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Thanks to skeletal mass for the texture

Taken at Washington Oakes State Park just after sun rise.

Explore #12 on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 and on Explore Front Page :-)

 

Featured Golden Diamond picture of the week at Golden Pictures Worth 1000 Words group!

 

Please, View On Black

 

This was selected for Explore; June 15, 2010 #156

 

Monument Valley

The Navajo Nation

Arizona and Utah

USA

Badlands National Park, South Dakota

This American Kestrel is a real celebrity! I was following him and other two photographers were following him too. At some point there were three of us standing in a crescent formation near the small tree he perched on. We were waiting for him to do something and he didn't disappoint us. He took off and hovered for a few seconds.

Finally..I got a shot of this bittern flying...been seeing him around the wetlands last week or so..but hadn't been able to get him in flight til the other day...

 

SOOC except cropped in..Happy Feathery Friday...and Shades of Yellow Friday too!

 

Licensed via Getty Images January 2011

And the winner is...the red poppy. You really cannot get a boring shot with this flower...magnificent creation!

The other winner: www.americanidol.com/

 

EXPLORE/May 22, 2008--Sincere thanks!

 

Photographed at my home. IMG_6888

Please see the next shot for my VERBOSE description on this great part of my Creation adventure!

Taking off into the sunset at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.

Explore Dec 22, 2011 #237

 

Humber Bay Park East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

 

American Avocet, Manitou Lake, Colorado

 

From the Cornell Lab of Ornithology:

 

With its elegant profile and striking coloration, the American Avocet is unique among North American birds. In summer it can be found in temporary and unpredictable wetlands across western North America where it swings its long upturned bill through the shallow water to catch small invertebrates.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSOaAaZZyqk&feature=related

 

There's a wild, wild whisper

Blowin' in the wind

Callin' out my name like a long lost friend

Oh I miss those days as the years go by

Oh nothing's sweeter than summertime

And American honey

 

This is the American River in Northern California.

Taking in the beauty of the snow and ice on the Falls.

Galveston Island, Texas-1651

American Football

Wolfpack MG

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The American lotus (Nelumbo lutea) is sometimes mistaken for a water lily, but it has two main differences. One is the seed pod, which is shaped a bit like a space capsule. The other difference is the leaf shape. Water lilies are not completely round; they have a slit. The American Lotus has big round (or roundish) leaves with no slit. Some are a foot across.

 

Murray Marsh.

Sturgeon County, Alberta

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Graceful little shorebirds, this one in its breeding plumage. The American Avocets are always fun to click. Recurvirostra americana

Probably the Dad, over in the Dad tree watching the two babies. Still praying for their Mama!

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Long Island, New York

 

Fred Hervey poop to bottled water plant.

El Paso, TX

Taken from my blind

 

I hope everyone enjoys this image! :D

I went on this Creation adventure specifically because I was looking for a life bird that was reported there. This is also a drive through place, and with my health, that's about all I can do.

 

But I was so hoping for American White Pelicans also ... and oh yes! There were several hundred. One of my favorites and I hadn't barely seen any. They are wintering birds for us here in Central Florida.

Leaving the marsh not long after the feeding was finished. There can be quite a few at times, but an hour later you would never know they had been there..

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