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2015-07-26 00:31:21 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Black Tern
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Horicon #Wisconsin

The black tern (Chlidonias niger or Chlidonias nigra) is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe and North America. As its name suggests, it has predominantly dark plumage.
Adults are 25 cm (9.8 in) long, with a wingspan 61 cm (24 in), and weigh 62 g (2.2 oz). They have short dark legs and a short, weak-looking black bill, measuring 27 mm (1.1 in), nearly as long as the head. The bill is long, slender, and looks slightly decurved. They have a dark grey back, with a white forewing, black head, neck (occasionally suffused with grey in the adult) and belly, black or blackish-brown cap (which unites in color with the ear coverts, forming an almost complete hood), and a light brownish-grey, 'square' tail. The face is white. -wiki

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2015-08-19 20:54:06 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Happy ‪#‎WorldPhotographyday‬

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2015-07-20 21:10:12 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Red-Headed Woodpecker
Kenosha #Wisconsin

Kenosha Wisconsin
The red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) is a small or medium-sized woodpecker from temperate North America. Their breeding habitat is open country across southern Canada and the eastern-central United States.

The red-bellied woodpecker also has its most prominent red part of its plumage on the head, but it looks quite different in other respects.
Adults are strikingly tri-colored, with a black back and tail and a red head and neck. Their underparts are mainly white. The wings are black with white secondary remiges. Adult males and females are identical in plumage. Juveniles have very similar markings, but have an all grey head. Non-birders may often mistakenly identify red-bellied woodpeckers as red-headeds, whose range overlaps somewhat with that of the red-headed woodpecker.... more »

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2015-09-01 20:21:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron vs Huge Frog
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, whichdiff... more »

Great Blue Heron vs Huge Frog
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in having more extensive black on the head, and a white breast and neck.
-wik
  
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#Canon #TeamCanon #CanonBringit #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #Heron #Frog  
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2015-09-01 17:47:58 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron vs Huge Frog Part 1
Kenosha #Wisconsin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ-5UCcYrgU

#Canon #TeamCanon #CanonBringit #Bird #Birding #birdphotography #birdwatching #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Nature #naturephotography  

Great Blue Heron vs Huge Frog Part 1
Kenosha #Wisconsin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ-5UCcYrgU

#Canon #TeamCanon #CanonBringit #Bird #Birding #birdphotography #birdwatching #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Nature #naturephotography  ___

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2015-09-01 15:00:19 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron vs Huge Frog Part 2
Kenosha #Wisconsin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvMoxfZxvKA&feature=youtu.be

#Canon #TeamCanon #CanonBringit #Bird #Birding #birdphotography #birdwatching #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Nature #naturephotography  

Great Blue Heron vs Huge Frog Part 2
Kenosha #Wisconsin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvMoxfZxvKA&feature=youtu.be

#Canon #TeamCanon #CanonBringit #Bird #Birding #birdphotography #birdwatching #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Nature #naturephotography  ___

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2015-08-31 02:15:31 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 53 +1s)Open 

Best #Photography Shirt ever!

#Humors   #lenses #Camera  

Best #Photography Shirt ever!

#Humors   #lenses #Camera  ___

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2015-08-31 00:59:36 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The Distinctive Calls of Owls: A Sampler
+LabofOrnithology

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezaBqCf0hv0&feature=youtu.be

The Distinctive Calls of Owls: A Sampler
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezaBqCf0hv0&feature=youtu.be___

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2015-08-27 20:22:06 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Photography Humor

#Canon #Nikon #DSLR #Photography #iphone #Humor #Camera  

Photography Humor

#Canon #Nikon #DSLR #Photography #iphone #Humor #Camera  ___

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2015-08-25 03:08:58 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 57 +1s)Open 

Viceroy Butterfly
South Milwaukee #Wisconsin

The viceroy (Limenitis archippus) is a North American butterfly that ranges through most of the contiguous United States as well as parts of Canada and Mexico. The westernmost portion of its range extends from the Northwest Territories along the eastern edges of the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada mountains, southwards into central Mexico. Its easternmost range extends along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America from Nova Scotia into Texas.

The viceroy was named the state butterfly of Kentucky in 1990
Its wings feature an orange and black pattern, and over most of its range it is a Müllerian mimic with the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). The viceroy's wingspan is between 53 and 81 mm. It can be distinguished from the monarch by its smaller size and the postmedian black line that runs across the veins on... more »

Viceroy Butterfly
South Milwaukee #Wisconsin

The viceroy (Limenitis archippus) is a North American butterfly that ranges through most of the contiguous United States as well as parts of Canada and Mexico. The westernmost portion of its range extends from the Northwest Territories along the eastern edges of the Cascade Range and Sierra Nevada mountains, southwards into central Mexico. Its easternmost range extends along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of North America from Nova Scotia into Texas.

The viceroy was named the state butterfly of Kentucky in 1990
Its wings feature an orange and black pattern, and over most of its range it is a Müllerian mimic with the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus). The viceroy's wingspan is between 53 and 81 mm. It can be distinguished from the monarch by its smaller size and the postmedian black line that runs across the veins on the hindwing.
-wiki 

You think you're looking at a Monarch? Think again:
http://www.learner.org/jnorth/tm/monarch/Viceroy1.html

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http://fineartamerica.com/featured/viceroy-butterfly-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true

#Canon #TeamCanon #butterfly #butterflies #butterflyphotography #nature #naturephotography #Wisconsin #Viceroy #Monarch #flowers  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.___

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2015-08-23 15:29:10 (2 comments, 4 reshares, 46 +1s)Open 

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
South Milwaukee Wisconsin

The Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to eastern North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats. It flies from spring to fall, during which it produces two to three broods. Adults feed on the nectar of many species of flowers, mostly from those of the Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, and Fabaceae families. P. glaucus has a wingspan measuring 7.9 to 14 cm (3.1 to 5.5 in). The male is yellow with four black "tiger stripes" on each fore wing. Females may be either yellow or black, making them dimorphic. The yellow morph is similar to the male, but with a conspicuous band of blue spots along the hindwing, while the dark morph is almost completely black.

The green eggs... more »

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)
South Milwaukee Wisconsin

The Eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus) is a species of swallowtail butterfly native to eastern North America. It is one of the most familiar butterflies in the eastern United States, where it is common in many different habitats. It flies from spring to fall, during which it produces two to three broods. Adults feed on the nectar of many species of flowers, mostly from those of the Apocynaceae, Asteraceae, and Fabaceae families. P. glaucus has a wingspan measuring 7.9 to 14 cm (3.1 to 5.5 in). The male is yellow with four black "tiger stripes" on each fore wing. Females may be either yellow or black, making them dimorphic. The yellow morph is similar to the male, but with a conspicuous band of blue spots along the hindwing, while the dark morph is almost completely black.

The green eggs are laid singly on plants of the Magnoliaceae and Rosaceae families. Young caterpillars are brown and white; older ones are green with two black, yellow, and blue eyespots on the thorax. The caterpillar will turn brown prior to pupating. It will reach a length of 5.5 centimetres (2.2 in). The chrysalis varies from a whitish color to dark brown. Hibernation occurs in this stage in locations with cold winter months.
-wiki 

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http://fineartamerica.com/featured/eastern-tiger-swallowtail-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true

#Canon #TeamCanon #CanonBringit #nature #naturephotography #naturephotos #butterfly #butterflies #butterflyphotography #Wisconsin #Flower #flowerphotography #Swallowtail  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.___

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2015-08-22 21:00:53 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

The Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
South Milwaukee

(Papilio polyxenes), also called the American Swallowtail or Parsnip Swallowtail, is a butterfly found throughout much of North America. It is the state butterfly of Oklahoma. An extremely similar-appearing species, Papilio joanae, occurs in the Ozark Mountains region, but it appears to be closely related to Papilio machaon, rather than P. polyxenes. The species is named after the figure in Greek mythology, Polyxena (pron.: /pəˈlɪksɨnə/; Greek: Πολυξένη), who was the youngest daughter of King Priam of Troy.

The Papilio polyxenes demonstrates polyandry and a lek mating system, showing no male parental care and display sites. Females are therefore able to choose males based on these sites and males are the only resource the females find at these sites.
-wiki

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The Eastern Black Swallowtail (Papilio polyxenes)
South Milwaukee

(Papilio polyxenes), also called the American Swallowtail or Parsnip Swallowtail, is a butterfly found throughout much of North America. It is the state butterfly of Oklahoma. An extremely similar-appearing species, Papilio joanae, occurs in the Ozark Mountains region, but it appears to be closely related to Papilio machaon, rather than P. polyxenes. The species is named after the figure in Greek mythology, Polyxena (pron.: /pəˈlɪksɨnə/; Greek: Πολυξένη), who was the youngest daughter of King Priam of Troy.

The Papilio polyxenes demonstrates polyandry and a lek mating system, showing no male parental care and display sites. Females are therefore able to choose males based on these sites and males are the only resource the females find at these sites.
-wiki

Prints for sale at:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/the-eastern-black-swallowtail-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true

#Canon #TeamCanon #butterfly #butterflies #butterflyphotography #Nature #naturephotography #naturephotos #Wisconsin #Flower #Flowers #flowersphotography #Swallowtail #Papilionidae  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.___

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2015-08-21 02:38:35 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Eastern Kingbird
Kenosha #Wisconsin

The eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) is a large tyrant flycatcher native to North America.
Adults are grey-black on the upperparts with light underparts; they have a long black tail with a white end and long pointed wings. They have a red patch on their crown, seldom seen. They are of average size for a kingbird, at 19–23 cm (7.5–9.1 in), 33–38 cm (13–15 in) across the wings and weighing 33–55 g (1.2–1.9 oz).[2]
The call is a high-pitched, buzzing and unmusical chirp, frequently compared to an electric fence.

Their breeding habitat is open areas across North America. They make a sturdy cup nest in a tree or shrub, sometimes on top of a stump or pole. These birds aggressively defend their territory, even against much larger birds.[4]

These birds migrate in flocks to South America. There is oneEuropean re... more »

Eastern Kingbird
Kenosha #Wisconsin

The eastern kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus) is a large tyrant flycatcher native to North America.
Adults are grey-black on the upperparts with light underparts; they have a long black tail with a white end and long pointed wings. They have a red patch on their crown, seldom seen. They are of average size for a kingbird, at 19–23 cm (7.5–9.1 in), 33–38 cm (13–15 in) across the wings and weighing 33–55 g (1.2–1.9 oz).[2]
The call is a high-pitched, buzzing and unmusical chirp, frequently compared to an electric fence.

Their breeding habitat is open areas across North America. They make a sturdy cup nest in a tree or shrub, sometimes on top of a stump or pole. These birds aggressively defend their territory, even against much larger birds.[4]

These birds migrate in flocks to South America. There is one European record, from Ireland in October 2012.
They wait on an open perch and fly out to catch insects in flight, sometimes hovering to pick food off vegetation. They also eat berries and fruit, mainly in their wintering areas.
-wiki

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http://fineartamerica.com/featured/2-eastern-kingbird-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #Kingbird #FlyCatcher #BirdWatching  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.___

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2015-08-19 20:54:06 (10 comments, 5 reshares, 62 +1s)Open 

Happy ‪#‎WorldPhotographyday‬

Happy ‪#‎WorldPhotographyday‬___

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2015-08-19 17:14:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Genoa National Fish Hatchery, Genoa #Wisconsin

Check out this cool sight! A dragonfly emerging from its larval form at Genoa National Fish Hatchery​ in Wisconsin!

Photo: Dragonfly emerging by USFWS.___Genoa National Fish Hatchery, Genoa #Wisconsin

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2015-08-16 03:22:15 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Canon family of DSLR cameras, and where the 7Dmk II is located in it

  #Canon #EOS #DSLR #Cameras #TeamCanon #Canonshooter
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Canon family of DSLR cameras, and where the 7Dmk II is located in it

  #Canon #EOS #DSLR #Cameras #TeamCanon #Canonshooter
 pic.twitter.com/xlp7nOGwkS___

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2015-08-14 04:58:41 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Perseid Meteor Shower, Day 2
Caledonia #WIsconsin

Aug. 13th 2015. 23:30
Canon 5Dmk III with a 17-24mm L, 30th/s, ISO 800 wide open at F/2.8
 
The Perseids /ˈpɜrsiːɨdz/ are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Περσείδες), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.
The stream of debris is called the Perseid cloud and stretches along the orbit of the comet Swift–Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it travels on its 133-year orbit. Most of the particles have been part of the cloud for around a thousand years. However, there is also a relatively young filament of dust in the stream that waspulled off the co... more »

Perseid Meteor Shower, Day 2
Caledonia #WIsconsin

Aug. 13th 2015. 23:30
Canon 5Dmk III with a 17-24mm L, 30th/s, ISO 800 wide open at F/2.8
 
The Perseids /ˈpɜrsiːɨdz/ are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Περσείδες), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.
The stream of debris is called the Perseid cloud and stretches along the orbit of the comet Swift–Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it travels on its 133-year orbit. Most of the particles have been part of the cloud for around a thousand years. However, there is also a relatively young filament of dust in the stream that was pulled off the comet in 1865, which can give an early mini-peak the day before the maximum shower. The dimensions of the cloud in the vicinity of the Earth are estimated to be approximately 0.1 astronomical units (AU) across and 0.8 AU along the latter’s orbit, spread out by annual interactions with the Earth’s gravity.
The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity between 9 and 14 August, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour.
-wiki
 
Prints for sale at:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-perseid-meteor-shower-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true

#Canon #TeamCanon #Perseid #perseidas #meteorshower #Science #astronomy #astrophotography #Wisconsin #Weather #Starrynight #Stars #Cassiopeia  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.___

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2015-08-13 15:37:40 (10 comments, 1 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Perseid Meteor Shower
#Wisconsin   Aug. 13th 2015.
(After cleaning up and dehazing through Photoshop)
Canon 5Dmk III with a 17-24mm L,  30th/s, ISO 800 wide open at F/2.8

The Perseids /ˈpɜrsiːɨdz/ are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Περσείδες), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.
The stream of debris is called the Perseid cloud and stretches along the orbit of the comet Swift–Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it travels on its 133-year orbit. Most of the particles have been part of the cloud for around a thousand years. However, there is also a relatively young filament of dustin the stream that... more »

Perseid Meteor Shower
#Wisconsin   Aug. 13th 2015.
(After cleaning up and dehazing through Photoshop)
Canon 5Dmk III with a 17-24mm L,  30th/s, ISO 800 wide open at F/2.8

The Perseids /ˈpɜrsiːɨdz/ are a prolific meteor shower associated with the comet Swift–Tuttle. The Perseids are so called because the point from which they appear to come, called the radiant, lies in the constellation Perseus. The name derives in part from the word Perseides (Περσείδες), a term found in Greek mythology referring to the sons of Perseus.
The stream of debris is called the Perseid cloud and stretches along the orbit of the comet Swift–Tuttle. The cloud consists of particles ejected by the comet as it travels on its 133-year orbit. Most of the particles have been part of the cloud for around a thousand years. However, there is also a relatively young filament of dust in the stream that was pulled off the comet in 1865, which can give an early mini-peak the day before the maximum shower. The dimensions of the cloud in the vicinity of the Earth are estimated to be approximately 0.1 astronomical units (AU) across and 0.8 AU along the latter’s orbit, spread out by annual interactions with the Earth’s gravity.
The shower is visible from mid-July each year, with the peak in activity between 9 and 14 August, depending on the particular location of the stream. During the peak, the rate of meteors reaches 60 or more per hour.
-wiki

#Canon #meteorshower #astronomy #Scince #Swift–Tuttle #comet #Weather #Wisconsin  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.___

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2015-08-13 05:15:21 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 42 +1s)Open 

Perseid Meteor Shower 2015
Wisconsin

Best shot of the night, meteor straight through the heart of constellation Cassiopeia. As you see, the clouds started to take over the night.

#meteor #meteorshower #perseid #Shower   #Wisconsin #Canon #astronomy #Science #clouds #weather  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.

Perseid Meteor Shower 2015
Wisconsin

Best shot of the night, meteor straight through the heart of constellation Cassiopeia. As you see, the clouds started to take over the night.

#meteor #meteorshower #perseid #Shower   #Wisconsin #Canon #astronomy #Science #clouds #weather  
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.___

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2015-08-12 20:57:30 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)Open 

Wow, just wow!

Wow, just wow!___

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2015-08-12 20:33:14 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin
(sorry for the focus issues, the fella wouldn't stop moving)

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this andalso... more »

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin
(sorry for the focus issues, the fella wouldn't stop moving)

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in having more extensive black on the head, and a white breast and neck.
-wiki

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Wisconsin #Heron   
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiYk7HMQheQ&feature=youtu.be___

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2015-08-12 19:43:59 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in havingmore... more »

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in having more extensive black on the head, and a white breast and neck.
-wiki

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Wisconsin #Heron   
(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.___

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2015-08-12 19:42:47 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in havingmore... more »

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in having more extensive black on the head, and a white breast and neck.
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Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in havingmore... more »

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in having more extensive black on the head, and a white breast and neck.
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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #Wisconsin   
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2015-08-12 19:40:05 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in havingmore... more »

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in having more extensive black on the head, and a white breast and neck.
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Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in havingmore... more »

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in having more extensive black on the head, and a white breast and neck.
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2015-08-12 17:54:58 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in havingmore... more »

Great Blue Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The great blue heron (Ardea herodias) is a large wading bird in the heron family Ardeidae, common near the shores of open water and in wetlands over most of North America and Central America, as well as the Caribbean and the Galápagos Islands. It is a rare vagrant to Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores, England, and the Netherlands. An all-white population found only in the Caribbean and southern Florida was once treated as a separate species and known as the great white heron.
The great blue heron is replaced in the Old World by the very similar grey heron (Ardea cinerea), which differs in being somewhat smaller (90–98 cm (35–39 in)), with a pale gray neck and legs, lacking the browner colors that great blue heron has there. It forms a superspecies with this and also with the cocoi heron from South America, which differs in having more extensive black on the head, and a white breast and neck.
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Prints for sale here:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/3-great-blue-heron-ricky-l-jones.html

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #Wisconsin #Heron #Birds  
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2015-08-12 05:02:29 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Skywatchers' Delight: Perseid Meteor Shower Promises to Dazzle This Week Aug 12-13

"This year, the Perseids will peak in the overnight hours of Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 12 and 13) just one day before the new moon. Unlike last year, when a brilliant and nearly full moon washed out all but the brightest meteors, 2015 should be a very opportune year"

#Meteor #Meteorshower #astronomy #Space #Science  
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/skywatchers-delight-perseid-meteor-shower-promises-dazzle-week-n407916

Skywatchers' Delight: Perseid Meteor Shower Promises to Dazzle This Week Aug 12-13

"This year, the Perseids will peak in the overnight hours of Wednesday and Thursday (Aug. 12 and 13) just one day before the new moon. Unlike last year, when a brilliant and nearly full moon washed out all but the brightest meteors, 2015 should be a very opportune year"

#Meteor #Meteorshower #astronomy #Space #Science  
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/space/skywatchers-delight-perseid-meteor-shower-promises-dazzle-week-n407916___

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2015-08-11 21:37:58 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Green Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.
The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults... more »

Green Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.
The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults tend to be smaller than males, and have duller and lighter plumage, particularly in the breeding season.
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Prints for sale at:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-green-heron-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true___

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2015-08-11 21:07:08 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

Green Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.
The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults... more »

Green Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.
The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults tend to be smaller than males, and have duller and lighter plumage, particularly in the breeding season.
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Prints for sale at:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/1-green-heron-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #Wisconsin #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #Heron #Green   #hunter  
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2015-08-11 16:44:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Green Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.
The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults... more »

Green Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.
The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults tend to be smaller than males, and have duller and lighter plumage, particularly in the breeding season.
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2015-08-11 16:12:40 (4 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Green Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.
The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults... more »

Green Heron
Kenosha Wisconsin

The green heron (Butorides virescens) is a small heron of North and Central America. It was long considered conspecific with its sister species the striated heron (Butorides striata), and together they were called "green-backed heron". Birds of the nominate subspecies (no matter which taxonomic arrangement is preferred) are extremely rare vagrants to western Europe; individuals from the Pacific coast of North America may similarly stray as far as Hawaii.
The green heron is relatively small; adult body length is about 44 cm (17 in). The neck is often pulled in tight against the body. Adults have a glossy, greenish-black cap, a greenish back and wings that are grey-black grading into green or blue, a chestnut neck with a white line down the front, grey underparts and short yellow legs. The bill is dark with a long, sharp point. Female adults tend to be smaller than males, and have duller and lighter plumage, particularly in the breeding season.
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Prints for sale at:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/green-heron-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #Wisconsin #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #Heron #Green   #hunter  
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2015-08-10 20:31:52 (7 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

BlueJay Party!
Kenosha #Wisconsin

The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominantly blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Genders are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the blue jay are recognized.

The blue jay mainly feeds on nuts and seeds such as acorns, soft fruits, arthropods, and occasionally small vertebrates. It typically gleans food from trees, shrubs, and the ground, though it sometimes hawks insects... more »

BlueJay Party!
Kenosha #Wisconsin

The blue jay (Cyanocitta cristata) is a passerine bird in the family Corvidae, native to North America. It is resident through most of eastern and central United States and southern Canada, although western populations may be migratory. It breeds in both deciduous and coniferous forests, and is common near and in residential areas. It is predominantly blue with a white chest and underparts, and a blue crest. It has a black, U-shaped collar around its neck and a black border behind the crest. Genders are similar in size and plumage, and plumage does not vary throughout the year. Four subspecies of the blue jay are recognized.

The blue jay mainly feeds on nuts and seeds such as acorns, soft fruits, arthropods, and occasionally small vertebrates. It typically gleans food from trees, shrubs, and the ground, though it sometimes hawks insects from the air. Like squirrels, blue jays are known to hide nuts for later consumption.[2] It builds an open cup nest in the branches of a tree, which both sexes participate in constructing. The clutch can contain two to seven eggs, which are blueish or light brown with brown spots. Young are altricial, and are brooded by the female for 8–12 days after hatching. They may remain with their parents for one to two months.
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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdwatching #birdsgallery #birds4all #nature #naturephotography #wildlife #wildlifephotography  
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2015-08-07 04:23:50 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Wind Point Lighthouse
Racine #Wisconsin

Part of my Wisconsin, America Diaryland series

Wind Point Lighthouse was designed by Orlando Metcalfe Poe and constructed in 1880. The beacon was originally powered by a three-wicked kerosene lamp, magnified by a third-order Fresnel lens. The light was electrified in 1924, and replaced a DCB-24R airport beacon in 1964. The DCB-24R failed in 2007, and was replaced by a VRB-25 lens. A signal house (horns removed, resonators still in place) remains on the grounds as well as a garage, two storage buildings, and an oil house. The Village of Wind Point has maintained the lighthouse and grounds since 1964, and uses the old keepers' quarters as a village hall and police headquarters.
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Wind Point Lighthouse
Racine #Wisconsin

Part of my Wisconsin, America Diaryland series

Wind Point Lighthouse was designed by Orlando Metcalfe Poe and constructed in 1880. The beacon was originally powered by a three-wicked kerosene lamp, magnified by a third-order Fresnel lens. The light was electrified in 1924, and replaced a DCB-24R airport beacon in 1964. The DCB-24R failed in 2007, and was replaced by a VRB-25 lens. A signal house (horns removed, resonators still in place) remains on the grounds as well as a garage, two storage buildings, and an oil house. The Village of Wind Point has maintained the lighthouse and grounds since 1964, and uses the old keepers' quarters as a village hall and police headquarters.
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2015-08-07 02:22:19 (12 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)Open 

The Blacksmith
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle #Wisconsin

Part of my Wisconsin, American Dairyland Series

(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.

The Blacksmith
Old World Wisconsin, Eagle #Wisconsin

Part of my Wisconsin, American Dairyland Series

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2015-08-07 01:52:16 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Aluminum Overcast - B-17 B-17G-105-VE
Batten International Airport, Racine #Wisconsin  

44-85740, civil registration N5017N, is one of only ten surviving Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses in existence. It never saw combat, and it escaped the fate of many aircraft that were scrapped after World War II. It is owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and, as of 2014, it is still touring the United States and Canada offering flight experiences.

Through its association as the "flagship" of the EAA, Aluminum Overcast has become one of the most recognizable examples of the B-17, due to its extensive touring schedule with over one million flight miles accumulated. The overhaul and restoration of the airframe took more than 10 years and thousands of hours by staff and volunteers at EAA Oshkosh, Wisconsin, headquarters.[1] Aluminum Overcast carries the colors of... more »

Aluminum Overcast - B-17 B-17G-105-VE
Batten International Airport, Racine #Wisconsin  

44-85740, civil registration N5017N, is one of only ten surviving Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses in existence. It never saw combat, and it escaped the fate of many aircraft that were scrapped after World War II. It is owned by the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA), and, as of 2014, it is still touring the United States and Canada offering flight experiences.

Through its association as the "flagship" of the EAA, Aluminum Overcast has become one of the most recognizable examples of the B-17, due to its extensive touring schedule with over one million flight miles accumulated. The overhaul and restoration of the airframe took more than 10 years and thousands of hours by staff and volunteers at EAA Oshkosh, Wisconsin, headquarters.[1] Aluminum Overcast carries the colors of the 398th Bomb Group of World War II, which flew hundreds of missions over Nazi-held territory during the war. Aluminum Overcast commemorates B-17G AAF Serial No. 42-102516, shot down over France in 1944.
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2015-08-06 12:45:08 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Lion at the Racine Zoo
Racine #Wisconsin  

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Lion at the Racine Zoo
Racine #Wisconsin  

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2015-08-06 04:47:58 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets
Southern #Wisconsin AirFest

(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.

Navy Blue Angels F/A-18 Hornets
Southern #Wisconsin AirFest

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2015-08-06 04:19:33 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

B-17 Flying Fortress
Racine Batten Field, Racine #Wisconsin

(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.

B-17 Flying Fortress
Racine Batten Field, Racine #Wisconsin

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2015-08-06 02:50:42 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh #Wisconsin

(C) Copyright Ricky L.Jones Photography 1995-2015 All rights reserved.

EAA AirVenture
Oshkosh #Wisconsin

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2015-08-05 20:24:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Adobe Photoshop 2015.0.1 Update Provides Several Bug Fixes

Another update for Adobe Photoshop CC!

http://www.photographybay.com/2015/08/05/adobe-photoshop-2015-0-1-update-provide-several-bug-fixes/
#Photoshop #Adobe #Bugfix #Photography  

Adobe Photoshop 2015.0.1 Update Provides Several Bug Fixes

Another update for Adobe Photoshop CC!

http://www.photographybay.com/2015/08/05/adobe-photoshop-2015-0-1-update-provide-several-bug-fixes/
#Photoshop #Adobe #Bugfix #Photography  ___

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2015-08-05 16:12:20 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

The one Windows 10 tweak every user needs: ‘GodMode’

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/one-windows-10-tweak-every-user-needs-godmode-141648785.html
#Windows #windows10 #operatingsystem #technology  

The one Windows 10 tweak every user needs: ‘GodMode’

https://www.yahoo.com/tech/s/one-windows-10-tweak-every-user-needs-godmode-141648785.html
#Windows #windows10 #operatingsystem #technology  ___

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2015-08-03 04:15:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

Mozilla lashes out at Microsoft CEO Nadella for forcing Edge browser in Windows 10; here’s how to change that

http://tech.firstpost.com/…/mozilla-lashes-out-at-microsoft…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEUekKqLJ-E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEUekKqLJ-E

#Windows10 #Firefox #Chrome #Browsers #technology  

Mozilla lashes out at Microsoft CEO Nadella for forcing Edge browser in Windows 10; here’s how to change that

http://tech.firstpost.com/…/mozilla-lashes-out-at-microsoft…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEUekKqLJ-E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEUekKqLJ-E

#Windows10 #Firefox #Chrome #Browsers #technology  ___

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2015-07-30 05:28:34 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Protect your Privacy

I know everyone is excited about Windows 10, which is starting to roll out for everyone, after you install the new OS, you may want to go in and turn off these features, to keep Microsoft out of your business
#Windows #windows10 #microsoft  

Protect your Privacy

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2015-07-30 04:33:04 (10 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

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2015-07-30 03:10:39 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Petrifying Springs, Kenosha Wisconsin

The red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is a medium-sized woodpecker of the Picidae family. It breeds in southern Canada and the northeastern United States, ranging as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas. Its common name is somewhat misleading, as the most prominent red part of its plumage is on the head; the red-headed woodpecker, however, is another species that is a rather close relative but looks quite different.

It was first described in Linnaeus' Systema Naturae, as Picus carolinus. The type locality is given simply as "America septentrionalis" (North America).
-wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding ... more »

Red-Bellied Woodpecker
Petrifying Springs, Kenosha Wisconsin

The red-bellied woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) is a medium-sized woodpecker of the Picidae family. It breeds in southern Canada and the northeastern United States, ranging as far south as Florida and as far west as Texas. Its common name is somewhat misleading, as the most prominent red part of its plumage is on the head; the red-headed woodpecker, however, is another species that is a rather close relative but looks quite different.

It was first described in Linnaeus' Systema Naturae, as Picus carolinus. The type locality is given simply as "America septentrionalis" (North America).
-wiki

Prints for sale at:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/3-red-bellied-woodpecker-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #BackyardBirding #Wisconsin #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Nature #naturephotography #Woodpecker #Woody  
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2015-07-29 02:25:37 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Print Services Comparison: Which Website Makes the Best Prints?
+Tony Northrup 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgFUZkUYOI

#Photography #Print #Printing #printer  

Print Services Comparison: Which Website Makes the Best Prints?
+Tony Northrup 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXgFUZkUYOI

#Photography #Print #Printing #printer  ___

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2015-07-29 01:49:07 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

75 Canon photography tips for taking control of your camera

#Canon #canonphotography #canonusers #canonphotographers #EOS +Digital Camera World 
http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2015/07/08/75-canon-photography-tips-for-taking-control-of-your-camera/#null

75 Canon photography tips for taking control of your camera

#Canon #canonphotography #canonusers #canonphotographers #EOS +Digital Camera World 
http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2015/07/08/75-canon-photography-tips-for-taking-control-of-your-camera/#null___

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2015-07-28 14:42:53 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

Whooping crane hatching season produces hope and concern
by Brad Strobel

+International Crane Foundation  +Milwaukee Journal Sentinel #Wisconsin #conservation #Wildliferefuge #Cranes  
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/whooping-crane-hatching-season-produces-hope-and-concern-b99541545z1-318595461.html

Whooping crane hatching season produces hope and concern
by Brad Strobel

+International Crane Foundation  +Milwaukee Journal Sentinel #Wisconsin #conservation #Wildliferefuge #Cranes  
http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/whooping-crane-hatching-season-produces-hope-and-concern-b99541545z1-318595461.html___

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2015-07-26 00:31:21 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 71 +1s)Open 

Black Tern
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Horicon #Wisconsin

The black tern (Chlidonias niger or Chlidonias nigra) is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe and North America. As its name suggests, it has predominantly dark plumage.
Adults are 25 cm (9.8 in) long, with a wingspan 61 cm (24 in), and weigh 62 g (2.2 oz). They have short dark legs and a short, weak-looking black bill, measuring 27 mm (1.1 in), nearly as long as the head. The bill is long, slender, and looks slightly decurved. They have a dark grey back, with a white forewing, black head, neck (occasionally suffused with grey in the adult) and belly, black or blackish-brown cap (which unites in color with the ear coverts, forming an almost complete hood), and a light brownish-grey, 'square' tail. The face is white. -wiki

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Black Tern
Horicon Marsh Wildlife Refuge, Horicon #Wisconsin

The black tern (Chlidonias niger or Chlidonias nigra) is a small tern generally found in or near inland water in Europe and North America. As its name suggests, it has predominantly dark plumage.
Adults are 25 cm (9.8 in) long, with a wingspan 61 cm (24 in), and weigh 62 g (2.2 oz). They have short dark legs and a short, weak-looking black bill, measuring 27 mm (1.1 in), nearly as long as the head. The bill is long, slender, and looks slightly decurved. They have a dark grey back, with a white forewing, black head, neck (occasionally suffused with grey in the adult) and belly, black or blackish-brown cap (which unites in color with the ear coverts, forming an almost complete hood), and a light brownish-grey, 'square' tail. The face is white. -wiki

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#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #Birder #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #Wisconsin #Tern #HoriconMarsh #WildlifeRefuge  

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2015-07-21 21:06:00 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

World's Biggest Bumblebee at Risk of Extinction

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/biggest-bumblebee-threatened/

#Bees #bumblebee #savethebees #conversation #Extinction  

World's Biggest Bumblebee at Risk of Extinction

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/extinction-countdown/biggest-bumblebee-threatened/

#Bees #bumblebee #savethebees #conversation #Extinction  ___

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2015-07-20 21:10:12 (13 comments, 3 reshares, 88 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Red-Headed Woodpecker
Kenosha #Wisconsin

Kenosha Wisconsin
The red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) is a small or medium-sized woodpecker from temperate North America. Their breeding habitat is open country across southern Canada and the eastern-central United States.

The red-bellied woodpecker also has its most prominent red part of its plumage on the head, but it looks quite different in other respects.
Adults are strikingly tri-colored, with a black back and tail and a red head and neck. Their underparts are mainly white. The wings are black with white secondary remiges. Adult males and females are identical in plumage. Juveniles have very similar markings, but have an all grey head. Non-birders may often mistakenly identify red-bellied woodpeckers as red-headeds, whose range overlaps somewhat with that of the red-headed woodpecker.... more »

Juvenile Red-Headed Woodpecker
Kenosha #Wisconsin

Kenosha Wisconsin
The red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) is a small or medium-sized woodpecker from temperate North America. Their breeding habitat is open country across southern Canada and the eastern-central United States.

The red-bellied woodpecker also has its most prominent red part of its plumage on the head, but it looks quite different in other respects.
Adults are strikingly tri-colored, with a black back and tail and a red head and neck. Their underparts are mainly white. The wings are black with white secondary remiges. Adult males and females are identical in plumage. Juveniles have very similar markings, but have an all grey head. Non-birders may often mistakenly identify red-bellied woodpeckers as red-headeds, whose range overlaps somewhat with that of the red-headed woodpecker.
-wiki

Prints for sale at:
http://fineartamerica.com/featured/juvenile-red-headed-woodpecker-ricky-l-jones.html?newartwork=true

#Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #Birding #birdwatching #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birdsgallery #birds4all #wildlife #wildlifephotography #nature #naturephotography #Woodpecker #Woody  
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2015-07-20 19:47:33 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

Juvenile Red-Headed Woodpecker
Kenosha Wisconsin

The red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) is a small or medium-sized woodpecker from temperate North America. Their breeding habitat is open country across southern Canada and the eastern-central United States.
The red-bellied woodpecker also has its most prominent red part of its plumage on the head, but it looks quite different in other respects.
Adults are strikingly tri-colored, with a black back and tail and a red head and neck. Their underparts are mainly white. The wings are black with white secondary remiges. Adult males and females are identical in plumage. Juveniles have very similar markings, but have an all grey head. Non-birders may often mistakenly identify red-bellied woodpeckers as red-headeds, whose range overlaps somewhat with that of the red-headed woodpecker. While red-bellied woodpeckers have... more »

Juvenile Red-Headed Woodpecker
Kenosha Wisconsin

The red-headed woodpecker (Melanerpes erythrocephalus) is a small or medium-sized woodpecker from temperate North America. Their breeding habitat is open country across southern Canada and the eastern-central United States.
The red-bellied woodpecker also has its most prominent red part of its plumage on the head, but it looks quite different in other respects.
Adults are strikingly tri-colored, with a black back and tail and a red head and neck. Their underparts are mainly white. The wings are black with white secondary remiges. Adult males and females are identical in plumage. Juveniles have very similar markings, but have an all grey head. Non-birders may often mistakenly identify red-bellied woodpeckers as red-headeds, whose range overlaps somewhat with that of the red-headed woodpecker. While red-bellied woodpeckers have some bright red on the backs of their necks and heads, red-headed woodpeckers have a much deeper red that covers their entire heads and necks, as well as a dramatically different overall plumage pattern.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpz2eB_UzSo&feature=youtu.be

  #Canon #TeamCanon #Bird #Birds #IBirding #birdphotography #birdsgallery #birds4all #birdsinfocus #Woodpecker #Woody #Redheaded #wildlife #wildlifephotography #Nature #naturephotography  
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