Thursday, August 28, 2014

Crops & Clips: Chipping Sparrow on a fence

CRITTER: On a fence

This Chipping Sparrow posed on our daughter's back fence

Batavia, Illinois on May 9, 2013

Chipping Sparrow 4-20120509


Sharing this photo on GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa), 


Linking to CAMERA CRITTERS, and


Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,

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REFLECTIONS: Black bird and still blue water

Red-winged Blackbird

April 6, 2014, Miramar Florida

Red-winged Blackbird reflection 20140406



Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS 

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SKYWATCH: False sunrise on western horizon

Sun rising in the west??? Actually this is a mirrored sunrise attributed to dust in the atmosphere. It causes a reflection of the rising sun rays which, though parallel like railroad tracks, appear to converge on the opposite horizon. Taken at 7:22 Am on October 20, 2012 in Miramar, Florida. 

Harbour Lake Mirrored Sunrise in the west 20121020

Linking to Skywatch Friday 

30 comments:

  1. wow! loved them all! the last one - mirrored sunset! thanks for explaining that!

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  2. Love the blackbird mirrored in the still water. And that last shot...spectacular!

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  3. Love all your photos! The one of the Red-wing's reflection is fantastic but then so is your sky and sweet little sparrow.

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  4. That little bird on the fence is just darling. A great reflection post and pretty sky shot, I love the rays in that shot.

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  5. Cute Chipping Sparrow! The sunrise shot is my favorite, just gorgeous..Happy skywatching, have a great weekend

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  6. Beautiful shots. Never experienced a reverse sunset.

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  7. love the last image. all are beautiful.

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  8. A great series of shots Kenneth. Especially like the wonderful reflection and that sky is amazing!

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  9. Nice shots. Cute chipping sparrow. Love the false sunrise photo.

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  10. Love all three of your photos, particularly the bottom one. That is amazing! My Skies

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  11. All three photos are great! I especially like the reflection shot of the red-winged blackbird!

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  12. I can't choose my favourite, the stunning bird reflection or the breathtaking sunset... I take both, and I thank you for sharing those wonderful pics.

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  13. Gorgeous bird and classic reflection ~ Wonderful!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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  14. This dark bird on the stone is a perfect shot, great contrast, clear and detailed!

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  15. Great shot of the bird on the stone, clear and detailed!

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  16. The reflection of the blackbird is stunning.

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  17. Lovely sunrise in Florida but I really like the other photos posted too.
    JM, Illinois

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  18. wow- amazing reflection of the blackbird

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  19. Ken, stopping back to say thank you for sharing your post with my Saturday's Critters... Have a happy weekend!

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  20. Very cute birds and nice reflection.

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  21. Never heard of a "false sunrise"... very cool!!

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  22. Fabulous photos as usual! I love the sky shot.

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  23. The red-winged black bird photo is great. Love his beak, and also the irregular reflection shape of the rock he's on! The dust reflection is very interesting. I didn't know this was possible, I once saw a similar effect, when the sun rose directly behind Mt. Rainier and cast a huge shadow on the sky, but of course that was looking to the east.

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  24. These are three gorgeous shot! I love them all! Great!

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  25. Beautiful image! We had an "eastern sunset" on Saturday - was amazing to see. And the west was just drab gray clouds.

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