Pygmy Nuthatcher

Pictures:  Couple shots of a Pygmy Nuthatcher.

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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.

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Flicker and Jay

Pictures: My feeder has slowly been picking up new birds from the area but sadly it will be time to move soon. Here is a Northern Flicker and Staller’s Jay. I started putting out un-shelled peanuts and the Jays have figure out that they likes them 🙂 They also like the suet I put out.

As always click the images twice for the larger size pictures.
Northern Flicker.

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Steller’s Jay.

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Exercise: All the good walks have finally caught up with me and the knees have spoken …. time for a break.

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Day Moon

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.

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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.
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Exercise: We walked 3.3 miles today.

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