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Kitty Cat Snow Photos – Baby It’s Cold Outside

I love cats and there is not shortage of images with them to enjoy. I picked out some of the best I could find with our furry friends in the snow.

These great photographs are for viewing only. Many of the photos I find have no reliable link so I am asking viewers to please add a comment and link if they know who took any of the photos. Photos will be removed at artists request.

In the meantime enjoy today’s post.

This is a fantastic photo not just the angle and the place it was taken from but the colors are beautiful.

Too sweet this little Santa kitten
 Another wonderful capture with amazing clarity and beautiful color
 I believe this is my favorite picture in this series what a great capture
Nobody can see me now
 Just beautiful Рlooks like a sleepy statue
¬†I can’t go another step without a nap
 What beautiful color this kitty has, wonderful shot
 On the prowl again
¬†Hey I’m over here, nobody can see me in the snow
 Not a very happy kitty
  This is great with the snow falling
 Avalanche
 Guard duty can be a cold job
 Beautiful Calico
Pretty cat and wonderful image
¬†Cat’s eye view, what a blue sky
 Thought I saw a putty tat, oh I am a putty tat
Blue eyes in the snow
 Time to say good bye, I hope you stop back again !

It’s a Dogs Life Snow Photograph Layout

These great photographs are for viewing and identification purposes. Many of the photos I find have no reliable link so I am asking viewers to please add a comment and link if they know who took any of the photos. Photos will be removed at artists request. In the meantime enjoy today’s post.

Equal time is now given to all types of dogs in the snow. Another winter holiday layout of some of out most treasured companions.

 

Flower 3 Ring Binders

Flower 3 ring binders

Blue Daisy Retro Print Recipe BinderBlue Daisy Retro Print Recipe Binder

Yellow Flower Clouds Personal Three Ring BinderYellow Flower Clouds Personal Three Ring Binder

Tiny Blue Flower Floral Print BinderTiny Blue Flower Floral Print Binder

White Flower Personalized Three Ring BinderWhite Flower Personalized Three Ring Binder

Tiny Pink Flower Floral Print BinderTiny Pink Flower Floral Print Binder

Yellow Flower Garden Personal Three Ring BinderYellow Flower Garden Personal Three Ring Binder

Blanket among the Lilies BinderBlanket among the Lilies Binder

Antique Floral Design 1 Memories Family BinderAntique Floral Design 1 Memories Family Binder

How to Make a Video for Free Using Picasa Part 1B

Second Post in A Picasa Tutorial on How to Make a Video

  1. How to Make Free Picasa Video Part 1

The first thing you will need to do is get Google’s Picasa – it is a free photo program that works well with any type of picture not just photos.
You can easily load photographs from your camera to Picasa or import saved files to view. My favorite part of acquiring photos from my camera using Picasa is that you are given the option to erase from your camera all the photos you are putting on you computer. This saves me time having to delete photos from my camera. There is an area where you can make collages and is one of the things I do for parts of my photo videos. You can make a mosaic, a picture pile, a framed mosaic, a grid or a contact sheet, so your options are pretty good.

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The second option in collage when using Picasa.
Picture Pile  Рit makes your photos or images look like a scattered pile of pictures
Just like with the mosaic you have a host of neat options to choose from to make it look exactly like you want.
Below is the menu for Picture Pile under Collage in Picasa. Using the different options you have the ability to do a whole host of great things to make a fine-looking image.

I am using many of the same photos as I did in part 1.  You will use the photos you saved in part 1A

  • select the picture borders – I have it set at none or just a picture without a border.
  • select background option – I have chosen white.
  • set the page format to what you now need – in this case it is 8.5 x 11
  • you can also set how you want you page to lie – landscape or portrait – this is landscape

The Draw Shadows and Show Captions will be discussed at a later time and the last four buttons are what you choose after you have completed your work.
Important to know – once you save the collage you are always able to edit it.¬† ūüôā
There is also an option to custom set the page size to whatever you like. I am not sure of what size will be best for a video presentation because I never actually thought about it. My best guest is that they should be square.
If you look at my video you will see that the black is not solid in some of the frames and I am not sure if I had the background set at a dark gray or it is because the size of the images were not square. I will let you know at a later date my findings about the sizes.
ow to Make a Video
The following image has only one change and that is the background color. You can choose from colors on the graph or use the dropper to choose a color from the photos on the collage. In this case the color was taken from the pumpkin in the elephants mouth.

Changes in the next image include

  • select the picture borders – I have it set at none
  • select background option – I have chosen picture – you can select anyone of the photos to use as your background
  • set the page format to what you now need – in this case it is 8.5 x 11
  • you can also set how you want you page to lie – landscape or portrait
  • Drop Shadow is set
  • I have shuffled the pictures


In the next image, note you can not see the photo used for the background that is because after setting it for the background I moved it to the back of the pile. In order to be used as a background it has to be in the collage so you have to bury it under the pile and if it still shows use the manual features to make it as small as needed.


I just figured this out, if you want to resize, angle or re-position all the photos at one time select all and the too appears on top of the photos to do any or all of these..

Changes in the next image include

  • select the picture borders – I have it set at plain white border
  • select background option – I have chosen black
  • set the page format to what you now need – in this case it is 8.5 x 11
  • you can also set how you want you page to lie – landscape or portrait


Changes in the next image include

  • select the picture borders – I have it set at instant camera
  • select background option – I have chosen white
  • set the page format to what you now need – in this case it is 8.5 x 11
  • you can also set how you want you page to lie – landscape or portrait

I also scrambled the collage and shuffled the pictures. You can also change the position, size and angle of each photo manually. There are excellent and user-friendly tools that can be used by simply clicking on the photo. There is also a drop down menu when you click on an image that allows you to bring the photo to the front of the pile or to the back. This way if you like where a photo is but it is covered by part of another one you can just bring it to the front. This is very easy to do but beware, once you start doing it you may find that you are a perfectionist. Before you know it you have been up all night … ūüôā
When you are satisfied with your creation just click on ‘create colloge’ and it will be saved into your Picasa library. You can also click on ‘desktoop background’ to make it your newest desktop image.

I will discuss the other parts of the collage maker next in our adventure on how to make or set up free videos.

Enjoy getting used to the program.

Backyard Bird Photographs Northeast Pennsylvania

Backyard Bird Photographs

Taken with my Olympus camera. Watching these beautiful creatures is a treat that I am thankful to be able to share.

Hummingbird at a feeder out front

Cardinal and Snow Bird share a snowy afternoon together in the yard

Backyard Birds Photographs

Stunned Gold Finch after flying into the widows

Backyard Birds Photographs

Red Belly Woodpecker keeps our trees insect free ūüôā

Pialeted Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker does major woodwork on the trees

Red Breasted Grosbeak under the feeder

gold finch

One more glass victim, my husband is holding him.

gold finch Backyard Birds Photographs

I think this Gold Finch did not want to leave. My husband, Dean was bouncing him on his hand trying to get him ready to fly off

Backyard Birds Photographs

I was home alone when this Titmouse hit the window so I had to get down to ground level for a good shot.

This is a great camera to take wildlife and nature photographs

Olympus Evolt E500 8MP Digital SLR

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2013 Endangered Animals, Amur Leopard, Black Rhino

This is a truly horrifying list of natures near extinct wild animals. The horrifying part is that man is the reason for the animals being on this list. Instead of natural selection as a way to kill off a species man has taken it upon himself to single-handedly wipe the planet free of all animals not beneficial to his daily needs and greedy wants.These are only those animals that are listed as CRITICAL by the WWF, World Wildlife Fund. Not to be confused with the World Wrestling Federation. This post contains only facts and links to WWF for donations and / or the purchase of adopting their cute stuffed animals.

 

Amur Leopard

Photographs thanks to WWF
STATUS
Critically Endangered
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POPULATION
Around 30 individuals

SCIENTIFIC NAME
Panthera pardus orientalis

WEIGHT
70 -105 pounds

HABITATS
Temperate, Broadleaf, and Mixed Forests

It is usual for leopards living in the savannas of Africa but beautiful and rare the Amur Leopard has adapted to the Russian Far East. Similar to other leopards, the Amur leopard can run at speeds of up to 37 miles per hour. This incredible animal has been reported to leap more than 19 feet horizontally and up to 10 feet vertically.
Black Rhino
Photograph thanks to WWF

STATUS
Critically Endangered
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POPULATION
4,848

SCIENTIFIC NAME
Diceros bicornis

HEIGHT
5.2 feet

WEIGHT
1,760 -3,080 pounds

HABITATS
Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, Deserts and Xeric Shrubland

as per WWF

1961
“DOOMED.” That was the front page headline of the UK newspaper, the Daily Mirror, in 1961, accompanied by a full-page photo of two African rhinos. The article said that rhinos were “doomed to disappear from the face of the earth due to man’s folly, greed, neglect”.
2013
Record Number of Rhinos Killed in South Africa
Poaching statistics released by the South African government reveal 668 rhinos were slaughtered-a 50% increase over 2011 and a staggering 5000% increase since 2007.

Poached Horn Anyone ?

Photo credit: VonShawn / Foter.com / CC BY-NC-ND

The rhinos horns are being poached for many different reason. To increase longevity and increase sexual appetite to curing cancer. The horns are made of keritin, the same as our fingernails and have no medicial or magical properties.

To be continued ….