Archive for November, 2009

30
Nov
09

Female Spider

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A 100-400 telephoto zoom lens doesn’t really work well for macro photography.

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This spider was about the size of a nickel.

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29
Nov
09

Cedar Waxwings Foraging

With the annual deer hunting season in full swing and me not owning any orange hunter’s clothing, I’m unable to go hiking.  So here are some photos of Cedar Waxwings taken in September.

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Their colors aren’t as bright as in early spring.

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Here’s a picture of a Cedar Waxwing taken on May 1st, 2009.

24
Nov
09

Red-Tailed Hawk

I have been trying to get a decent photo of this incredibly shy creature since last Spring, and, while I’m not entirely happy with these shots, with Winter closing in these may be as good as I’m going to get this year.  He’s gotten less shy with me as I stumble around the park trying to get shots of him and the other animals, but he has a comfort zone and when I enter it, he flies away.

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He’s ever watchful of me while I try to get his picture.

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Which prevents him from hunting and brings me to a perplexing morality issue.  I just want to take his photo, and he needs to hunt to survive.  My disturbing him is preventing him from hunting because he’s watching me, so my taking his picture threatens his survival.

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19
Nov
09

Blue Jay

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17
Nov
09

White-tailed Deer: Ten Point Buck

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16
Nov
09

Mallards

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15
Nov
09

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress: Aluminum Overcast

The B-17 Flying Fortress “Aluminum Overcast” landing at EAA Airventure.

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This warplane no longer drops bombs but serves the public by offering ground tours and flights.

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Aluminum Overcast grants ground torus of the aircraft for about fifteen bucks, while children under eight, active military personnel and veterans can take a ground tour for free.

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During the EAA Airventure Air Show this plane spent more time in the air than on the ground.

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It would land to disembark a tour group…

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and in a matter of minutes it taxied out to the runaway to take off again.

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Currently touring in Texas and Louisiana a ride on Aluminum Overcast costs about $400.00.




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