Meet the New Kids on the Block!

July Seventh – sent to me by my neighbor

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  1. Gail
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 03:36:15

    OMG! They are adorable! And what a watchful, patient mom! This was great :)

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  2. Meta
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:15:27

    Inspired by the “New Kids on the Block” I browsed your blogs this morning. They are so wonderful! Beyond all the cute coyote pups, I love the photos of the beaver at work, the hummingbird attack and etc. You are such a great observer and photographer. Our beavers are only out during dark.
    I don’t know why I haven’t signed up for an email alert before. Please keep me posted.
    Meta

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    • yipps
      Jul 15, 2013 @ 15:03:35

      Hi Meta —

      Thank you for the great compliment!

      You can take photos under poor lighting conditions: the beaver photos were taken at dusk with an ISO of 6400. You can increase the exposure and contrast once you’ve downloaded the images. Poor quality photos can look okay on the web.

      One has to learn to observe, first, by disconnecting from our human world when out in nature. My youngest son taught me that if you sit in a field all morning with nothing to do, soon you start seeing things about the animal world that you never would have noticed. They have amazingly full lives. What is incredible to me is, in our modern world with so much knowledge and an ability to understand almost anything, people persist in not seeing animals for what they really are — beings with such similar needs and drives as our own. And when I/we point these similarities out, we are accused of “anthropomorphizing”. It’s not anthropomorphizing, it’s what is actually going on!

      Janet

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