Guest photographer Joan London brings us this adorable duck, a kind I’d never seen before:
taken May 3rd in the wetlands (near the north end of 3rd Ave.). First time to see the Cinnamon Teal duck.
Very pretty. Thanks, Joan!
Some of you know of my camera’s recent trip to the shop to have its shutter problems fixed. I am happy to report it came back home yesterday, and appears to be in full working order. I want to thank all the guest photographers who helped me fill the last two weeks with some awesome photos. I still have two or three yet to post, in fact. But since I took my camera out for a spin yesterday, I figured I’d post one of the photos I took.
Well, four photos, actually. I couldn’t decide on just one. This dog was having the time of his life chasing after a rather large stick in water beside the Jordan Bridge at Pioneer Park. Did you know it’s hard to get a clear photo of a dog splashing around in the water? It is. I gave it my best shot, though.
Click on the thumbnails below to see more of the dog. He’s adorable.
I’m a bit disorganized, so I’m not sure if I have more guest photographers to post. I’ll try to figure that out later. So here’s one from me of a gorgeous cat I found along Marion St. not long ago. He or she was kind enough to stop and pose for me for a bit before getting bored and moving on.
I confess I had to look up the town where guest photographer Denny Barnes shot today’s photo. The town of Shedd is south of Albany, and looks great big huge enormous, and by that I mean it has paved streets. Denny’s description:
I made a trip down to Shedd to photograph the Thompson’s Flouring Mills for a web friend to use on his web site, Scenic USA. While there this guy was letting everybody know he was around. Every now and then he would let out a big gobble and strut like he was trying to impress someone or something. He was all alone so maybe he just liked getting his picture taken…
I think he is awesome. Thanks, Denny!
In other news…
I want to thank the folks who have sent me guest photos! I am working my way through the list, and will get yours up as soon as I can. I don’t have an ETA as to when I get my camera back from the shop, so I very much appreciate each submission. You guys rock.
Guest photographer Tom Miller brings us another woodpecker, this time a downy. His description:
Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens) soaking up a little valley sunshine, they are the smallest of North America’s woodpeckers.
Too cool. For more views of the little one, click on the thumbnails below. Thanks, Tom!
The little dude — I think it’s a male brewer’s blackbird, based on its coloring and eyes, but feel free to correct me if I’m wrong — was strutting his stuff in a parking lot outside of a restaurant yesterday, along with one or two of his friends. Such a cute little thing.
This crow was hanging out on a railing in the parking lot at Santiam Hospital on 10th Ave. yesterday. He/she was cool with me being around if I didn’t get too close. That is why it’s not the sharpest photo… he/she was pretty far away, and my telephoto lens kind of sucks. Still, it came out better than I thought it would.