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Palm Tree – Fill the Frame – Week #3, Theme #3


This palm tree is located at the end of my street. I must confess, I choose it for convenience. I am hoping that the cooler weather expected next week will provide me with more options as we continue the 52 Week Challenge. I prefer to shoot outside so I can get in some brisk walking exercise while I am at it. I am looking forward to trying some of the techniques I am not familiar with as part of the 52 week challenge. Right now, I use a Canon Powershot SX40, I am not sure if it can do a “Zoom Blast” since the lens isn’t removable. I think “Shaped Bokeh” might be a good indoor photo project to work on and may tackle this theme next.

Week #2 Eyelines (#31)


I took this picture of a Loggerhead Shrike this morning at a tree in the cul-de-sac at the end of my street. He (?) seems to be looking ahead with confidence that a great day is about to unfold. I know for me, it is off to a glorious start. This Buffalo native has been waiting for a low humidity, comfortable morning for many, many months! I was so happy to be able to walk around the neighborhood with my camera this morning without worrying about passing out from the heat. Birds are my favorite subject to photograph.

Week 1#5 Macro


I love to photograph dragonflies when practicing Macro shots. I was hoping for a red or blue/green one this morning but I am in charge of watching my ten week old puppy and 4 year old dog by myself today and had to take what I could get 🙂