Thursday, March 31, 2011

Fun and Games at the Vermilon River. A Post to Sky Watch.


Day Light Moon
 These moon shots were taken in the afternoon about three o'clock, so the moon while visible was not up to its usual brightness. They're all bumped in PSE8.

Day Light Moon.


1 Male RedPoll
  These are the obligatory Redpolls.

2 Male RedPoll


3 Male RedPoll


You can enlarge the photos by clicking on them. See how white or buff the chest of photo 2 and 3 are. I think they, maybe, are Hoary RedPolls. Although the positive check is the buff/white area between their wings on their back.

The Goldfinch below is just to remind everybody that RedPolls are not the only birds around.



Am Goldfinch

And of course, the incomparable Boomer who is always up for a few poses. By now you may have guessed that I bought the new computer. Six GB of ram and expandable, one TB of hard drive, and one GB in the video card. The lap top is now reserved for my music complete with its own external hard drive crammed with CD's. I'm just listening to Elton John and Leon Russel's CD called "The Union".

 I'm just in the process of removing the last of the photoshop pics from the laptop.

All of which proves Boom and I are just two boys with their toys.

A Post to Sky Watch @ http://skyley.blogspot.com/

57 comments:

  1. The moon and the birds are great, but Boomer is the best! What a guy. :))

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  2. love the obligatory red poll shots! and the goldfinch reminder. :)

    LOVE that sweet and handsome Boomer!!!

    Congrats on the new computer!!!

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  3. Great photos,and Boomer's is the best I must say!

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  4. Wow - those moon shots are incredible!

    Lovely one of Boomer too. Is he a husky? And does he always wear that thing around his nose when you're on hikes?

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  5. Well, Boomer is certainly a very handsome boy. I could send more Redpolls your way if you wanted them.

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  6. I love the sky, I love the birds, I would love to spend more time rambling in the countryside, but what I love the most about this post is of course Boomer! He is gorgeous! Big hug for him from me Ira and Swing:)

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  7. Love all your shots, Gary, we are finally getting some sunshine around our areas,
    Boomer is a handsome lad for sure, good buds!!!

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  8. nice photos of the moon, it does look pretty, congrats on the new technology that will keep you busy setting it all up

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  9. Terrific captures as always, Gary, and of course you know I always like to see Boomer! What a beauty he is! Yep, give him a hug for me, too! Back to your photos, the moon shots are great and I always love the birds! Hope you guys have a great weekend! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  10. The moon pictures look awesome. I will have to get around to taking some of those thousands of pictures I have sitting on my laptop to a new home...sooner rather than later!

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  11. Gorgeous shots! I do understand all the images of Boomer, he is a great model :) Wish you both a great weekend!

    Irene

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  12. IMO the moon is best shot before it is dark. Like yours here. It is hard when it is too bright.

    Have a great weekend.

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  13. I'm liking everything about this post. The header photo is a spectacular canine. The moon shot speaks for itself. I use PSE9 now, and I love the "Union" CD. Great post. Have a blessed week-end.

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  14. two thumbs up on the lunar snaps.

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  15. Boomer looks awesome, and very happy there in the snow. Quite the change from the tiny birds. I don't have PSE but I like what you did with the daytime moon in it.

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  16. Love the Redpolls, plus, of course, the moon shots. What gear did you use for the moon shots, if you don't mind me asking?

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  17. I love moon. And your birds are so pretty!
    Moon shots

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  18. Fantastic moon shots at 3'o clock in the afternoon.

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  19. The moon shots are spectacular and the little bird is precious. Very nice photos. Mickie ")

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  20. these shots are amazing...super!

    Happy April Fool's! Hope you can visit my Skywatch Friday entry. Thanks!

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  21. I certainly can't get moon shots like yours here in the tropics! Beautiful!
    Rosie

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  22. Brilliant pictures and have fun with your new computer, I am sure.

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  23. Thanks for your greeting. Just brilliant :-)

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  24. in love with Boomer and your pictures

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  25. Interesting variety of pics.
    Enjoyed seeing them.

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  26. Enjoyable post, Gary, with beautiful pics! I can only say Wow to you having so much computer space! Compared to that my hard drive, RAM, and backup drives are just peanuts. Are you shooting in RAW?

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  27. the moon shots are so beautifully captured. great job Gary. Boomer is too cute for words.:)

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  28. Boom always gets the raves, Lois.

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  29. I'll soon be dropping Me from the Blog' leaving Boomer and the Vermilon.

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  30. There's a grand story that goes with the haltie leash and yes, he's a purebred Alaskan Malamute ladyfi.

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  31. I think your RedPolls will be gone soon too, Louise.

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  32. Well Boomer here's another hello from Joo and the family.

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  33. Thanks Bonifer at least you mentioned me.

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  34. Thanks Irene for the visit.

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  35. Thanks Driller and have a good weekend.

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  36. Thanks Jeremy. I'll post on your site the exif's of the moon shot.

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  37. Thanks for sharing the laugh, Rimkogeren.

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  38. Yea I shoot Raw because it makes it easier to edit, Hilke.

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  39. Thanks LR for the great words.

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  40. These are all such lovely photos, I am particularly impressed by those of the birds, I always have so much trouble capturing them myself.

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  41. Wonderful moonshots! And I love your nice little birds, great post:-)

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