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Dead Martin by Merhlin
Dead Martin
It's a long story. This is an actor by the name of Don Winsor (not a model, though he could be, ) and there's a long story behind this photo, which I'm not going to go into. Yes, he has on makeup (and a wig) to make him look like a member of a zombie "rat pack" or a sort of "zombie lounge singer. The picture was taken in a bar. I just wanted to show that I can take decent photos of something besides waterfowl and sunsets    ;)   I'm branching out a little and actually getting paid to do some theater photography work.  The Roxy's Downtown Cabaret owner is paying me to take photos and video of Roxy's renovation project here in Wichita. A kind of Phoenix rising.  He's pleased enough with my work that he's going to do a showing of my work and later, he'll use my photos and video to make a documentary about the theater's renovation. So I'm sort of tooting my own horn here a bit. I'm learning a lot and going out of my "comfort zone." They say that's how you grow. There just might be something to that.
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Immature Ring-billed Gull by Merhlin
Immature Ring-billed Gull
My Sibley Guide To Birds says this is a "first winter," juvenile ring-billed gull. I had someone ask about the difference. The adult has a notable grey coloring to the top of their wings and the undersides are pretty pale. The juvie's have a lot more brown in their upper and underside wings in their first two years. Feel free to correct or add information if you have it.
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My Ring-billed Gull Friend by Merhlin
My Ring-billed Gull Friend
I've gotten several quality photos of these birds since last October, (and I suppose they all start looking alike)  but I don't tire of taking its photo. This is the most recent.
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The Golden Pillar by Merhlin
The Golden Pillar
Sorry, but I'm a sucker for sunsets. I never tire of watching them or taking photos of 'em.  I only have to open a sliding glass door and step out on my balcony to see these. An unrestricted (well, for the most part) view to the west allows me to see sunsets that many won't notice because of their location. 
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Winter Canadian Geese by Merhlin
Winter Canadian Geese
 (January 2015) Taken in Wichita Kansas. U.S.A. It's been a while since I posted any geese photos.  I suppose, over time, they all start to look alike. :) 
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So what, exactly, does that mean?
I think it means they have a more discerning eye.  ;)  lol

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Phototubby Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbedanker:    :)!
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Thanks for the :+fav:
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LASKANWLF Featured By Owner Edited Jan 24, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you for adding Legends of Montana by LASKANWLF   to your faves Jeff!  :handshake: Hope you enjoyed it.
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natureguy Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello Jeff, :wave: Thank you for the Fave!Really appreciated!

as for your note on sharing camera data.. I'm like you when I started shooting 8 years ago, that's how I learned ..... too bad others don't see the value in teaching others.I have made it a point to help all who ask me as for camera know how...I have made some really great friends this way, and have helped many to become top notch wildlife photographers!
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LordLJCornellPhotos Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks for watching me Jeff :handshake:
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WayneBenedet Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Thank you for the :+fav:
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MT-Photografien Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the+favHelium
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EintoeRn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
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TheSoulhunter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
Thanks for the fav!
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mozella78 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Your gallery is filled with beautiful and stunning photographs. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work. :)
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