Sunday, July 05, 2015

Two More


Here are a couple photos taken over the past week or so when walking along the canal and rivers near Oxford.

Driver-less Punts - Magdalen Bridge, Oxford England
Waiting for Google to take over



Reflection In the Oxford Canal - Oxford, England
The narrow side of the barn

Sunday, June 21, 2015

A Couple


Here are a couple photos from walking along the Oxford Canal near Somerton. I walked there a short bit after work one afternoon last week. I did not see another person.

Somerton Cottage, Bridge 194 - Oxford Canal, Somerton, England



Reed Bunting - Oxford Canal, Somerton, England


Sunday, June 07, 2015

Birds


And yet ANOTHER beautiful morning and day. This morning I walked up the canal a way with my longest lens combination (70-200 + 2X) on in hopes a some good bird photos. I didn't get many great ones but I have since learned two things. One, European Goldfinches aren't all bright yellow like American ones. Two, apparently the large bird I saw soaring (actually saw two different ones) is a Red Kite and not very common. Which is why the not so great photos made the cut today :) I wouldn't have really noticed the red kites, except at one point I realized it was higher than a plane flying nearby and it must be a pretty big bird.

European Goldfinch - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England



Wild Roses - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England



Red Kite - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England



Red Kite - Oxford Canal, Oxford, England


Saturday, June 06, 2015

A Beautiful Morning


Another beautiful morning and day. Here are a few photos from my walk.

Ducklings Cruise the Cherwell - Oxford, England



Grey Heron Grabs Breakfast - Oxford Canal, England



Flowers - University Park, Oxford, England


Thursday, June 04, 2015

Along The Canal This Afternoon


It hasn't been the nicest spring in memory and I haven't been walking the canal as much and the third strike is that I haven't even come close to keeping up with the photography. Today I got home at a reasonable time and it was sunny and in the 70's, first time all three of those happened at once in a long long time. So I took a walk along the canal to check out a path I was considering for a much longer walk this weekend (won't happen, far too overgrown,...stinging nettles at that). Anyway, I did take a few photos.

This Year It's Triplets - Oxford Canal, England



Bridge 238 - Oxford Canal, England



Pond Clean-up Near Duke's Cut - Oxford Canal, England

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Portraits


...of giraffes at Safari West Wildlife Preserve in California.

Inquisitive Face



Serious Face



Silly Face



Glamour Headshot

Monday, May 25, 2015

We Went to San Francisco...


...last October. I've never really even looked at the photos. Here are a few.

Dragon On a Wall - Chinatown



Blue Front Cafe - Haight-Ashbury



The Golden Gate Bridge - Vista Point



The Golden Gate at Dawn - Vista Point