Day 264…Dew Drops

Welcome to day 264 of  365 photos…the dew drops that formed on my knock out roses added a special look to the already pretty roses in my back yard. I love roses and these knock out roses grow with ease down here in the sunny south. Today, the dew drops made them even prettier.Day 264 - 365 Project - Dew DropsCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 56mm – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter Speed: 1/125 second – ISO: 180

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 263…Back Yard

Welcome to day 263 of  365 photos…the back yard is where I spent the biggest part of the day today. Mr. B and a friend were working on the new pergola and I was hanging around to help them when they needed it. Guess you know where I took today’s photos. :-)

In the last few days, I’ve noticed the bluebirds are back. I haven’t seen around since shortly after the third clutch fledged. Now all of a sudden, there are quite a few of them back. I think some of them are the youngsters. I have seen them drive each other to the ground but I never got a photo of that but a got some neat photos of the them today. Hope that you enjoy my back yard bluebirds. This one is my favorite.Day 263 - 365 Project - Back YardCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm – Sport Mode
Focal Length: 300mm – Aperture: f/6.3 – Shutter Speed: 1/1600  second – ISO: 400

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 262…National Coffee Day

Welcome to day 262 of  365 photos…National Coffee Day  – now there is a holiday to celebrate!Day 262 - 365 Project - National Coffee DayCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 44mm – Aperture: f/5.0 – Shutter Speed: 1/60  second – ISO: 900

From Wikipedia: “International Coffee Day (also known as Coffee Day or National Coffee Day) is an annual event observed on September 29 in a handful of countries for the celebration and enjoyment of the popular beverage coffee.This day is also used to promote fair trade coffee and to raise awareness for the plight of the coffee growers. On this day, many businesses around the world offer free or discounted cups of coffee.  Some businesses share coupons and special deals with their loyal followers via social networking. Some greeting card companies sell National Coffee Day greeting cards as well as free e-cards to help celebrate the occasion.”

I took a side trip to the local Dunkin’ Donuts this morning after my walk. They were giving out a free cup of their Dark Roast to celebrate the day. Dunkin' DonutsDark Roast is NOT my cup of tea, so to speak. I do love coffee though. I celebrated National Coffee day with an caramel flavored iced coffee. Sooo tasty! Did you celebrate National Coffee Day today? Betcha that most of you had that morning cup of coffee and never thought once about it being a coffee holiday! :-) Caramel Iced CoffeeGlad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 261…Here birds…

Welcome to day 261 of  365 photos…Here birds, there birds, everywhere birds! Shore birds, that is. Today I went on a NC Coastal Federation birding cruise on the White Oak River. It was a spectacular day – not too warm – not too cold – just right! The only slight problem was that we had a tide that was about a foot higher than usual so many of the shoals where birds are usually seen were under water. We still managed to see about twenty different species. Local bird expert, Joanne Powell was very helpful in identifying the birds that we saw.

I’ve already signed up for the one in October when there should be migrating shore birds and ducks. Here are just a couple of photos from today.

Both Snowy & Great Egrets were EVERYWHERE!

Day 261 - 365 Project -  Here BirdsCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 80-400mm
Focal Length: 260mm – Aperture: f/5.6 – Shutter Speed: 1/1250  second – ISO: 320

How many bird species can you find and/or name in the next three photos? Note the oyster shell bank on the third photo down.

A Mixture of Shore Birds birds birds birdsand more birdsAnd last but not least, I got a photo of a tricolored heron. Am I right this time, Paula?bird--2Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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