Pictures: Couple more shots of the Pygmy Nuthatches.
Exercise: I walked 4.1 miles this morning and it felt pretty good. I was not sure how today would go after yesterday’s big walk but the knees did not fail me. I think if I take at least two days a week off I’ll be okay.
Pictures: Couple shots of a Pygmy Nuthatcher.
Exercise: I walked for 10 miles this morning and it kick my backside for sure. I use to take these kinds of long walks but I have put on weight and it makes a big difference. My friend told me she was going to head into the city today and may not walk so I took on the big walk by starting early to avoid the heat.
Pictures: This Squirrel has gotten so it enjoys a cool drink of water and few seeds and has become a regular visitor.
Exercise: We walked for 4.8 miles today, a good walk.
Pictures: Here is a day time moon shots that I took this morning. These shots are as seen but I had to blend photos together to get both the tree and moon in focus. The first two I did by cropping the moon from one photo and pasting into the other. The third one with Photoshop CS6 by …… see below.
By….. With Photoshop open …
1. File/Script/Load Files into Stack
2. Browse/ (then I pick the files, I took four shots, two of the tree and two of the Moon) After picking shots I clicked /Open. — Photoshop then opens the images in layers.
3. Select all layers then
Edit/Auto-Align Layers/Auto/OK — I then did a crop of what I wanted.
4. Make sure all layers are still selected then
Edit/Auto-Blend Layers/Stack images/OK
5. You can play now with each layer/Mask or just flatten the image, which I did.
6. Process in Photoshop like any other image.
Note: Lots of YouTube videos on how to do this 🙂
The third is better in that you can not see where I try to blend the sky shots that were a bit different in each shot. Still not perfect, I likely should have worked with each mask/layer a bit.
Exercise: We walked 3.3 miles today.
Pictures: Male and female Western Bluebirds.
When I have a bird with bright colors like red, blue or yellow it is sometime hard to get good detail and not blow out the colors in the brightly colored feathers. Especially when taking the picture in bright sunlight.
Exercise: We had a good walk this morning and we both forgot to turn on a walking apps on until we were near a mile or so in ….. so we think it was between a 1/2 mile or one mile and our apps were saying 4 miles when we got back so, ….. (adding…… ) 4.5 to 5 miles of walking 🙂
Pictures: Dark-eyed Junco and a Steller’s Jay.I am seeing the Junco Chicks come to the feeding area by there self now, Mon has them trained 🙂
Click the images twice for the bigger pictures.
Exercise: Jeanne and I walk 3.1 miles today.
Pictures: This Butterfly stopped by on a windy day just for a rest I think.
Exercise: My friend Jeanne took a rare day off from walking so I decided to climb a Wing Mountain! It was a 6.3 mile walk with a 1300 feet gain, a good walk.
Group: We are up to 5 campers in our little group now 🙂