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William Parmley
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Too Fast To Shovel
Well, right now it's coming down too fast to shovel.  Once I've gone ten feet it's filled in behind me!  Local news is on now with people standing outside reporting that "IT'S SNOWING!!!"  Six to eight inches expected last I heard.
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Snow, snow, every where I look, SNOW.
Pictures, all lovely , of snow, snow.
I want the sun. When will the sun glow,;)
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More Crocus
Last week there were just a couple of crocus up (see my earlier post); this week there are a whole bunch.  With the cold weather I haven't managed to catch them open yet, but even closed like this they are a delight to find in mid-February!  Hey, don'tcha know it's #FloralFriday ! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.  (Maybe if the sun comes out today I'll get another chance.)   #flowerphotography  
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Quite a treat, +lynn hughes!  The sun has just come out this afternoon but it's already 3:00 PM, so I don't know if I'll get anything better or not.  Saturday night is forecast for five degrees, and an inch of snow Sunday night.
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Sounds like fun.
 
Weekend #6 of the 30th annual Lake Guntersville State Park Eagle Awareness program commences this evening with an orientation and apple cider social at 7 p.m. Saturday, the American Eagle Foundation and the Coosa River Science School's Becky Collier will have presentations at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. respectively.

Field trips to nearby Bald Eagle roosting and nesting sites will be conducted Saturday and Sunday.

These free events are superb venues to learn about and photograph birds of prey!

While field trip photography of course benefits from telephotos ranging from 300mm upwards, very satisfying results can be achieved by focusing a cellphone camera through the eyepiece of an onsite spotting scope. Thus, great viewing opportunities can be had with a modest level of optical gear.

Too see a commemorative overview of the Eagle Awareness program which features American Bald Eagles in northern Alabama, Bald Eagle babies and other birds of prey, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOwTRNXaa1Q

For general information on the program including map links, see: http://www.alapark.com/eagle-awareness-weekends-2015

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That does sound fun. 
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Bald Eagle
This is one of several immature bald eagles that we saw at Mermet Lake SFWA yesterday.  The adults have been seen recently, also.  Looks like the nest that is located just south of the lake has been quite productive!
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Rusty Railroad
The use of COR-TEN steel in structures and sculptures makes it easy to find BIG examples of rust for #rustysunday +RustySunday with +Gary Posner.  This is the #railroad  bridge across the Cumberland River just downstream of Kentucky Dam, the TVA dam that forms Kentucky Lake.  The bridge is located near Calvert City, KY.  (Map in Photo Details.)
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Thanks a bunch, +RustySunday !
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Winter 'Shrooms
As many times as we have hiked at Heron Pond Nature Preserve, we did not know there is a trail along the east side of the Cache River (the main trail is to the south and west of the river, across the footbridge).  Anyway, last Thursday we found that trail and walked along it.  In addition to hearing and seeing lots of red-headed woodpeckers I spotted these growing on a log and stopped to get a picture for #shroomshotsaturday +ShroomshotSaturday  curated by +Patti Colston  +Michael Albrecht and +Anders Stedtlund +Sabeena LoBello.  Map in Photo Details.   #hiking   #naturephotography  
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Hi +Michael Albrecht -- you are most welcome and thanks for your comment.
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Some good ideas here -- definitely worth watching.
 
Happy Valentine's!
Here is a new video about ways to display your photo prints locally. Take a look!
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This video shows different ways to display your photography prints locally and raise a following in your own area of the world. Some of these tips are from a Crated blog post, which I would encourage any Fine Art photographer to read: https://crated.com/blog/2014/11/grow-local-art-sales/

I feel that getting your local fame up a bit is really important when you are thinking about selling prints. Thank you so much for watching! If you want to see more videos, make sure to subscribe so that you can be up-to-date with every video I put up.
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And I just circled you you also +Caleb Swanson. Now I can't miss,;)
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Early Crocus
We have one small group of crocus that come up extremely early every year.  This one popped up two days ago on a 50 degree day.  (The next day started in the teens with a very light dusting of snow.)  Submitted today because it's #FloralFriday! The +FloralFriday theme was created by +Tamara Pruessner and is co-curated by +Beth Akerman, +Kiki Nelson, and +Eustace James.
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It's promising to be very spring-like this weekend +lynn hughes.
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First Crocus
Something to brighten your winter morning -- our first crocus of the season.  Today is in the teens with a very light dusting of snow, but yesterday was nearly 50 degrees.   #flowerphotography   #naturephotography  
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+Larry Senalik and +Sheree Nicholson -- This one small group is exceptionally early every year.  My wife noticed them yesterday and commented that most years she forgets to look for them and only happens to see them after they have gone by.  It will be a while before the others come up, I'm sure.
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Lollipop Lollipop oh Lolli-Lollipop finally arrived for the second generation LTE Nexus 7! #Lollipop  
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Hope you get it working!
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Railroad Bridge
Yesterday we did some exploring and birdwatching at and near Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.  At one of our stops just below the dam I took this picture of the railroad bridge that runs parallel to the US 641 bridge.  In fact, we were standing right under the US 641 bridge when I took this, and the piling in the foreground is one of the supports for that bridge.  (Both bridges cross the Cumberland River just downstream of the Kentucky Lake dam.)  I experimented with various crops before finally coming up with this one, which is the version that I liked the best.

By the way, the #Kentucky  State Park system is fantastic!  (Map in Photo Details.)
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Thanks, +lynn hughes -- I knew there was a "picture" there when I saw the scene, but the full image had some distracting elements.  I kept trying different crops and finally arrived at this one.
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Great Blue Heron
One of the many metal bird sculptures that "fly" through the lobby of the Barkhausen Cache River Wetlands Center building.  Submitted for #MonochromeMonday +Monochrome Monday.
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My interests include electronics, radio, photography, computers, gardening, cats, and all kinds of outdoor activities -- hiking, canoeing, birdwatching, etc.  I am also an Amateur Radio Operator (Callsign: KR8L).  I particularly enjoy photography and work very hard at trying to improve my composition and post processing skills.  I shoot only RAW and primarily use Lightroom to process my images, augmented with Photoshop Elements and the Nik plugins as needed. 

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