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Just went out for a walk in the yard. Still figuring out the what/where/etc of the new camera. The mega pixel monster is fun to work with. Going for a walk and needing to adjust settings is actually letting me know what has changed as far as buttons and navigating the menus and dials. All good things!

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This morning I dug out some old CDs with photos and paintings that I have done. Came across this painting I did of Shine. What a great dog she was.
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We’ve been out and about exploring a little bit of London. iPhone photo from our flat.

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Just got on the plane to London in Business Class. Wow, recliner, personal tv, goodie bag, cubbies to stash stuff, remote control and goodness only knows what else and we haven’t even pushed back from the gate. Very comfy!

One uh oh there’s a baby across the aisle crossing my fingers it’s not a screamer.

not the greatest photo but I’d need a really wide angle lens.

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OK it looks like I can post to this blog from the iPad! Woo hoooo!
Almost time to head to the gate for the long leg of the trip O’hare to London.
photo taken with the iPad

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intoxicated by the light playing on and through the petals of a wonderful sunflower in the back I run in the house and grab a camera. I go to start taking photos of this beautiful sight only to find it marred. I look closer and what I see is not some errant debris from the breeze, but an inhabitant of the flower. Yes, once again my attempts to take photos of flowers are foiled by bugs. No matter how hard I try the animals in one form or another steal the show.

D700, 70-200 f2.8 + Canon close up lens

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The pizza is really good. And Nikon is hoping for a “pizza bone” aka crust. How can you deny a face like this ……(iPhone photo)

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…ah yes, finally the Photo Walk Day! First many thanks go to the San Diego Wild Animal Park to rolling out the red carpet for my hardy band of Photo Walkers! They let us in an hour before opening and brought out two wonderful critters especially for us. Our special treat in the conifer forest of Kupanda Fall was meeting a Three Banded Armadillo who got to scurry around in the pine needles – what fun! And a marvelous and majestic Great Horned Owl who watched over us and posed for every camera there. In addition to getting to photograph these wonderful critters we got to learn about them as well.

Thank you one and all to my great group of Photo Walkers. Personally, I think we had the best Photo Walk in the world yesterday! And certainly the most unique!

OK – I admit – I’m probably biased!   😉

 

 

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…..sorting sheep. Nikon brings the sheep through the gate to ne sorted into four pens behind me. She’s one awesome working dog, couldn’t do it without her.

Photo and post done from my iPhone

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something new to me. As I walked into the Heart of Africa exhibit I saw one of the keepers feeding the hornbills. She was tossing meat and mice (hmmm a new M&M designation!). So I watched for awhile and chatted with the keeper who was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable about her charges. This particular pair of horn bills have a baby hornbill that hatched in the cave last month. So – they were taking the M&Ms up to the baby. What a cool thing to see. I’ve been to the park 3 morning in a row now trying out different walking routes for the Photo Walk, and each morning there is something new and different. This morning was a great treat to see the hornbill parents feed their young. This will definitely be a stop on the Photo Walk.

Nikon D700 70-200mm w/1.7 TCEII

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