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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

World Bird Wednesday LXXXV


Let's Get This Party Started!

    It's that time of year. The heat has reached triple digits and fireworks light our skies. It's time to party, crack the top on a few beers, and get a little crazy!
    I used to have a wild fascination with fireworks. That is until I inadvertently shot myself with a Roman candle years ago. I have a nice apple sized scar on the side of my knee to remind me just how hot pyrotechnics burn. Now I am a bit more cautious. Just last year my son and I lit one of those white hot bombs that explode with a chest rattling concussion. Instead of shooting high into the night, it peaked at about twenty feet and Kaboom...two very scared firemen hit the deck much to the amusement of our guests!
   That pure light against a black velvet sky is captivating. In my header picture a brightly lit Green heron flies through a shadowy background like a rocket taking flight. We bird photographers seldom reach for our cameras after dusk, that is our time to rake over our hundreds of brightly illuminated jpegs searching for something remarkable.
    In the spirit of our Independence from England that we Americans celebrate this week, I took my camera out and poked around in a dark and unfamiliar territory; a New World, if you will.



First, a tip of the cap to the Spirit of '76




"Far out!"
                                         Anonymous
      
      Okay, I'll admit our partying can go a bit far at times! This picture was made by mixing eight drunk hippies, two lighted Frisbee's, and a long exposure at 4:15 AM, well shaken...to be continued.




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Come on it's your turn!

29 comments:

  1. We're so dry here, the county just banned the use of personal fireworks yesterday. A lot of people will be upset, but the number of fires is already double what it normally is for this time of year. The grass is tinder.

    Great photos! I love the eagle, of course! Happy Independence Day to you, sir!

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  2. Beautiful photos, love the eagle.
    Happy Independence Day.

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  3. Beautiful header! And gorgeous eagle! Stay safe, dear springman!

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  4. WHOA! Sounds like you've had some scary encounters with fire crackers! Be careful! :))

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  5. Well, retirement certainly hasn't curbed your enthusiasm. Sounds like your parties are the kind I would like to attend. We will have high flying firecrackers here as well and a hopeful celebration ... hopeful that our Constitution survives the attempts to rewrite it. Happy 4th to you Springman!

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  6. WOW, great pictures from the firework! For 4th of July?
    Our weather is bad. I am hopeing for better!

    Great eagle photo!
    I wish you a nice day!

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  7. Yay! You really had a party on your blog today!! Enjoyed the eagle and fireworks....party on!! I have something new today.

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  8. Springman, Happy 4th to you! Our blast was the 1st!
    Envy you your weather, to some degree! We are barely into the double digits. Only 12 C this morning and wet.
    No summer yet!
    Cheers

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  9. Enjoy your party! It sounds like fun!!

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  10. a great theatrical celebration, fabulous!

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  11. Enjoy your Party and fireworks. We live too close to the woods to throw off fireworks at our house. We may go to one of the local firework displays. Happy 4th of July to you and your family.

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  12. Great party pictures! and great photos of the birds aswell! /Susanne

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  13. Happy Independence Day, Springman!

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  14. My photo wasn't taken at dusk or dark, but I do have a bit of psychedelic bokeh for ya if you wanna view after a few of those beers ;-)

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  15. Fireworks have been banned here 'cause of drought...but, enjoy your festivities.


    Super photos today!!!

    RUDDY DUCK

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  16. Yes,those colorful explosions against the dark sky is brilliant, and you've captured it perfectly! Greetings from Sri Lanka!

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  17. That shot of the eagle is just breathtaking!

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  18. Wow, your fireworks shot is awesome! Love the eagle shot too.

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  19. I so want to participate but I'm not seeing any birds of interest lately. Maybe it's too hot. You've got some lovely submissions here. Love that fireworks shot also.

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  20. Your eagle picture is amazing.

    We tend to stay in parks until dusk we live on the edge (risking park rangers kicking us out). I've found birds really like dusk too.

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  21. that eagle shot is perfect. So nice to see.

    I like fireworks too. :)

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  22. Love the eagle shot! And, that long exposure was very interesting!

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  23. Hi there - good post (as ever!) - The long exposure shots are always fun - never really sure what we are going to get. I took some a few months ago under a full moon - you would swear it was day light - then you notice star trails in the sky!

    Cheers - Stewart M

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  24. Happy 4 th of July to you. We are always concerned for the wildlife now too. they can fly into homes and die during fireworks displays, always a sad outcome, to something fun. the indoor pets can also prove to have devastating results. Wow you had to hard lessons, take care, have a great week~

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  25. Loved the hippy reference, I understand. lol
    I have a lowly sparrow to post today, nothing like your eagles, wow!

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  26. Happy 4th of July!! I love your header. New blog design too??
    I missed WBW this week. We have had a few day trips as my husband is on holidays and I have so many bird shots, it's a bit overwhelming. I got some more "lifers" though so I'm pretty excited :)

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  27. I love the first image - naturaly framed with the branches in the foreground, we just dont do enough celebrating over here although with the Olympics near we should indeed get some fireworks

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  28. Awesome shot of the pyrotechnics Dave! Moon in the background and everything ;-)

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