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Chris Hansen
Wildlife and Nature Photographer
Wildlife and Nature Photographer
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"Red Breasted Nuthatch", from my backyard this morning in Mendocino County, Northern California. I've been hearing them calling all this week. This morning was the first time that they were brave enough to come into the bird feeder. This image was created with a Canon EOS 7D MkII camera and a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto V.1 lens. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 800, F9.0 at 1/200th of a sec. A Canon 550 EX was used for fill flash. These are fun little guys to photograph! #TeamCanon, #btpprobird,#hqspbirds,#BIRDSgallery
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Birthday bird! From the backyard this morning. My favorite color is red. Photographed with a Canon EOS 7D MkII camera and a Canon 100-400 IS v1 lens #TeamCanon #HQSPbirds,#btpbirdpro,#BIRDSgallery
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Mellow Yellow
This last week I was working on set ups in the backyard with the color theme of yellow. I was using a yellow and green back drop with bright yellow and orange sunflowers. It really made the birds especially the Steller's Jays pop in the images. Camera wise ...
Mellow Yellow
Mellow Yellow
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"Mellow Yellow", We are on the cusp of fall. The bold yellow colors of fall contrast really well with the plumage of this young Steller's Jay. Photographed with a Canon EOS 7D MkII camera and a Canon 100-400IS USM v.1 lens. Mendocino County, Northern California. #TeamCanon
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Bees are buzzing in the northern hemisphere trying to gather enough honey for the winter. Here is a honeybee covered in pollen on a Hollyhock flower. Brooktrails Community Garden, Mendocino County, Northern California. Photographed with my little travel camera a Canon EOS T1i and a 100mm macro lens. #TeamCanon
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"Young Anna's Hummingbird", From this morning in my backyard in Mendocino County, Northern California.Photographed by waiting next to the perch it was returning each time after feeding. I prefocused on the twig and waited. Image created with a Canon EOS 7D MkII camera and a Canon 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6 L IS USM lens and a 12mm extension tube for close focusing. A Canon 550 EX flash set to -1 stop was used for fill flash. #TeamCanon
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"Little Bit of Chestnut", Chestnut Backed Chickadee from my backyard in Mendocino County, Northern California late this morning. Tamron 150-600 G2 at 450mm with stabilizer off and on a tripod. Canon EOS 7D MkII camera. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 800, F 8.0 at 1/1600th of a sec. #TeamCanon,#WithMyTamron
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Too Mellow", Steller's Jay from my backyard in Mendocino County, Northern California late this morning. It was getting pretty bright! Tamron 150-600 G2 at 309mm with stabilizer off and on a tripod. Canon EOS 7D MkII camera. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 800, F 8.0 at 1/1,00th of a sec. #TeamCanon,#WithMyTamron
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Roots of Motive Power Steam Up
This last weekend I went to the Roots of Motive Powers annual steam up. Roots is is an all-volunteer organization of roughly 700 members in Willits, Ca. It was founded in 1982 to preserve and restore steam- and diesel-powered equipment that was used in th...
Roots of Motive Power Steam Up
Roots of Motive Power Steam Up
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Are the Days of Big Pot Over for the Emerald Triangle ?

Below are headlines I gleaned from the web when I looked for the current price of pot.

Is legalization going to help bring about the downfall of the lucrative days of growing marijuana on the North Coast? The passage of Prop 215 for legalization of Medical Marijuana brought a huge influx of growers to the North State part of California. There were many out of town license plates showing up on the North Coast, many from as far as the east coast of the U.S.. New gardens popped up all over Mendocino, Humboldt and Trinity Counties. In 2016 Prop 64 passed and its effects are starting to be felt as it went into effect in January 2018. There was a small land rush to buy ranch and large parcels of property to plant gardens on. It was a repeat of Prop 215 but on a much, much grander scale because now it was statewide. In Yolo County and many other Central Valley counties they couldn't keep up with processing of the applications for growing permits and in many areas they still aren't caught up with many still to process. What's going to happen to the price of pot when these gardens are put into production. They have an abundance of sun and readily cheap irrigation water. Most likely as it is in the case of Oregon, Washington and Colorado there is going to be a significant drop in price. Already there is a downward trend in the price per pound. How low will it go? I've already been hearing rumors of people leaving to grow in other states. With legalization starting to occur in so many other states there may soon be no place to run to.
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