowers found on walks.

October Yellow by Steve Rice

Posted on 2018-10-26

My neighbor's garden has these pretty flowers that refuse to acknowledge the autumn chill. So, I pulled out the macro lens.

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Driftwood tree at sunrise, GA

Driftwood Tree by Fran

Posted on 2019-05-04

Driftwood on the beach at sunrise, Georgia.

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New Bedford. Massachusetts.

New Bedford. Massachusetts. by Shaun

Posted on 2019-03-26

I like to visit the fishing port of New Bedford, the largest fishing port in the U.S. The port is always busy and there are always a large number of trawlers landing their catches there. I have always admired the fishermen who go to sea to catch fish sometimes in very dangerous weather.

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A portrait of two Grivet monkeys with completely d

Grivet Monkeys by Chris

Posted on 2019-03-19

A portrait of two Grivet monkeys with completely different expressions.

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Empty Sky

Empty Sky by Jim Wilson

Posted on 2019-03-04

Inside "Empty Sky" the 9/11 Memorial in Liberty State Park, New Jersey.

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"A Left-Eyed View", Sabourin, Chicago Skyline

Chiberia's Skyline by Steven

Posted on 2019-02-13

The Chicago skyline seen from Montrose Harbor a few days after Chicago experienced a near record cold temp. Chicago was colder than many locales around the world known for its cold temps.

I didn't want to venture out with my camera for fear that it would lead to condensation building inside the camera itself.

The white amoebic form that you see in the middle of the photo are shards of ice that were paper thin and piled on top of each other, perhaps due to currents under the ice.

Feb 2,

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Abandoned Soles

Abandoned Soles by Leslie

Posted on 2005-08-22

In neither "shoe heaven" nor "shoe hell" the abandoned soles (souls) hang in their wire purgatory.

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Still standing

Still standing by Jerry

Posted on 2019-01-08

There was a terrible fire in this area and what you see in the background is heavy smoke. This building was burnt to the ground about 40 minutes after this photo. It was one of the worst fires in this states history.

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Glowing Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon, Utah

Glowing Hoodoos, Bryce Canyon, Utah by Don Smith

Posted on 2018-11-08

Greetings from Bryce Canyon NP, Utah. We are about to move the workshop down to Zion to shoot the beautiful fall color. Here is one of glowing hoodoos captured yesterday morning.

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Quitting Time (Memories)

Quitting Time (Memories) by Denny Jump

Posted on 2018-10-27

Now that I am "retired," it's kind of funny to see scenes like this and get that feeling of a 'horse-race' just beginning...Get Home, Quick ;-)
Cheers!

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A Chilean Flamingo hiding its beak under feathers

Hiding my Beak by Chris

Posted on 2018-10-26

A Chilean Flamingo hiding its beak under its feathers. Taken at the Roger Williams Zoo in Providence, RI.

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