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Week 23 - Red-winged Blackbird

Went "scouting" in the marshes and ponds north of town and found this guy singing away. He very nicely turned and posed for me.

Image was shot with my 5D IV and a 180mm L IS lens. Processing was done in Lightroom and Nik's Color Efex Pro 4.







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Nice shot WG. Did you leave the 100-400mm at home?
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A nice find & capture WG.
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Nice shot WG. Did you leave the 100-400mm at home?
Thanks and yes. I really didn't go out with the intention of shooting RWBBs, but this guy was so close to road that I couldn't resist. I will definitely take the 100-400 next time.

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A nice find & capture WG.
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Week 24 - Frank Slide, Turtle Mountain, Alberta.

On the morning of April 29, 1903, approximately 30 million cubic metres of rock broke lose from Turtle Mountain (elevation 2,210 m, 7,250 ft) and sped across the valley, burying the eastern part of the town of Frank. It was all over in about 100 seconds.

The building on the right side of the image is the Parks Canada Interpretive Centre. Note also a darker patch about 2 cm above the bottom of the image near its centre. This is a patch of small trees that can be seen in more detail in the second image below.

This is a 5 shot panorama taken with my 5D IV and a 24-105mmL IS II lens, and stitched together in Lightroom.





The next image shows more detail of the slide material. The trees on the left are those in the patch referred to previously. For scale, the large boulder in the right foreground next to the grass is about the size of a motorcycle.

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Nice shots from the Frank Slide WG.
The sheer size of that historic event is mind boggling.
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Thanks Wolf. As a geologist, I never cease to be amazed by its size and the size of the pieces in it.

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Nice. Mother nature can be both beautiful and terrifying. Did an earthquake set the landslide off, or did the mountain side just finally cut loose?
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Nice. Mother nature can be both beautiful and terrifying. Did an earthquake set the landslide off, or did the mountain side just finally cut loose?
They were mining coal under the mountain and the Geological Survey of Canada indicated that this had contributed to the instability, which the mine's owners denied. Basically, it was a disaster waiting to happen. The structure of the mountain with a large layer of limestone overlying a softer bed of coal was a significant contributing factor. As the cracks and fissures in the rock allowed water to penetrate into the mountain, this, presumable lowered the general stability of the slope and it failed. There were no earthquakes involved - the mountain just "cut loose". You can find a more detailed description in this article here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Slide - scroll down to "Causes".

The mountain continues to be monitored today by the Alberta Geological Survey geologists and geotechnical engineers. As far as I know, there has been some movement from time to time over the years, but nothing that would trigger any alarms.

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