Day 163 – 365 Project…Bath Time

Welcome to day 163 of  365 photos…bath time has come often for this little bluebird. With the hot weather, the bird bath is pretty busy all the time but this little guy seems to be there five or six times a day – assuming it is the same bird. :-)  It always is alone and it appears to be one of the babies from the first hatch this year. It makes me wonder if the others didn’t make it or if they just don’t like bathing as much as this one does. He always chooses the arm of the bird feeder to dry himself off and his antics can be hilarious.

Swimming

Whoo-hoo! I have the bath to myself!!

Day 163 - 365 Project  - Bath Time

All wet!!

Bath time makes poufy

Just washed my feathers and can’t do a thing with them!

All dry

I’m dry now – hmmm! time for another dip!

Camera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 80-400mm
Focal Length: 400mm – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter Speed: 1/400  second – ISO: 800

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.

Check out E-liz Treasures to see what my friend in Maine is doing with her daily photos.

Comments are always welcomed. I would love to hear from you.

Day 138 – 365 Project…Lightening

Welcome to day 138 of  365 photos…I shot a lightening bolt!! Okay, I know that isn’t all that exciting for most folks but I think it is pretty neat. We had a storm go through about 10PM last night and I already had a camera on the tripod. I quickly put some settinga in that I used the other night while trying to take star photos and out on the front porch I went.

This wasn’t a storm that had a lot of streaks of lightening but I played a while with settings and then started to take photos of the lightening, which is more difficult than it sounds.  I shot about 50 photos before Mr. B came out and suggested that I should be inside during a thunder storm. While I got quite a few with the clouds lit up with the lightening, this was the only one that I got of a lightening bolt. Of course, there was a cloud in the middle of it but you can still see it at the bottom. Its not perfect but I’m pretty pleased that I got at least this lightening bolt.Day 138 - 365 project - LighteningCamera: Nikon D90 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 32mm – Aperture: f/4.2 – Shutter Speed:  4.8  seconds – ISO: 200

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.

Check out E-liz Treasures to see what my friend in Maine is doing with her daily photos.

Comments are always welcomed. I would love to hear from you.

Summer / Fall at camp on Nicatous Lake, Maine – 2011…

We spent last summer and fall in Maine – arriving at the end of May and left on the first of November. We spent much of summer building a nice big shed on our extra lot next to our camp so that we would have some extra storage. The shed that we had would not hold our ATV’s and all the other stuff that we needed to store because we sold our home in Maine a few years back.

I like to be the first one in the lake so on May 31st, here I am.

First swim of the year

First Swim – May 31, 2011

We had lots of company, including friends from around the lake and town and a few from “away”.

Miss Kendra

The granddaughter

Troy

The Son

OJ

The Aunt

Porch needed decking and we were building a HUGE shed, we put everyone to work (except for the granddaughter who was too busy texting ;-)  ).

Porch

Neighbor helping with porch decking.

Troy & Steve

Father & Son Bonding

Olga & Steve

81 year old Aunt helped too

We still had time to play and watch for moose:

Grammy and Kendra

Grammy and Kendra bonding – this was more fun than work!

Moose

Moose On Road

Summer went by quickly and summer turned to fall. I had to take the last swim too – BRRRRR!

Last Swim of season

Water was about as cold as air this day!

Days were getting shorter – and colder…it was time to head south. No more winter for these two snowbirds.

New Shed

Shed was done – at last!

On November 1st, we locked the gate and headed south.

Snow at gate

See that snow…it’s time to go!!