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Stephen Ingraham
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Attended University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Lived in Kennebunk, ME
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And as a bonus, three more in the Snowbirds theme. Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, White-breasted Nuthatch. All from around the feeding station on my back deck in Kennebunk Maine, yesterday. 
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Such perfect photos
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January 19
Another health maintainance appointment
today...this time with the sleep lab to see
if they could find me a more comfortable
mask for my CPAP machine...my numbers
remain good, and I am keeping at it, using
the thing 6-7 hours a night every night, even
while in Panama, or Honduras, or South Africa...
Florida to California (it has to be one of Maine's
best traveled CPAPs), but the mask digs into my
cheekbones, pushes my chin back, and the
straps leave lines across my cheeks for 2 hours
every morning. I made the appointment for
a mask fitting a month ago, and I was looking
forward to maybe some relief, maybe some
new mask magic that would make sleeping
pleasant again. We tried 4 new masks. ??
What it comes down to, apparently, is that I
have to lose some more beard, and/or just live
with a certain amount of discomfort...for a
marginal improvement at best. It is not like
the thing has changed my life or, as some
claim, made a new man of me. Oh well.
Clearly the folks who design the masks don't
actually have to wear them...otherwise they
would hollow the things where folks have
cheekbones, or figure some way to spread
the pressure. Just venting (like a poorly fitting
CPAP mask if it comes to that...)
Another health maintainance appointment today...this time with the sleep lab to see if they could find me a more comfortable mask for my CP...
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Maybe you could help design?
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Nuthatch

Another shot from the back deck feeding station, this time from the rail of the deck. White-breasted Nuthatch. This is pretty much a "bird-in-the-hand" view. I especially like the feet for some reason. :)

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent field of view. 1/250th @ ISO 125 @ f4. Processed in Polarr on my iPad Pro. 
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Top photo even captured the bird seeds
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January 18
I had a Nuclear Stress Test today,
just checking my heart function,
gauging the success of my treatment
after a heart attack three years ago.
I have a Left Bundle Branch Block
so I have to do the chemical stress
test...my third time now...and each
time it feels as though I am dying...
the world collapses in on me, and
I have to concentrate to maintain
consciousness...slow steady breaths...
and as it goes on I feel my stomach
turning, and my core sinking in on
itself...thank heavens, by the time I
feel like I might totally lapse, they
have already turned off the pump,
and I begin to surface again, the
world opens out, and I begin to think
I might survive. I am sure they
would be totally embarassed if I
were to die right there in the chair,
which is why the nurse takes my
BP every moment, and makes
reasuring chatter, while the Dr.
(my Cardiologist) watches the EKG,
and the Nuclear technician keeps
his hand on the pump swith. He
told me, during prep when I asked
about doing the treadmill instead of
the chemicals, that the crash cart is just
around the corner...not that that ever
happens he said...one in 10,000. On
the way home I was thinking 1 in 10,000
is not good odds at all. 1 in 100,000
is maybe reasuring, and 1 in a million
is what I want to hear when they are
messing with my heart. After all they
might embarassed if I died on them,
but I would be really discouraged!
I had a Nuclear Stress Test today, just checking my heart function, gauging the success of my treatment after a heart attack three years ag...
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+Al Batt I am actually doing fine...lots of travel in the next 6 months. I just want to make sure there is no further cause for worry, and the Doc is agreeable. :) 
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Winter Finch...
I am having a lot of fun with the back deck feeding station this winter. There have even been a few days when the birds were active and the light was good for photography. This is one of the American Goldfinches that was flocking with the Bluebirds the other day. This is just about an ideal shot. Close in, with an interesting background, and great light for feather detail. No credit to me, other than the foresight to bold the apple branches to the deck around the feeders. 🙂

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent field of view. 1/320th @ ISO 100 @ f4. Processed in Polarr on my iPad Pro. 
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Beautiful
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Ice bound Day Brook Pond, Kennebunk Plains Wildlife Management Area, W. Kennebunk Maine. In-camera HDR. Sony Rx10iii. Processed in PhotoShop Express on my iPad Pro. 
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Hi too
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Winter marsh with the last of the storm passing out to sea beyond. Sony Rx10iii in-camera HDR. Processed in Polarr on my iPad Pro. 
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It looks and know it's bitter cold but at the same time breathtaking. 
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Downy in the snow...
Heavy, wet, clingy snow through the day and night on Wednesday piled up on branches and the back deck feeding station to provide some unique photo-ops. The Downy Woodpecker was not much inconvenienced since it spends much of its time feeding on the bottom side of branches anyway. 🙂

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent field of view. 1/400th @ ISO 100 @ f4. Processed and cropped for scale in Polarr on my iPad Pro.


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Magnifique pivert😍😍😍😍😍
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The roads were too slippery to get out for pics yesterday, so this is from right across the street. :) Sony Rx10iii in-camera HDR. Processed in Polarr on my iPad Pro. 
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Just wonderful to see nature 😊😊
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Just for fun. The road outside our front door. Only about 5 inches, but very clingy. Just getting dark. Sony Rx10iii in-camera HDR. Processed in Polarr on my iPad Pro. 
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Frozen stream in the forest at Laudholm Farms, in Wells Maine. Sony Rx10iii in-camera HDR. Processed in Polarr on my iPad Pro. 
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January 17
The fields lay quiet under the sun.
Without the grace of snow to cover
their winter want or soften the light
they have a stark, abandoned beauty...
from the derelict delicacy of the skeletons
of summer's weeds still standing, to the
lichen exposed on the twisted bones
of the maple trees. and the white birches
like silent witnesses waiting the coming
of the spring. Far away a flock of Blue
Jays caw and bell, and whistle songs
as thin and tenuous as the January sun. 
The fields lay quiet under the sun. Without the grace of snow to cover their winter want or soften the light they have a stark, abandoned ...
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To...iuoueto...ke...to...upostirizo...alla...den...ime.......dedomeno;;;!!!!!
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Christian, birder, photographer, blogger...
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Christian, husband, father, birder, photographer, blogger

My galleries: weiw.lightshedder.com
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Point & Shoot Nature Photographer: psnp.lightshedder.com


Kinda walking the line where technology and spirituality meet. 


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Travel to 10-20 birding and photography events each year
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  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • Clarkson University
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Retired. Senior Brand Advocate for Birding and Wildlife Observation: Carl Zeiss Sports Optics
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writing, photography, natural history
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  • Photographer (nature & landscape), Blogger
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  • ZEISS Sports Optics
    Birding and Observation Product Specialist, 2002 - 2013
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My daughter bought a car here a year ago...when my wife and I needed a car we searched online and found an interesting car at Rowe. Excellent previsit emails. Excellent visit. Excellent car. Bought the car. They had a few visible rust spots professionally repaired before we picked it up. :)
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