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Old Nov 13, 2011, 6:39 PM   #1
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Autumn is waning here in East Tennessee - a time ripe with many fogs and lovely low light...
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Our North American Robin population is booming! Many of our local Robins stay here year 'round, and many of the "yankee" robins from up north choose to winter here as well...
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 6:45 PM   #3
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These robins are here for the moderate climate, and also for abundant food. Robins switch from worms and caterpillars in the summer to fruits and berries in the winter...
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We have another very bold GB Heron at the home park. This one has chosen another one of our boat docks for his favorite "perch." Here's a look at this "feathered friend" with some more docks behind him.
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I was able to find a much less distracting background for another "bird portrait" by taking just a few steps to the right...
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Playing with F stop (and a VERY PATIENT bird) to achieve varied DOF's - which one do you prefer?
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These short, late-autumn days mean there's plenty of low morning and afternoon light - perfect for enjoying views of fine rural scenes in the East Tennessee hills. Here are a few such scenes that I noticed while cycling to a nearby school for some nature education. All are taken along the same road, but several miles apart. The first few are from an old family farm that is soon to be sold and subdivided...
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Another old shed on the same property - nestled among the Sycamores...

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And a different (still active) farm a few miles down the road - the old barn well hedged-in by autumnal hills.
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Hope you enjoyed these somewhat random glimpses of autumn's fading across the East Tennessee hills, and that you will share your comments & critique!
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