having a shower

These guys can’t bundle up in a thick, warm towel after the shower, or use the blow dryer … they have to stay in the icy waters. Luckily they don’t have the same sense of cold as we do.

Last night there was nothing exciting on TV — in spite of the hundreds of channels we have — so I took time out to really browse all the partakers in the weekly photo challenge here in WordPress. I love this thing that they have and not only for the photo part of it, but because you come across so many bloggers that you probably wouldn’t have found otherwise. The Daily Post blog is one of the things that contribute to the community feeling of WordPress. If I was running a big blog server, I’d definitely steal this idea, but it seems that the other big blog server is oblivious to this concept of bringing bloggers together.

Changed the theme [again!] on my blog. For the same reasons as above (nothing on TV), I was checking out the free themes that they offer. This is not a new theme at all … but I’ve overlooked it so far due to the background image they’d used in the preview. It was wooden, and didn’t appeal to me at all. Then … in all my browsing, I came across a beautiful-looking blog and checked out which theme she’d used. Found out that it was this; Adventure Journal! It suits my little blog here, which is all about small talk and photos ๐Ÿ™‚

Speaking of photos … certain days it feels like nothing works! I come home with perhaps close to a hundred photos and only three or four ‘make it’, while other days … without any given reason, everything seems to work?! Ever had that feeling? One time, when that happened to me, that nothing worked and I came home with a whole slough of blurry images, it turned out the vibration reduction was turned OFF on my camera! After that, I always check that function … guess I had to learn it the hard way! ๐Ÿ™‚

28 thoughts on “having a shower

  1. orples

    I am one of those point and shoot photographers. I’d be lost with something complicated where I actually had to turn buttons to get shots. You sure did get lucky with you two shots above. I love the detail of the splashing water and the feathers in the duck’s wings.

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    1. coolfeline

      Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Those were the things I liked about them too…

      Strangely enough, I DID get used to it quickly and now there’s no going back..

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  2. David Bennett

    From the iridescent green in the first photo I would say they are Mallards squabbling.

    I like the water trails spritzing out from the ducks ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. magsx2

    Hi,
    A very nice theme you chose, there are now I think over a hundred free themes to chose from, plenty of choices. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the seal you chose as a header very cute.

    The duck having a shower what a fantastic shot, taken at just at the right time I love it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. coolfeline

      Yeah, they are getting to be quite a few now …themes. Sometimes I just can’t make up my mind if I want it really white, clean ..almost sterile, or like this ..with a background and header image. I think though, that is fits the blog … a little fluffy, about just anything ๐Ÿ™‚

      Thank you, about the duck … they were really frolicking there that day..

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  4. Northern Narratives

    The duck taking a bath is a great photo. I can hear all the splashing water ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. coolfeline

      Thank you, Northern ๐Ÿ™‚ There sure was a lot of splashing …there are hundreds of ducks in that pond, and it looked like they all had decided to do the splashing at the same time! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  5. barb19

    Great shot of the duck having a shower – look at the spray coming off him!
    I like your new theme Rebekah, it still has that ‘clean’ look, and a good size for the header which shows off the seal so well.

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    1. coolfeline

      I’ve grown to like it too … more and more — the crumbled paper background in the comment section too LOL

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  6. AlohaKarina

    Good theme! I like that crumpled paper, too…if I could have that as a full theme, I might just change mine. But i’m used to it now. I have “The Morning After”, and the orange band I have at the top actually came from a blown-up strip of a sunset photo I particularly like. Orange is my favorite color, so it seemed to fit.

    Your photos are really excellent…you seem to have a knack for these birds. Did you post somewhere about which camera you use? I always like to ask because I worked for years with people who swore by Nikons, yet my family is all Canon, including my brother, who is a professional. He taught me, although he’s the computer geek as well and does all that photoshop and so forth. He does a lot of photo restoration, particularly for the local historical society. He’s scary good.

    Take care and have fun shooting…photos! Shooting photos! Not ducks!! ๐Ÿ˜› Eeek! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. coolfeline

      First off; I love ducks …the mallard got to be my favourite bird …so I only shoot them with my Nikon D90 ๐Ÿ˜† I started out with a D60. My favourite lens is the 18-200mm. I now have Photoshop, so I’ve started to shoot in .RAW I’m not very good with Photoshop …still learning, I think I always will be.

      Thank you, about the picture … I practice a lot on the ducks, because they’re so readily available ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. AlohaKarina

        Ah, a Nikon fan! I’m Canon, all the way. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a 10D, the first Canon DSLR; it’s a paltry 6.3 megapixel, lol. The optics on Canons are outstanding. Even my old A-1 captured images with such clarity…sadly, it was stolen years ago. I miss that camera. I wish I still had it for the occasional foray into slide film (I LOVE Velvia–it’s like crack for photographers!).

        What I want now is the EOS-1DS Mark III–which is $7,000! But I’d happily take the EOS 5D
        Mark II–“only” $2500! ๐Ÿ˜› My cousin has the 60D, which I’d absolutely be happy with.

        I need a wide angle…the lowest I go is 50mm, which is frustrating since the magnification factor with digital makes that more like a telephoto. I borrowed my brother’s wide angle lens once–he calls it “Fifi”–and threatened me with all sorts of mayhem if I didn’t return it in pristine condition. I don’t even want to know what he paid for it, but oh my gosh…I had a hard time giving it back! ๐Ÿ™‚

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        1. coolfeline

          Yeah, Nikon all the way … I think we tend to be very loyal to our brand! ๐Ÿ™‚ I do have a 50mm prime lens too, often referred to as ยซNifty Fiftyยป ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s kind of cool for little flowers ‘n stuff..

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          1. AlohaKarina

            Yeah, I was the only staff photographer at my daily paper to use Canons. All the other photographers, even the newspaper’s own cameras, were Nikons. Yet my photo editor said I gave him consistently good negatives to work with–better than some of his pros. ๐Ÿ™‚ That made me feel great.

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    2. coolfeline

      oh, and I forgot to ask you: Do you have self-hosted WordPress or have you registered your domain via wordpress.COM ?

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      1. AlohaKarina

        I replied elsewhere but I think I did it as a post–I registered through WordPress. I bought my domain name from them. It was easier than trying to do the GoDaddy thing. ๐Ÿ˜›

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        1. coolfeline

          Yes, it’s much easier. I’ve had the self-hosted before, and sometimes it feels very tempting to go back to that, but I’m thinking of doing the same as you… we’ll see..

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          1. AlohaKarina

            It was pretty cheap, something like $25 for the year. I just wanted to look more professional. I figured I wanted to start out the way I meant to continue–seriously. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Judee

    Ha, I don’t even have a tv. I had the cable hooked up to my PC for awhile, but I haven’t watched in so long I just unhooked it.

    I love the wallpaper on this new theme. And yes, the adventure theme is a nice one to customise. Good for you!

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  8. Touch2Touch

    But there’s a whole lot going on in these pictures, especially the first. I’ve never seen one quite like it. The duck taking a bath — brilliant (and unexpected) concept. Something so easily overlooked —

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