Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wild Turkey's Visits Today

Today, very early morning, it was raining, foggy when my turkey arrived for breakfast. I did not take any images.

Around three PM the sun just came out their timing again was not great,  almost full sun....I hate early arrivals for dinner....I feed them twice a day.    My images are getting better but still not what I have in mind..I am so determined to  a pictures of one with a full tail span!!!!

My pets are getting use to me, I will slowly try and  go outside to take their pictures. I took about 40, only two images were worth saving, because the glare of sun on the window, snow and birds.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Thank You For AOL's Community Photo Challenge 1st Place Award

My entry

I would like to thank everyone for their support...we have a really nice group and our committee Marie, Cmishvicki, and Rob for their hard work.

Second place winner, entered a beautiful beach, sunset picture. Congratulations
(a wedding Photographer) from Midnight Conversations

AOL Community Photo Challenge
  You might want to check out the blog for the next photo challenge and enter :).


Friday, January 25, 2008

Determination For Decent Turkey Images

My turkey have returned.  I am feeding them twice day, some days they skip.

I have been playing with my lens, cameras, settings, trying for a sharp, close, decent lighting.  My dream image would a turkey with the tail feathers opened.  I am not happy with my the results using my 2x extender/convertor, using my EF 70-200mm f/2.8L pictures are not sharp. My friend, told me I need  use my tripod and increase the speed. I am still testing my settings, while the pictures are better, not what I was hoping for.

The best part as long as they return, I am having fun playing an learning and taking their images!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

My Dinner Guests "Wild Turkey"

Arriving for dinner

Strutting his stuff

Check out my other images of the flock. Guess Who Came For Dinner "Wild Turkey" - a photoset on Flickr

Bob noticed the other day, a few wild turkey forging for food.  We have about three foot base of snow on the ground which makes finding food difficult for the turkey to find food...we decide to start feeding them for that reason.

I sprinkled the feed on top of the snow. The turkey
(30 turkey) discovered the food, which consists of sunflower seed, nuts, cracked corn.

You might want to check out  Wild Turkey - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Monday, January 21, 2008

Scenic View That Made Me Stop To Photograph

A continuation of my Mallard Couple Forging For Food, why we stopped, backing up the car to take pictures.  The ducks were a bonus.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Mallard Couple Forging For Food

Yesterday was the first day in over 5 weeks I went shooting!!!! It felt soooooooooooo good!!!

On the way home, in Sanbornton, on Rt. 132, there was a small bridge crossing, I glance to my right and saw a beautiful site.  We back up the car, I grabbed my camera, walking very carefully on the ice, crossed the street, straddled a 3 feet snow bank to position myself for a few images.

Guess what I found...mallards!!!! Brrrrrrr that water had to be COLD.

You can find all my images clicking on, Flickr: Photos from bpdphotos 

Saturday, January 19, 2008

AOL Community Photo Challenge-Hometown

My Hometown

This week's photo challenge is "Hometown".  Why not join in :).
Advanced Amateurs/Professionals Post Here

Amateurs Only post your entry here

Our hometown is a old mill town, the main street is only two blocks long, beautiful old buildings. You can find restoration of old buildings, Tressel View Park and trail was recently opened. Know for the best salmon fishing, Daniel Websters's birthplace.

My picture is our library and the building behind the library is an old opera house now the town hall and upstairs they have plays. 


Friday, January 18, 2008

Olde Tyme Gear Wheel

Olde Tyme Print

I have been working on olde images I took and never gotten vacation images also...stay tuned :).  I discovered a forgotten wagon wheel.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Featured Professional Photographer: Donald B. Kravitz Event Photographer and Journalist

I would like to introduce you to my friend Donald B. Kravitz, check out his site Donald B Kravitz - DBKPhoto - Event Photographer. 

Today Donald IM'd and link me to his newest photo entries of Diana Ross, who appeared at the Borgata Hotel, Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, NJ ** View Our Latest Gallery - DIANA ROSS 2008 CONCERT **After viewing Diana's images, I ask would he mind if I featured his site and his work....I wanted you to enjoy his awesome images of famous celebrities. 

Donald is world famous photographer of the stars and photographer for the Miss America Scholarship Pageant. Donald's images have appeared in National Newspapers, NY Post, NY Daily News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Atlanta Journal and national magazines such as Rolling Stone, People, US. Also he supplies pictures to Getty Images that go worldwide.

Donald has been shooting for the Miss America Scholarship Pageant since 1994, making friends with many of the contests winners, many friendships have continued today. The Miss America Pageant finals from Las Vegas will be held, January 26, 2008 at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

A personal note: 
I have seen Donald giving advice to young people who are starting out. He has donated images for a fund raiser
Morgan Corliss Fund - Principal James Friel Donates Kidney I was involved in.  He is a nice man and is funny.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Gratitude Campaign (For Our Service Men and Women)

Mobilejoe1 sent me this link this morning.  I felt it was worthy to share. 

The Gratitude Campaign

For the past several years as I've been traveling around the country, I've been approaching soldiers in the airports and thanking them for serving for us. On several occasions I have noticed that it felt a little awkward for both of us. There are several reasons, some of which I am even just now learning as I produce this film and talk to more soldiers. But they have always appreciated being thanked, and I have always felt better having expressed my gratitude.

I started to think that it would be nice if civilians had a gesture or sign that they could use to say "thank you" quickly and easily without even having to approach. I did some research and found the sign that we are now using.

Is this limited to the military? Not at all. If you look around you I'm sure that you'll find lots of people who are serving their communities, from local to global. If you appreciate their service, give them a sign. Say "thank you."

Tags: Gratitute Compaign, Thanking Our Service Men and Women, Service

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

New AOL Community Photo Challenge

My entry.  New Beginning, Of A New Day.

A few of our ladies have taken over the John's photo challenge...check it out and join :).   Community Photo Challenge-BEGINNINGS

Sunday, January 06, 2008

New Hampshire's Primary Is Tuesday and The Campaign is Ruining Our Lives <Grinning>

I live in NH and our primary is this Tuesday.  HELP!!!!! Our phone is ringing off the hook for the last few weeks but this weekend is least 20 phone calls and two visitors from Obama's group. The phone JUST rung again from Hillary's campaign people....inviting me to a rally tomorrow night.  The phone before that one...I yelled at my husband I am going to get that one...I was ready to attack...when I realized it was our son!!!! A phone call from family was not expected.

Nightly News called to interview me....keep in mind I am not politically motivate at all ...I will vote, period, nothing more. I did watch the debates last night and it helped me make up my mind...not voting ......kidding I have picked my candidate.

Candidates must not know when dinner time is in NH,  because most of the phone calls ring at that time!!  What is not fun my husband is still recuperating from surgery. So if the door bell rings I am the one who has to answer the door and their timings are all off, I am usually in the bathroom and I hear Bob YELLING "BET the door bell :(."

After my two good looking, young men (Obama's) left, the photographer in me realize I just missed a photo opportunity...I should have invited them in to take pictures. Oh they will be back ...they were here yesterday also :).

Check out 
Election Center 2008 - Election & Politics News from 


Thursday, January 03, 2008


Do you mind today if I post a photo I took this summer....Shasta Daisy.

We woke up -1 degrees. No way am going outside today if I can help camera would freeze!!!!

Thursday: Mainly sunny to start, then a few afternoon clouds. Very cold. Wind chills may approach -20 F. High 9F. Winds NW at 10 to 20 mph.
Thursday night:
Some clouds. Cold. Low -3F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Freshly Fallen Snow ...Ansel Move Over :).

I wanted to capture the freshly fallen snow on the trees which does not last long. It makes for a beautiful site.