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Local images, Winter 2023-24 - Trail camera in the Montana woods.
First bluebird of the season, Red Lodge, MT.
Early season bluebird, Red Lodge, MT.
Snow melt dripping off my downspout chain.  In the droplet is a tiny inverted view of my back yard.
Sunspots on Leap Year, glass (neutral) filter.
Sunspots on Leap Year, film (orange) filter.
An annual winter event in Red Lodge, the Red Lodge Ales Dog Pull.
An annual winter event in Red Lodge, the Red Lodge Ales Dog Pull.
This dog seemed more interested in looking good for St. Patrick´s Day than pulling the sled in the Red Lodge Ales Dog Pull.


Total eclipse road trip - Eclipse as seen from Texas.
Eclipse totality, prominences visible.
Start of the partial phase of the eclipse, orange mylar filter.  Some thin clouds in the lower half.
Partial phase of the eclipse, orange mylar filter.
Partial phase of the eclipse, switched to neutral glass filter.
Partial phase of the eclipse, neutral glass filter.
Partial phase of the eclipse, filter off.
Totality approaching, filter off.  Despite the clouds, prominence visible at lower right.
Totality approaching, filter off.  Despite the clouds, prominence visible at lower right.
Diamond ring as totality approaches.
Totality.
Totality.
Totality.
Getting toward the end of totality, lower right prominence becoming more prominent.
Total Eclipse 2024
Detail of previous image.  Getting toward the end of totality, lower right prominence becoming more prominent.
Zoomed out from previous two images.  Getting toward the end of totality, lower right prominence becoming more prominent.
Totality, slower exposure to show corona.
Reprocess of previous image, highlights adjusted to show prominences toward the end of totality.
Diamond ring reappearing.
Diamond ring reappearing.
Back to a partial phase, orange mylar filter.
A week after the eclipse, the moon is gone and there are more sunspots.  Shot through Televue telescope with M100 camera, prime focus.
Two days after the previous image, trying out new T-mount and eyepiece adapter with some high clouds passing in front of the sun.  Shot through Televue telescope with M100 camera, prime focus.
Another day, another sun image.  Despite the clouds, this was the sharpest image I got on this day.  Shot through Televue telescope with M100 camera, prime focus.
Closeup of sun.  Shot through Televue telescope with M100 camera, 20mm eyepiece and Scopetronix MaxView I (with Barlow).
May as well finish off this album with a shot of the full moon.  6D, 500mm, 1.4x extender.
On the trip down to Texas, young bison with a muddy face, Custer State Park, SD.
On the trip down to Texas, bison in Custer State Park, SD.
On the trip down to Texas, Bighorn ewe in Custer State Park, SD.
On the way to the eclipse, blue bonnet near Wichita Falls, TX.


Local images, Spring 2024 - Images from the yard and surrounding area, spring 2024.
First DSLR bluebird of the season, motion trigger.
Bluebird, motion trigger.
Bluebird checking out the box, motion trigger.
Bluebird, motion trigger.
Bluebird, motion trigger.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam, close focus.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebirds on trailcam.
Bluebirds on trailcam.
Bluebirds on trailcam.
Bluebirds on trailcam.
Bluebirds on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebirds on trailcam.
Bluebird squawks at robin on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Bluebird on trailcam.
Tree swallows on trailcam.
Tree swallows on trailcam.
Tree swallows on trailcam.
Tree swallows on trailcam.
Cat checks out bird box in the early morning hours.
Coyote with something in its mouth on trailcam.
Coyote on trailcam.
Coyote on trailcam.
Deer on trailcam.
Prairie crocuses, out in the woods.
Prairie crocuses, out in the woods.
Prairie crocus, out in the woods.

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