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come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:05 pm
by PietFrancke
so this morning, my six foot neighbor comes over and startles my dog. I made Buffy go inside and asked my neighbor if I could take a shot or two of him, he did not say no. I would have offered him a beer, but he seemed overly friendly. Shirl is not going to like this, not at all.. :devil: :devil:



edit - I am pretty sure it is a Black Rat Snake, so I am suitably fearful for my life!



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Re: come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:24 pm
by Psjunkie
Piet, add me to the list with Shirl.....to close too many times to too many rattle snakes in my time, just don't like any snake now.....Well presented images though

Re: come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:35 pm
by PietFrancke
Psjunkie wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:24 pm
Piet, add me to the list with Shirl.....to close too many times to too many rattle snakes in my time, just don't like any snake now.....Well presented images though
LOL, thanks Frank. I would not want to be close to a Rattle Snake, that is for sure. My worst occasion was when I was climbing a bank and reached up to use a tree branch to pull myself up. My hand ended up inches away from a gigantic black snake that was coiled on the branch. I am pretty sure my heart missed a beat. Most people (me too) have natural fear of these things.

Re: come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:48 pm
by minniev
Nice shots of a handsome fellow. He looks a lot like the one who lives under my house, working to keep out mice. Love that first shot with the “frame”. Potential for creative images too.

Re: come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:52 pm
by PietFrancke
minniev wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Nice shots of a handsome fellow. He looks a lot like the one who lives under my house, working to keep out mice. Love that first shot with the “frame”. Potential for creative images too.
I might have to work up the framed one.. Thanks Paula, I know they serve a purpose, the mice don't like them either.

Re: come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:04 am
by PietFrancke
so a few hours went by, and damned if another (or perhaps the same) snake didn't make it up the deck - they are Fearless, or Stupid (me, I was scared and Stupid). Buffy had to go back inside again. And then later, I heard a thump and there was a stunned woodpecker on the deck, and overly curious Buffy went back inside for the third time. The woodpecker ended up being ok and flew to a nearby tree - I think they must have well-made heads ready to absorb impacts.

But not everything was snakes, I got a picture of some vines, and then as the light was fading I shot a goldfinch and a final shot at the sky.
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Re: come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:10 am
by Psjunkie
All stunning...

Re: come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:05 am
by Matt Quinn
PietFrancke wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:05 pm
so this morning, my six foot neighbor comes over and startles my dog. I made Buffy go inside and asked my neighbor if I could take a shot or two of him, he did not say no. I would have offered him a beer, but he seemed overly friendly. Shirl is not going to like this, not at all.. :devil: :devil:



edit - I am pretty sure it is a Black Rat Snake, so I am suitably fearful for my life!




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Slither and slide
No place to hide
Dog's inside
Wife won't 'bide.


The other photos are stunning, especially the last one. Gooooorgeous. Matt

Re: come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:44 pm
by Charles Haacker
Matt Quinn wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:05 am
Slither and slide
No place to hide
Dog's inside
Wife won't 'bide. [...]
THAT'S funny right there!
That first shot, framed in the ring in the chair? That's a potential seller in Stock! :clap:

Re: come sit on the deck with me

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:33 pm
by PietFrancke
Charles Haacker wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:44 pm
Matt Quinn wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:05 am
Slither and slide
No place to hide
Dog's inside
Wife won't 'bide. [...]
THAT'S funny right there!
That first shot, framed in the ring in the chair? That's a potential seller in Stock! :clap:
thank you Frank and Matt.

Chuck, Matt cracked me up too! Thank you for the idea on the ring frame stock shot, I'll see if I can clean it up a little.

In the mean time, this morning I took the sky that Matt liked and tried to composite in some birds that I also got yesterday. (I'm not to sure about how the integration went, but what the heck..)
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