Category Archives: Animals

Dorothy Was Right

    05-31-2011 At the end of the movie, “Wizard of Oz,” Dorothy says that if she ever goes looking for her heart’s desire again, she won’t look any further than her own back yard. A couple weeks ago I … Continue reading

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The Eyes Have It

11-21-2009 I hardly ever set my camera on any of the in-camera settings, such as black & white, or vivid, or sepia. I always prefer to do image-tweaking in post-production for two reasons: my computer has much more finesse than … Continue reading

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A Golden Day

03-07-2009 I spent part of the day at the Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue  sanctuary in Elverta today. Homeward Bound is a non-profit, all-volunteer operation run by Jody and Mike Jones. They rescue Golden Retriever dogs from all over the … Continue reading

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Soaring High

07-26-2008 A mature bald eagle soars overhead. This was taken while standing on the dam at Meadow Lake in the Sierra Nevada mountains. – + –

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Natural curiosity

05-31-2008 When you’re three years old, a ladybug can be pretty interesting. I wonder at what age we stop caring about the little mysteries of nature. I remember burning things with a magnifying glass and what a fascinating trick that … Continue reading

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Macro photography – do it yourself!

01-20-2008  I took this bee photograph with a Do It Yourself macro lens. I bought an old used wide angle lens at a camera store’s junk bin. The lens looks like it was originally made for an older Minolta 35mm … Continue reading

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Pepper Plant

03-21-2007 Pepper likes to snooze in a vacant plant pot. ◄ ♦ ►

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He’s not as smart as he looks

03-12-2007 I used to beat him about 8 out of 10 times. This was Charlie, my childhood dog. I took this photo about 30 years ago, during one particularly intense chess match. He’s gone now, to the big doghouse in … Continue reading

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Horse and hydrant

03-09-2007 Good thing he’s not a dog – that would be a long reach. ◄ ♦ ►

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Body Surfing

02-17-2007 Fetching a stick is hard work, especially when you have to swim against the waves to reach it. So it makes sense to take a break and let the waves do the work on the return trip. ◄ ♦ … Continue reading

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