This Tree Is Livin’ On The Edge! The Leaves Can’t Help Themselves From Fallin’ !

Livin On The Edge

F/11.0, 1/125, ISO 140.

Visiting Upstate New York our friends showed us around the area, and when we came across this tree was screaming for a photo.  When I saw this unique opportunity, I could not help myself to sing in my head Aerosmith song “Livin’ On The Edge”.
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Interesting Fact: A single tree produces approximately 260 pounds of oxygen per year. That means two mature trees can supply enough oxygen annually to support a family of four! ( http://www.savatree.com/tree-facts.html )

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Your Kung-Fu Is Good, But You Are No Match For My Great Egret Style!

Great Egret

F/5.6, 1/8000, ISO 1000.

This Great Egret showed off his crazy moves, and hit the road or I should say the sky.  I wanted to learn more by observing this amazing bird, but unfortunately my presence spooked him away and the lesson was over.  The way they walk and hunt, it is actually quite interesting. I would highly recommend next time you see one, to stick around for few minutes, and you maybe see something that you haven’t seen before.

Interesting Fact: Great Egrets fly slowly but powerfully: with just two wingbeats per second their cruising speed is around 25 miles an hour. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/great_egret/lifehistory )

They Bring Fast Food To A Whole New Level.

 

Greater Yellowlegs

F/6.3, 1/640, ISO200.

It is quite entertaining to watch Greater Yellowlegs run after their prey. Those amazing birds made it look so easy, but I recommend no to try this at home, running and eating did not work out well for me. ( Ha Ha )

Interesting Fact:  Greater Yellowlegs mainly eat insects and insect larvae during the breeding season. During winter and migration, small fish, crustaceans, snails, and other aquatic animals round out the diet. (  http://naturemappingfoundation.org/natmap/facts/greater_yellowlegs_712.html  )

Lightning Vs Fierworks Face Off!

4th july

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 140, Photoshop CS6.

Last night, here on the East Cost, lightning bolts occupied the sky and gave us quite a show.  Tonight it is time for the colorful fireworks to put on a performance.  Let’s see who will be the winner…

 

NYC Storm

3rd of July

F/3.5, 1/30, ISO800, Photoshop CS6.

 

Interesting Fact: Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later. (  http://www.parkrideflyusa.com/blog/2012/07/04/20-fun-facts-about-the-4th-of-july/  )