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New Year brings New Snow
Posted By: Tom Lusk, 01-01-2008, 06:36 PM

I awoke this morning to find a foot of fresh snow had fallen overnight.

Shortly after getting up (and before having breakfast) our electric power failed. This happens a couple of times each winter when a heavy snowfall downs power lines.

Not able to do anything productive, I headed outside to take a few photos:

We have one stubborn oak tree that holds its leaves through the winter:



The evergreens were weighted down with snow:



and the Sumac seed pods were decorated, too:

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A couple of birds were holed up from the cold. This mourning dove was sound asleep:



while this goldfinch was looking for something to eat:



The light was flat and gray all day (between blizzards), but at least the hydro came back on this afternoon.
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01-01-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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Beautiful. Amazing that you can still manage to capture birds on camera!

Happy New year!
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A good start to '08 Tom - I am sure you could find some birds anywhere. That oak is amazing as well - mother nature refusing to let go. Nice series.
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Lovely shots! #2 really got my attention for it's simplicity and pure look!

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As always Tom, wonderful shots. 1/60 at 300mm is pretty impressive, thanks for posting them.

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I'd say you were very productive without your electrical power Tom. That first image really grabs me. The colorful leaves in that snow and cold are a wonderful contrast.
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Always love your shots

Tom,

I always love looking at your shots.. The first one is really nice.. the subtle colors of the tree mixed with the new fallen snow... I really like it...

But I LOVE #4.. The sleeping dove looks as plump and cozy as anything.. GREAT shot!!!

Kim

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#1 and #4 are my favorites. #1 is simple yet elegant. #4, very cute and I just like it.
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What they all said and some.
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All great Tom, but I especially like the contrasting colours of the oak tree against the snow, and the dove (looks well fluffed up for insulation).

Paul
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