Muffin on the Prowl


Muffin, our Feral Cat, was on the prowl, looking for who knows what, when I captured this image.  She looks either chubby or pregnant … there’s no way she could could be pregnant due to the capture, spade, and release program a number of years ago.  I managed a a slight bit of work in  Photoshop Elements 6 to sharpen and adjust the color so she’d look just like you’d see her in person. Enlarge for a better look!

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Where’s the Male American Gold Finch?


Well, I’ll admit my focus here wasn’t the best.  But, since it’s a fun shot I’ll not worry much about it – this time.  Hint:  if you enlarge you’ll see the part of him I could capture … two yellow sides with a black stripe down the center.  He’s well hidden.

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Praying Mantis Head down on our back Deck Screen


This beauty was working our back sliding door screen the other day.  There was another one a few feet away that was completely brownish in color.  I know they do change color to match their surroundings.  The one in the above image had the whiteish/ silver color on its back as you see. (that is not sunlight – just to clarify.)

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Soon Fall Color’s will light up the Trees and Woodlands

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I shot this image years ago and it’s a bit fuzzy.  “My bad.”  I must have been shooting out of one eye! But the color was what got my attention.  “Sometimes a man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do.”   I hope to find the tree again this year and shoot a sharper image for you.  Colors should start changing in the Midwest by Mid-October.

Dan O. De Ment

Male American Gold Finch – I can’t figure this thing out

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