Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Crops & Clips: January, 2012 Meme Mashup

My weekly potpourri gathered from the archives features... a little game. I decided to pick a month at random and see how far I had to get into the month to find all five of the memes featured in this page. If possible, I would try for two, and since Critters occupy such large share of my portfolio, I placed a limit of five of my faves, to be divided equally (2 1/2 apiece) between Misty and Eileen.  I picked the month of January, 2012 for no good reason except maybe it reminds me of what I need to look for next month. I had to go all the way to the 18th before I found a couple of sky shots.

CRITTERS: 

Great Blue Heron, January 1, 2012

Great Blue Heron 20120101


White-eyed Vireo, January 12, 2012

White-eyed Vireo (Vireo griseus) cropped 20120112



Green Heron, January 13, 2013

Green Heron 2-20120113



Bald Eagle, January 15, 2013

Bald Eagle departing 1041 AM 20120115

Painted bunting, January 18, 2012

Painted Bunting 4-20120118



Linking to Misty's  CAMERA CRITTERS,


Linking to Eileen's SATURDAY'S CRITTERS,

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FENCE:

Sandhill Crane, January 8, 2012


Sandhill Crane 3-20120108


Cooper's Hawk, January 24, 2012

Coopers Hawk 20120124

Linking to GOOD FENCES by Tex (Theresa). 


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SKYWATCH: A cloudy morning


January 16, 2012


Cloudy morning 20120116


Cloudy morning 2-20120116

Linking to SKYWATCH FRIDAY by Yogi, Sylvia and Sandy


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REFLECTION: Little Blue Heron

January 1, 2012


Little Blue Heron 2-20120101



Double-crested Cormorant, January 18, 2012

Cormorant reflection20120118

Linking to WEEKEND REFLECTIONS by James


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Please visit the links to all these memes to see some excellent photos on display


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19 comments:

  1. Wonderful birds and photos. I will look forward to see even more great shots in 2015.. I wish you and your family all the best in 2015, a happy & healthy New Year!

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  2. just love your bird shots!!! the vireo is a delight! your reflections, gorgeous. fences will open tomorrow morning like normal! thanks for your contributions and for all you share throughout the year!

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  3. Fabulous photos!!! Happy New Year :)

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  4. Beautiful birds. Love watching them.

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  5. HI Kenneth What can I say about these absolutely stunning shots! FANTASTIC is the word I am going to use. Mind you I think that Vireo has a bad attitude, don't think he likes his photo being taken! The reflections shots are marvellous. HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

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  6. These are all wonderful pictures!
    And I love the second fence :)
    I wish you a Happy New Year!
    【ツ】Knipsa

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  7. Clearly you have had a wonderful year of Picture taking ... these are all very impressive photographs as well as enjoyable. Hope your New Year is wonderfull and full of more beautiful photographs.

    Andrea @ From The Sol

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  8. Happy New Year. - Wow what a great selection of photos you found. The birds are great. I love the Eagle and the Painted Bunting (such a colorful bird). I also really liked the hawk on the fence and the sun rays peeking through the clouds.

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  9. All of the images, Ken, are spectacular. I especially enjoyed the reflections and the moody morning skies.

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  10. wonderful images...the skywatch from 2012 is especially fab!! And of course all the birds!

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  11. Hard to pick a fav with so many good images, but I really like the reflection shot. Excellent capture!

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  12. Great post, Ken! Thank you for linking up and sharing your critter post.. Have a happy weekend!

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  13. What a great collection of photos!

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  14. The last picture is terrific, but all your bird pics are beautiful... You have a great eye to catch birds. Thanks for the sharing, and I wish you the best for 2015.

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  15. Beautiful selection! I really like the shot of the Cormorant with its wings outstretched!

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