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Old 05-13-2009, 10:58 PM   #41
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They don't sit still for you either? I'm glad I'm not the only one. Barbara E, do you have any chipmunks? Three years ago I had a few that were used to me. They would sit and watch me. I could have taken photos of them. The chippies I have now are like birds because they take off. I do have problems with anything that moves. This afternoon I was looking at my yard through binoculars. I do this a lot from the kitchen table. I saw a bird I have never seen before at my birdfeeder. I have no idea what species it was but wanted to post it to get an ID. I ever so quietly opened the back door to stick my camera out to take a photo and all photos are of the birdfeeder. Next time I am going to shoot through the window.
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:50 AM   #42
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Lorax, can you keep your door open and set a chair for yourself in the doorway? I've sat on a plastic chair in the storage shed, covered with a blanket to get shots!

havalotta, do you have the book that came with your camera?

I don't know how these munkeys can jump as high as the feeders!
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Old 05-14-2009, 11:21 AM   #43
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I have a book but have not read the technical parts yet as I have been learning lots of good gardening facts here!
Once It quits raining and dries up I'll be in my yard for two weeks doing spring clean up. I'll get around to the manual once the snow flies which is always too soon . Just thought I'd ask about the F stop thing if it wasn't too technical to go into to help the others as well. Don't fret about instructing us.
There is just so much input with everything now days isn't there?
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:22 PM   #44
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I sit out in the yard a lot to get the birds used to my being there. I can lay in the hammock and they'll just keep on doing whatever they're doing as long as I'm fairly still. And I do shoot through the windows a lot.
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Old 05-14-2009, 02:55 PM   #45
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Wish I could just sit once and awhile. My life is very full yet. I keep simplifying my floral beds but even that takes time.
This year I'm removing the duplicate perennials all over. I'll move the reseeding annuals-poppies,cosmos,larkspur etc into a bed where they can do their own thing.
I have been removing tons of volunteers every year from between my perennials and allowing them to grow in behind. Pretty but soooooooo time consuming.
Next year they will all be into ONE bed not 10-12 beds! YIPPIE
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Old 05-14-2009, 06:49 PM   #46
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Home tweet home.

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Old 05-14-2009, 07:50 PM   #47
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I'll move the reseeding annuals-poppies,cosmos,larkspur etc into a bed where they can do their own thing.
. . . Next year they will all be into ONE bed not 10-12 beds! YIPPIE
Let the reseeding wars begin! Your bed will change as the season goes on and they fight it out.
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Old 05-14-2009, 07:53 PM   #48
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Home tweet home.
Very cute!

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Old 05-14-2009, 09:20 PM   #49
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Yes it will be interresting to watch as my new tapestry unfolds.

Sage - What a great shot. I love those yellow eyes.

I saw one today as I flung my weeds. The storm has finally passed and I got some spring cleaning done in my beds. They have only been in this part of Michigan for a few years now since the climate has warmed!
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Old 05-14-2009, 09:23 PM   #50
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havalotta! Do you know what species of bird you photographed?
Sage! Ingenious way to help contain the thistle seed. Is that an old strainer?
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