Category Archives: Birds

Hawai’i Birds – Part I

I had high hopes, once here, of snagging lots of bird photos but Hawai’ian birds turned out to be surprisingly difficult to capture. I mean photograph, but I imagine capturing them would also be difficult. Almost every bird I see is … Continue reading

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Hawaiʻi – Volcano and Stuff

Many times have we journeyed to Hilo  . . . depending on the route we take, we stop in at the Volcano National Park. As a senior, I have my Lifetime Pass, so it costs me nothing to go in … Continue reading

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The better hummingbird

The main reason for yesterday’s post was to showcase the processing of a hummingbird using Topaz’s Impression and Glow Plugins. Sure, I added words in there. That’s because my readers are split into two camps. Some just come for the words … Continue reading

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Some stuff, some other stuff, and odd stuff

Writing a generic post begins by choosing a photo. In this case, a hummingbird photo. This hummingbird photo . . . As I work with the photo, I’m quasi-simultaneously thinking about what I might write. I finish my first iteration . … Continue reading

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Kona Life – From The Balcony

We arrived in Kona at 8:15pm on June 16th. By the time we got the luggage, got the car, drove to the rented condo, lugged all our stuff up, all we could do was crash . . . it had … Continue reading

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Quick October Update

Some of my readers, probably very few, might have noticed a drop in output.  ‘Been busy. Plus, you know, fell into discussing violence, guns, and stuff. Won’t happen again. The discussing part. I linked enough stuff to keep an interested … Continue reading

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All sorts of stuff

I begin with a video I shot earlier today . . .  Again, if you have a good connection, watch in HD. I continue with something that I had forgotten about. Earlier, I made a comment on Facebook about last … Continue reading

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