Charlie Newman: Blog http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog en-us (C) Charlie Newman charlienewman@comcast.net (Charlie Newman) Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:45:00 GMT Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:45:00 GMT http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/img/s/v-5/u115701765-o338172183-50.jpg Charlie Newman: Blog http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog 120 80 Burnt Orange http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/burnt-orange Burnt OrangeBurnt Orange

 

I have visited this spot many times this season waiting for the color change.  For me the wait was worth it.

 

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Looking Down http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/looking-down Looking DownLooking Down

 

Some days the lake is so calm it is as clear as a mirror. The photo is not upside down.

 

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Time to Leave http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/time-to-leave Time to LeaveTime to Leave

 

Mannie first real experience in the snow at our place in Michigan.  I think you can tell by the look on his face, he feels about the same way I do.  "Why are we still here?"

 

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The Look http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/the-look-1 The LookThe Look

 

I got th message.  "That's close enough"!

 

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Plucking Around http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/plucking-around Plucking AroundPlucking Around

 

It always is interesting to see how many feathers end up floating on the water after the morning primping and preening.  Who knows, maybe it's the swan version of underarm shaving!

 

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On Fire http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/on-fire On FireOn Fire

 

Finally found an area totally lit up in reds, oranges and yellows.  Better yet it was highlighted by the sun.  Now this is fall color.

 

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Ring Billed Gull http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/ring-billed-gull-1 Ring Billed GullRing Billed Gull

 

This was a much prettier setting than where we normally encounter these gulls -- parking lots, dumpsters, etc.

 

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Mannie & Nell http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/mannie-nell Mannie & NellMannie & Nell

 

This young lady is definitely one of Mannie's all time favorites from the dog park.  Whenever Nell arrives after Mannie, he always runs down the hill to greet her and escort her into the park.  What a gentleman!!!

 

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Hanging On http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/hanging-on Hanging OnHanging On

 

Bigger than a Bobcat.  Just look at those feet.

 

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Golden Glow http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/golden-glow Golden GlowGolden Glow

 

When the sunlight is just right, you better be there.

 

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Fanning Out http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/fanning-out Fanning OutFanning Out

 

A slightly different perspective from my usual photographic moments.

 

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A Standout http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/a-standout A StandoutA Standout

 

This is what I see in the am with my first espresso.  Great way to start the day.

 

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Super Moon http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/super-moon Super MoonSuper Moon

Even though we had to deal with cloudy skies off and on, it was possible to capture, and enhance. the super moon  the nights of December 3rd and 4th here in Michigan.  Must admit, I had some fun with this one.

 

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Balancing Act http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/balancing-act Balancing ActBalancing Act

 

This scene is about mid-way through the morning primping and preening.  These birds are so majestic and graceful; they look good in almost any pose.

 

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I'm the Alpha http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/im-the-alpha I'm the AlphaI'm the Alpha

 

You almost can hear the Canadian goose telling the gulls to move on!

 

 

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The Maze http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/the-maze The MazeThe Maze

 

Sometimes there's almost no color, but nature always has something to offer if you look long enough and actually see what's around you.

 

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charlienewman@comcast.net (Charlie Newman) autumn lake reflection landscape. michigan nature nikon http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/the-maze Sat, 02 Dec 2017 12:59:33 GMT
Gulls http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/gulls GullsGulls

 

Appears as though we had an adult ring-billed gull being observed by a first cycle (in front) and a second cycle set of younger gulls.

 

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Outward Bound http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/12/outward-bound Outward BoundOutward Bound

 

Decided to stop briefly and take a break on the bench before heading home.  Next visit will be in the spring.

 

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One Last Look http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/11/one-last-look One Last LookOne Last Look

 

Heading out for the day, just had to stop and capture the window framed in color while reflecting the trees behind me.  A gentle reminder to make sure to  take the time to see what's around you in every direction.

 

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All Around Us http://www.thrucharlieseyes.com/blog/2017/11/all-around-us All Around UsAll Around Us

 

Now we're really starting to se the color change, and fortunately, the weather has cooperated too.

 

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