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Snow Geese coming in for a landing.
Waning gibbous supermoon 1/25/19
Snowy cornfield 1/13/19
Incoming conspiracy of clouds to foil my photographic agenda...
@Maersk.146 Universal problem for railfans
The most dangerous-looking snake I've seen while train-watching...
Layers of birds (Snow Geese)
American tobacco crop
Deere in the corn
Corn up close
Henrietta, MO, sunset
@Maersk.146 That seems to be a dangerous snake but looks beautiful... What are those birds called ?
@jmadhavadas Snow Geese. They have quite a bit of variety in coloring, from full white to mostly black and in between.
It's always nice to pop past now and then and see what is on here. I get a fantastic insight into what other countries are really like outside of the pictures in my stereotyped head. Thanks.
A family of blue tits have taken over a crossing warning light set. It amused me to see how well suited the post and the birds are to each other.
@Astro Great photos! Yes, those birds will find some interesting roosts.
Recent flooding on the Missouri River has spread out into adjoining fields, making
the BNSF Brookfield Sub appear as though it is a causeway through a lake, instead of
corn and soybean fields.
Air show on 6.15.2019
Aircraft at lower right new experimental USAF spy drone in Western Meadowlark markings...
A few more views from the air show:
@Maersk.146 Wow !!! Awesome pics
@jmadhavadas Thanks! Coming soon, the US Navy Blue Angels on July 4th!
Practicing for the KC Air Show July 6 & 7.
KC Airshow action, 6 JULY 2019
@Maersk.146 Superb pics ...
One of thousands of toads and frogs hatched this year with all the flooding in Missouri.
It's a good year for anyone who has toads and frogs on their menu, too.
This is a Woodhouse's Toad (Bufo woodhousii), found mainly in the Missouri River
floodplain and streams in the western part of the state.
Right after this photo, the shutter in my D750 jammed, requiring service by Nikon. D'oh!
As the monsoon gets stronger in my state, testing my new 24mm Prime lens !!! A Volvo climbing Thamarassery ghat as the clouds roll over the Western Ghats
@Maersk.146 Beautiful shot. Hope your camera is back in action
@jmadhavadas Thanks! Not yet, Nikon still has it.
@jmadhavadas Nice view in the fog. Seems sharp!
@Maersk.146 It came out good !!!
...I've looked at frogs from both sides now, from left and right, but still somehow...
It turns out that this a Bullfrog (Rana catesbeiana) , Missouri's State Amphibian. It can
grow to six inches in length and is considered a culinary delicacy among game frogs. Thanks
to JM for the suggestion to identify it!
@Maersk.146 Nice shot ...You should identify it because some species are endangered. May be you will be lucky with an endangered one or near extinct one ...
These are Great Egrets (Ardea alba), found statewide in Missouri, especially in
wetlands and river floodplains. Seen here in a flooded soybean field near Hardin, MO.
These are just three among hundreds of egrets and blue herons in the region because of
the long-term flooding this year. a wildlife photographers' paradise!
Granitic rock with (perhaps) petrified wood fossils,
brought in by Norfolk Southern as flood-control rip-rap.
Hardin, Missouri, August 8, 2019
Recent sightings of Great Egrets at Fleming, MO, 2 SEP 19
@Maersk.146 Superb pic of the rocks
@jmadhavadas Thanks! It was surely a surprise to see such strange formations is rocks around here, where all we see are sedimentary rock outcroppings. I presume the rocks were brought in from NS territory in the Appalachian Mountains back east.
@Maersk.146 Interesting !!!
Mountaintops are often a place of a nice view, but this mountaintop in far eastern Russia was definitely one of the best views I have ever seen.
To the east, you could see the sea of Japan,and to the west, a vast nature of Siberia and Machuria.
It's not in the picture, but in the back of me taking this photo, there is a eight pointed cross of Russian Orthodox Church.
From here, you can take photo of a train heading in both direction.
Train heading towards east can be seen like this one( https://trainspo.com/photo/105477/
) and for west bound, like this (https://trainspo.com/photo/105476/