Thursday, March 12, 2009

SkyWatch Friday 3/13/09


This dove is above the veggie garden, where it likes to hang out with its mate and offspring each summer. This pic was taken March 5.  I don't normally edit much, except for cropping, but I adjusted things so that the bird was not just a silhouette.



We had lots of clouds and a little snow this week.  The next two pics were taken the 8th.



17 comments:

  1. Excellent captures.

    Have a great weekend!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  2. Love that first photo. The sky looks cold.

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  3. Spring still seems far away judging by your grey cloudy skies in the bottom two photos. I love the little patch of sunlight on the pigeon's 'undercarriage'!

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  4. Hi Sue, I was meeting a friend for breakfast at Cracker Barrel on N. 27th. Coming south off I-80 you can turn to go to King Kong, as you go down the frontage road there is another fast food place (I can't remember the variety) and a motel. I parked at the fast food place to take the photo. That's probably as clear as mud?

    Nice sky photos.
    kayleen (nebraska birding)

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  5. I love doves they are so sweet, and love the cooing sound they make when they call each other

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  6. Love the angle of the dove.

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  7. I love your dove. The cloudy skies are pretty too, but I'm getting weary taking pictures of cloudy skies. Still...pretty.

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  8. Your editing on the dove turned out beautifully!! It looks fantastic!

    Mountain Retreat Photos

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  9. The doves are among my favorite "regulars" here, too.

    Cameron

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  10. Boy do those skies look like more snow is on the way! Won't we be glad when we've seen the last of dreaie winter skies?

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  11. The last shot is my favorite. Love those wintery skies.

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  12. Sue .. I love our doves in the garden at try to take pictures of them when they are relaxed.
    My favorites are your tree pictures .. I am fan of those .. you caught such great contrast with the gray sky .. well done !

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  13. Hi Sue ~~ The dove is a beauty. It doesn't look photo shopped--very natural. The sky looks ominous and the trees look like they're really tired of the cold. No wait, that's me. :)

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  14. Sue: I must say I liked the dove sky shot the best. Very well done on the capture.

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  15. Very glad I found your blog...I love to garden. I am in Michigan and seeing very little signs of Spring. It is in the teens tonight.

    Hop over to my blog, scroll down a bit to see some of my gardens!

    Bless...Shell

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  16. Hi Sue, It's me again. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog regarding epilepsy. I really appreciate your words and your thoughts. It is true that many other illnesses out there do receive a lot more attention than Epilepsy when in fact it does affect over 50 million people worldwide! And like the statistics say, that's more than multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and Parkinson's disease combined. Sad, but true.
    My epilepsy was cause by head trauma as well and something that I must live through by proper medications and diet to get it under control and educating those around me that it is nothing to be afraid of... hopefully Epilepsy Awareness Day will help let others know just that!
    Take care!

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  17. I didn't realize you were from Nebraska! My family is from Lincoln and Hastings. I remember my Grandfather's garden-he fed the whole neighborhood. The earth was so dark and perfect for gardening. Great blog!

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