Across the River

September 30, 2016 - Looking across the Detroit River at the skyline of Windsor Canada.
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Two on One

September 30, 2016 - Had some extra time yesterday so I spent watching the finches work the feeder. Normally, they feed at every opening that...
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Finch Fight

September 29, 2016 - Interesting how the finch behavior changed when the feed level dropped to the point where only two openings with food w...
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Got My Attention

September 29, 2016 - Once again, this tundra wolf was on the alert. Don't know if it picked up a scent or heard something which I couldn't, b...
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On Edge

September 28, 2016 - Seemed like everywhere we looked this morning, there were osprey nests. At first, I thought this one was empty, but once...
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Headed South

September 28, 2016 - I'm not as stealthy as I thought. Guess the geese will be heading south sooner than expected as I spooked them.
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Frolicking

September 27, 2016 - Just like any other playful dog, this wolf was happy to be running free.
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New Season

September 27, 2016 - Early autumn colors. Temps are headed down, days are getting shorter and the color show is beginning.
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One & Done

September 26, 2016 - There was a break in the daily flock of finches and the other birds now have taken over. Looks like this little guy was...
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Perched

September 26, 2016 - Don't know how long this white heron will stay before leaving for Florida, but I might just follow it's lead.
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Just Landed

September 25, 2016 - Never thought I would be interested in a fly, but I'm always looking for something different. Who knows, maybe I'll go b...
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Making Up

September 24, 2016 - Now that everyone has eaten, the happy couple appears to be making up.
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Double Trouble

September 23, 2016 - Not sure what got this wolf's attention, but I was happy to be off side.
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Spotlight

September 23, 2016 - The sun came up, burned off mot of the fog over the lake and highlighted the first tree showing color.
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Symmetry

September 22, 2016 - The Dahlia is a daisy like flower and is related to both daisies and sunflowers. It is the national flower of Mexico....
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Friends

September 22, 2016 - Everyone gets along here -- no politicians! This really is like living in the wilderness some days. Make that most days...
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Newcomer

September 21, 2016 - Watched this female Belted Kingfisher sit patiently on a branch in the rain until it spotted a small fish in the lake. M...
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The Complainer

September 21, 2016 - This was not a happy camper. The feeder was covered with finches and this one decided to sit it out and complain rather...
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Burgundy Dahlia

September 20, 2016 - Dahlias were first discovered growing in the mountains of Mexico. The Spaniards brought them back to Europe.
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Young Buck

September 20, 2016 - Hurray,the bucks are showing up again.
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Suspended

September 19, 2016 - As they say, "Timing is everything".
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Sunflower

September 19, 2016 - Always bigger than the surrounding flora, and always an attention getter.
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Newbie

September 18, 2016 - Saw the scrub moving and then the ears appeared. There were 2 does and 2 fawns eating away along the edge of the lake....
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Double Vision

September 17, 2016 - I can never get enough of these natural reflections when I'm out wandering with the camera.
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Camouflaged

September 16, 2016 - We were silently poling along near the base of the cypress trees and almost missed this osprey completely -- that is unt...
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Cool Beginnings

September 16, 2016 - And so it begins. The mornings have gotten cooler. The air temperature is quite a bit cooler than the water -- in the 50...
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Toward the River

September 15, 2016 - Looking toward the riverfront in downtown Detroit.
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High Level

September 15, 2016 - Very pretty and very scenic, but my years of weather service said we cold be in trouble if these clouds continued to for...
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Up Close and Personal

September 14, 2016 - I have the opportunity to photograph a lot of finches most days, so I decided to try and get closer and to try and singl...
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Passing Showers

September 14, 2016 - Once again in the rain seeing what I could capture. It's getting to be a challenge to stay dry while out with the camera...
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Four Eyes and a Mustache

September 13, 2016 - More upscale "graffiti" in the Eastern Market, downtown Detroit.
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Eastern Market Art

September 13, 2016 - Last year was the inaugural event, of "Murals in the Market" in the Eastern Market in downtown Detroit. The second event...
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Coastal Treasures

September 12, 2016 - While wandering around town before the tourists hit the streets, I happened upon this treasure trove of "beauty antiques...
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Up Close

September 12, 2016 - The echinacea, as well as several other varieties of flowers, were in bloom all around Lexington.
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Full House

September 11, 2016 - Reduced speed; increased speed -- of feeding that is.
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Getting Warmer

September 10, 2016 - Here it is just a little more than an hour after sunrise and it's already 79 degrees with matching humidity. For a minut...
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Can You See Me Now

September 09, 2016 - There are some days when I don't have to venture from the downstairs window to capture a shot. This doe showed up about...
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Food Fight

September 09, 2016 - I've already discovered that the bird activity continues to increase as the food level drops. Now it seems like there's...
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Gerber Daisies

September 08, 2016 - With the sun breaking through, briefly I might add<these gerber daisies looked more waxen than real.
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Coming Up

September 08, 2016 - The gym is going to have to wait a while this morning. Standing on the deck at 6;00am this morning before heading off, I...
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What Is That?

September 07, 2016 - This Tundra wolf's curiosity was peaked by something in the water. Never did find out what was so interesting.
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What Was That?

September 07, 2016 - These two bucks seemed to be enjoying a peaceful play session arid breakfast at the lake, when they obviously heard some...
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Purple Irises

September 06, 2016 - Mostly the purple variety, these irises were growing everywhere in northern Michigan in late June.
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Feels So Good

September 06, 2016 - Another step in the bathing/preening process. This is just before feather plucking began.
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Fading Light

September 05, 2016 - Don't get to see too many glowing sunsets. Most of it is due to timing, but sometimes the woods cut off the angle. Tonig...
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Plucking Time

September 05, 2016 - Learned something new this morning. After rolling over several times in the lake, the next step in the bathing process s...
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Crazystar

September 04, 2016 - I did not make up the name. It is named "crazystar petunia". Now all I have to do is find out why.
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Purple Echinacea

September 03, 2016 - First the irises and now these coneflowers. More color purple.
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Joining Up

September 02, 2016 - Looked like someone was getting yelled at.
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Weed Whacker

September 01, 2016 - There have been an unusual number of does and fawns in the wetland this week. If they keep up the foraging, I might not...
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Feathered Frenzy

September 01, 2016 - . It's a new mathematical formula of inverse relationships. The lower the food level, the higher the activity
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Gathering Dinner

September 01, 2016 - After all the bathing lessons had been completed the swans went to the beach to forage among the freshly mown lake weeds...
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