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Eurasian Magpie

Here is a photo that I shot during my time in Reinfeld. You can see an Eurasian magpie (Pica pica), also known as common magpie… 100 more words




A photo posted by Abhineet Dey (@debooworks) on May 19, 2015 at 11:34am PDT

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompts: Earth

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Posing For The Camera, Great Blue Heron

When first spotting this bird I was using a short lens, 18-135mm. This is my favorite lens (a kit lens) for general landscapes. The pool of water here was not looking great for anything so this heron was a surprise. 84 more words


flying beyond the coastal meadow

he licked his thumb and stuck it
directly overhead
his eyes rolled back and calculating

and just then a wheatear
sitting atop a stone wall… 86 more words


And the rains came, and went, I got a lifer

It’s a Saturday morning, and I should be out shooting photos, but there’s a constant moderate rain falling at the present time. There’s even a few flashes of lightning and rumbles of thunder from time to time. 1,112 more words


Flower to Seed August 28, 2016

Purple coneflower

Petals whither, fresh thistle

For yellow goldfinch.

Art Prescription:  I so enjoy hearing the sweet sound of the goldfinches coming for thistle.

Watercolor with my chop that says “hope”

Life in the slow lane

Today’s guest picture shows one of the ponds in Parliament Hill Fields.  It was taken by my sister Mary who knows a good pond when she sees one. 800 more words