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Seeing Double?

Twins? No - mother and daughter
Twins? No – mother and daughter

Today’s exercise in seeing double brought me immediately to this photo I took a couple years ago of my mother daughter look-a-like kitties. But since my goal through this month of exercises was to try new things, I captured this shot of these Evening Grossbeaks under the bird feeder. Apparently each male has two females … seems to be a little bird harem going on in my back yard!

Evening Grossbeaks
Evening Grossbeaks
Posted in Bees, Cats, photo101, Photography

Photo101 – Moments and Motion

Since both bees and cats are plentiful in my yard and it warmed up enough for the girls to come out of the hives, I hung out with the camera snapping away. After cropping it down to focus on these three girls, I decided this shot was my favorite because I love how the sun shows off the wings and how you can see the legs on the middle bee.

Bees in Motion
Bees in Motion

On to the four-leggeds….being the cat lady also came in handy for today’s assignment. I was trying to get a shot as Blanca was walking and turning acting all cute and THEN…..she’d jumped to the top of the chair as if to jump ON me….fortunately I captured this shot before she and the chair tumbled in to me! 🙂

Blanca mid air
Blanca mid air

And finally, I took this picture one day recently this winter, actually catching the Jay as he left the feeder. I totally claim this as a lucky shot!

Blue Jay leaving the feeder
Blue Jay leaving the feeder