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Baby Bird Rescue

We have a nest under the eaves right by our back door, and this morning, a young bird was flapping around in it and looked like it was stuck.  We watched for a bit hoping that he would be ok on his own, but then it became obvious that…
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Annual Snorkeling Trip to La Jolla Cove

Having grown up in Southern California, I fell in love with snorkeling when I was a kid.  I probably snorkeled for the first time in Hawaii, but I didn’t fall in love with it until later when I was older and we went snorkeling at La…
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Weekend Camping in the Desert

We went for a great camping trip in the desert over the weekend.  We went to the Anza Borrego State Park, and went for a hike up Palm Canyon to an oasis that is up the canyon.  The oasis is really cool because you start the hike in…
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Dragonfly Macro

I have been trying for a while to get a good dragonfly picture, but those little guys are fast.  Most of the shots I get are blurry or they are too fast and are out of the shot before I get a chance to take the picture.  I finally…
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Sweet baby hummingbird

My birthday is next week, and I found an awesome deal on a zoom lens for my camera.  I found it at Target for only $99.  It is a Canon EF 75-300mm zoom lens.  Today I had my first chance to see how well it works.  We…

Bonita Waterfall

We live in Southern California, and it is a rare treat to go on a hike to a waterfall.  The start of this hike is at Lyttle Creek, near the 15/215 interchange, north of the 10.  You have to cross the creek, and then cross over…
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Yosemite Valley Bear

Our annual trip to Yosemite Valley started out with me stressed from work.  I was overwhelmed at work, and had to bring work with me on the long weekend trip, so I was not feeling the fun, rest and relaxation that I had hoped I would feel. The…
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Animal Quest: Birds of Prey

I love animals and I really love getting to see animals that you don’t get to see every day.  I was inspired by some pictures that I saw last summer, and made a goal to find and get pictures of a nesting bird of prey. …
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Spider web trial

I have been trying to get a good picture of a spider web for a while.  When I was out for a morning walk, I ran into this web.  It was not easy to capture.  I had to go back to the house and get a step stool and a water squirt…
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More pictures from class

Here are some more pictures from the photography class.
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My Favorite Pictures from the third day

Here are my favorite pictures from the third day of my photography class. A fern that is unfurling. An ant on a flower. Another Banana Slug.