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Puffed Daddy

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 14 July 2011 in Animal & Insect.

This, I believe, is a Merganser. (Juie, HELP!!) I spotted several of these in the creek near our home. I need to do some work on the "face focusing" thing, but I LOVE his frazzled hairdo. And the gray wings with the white and black jazzy flairs are very cool indeed. I just love the puffy-chested look of this guy: "I'm the boss, don't even TRY to tell me I'm not!"

Well gang, Tomorrow I am off to Vermont once again. We will be back Sunday night (I hope). So, again, I have pre-loaded images for the next 4 days.

Also, beginning next week sometime, i will probably need to drop back to my old system of 3 or 4 images per week. All the work I have and other activities are really coming in to play so i will do the best I can. I certainly will be keeping up with all of you, though. I hope everyone's summer is going nicely (or winter in Stephen and other's case on the flip side of the globe).

See you all around Monday!

OLYMPUS E-510 1/13 second F/5.6 ISO 100 300 mm

** Staples Singers - "Respect Yourself"

- " We do not move forward from a middle opinion, which is undemocratic but mediocratic.
We advance from a creative passion "- (Edgar Morin)

- "To photograph is to hold one's breath, when all faculties converge to capture fleeting reality. It's at
that precise moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy."
- Henri Cartier-Bresson.

::Words from Denny:
- My beliefs, and values, have always been strongly tied-to music, especially Jazz, and Blues.
- The following artists and lyrics seem to "sum-up" where my spirit resides:
EARTH WIND AND FIRE;
"HOLD ON TO YOUR SPIRIT,
ALWAYS FEEL YOUR SOUL....
HONOR THE MAGIC IN YOUR HEART"
; Earth Wind and Fire

OLYMPUS E-510
1/13 second
F/5.6
ISO 100
300 mm

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