Category Archives: U.S.A.

Eliminating Backgrounds

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San Diego Wild Animal Park 2017 First you need to have a sharp shot and it isn’t that easy. Right after the bird takes flight is your best chance and here the crane’s foot is just barely touching the ground. … Continue reading

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Portrait of Two Giraffes

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U.S.A. 2017 San Diego Wild Animal Park I am pleased if I can get a shot of two or more somethings in a pleasing pose. I was lucky on this day when the shorter giraffe began to rub its head … Continue reading

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Portrait of an African Bull Elephant

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San Diego, CA: Wild Animal Park 2017 The elephants were happy in their enclosure. Anyone could see that. They weren’t rocking back and forth as elephants do when they feel captive. They were beautiful.

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Koi

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U.S.A  San Diego, CA 2017 I spent nearly a half hour shooting the koi as they swam about their pool at the Japanese Garden in Balboa Park. Their colors and the way their shimmering bodies formed different designs made it … Continue reading

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Perfect Light

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U.S.A. San Diego, CA 2107 We visited the San Diego Wild Animal Park for my birthday celebration. We took a ‘safari’ through the park’s 1,800 acres. It was a lot like an African Safari except animals weren’t hunting each other. … Continue reading

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Zoo Adventure

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San Diego, CA 2017 I took a few minutes in the aviary to practice with my new tele-extenders. Don’t know the name of these birds but I love their pose. The angle of their body corresponds with the tree trunk in … Continue reading

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Woman of Mystery

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San Francisco, California My favorite look! I’ve been trying to copy some editing techniques and so far am unsuccessful but I think I am making progress. It all comes down to using Topaz plug-ins. You can get all sorts of effects … Continue reading

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Backyard Photography

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California, U.S.A. 2017 Isn’t digital photography great? I looked out at our backyard ( I’d like to write ‘garden’ as the English do, but I am an American after all.) this morning and noticed this succulent that my husband had … Continue reading

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More Happiness!

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Santa Barbara, California 2017 To get to Santa Barbara from my house, you must drive through a beach town called Summerland. That name always puts me in a good mood. And when I see the tops of the palms that … Continue reading

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Horse Auction

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Rural Pennsylvania 2016 A beautiful palomino Quarter Horse spins on his haunches at a rural horse auction. Oh, I hope he got a good home.  

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