Saturday, April 24, 2010

Dog's got wings and helps fly over 125,000 views!

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Originally uploaded by Mully410

I went on a photowalk with the Twin Cities Photography Group today. Along came a couple of dogs who really weren't supposed to be off-leash. They were real quick. This was only one of two shots I managed before they took off. I posted this on Reddit and got about 400 hits within an hour which pushed my Flickr Photostream over 125,000 views tonight. Wow. Thanks for viewing.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Update on my Burning Compact Florescent Bulb

Here is an update on my previous burning compact florescent bulb story. Here is the original story.

GE kindly sent me a postage paid box for the bulb, so I sent it back to them for study. They also provided an $8.00 coupon for more GE bulbs. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

An Osprey Story

Osprey about to fly DSC_6493
I was out at the TCAAP Wildlife viewing area tonight. One of the local osprey stopped by and sat on a tree nearby.

Eventually, it decided it was time for dinner and took off.
Osprey in flight DSC_6494

It plunged into the water three times before it nabbed dinner.
Osprey taking a dip DSC_6513
Osprey Splash DSC_6523

It came back to the nearby tree but didn't feel comfortable eating in front of me and soon took its catch towards the nest.
Osprey ready to eat DSC_6537

As it left, it showed me its catch.
Raining Osprey DSC_6546
(The tiny sparkles are water shedding off the bird. The larger fuzzy blurs are from a cottonwood tree.)

On the way to the nest, a young eagle showed up. The osprey dived bombed it a few time and enlisted the help of its spouse.
Osprey takes on eagle DSC_6569
They both pestered the eagle until it retreated. Just before the eagle was out of sight, it took a plunge for its own dinner. Unfortunately, this took place directly into the sunlight so my photos didn't work.

Somewhere during the scuffle with the eagle, the osprey lost the fish.

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