Birds are incredibly difficult for me to capture a good picture. For every 1 good one, there are 3-5 bad ones. Here are some of my better ones spanning Spring and Summer 2018 – most were taken in Eugene, OR, but a couple came from Napa, CA.
Blue Herons (they do stand still)
Small birds that sometimes sing
Some of the best hunters in the world – the Osprey pics are not as good as desired, but worth it nonetheless.
PS – a couple of these pictures were edited after the fact – just background color edits to bring out the bird a bit from background. All pictures taken w/ Nikon CoolPix B700
The other day while sitting inside hiding from intense heat, my wife called out that there was another squirrel in the cherry tree in our backyard. Blasted squirrels, I thought … headed to the door and looked at the movement in the tree, and it was NOT a squirrel.
Two baby owls had parked themselves in our tree which is on the other side of our deck. These pictures were taken from inside thru the glass door.
Then the other day, I was hiking up in Sisters Wilderness, and i was ready to take a picture of this very beautiful wildflower, and I was surprised by a visitor
PS – none of the photos were altered; they are posted as they came from my Nikon Coolpix B700
A recent post really hit the nail on the head in describing a future scenario where the overwhelming quantity of data and information will require well-educated people to analyze, interpret and make plans (knowledge). It is easy, I think, to infer that those markets (geographies, countries, cities, etc) that are heavily investing into education, training and innovation around mathematics, science and computer science will be the economic, innovation and thought leaders of the future.
Sadly, most of us in the USA watch as our education programs wither from underfunding and especially the under appreciation of teaching as a serious, high-paying profession.
Now … I find the ‘corporate profit orientation’ above that of the customer. Would not a retailer want to provide convenient and customer choice modes of payment? I get it the op costs could be higher with different vendors, but would you rather have happy, loyal customers?