Carrie Blake Park – Sequim, Washington
January 1, 2012
This is a set of four photos taken of the American Wigeon. There are several small ponds at the park and you usually find Mallards and Wigeons about. Sometimes you also see Buffleheads and Gadwalls.
Seeing a duck on dry land gives you a little bit different perspective than seeing it in the water.
This duck got spooked and took off, but not before I captured his attempt to flee the scene.
Carrie Blake Park – Sequim, WA
January 1, 2012
In this set of two photos I included first – a pair of Mallards that were in a setting that just screamed, photograph us. The second photo shows my attempt to capture a Mallard in flight.
This is the first posted photo set that was shot in 2012. I ran into some problems at my old blog and almost 30 sets of photos were lost. The good news is I just have to re-post them. I won’t be re-posting these photos on the old blog, but I see no need to delete the old blog either. Some of you may prefer to look at the old photos at the old site and there are a lot of other activities as well as a partially finished field guide on the old blog.
I’m trying to learn all the “ins and outs” of this new WordPress Theme I purchased, so I’m playing around a bit to decide how to go forward.
I’ve decided to add some photo info at the bottom of a photo gallery. Just hover your mouse over a photo and it will give you the common name of a bird with a number in front. Go to the number of the photo on the bottom info post to see information about the photo. Keep in mind that this information was originally posted in a message blog format, so may at times be a little confusing. Sorry about that, but I’m not going to re-write all the descriptions. Copying and pasting the info was tough enough. For instance, if I mention the last post or the next post, it will probably be of the same species so just go up or down by number.
I number my photos like this:
045 – one photo
045m – would mean there are two photos in the set (045 and 045m)
045m4 – would mean there are five photos in the set (045, 045m1, 045m2, 045m3, 045m4)
m stands for more
v045 would mean the photo is in a vertical format (I do this for my own information.)
I usually try to put what I consider to be the best photo as the first number when there is a set, but don’t discount the others in the set. Some viewers prefer the m-photos over the first one.
So, if you can find photo 001 you would see the very first photo I posted. The numbers aren’t that important. The higher the number the more recent the photo and it will help you find information about the photo at the bottom of the gallery.
Once I get all the archived photos on the new blog, I have yet to decide whether I will post the photos in a blog posting and a gallery or just in the gallery with some info data at the end of the gallery. If you have any preferences, drop me an email in the Contact Me section.
The gallery photos look best if the whole line is horizontal format or vertical format. I tried putting the vertical photos at the bottom of a gallery, but it is a real chore. For now I think I’ll just leave it looking a little jagged. Sorry.
My 2013 New Year’s resolution is to give AKA Bird Nerd a new look. I’ve been running the old Theme for 5 years now, so I think it is time for a make-over. I am now retired, so I’m not sure how my emphasis on education will play out. I’ll either incorporate the educational data on the new site or keep it strictly artistic.
One of the major revisions is that the AKA Bird Nerd blog is now accessable at www.akabirdnerd.com and not www.akabirdnerd.com/birds. I will keep the old blog up while I’m working on this one, but new postings can only be viewed at the new location.
I had a major problem – unknowingly caused by me – that wiped out 5 years of work on my bird/nature blog. This is why we do back-ups, but unfortunately my last one was from May 2012. I’ll go back and re-post those photos on the new site.
It will take me some time to get used to the new Theme. I guess that goes for you too. I hope my loyal followers enjoy the new look. Drop me a message any time and share your thoughts.