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Posted 01 April 2015 - 05:30 PM

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Posted 01 April 2015 - 07:49 PM

That is seriously sweet.
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 08:01 PM

Unfortunately, it's pretty obviously fake.
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 08:20 PM

View Postcmk, on 01 April 2015 - 08:01 PM, said:

Unfortunately, it's pretty obviously fake.
Yeah. What can I say. we gotta a lot of them here, but they dont look like mirror images copied.

ETA. cheesingly fake. they just don't perch that way either. Almost always on a branch close to horizontal .
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Posted 01 April 2015 - 09:31 PM

View Postcmk, on 01 April 2015 - 08:01 PM, said:

Unfortunately, it's pretty obviously fake.

Sure. It's art.
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Posted 02 April 2015 - 07:20 AM

For me, not particularly good as a photo or as art. But then cloned/phony photos are a bit of a pet peeve for me.
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Posted 02 April 2015 - 08:21 AM

As an aside, if you're on Facebook, join this group: "Nature Photography | Wildlife Photography"

You will see so many astonishing bird pictures that after a couple of weeks they will seem ordinary. :) Literally every day I see at least five shots where I go "wow, I could never get that".
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Posted 02 April 2015 - 09:25 AM

Regardless of authenticity, Mountain Bluebirds are awesome. Thx for thinking of me.
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Posted 02 April 2015 - 01:49 PM

They are very pretty birds. I don't think I've ever seen one.


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Posted 02 April 2015 - 03:14 PM

View PostRue Bella, on 02 April 2015 - 01:49 PM, said:

They are very pretty birds. I don't think I've ever seen one.

Depends upon where you live. Here are the breeding ranges of our 3 bluebird species; Eastern, Mountain, and Western. (If we had a Central Bluebird, we'd have one for each time zone!)

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Posted 04 April 2015 - 07:02 PM

Look! Bluebird babies!

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Posted 22 July 2015 - 11:34 PM

Mother puffin grooming her chick
"What the Nazis were doing was not describing what was true, but what would have to be true to justify what they planned to do next." — Hannah Arendt in her book The Origins of Totalitarianism

"No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 1821

“Nixon and his successors hid behind ideology and obscured the contradictions by pursuing a strategy I would call 'no-fault bigotry.'” — William Greider

“It’s not ‘Nation Building’, We are Assisting them in Building their Nation” — Marco Rubio on Iraq

“I should apologize for all of my stories that you wished were true and turned out not to be.” — Andy Borowitz

“Republicans want smaller government for the same reason that crooks want fewer cops: it's easier to get away with murder.” — James Carville

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics." — Robert A. Heinlein, Postscript, Revolt in 2100

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 08:52 AM

View PostAnBr, on 22 July 2015 - 11:34 PM, said:


My wife and I have actually been on Machias Seal Island to see the Puffins, along with the Guillemots, Razorbills, Arctic Terns, etc. You sit in a wooden blind while Puffins run around out front and even on top of the blind. They make some of the coolest sounds, too!

http://www.allaboutb...c_Puffin/sounds
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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:07 PM

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"What the Nazis were doing was not describing what was true, but what would have to be true to justify what they planned to do next." — Hannah Arendt in her book The Origins of Totalitarianism

"No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 1821

“Nixon and his successors hid behind ideology and obscured the contradictions by pursuing a strategy I would call 'no-fault bigotry.'” — William Greider

“It’s not ‘Nation Building’, We are Assisting them in Building their Nation” — Marco Rubio on Iraq

“I should apologize for all of my stories that you wished were true and turned out not to be.” — Andy Borowitz

“Republicans want smaller government for the same reason that crooks want fewer cops: it's easier to get away with murder.” — James Carville

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics." — Robert A. Heinlein, Postscript, Revolt in 2100

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 01:55 PM

If you like penguins and are in the northeast...

Lehigh Valley Zoo Penguin Connection (near Allentown, PA)
https://www.lvzoo.or..._connection.cfm

Long Island Aquarium Penguin Encounter (out near the Hamptons, NY)
http://www.longislan...guin-encounter/
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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:08 PM

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"What the Nazis were doing was not describing what was true, but what would have to be true to justify what they planned to do next." — Hannah Arendt in her book The Origins of Totalitarianism

"No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 1821

“Nixon and his successors hid behind ideology and obscured the contradictions by pursuing a strategy I would call 'no-fault bigotry.'” — William Greider

“It’s not ‘Nation Building’, We are Assisting them in Building their Nation” — Marco Rubio on Iraq

“I should apologize for all of my stories that you wished were true and turned out not to be.” — Andy Borowitz

“Republicans want smaller government for the same reason that crooks want fewer cops: it's easier to get away with murder.” — James Carville

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics." — Robert A. Heinlein, Postscript, Revolt in 2100

"As long you have racism, as long as you have Islamophobia, as long as you have rampant misogyny, you're going to have the wellsprings of fascist sensibility." Chris Vials

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:54 AM

Least Tern! Awesome but threatened species because they nest on beaches and in dunes, and there aren't a lot of beaches that people are willing to leave undisturbed. People either want to build right up to them or tear through them in 4WDs and ATVs.
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"Didn't vote for Hillary Clinton? Then you own [insert horrible act here]."

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"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 02:35 PM

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"What the Nazis were doing was not describing what was true, but what would have to be true to justify what they planned to do next." — Hannah Arendt in her book The Origins of Totalitarianism

"No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 1821

“Nixon and his successors hid behind ideology and obscured the contradictions by pursuing a strategy I would call 'no-fault bigotry.'” — William Greider

“It’s not ‘Nation Building’, We are Assisting them in Building their Nation” — Marco Rubio on Iraq

“I should apologize for all of my stories that you wished were true and turned out not to be.” — Andy Borowitz

“Republicans want smaller government for the same reason that crooks want fewer cops: it's easier to get away with murder.” — James Carville

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics." — Robert A. Heinlein, Postscript, Revolt in 2100

"As long you have racism, as long as you have Islamophobia, as long as you have rampant misogyny, you're going to have the wellsprings of fascist sensibility." Chris Vials

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 08:53 PM

Cool!
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Posted 09 August 2015 - 05:46 PM

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"What the Nazis were doing was not describing what was true, but what would have to be true to justify what they planned to do next." — Hannah Arendt in her book The Origins of Totalitarianism

"No nation is permitted to live in ignorance with impunity." Thomas Jefferson: Virginia Board of Visitors Minutes, 1821

“Nixon and his successors hid behind ideology and obscured the contradictions by pursuing a strategy I would call 'no-fault bigotry.'” — William Greider

“It’s not ‘Nation Building’, We are Assisting them in Building their Nation” — Marco Rubio on Iraq

“I should apologize for all of my stories that you wished were true and turned out not to be.” — Andy Borowitz

“Republicans want smaller government for the same reason that crooks want fewer cops: it's easier to get away with murder.” — James Carville

"It is a truism that almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so, and will follow it by suppressing opposition, subverting all education to seize early the minds of the young, and by killing, locking up, or driving underground all heretics." — Robert A. Heinlein, Postscript, Revolt in 2100

"As long you have racism, as long as you have Islamophobia, as long as you have rampant misogyny, you're going to have the wellsprings of fascist sensibility." Chris Vials





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