2013 Project 365

Project 365/310 – The Sky is on Fire


A quick post tonight because, frankly, I am completely bleary eyed. A wake up call at 4:00 am and a two-hour drive to Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refugeย in 30 degree temperatures led to this glorious pre-dawn fire-red sky. It was well worth getting up so early as this bright color lasted for about 20 minutes before the actual sunrise.

It was a birding trip today, and I was able to find 58 different species of birds which was glorious. Now to trudge through 600+ images I took today. A great birding day, but not necessarily a great bird photography day.

Hope you have a wonderful day and stay tuned tomorrow for more about today’s adventure. Bella

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  1. Hi Emily! I met you randomly while about to walk in Kinder park. Your website is Awesome! You are soooooo talented your pictures are moving and carry such feeling with them. You were so humble in decribing your talent. I am a novice to all this, but your stuff seems brilliant. Thank you for taking your time to engage with me. I feel so blessed to have met you. Just simpy.. WOW!

    • Hi Staci ! I’m not sure this reply will get to you, but here’s hoping it will. It was wonderful meeting you and your friend in the park and I hope the rest of your walk went well.

      It’s interesting that you commented that my images are “moving and carry feeling.” I know I feel it when i
      shoot it, and a couple of others have said the same thing, but I have a hard time believing it.

      This is what practice with a good eye and a warm heart creates for you. I can’t wait for you to get your camera and begin your journey as I have. It’s a wonderful experience.

  2. That photo was worth the trip even if you had never gotten any bird photos!

    This is a serious question, how do you keep track of the number of species that you see while shooting 600 photos? I’ve been considering keeping a count, I even bought a pocket size notebook, but I’m usually too busy to jot any notes down.

    • When out in the field, I don’t actually count the number of how many birds there are. But I do keep a good running list of what species I see in my head. The images help tremendously also. Sometimes when I’m unsure I look for another ebird checklist for the same local/date by another birder and compare my list to theirs. Once I put my list on ebird, it gives me the total count of species seen.

      Look at it this way, I use this as an exercise in memory. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I bet! I did craft fair yesterday did not do well except on cheap candles I decorated and sold for $2.00 a pair wish I had mad a 100 ๐Ÿ™‚

        • I had fused glass bracelets, beaded earrings and bracelets, fused glass earrings, I had 40 pairs of wire hoop earrings with assorted crystals and beads I will ship some to a friends store in high end market area for holiday shoppers to check out. Then it is time to use my esty shop though I hate being tied to computer but I can add a few landscapes to the shop and it will pay for itself ๐Ÿ™‚

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