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December 11, 2010 – 10 Days until the First Day of Winter.

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December 11, 2010With only 10 days to the first day of Winter, it is nice to experience the height of fall.  Even here in the middle of a big city, there are little reminders of September in Vermont. Not bad for Arizona, huh!

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/40 | ISO200

November 5, 2010 – Honeysuckle

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November 5, 2010Just playing around with external flash angles.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/50 | ISO100

October 23, 2010 – Orange

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October 23, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/160 | ISO100

October 16, 2010 – Monarch

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October 16, 2010

I learned today that the Monarch butterfly can travel from the northern parts of the the continent (Canada and northern United States) to central parts of Mexico and back again but it takes several generations.  One generation will live for 8 months and focuses on storing fat (I hear you thinking…what “fat” does a butterfly have).  They will travel from the north to Mexico.  Will hang around there doing nothing but lying on the beach sipping lemonade to gain fat and energy.  Then they will start the journey north.  As soon as they hit milkweed, they will lay their first eggs there and die.  The new offspring will soon emerge and continue the journey north. These live for only 2 weeks as their efforts and energies are all spent reproducing.  I was told it takes 10-15 generations to make the full journey. What is amazing is that the offspring will return to the very spot their forefather started with in the northern areas.  How do they know where that is?  Think about it.

I also learned that the females have thicker veins in their wings than their male counterparts.  The males have thinner veins and have two black dots on the lower parts of their wings that are part of the reproductive process.  Can you tell whether this Monarch is male or female?

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/20 | ISO100

September 2, 2010 – Light Trail Trial

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September 2, 2010I thought I would experiment with some light trails on the side of the freeway.  Unfortunately, I did not have my tripod so had to be creative to find a way to hold the camera steady through the multi-second exposure.  Also, did have  a great vantage point to compose and “interesting” setting. However, there is something mysterious in the red/orange glow.  I will have to try again soon – with a tripod handy and a better vantage point.

August 15, 2010 – Powerade

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August 15, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f6.3 | 1/100 | ISO100

April 7, 2010 – Rosebud

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April 7, 2010

I can’t help taking pictures of flowers this time of year.  They are fresh and vibrant.  Within a short period of time, most will have been beaten by the heat of the Arizona sun.  I want to save them as much as I can.

March 22, 2010 – Mexican Poppy

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March 22, 2010

This is such a nice time of year to capture the beauty of the blossoms.  I know it is oft done that one takes pictures of flowers (and it is hard to completely blow it), but it is also irresistible.  The fun thing about these flowers is that they open up wide during the day and “sleep” in the cool evening.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO100

March 14, 2010 – The Citrus Slice

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March 14, 2010

Have you ever looked closely at a cross-section of grapefruit? … No? … Try again…What do you see?

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/30 | ISO200

March 12, 2010 – Home Depot and the Nursery

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March 12, 2010