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Day 34: Cooling Off

Saturday afternoon was spent canoeing with Nancy, my brother Ethan, his roomate Scott and their dog Boston. Oshie and Boston seemed to enjoy watching us struggle with manuevering the canoes but they enjoyed the swimming even more.

Oshie loves the water but he has only ever been to the beach so he has never actually done any real swimming. He did well especially when we had the life jacket on him. When we took it off he struggled a bit but a few more trips to the river and he will be like a fish.

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Oshie and cousin Boston fetching sticks. Oshie looks a little panicked. First swim haha.
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Oshie enjoying the water.
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They loved being in the water.

Day 25 – Ring Billed Seagull

So I have fallen off the wagon with the posting a picture everyday self challenge but I am going to do my best to get going again.

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Taken with my Canon 7d mk2 and Tamron 70-300 lens.

Day 16: Double Crested Cormorant

The Cormorant is a very odd looking bird. I found this one lounging in the sun on a pylon at a marina. They have a somewhat prehistoric/pterodactyl look going for them which is more noticeable in flight or when their wings are spread in. The eyes are what drew my attention, the color is very interesting and unlike any other bird eye I have seen. From a distance you might mistake them for a duck floating in the water. Of course there are obvious physical differences but from a distance you can differentiate by noticing that they float much lower in the water. Cormorants are related to Boobies and are found all over North America. They eat fish and catch them by diving underwater.

 

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Taken with my Canon 7dmkii and a Canon 400 f/5.6L lens.

 

Day 15: Stay Off The Dunes!

The two photos in today’s post were taken in January. The winter was very mild here in North Carolina and there were even a few days that were warm enough for a beach trip like this one. I definitely wouldn’t want to get in the water however Oshie didn’t seem to mind the chill at all. As long as he had the ball to chase he was happy! I was still using my Canon T5 and the Tamron 70-300 lens during this trip.

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Just in case you didn’t already know his name.

Stay Off

 

 

Day 12: Pelican

This image is probably a month or so old by now but I hadn’t done anything with it yet. This is from another trip to the Marina on New River Air Station. The lighting wasn’t great (bit too bright out) but I worked with it as best as I could. I really liked how the feathers on top of its head were wet and how the sun was illuminating that area.  Shot with my Canon 7Dmkii and the Canon 400mm f/5.6L lens I was renting at the time. Processed in Adobe Lightroom.

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