Also decided to go for a less traditional view of the at while I was there last weekend.

At , California: A wren(?) on the side of the cliffs, the iconic view of the cove and the historic , and a alone on the sea.

@brion Yeah, I haven't gotten past the creepy factor. My tablet has face unlock and I still haven't set it up after....3 months? Something like that.

I know the Pixel series is as much about pushing the tech envelope as anything else, but it's still frustrating when they drop useful features to do it.

Oh well. With any luck, by the time this phone starts showing its age, there will be something on the market that's a closer fit.

The phone's camera looks amazing, but I can't get past losing the fingerprint sensor. I could go back to passwords/patterns, but I really appreciate having a fast unlock option - and I just don't trust face unlock.

The Morrell House, originally built around 1906, now restored in association with the Redondo Beach Historical Museum.

One of these days I'm actually going to go there when it's open, instead of stopping on the way somewhere else.

I did decide that the hidden light and the old house might have some potential, and ran it through some effects filters. Not sure if I succeeded.

Some I saw on a hike today:

1. One of several Black Phoebes I saw around the grounds of the park

2. A California Towhee that had just chased another bird away from this puddle.

3. One of the clearest views I've had of a hummingbird away from a feeder.

4. Possibly a goldfinch? There were a bunch of them in the same bush.

@SolanumGF Yeah. Sometimes it's like...can I have manual focus back, PLEASE?

Amazingly I did manage to get one sharp of it before it flew off again. Which was fortunate, because I saw at least a dozen of these tiny zipping around the bushes, but none of them slowed down long enough for me to catch them clearly.

I saw a gorgeous Marine Blue that actually paused long enough for me to take a picture...with its wings open, even! But my camera kept insisting on focusing on the leaves behind it. 🙄

We were out for the monthly #PokemonGo Community Day, and I spotted this #BlackPhoebe just as I spun a Team Rocket-occupied stop. Somehow I managed to get a decent photo of it while battling Team Rocket.

#birds #nature
OK, the guy with the camera probably doesn't expect me to go *back* to the tree, so maybe I can make my escape...

#squirrel

A Gulf Fritillary butterfly. A few weeks ago at the same gardens, I saw tons of monarchs. This time I saw a lot of these.

@sohkamyung I suppose if there aren't any gulls that *aren't* ocean-based, "seagull" is probably redundant, too.

"So I says to they guy, I says to him, can you believe the crap they try to pass off as sardines today? I mean, seriously, can you believe it?"

"I know, Larry, you've only told me *three hundred times!*"

Show more
Social 📸 Photography

A place for your photos and banter. Photog first is our motto


- photog.social doesn't monetize or profit off of your personal information

- Export and leave anytime

- Zero tolerance for harassment or bullying, if you do this your account will be deleted

- All content is ©️ each user and cannot be distributed or used without prior permission by the respective photog.social user

- By using this site you understand that it is not a backup or permanent repository for your information, statuses or media ; additionally, your media was downsized on original upload and is not exportable at this time upon transferring to new instance

- You may support the community by boosting and positively interacting with everyone

- No Loli

- No Bots w/o Approval

- Respect Others



Donations

If you're feeling like supporting the photog.social Mastodon instance monetarily, feel free to choose an option below.

We appreciate it and 💘 the support!

- Patreon

- Liberapay

- PayPal.me