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Old 08-01-2011, 08:59 PM   #81
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dap, roflmao!
I thought it best not to provide any explanation.

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Back to Niagara Falls again, and the last Peregrine fledged while we were there, though at that moment, I was taking more pix of the water~~~
I *love* your Niagra Falls photos--depth of field makes it more dramatic. I've not been there since I was a kid, and I don't think I have any idea how big it really is.

How wonderful you were able to observe the peregrine falcons grow up and go out on their own.
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:07 PM   #82
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Hmmmm, it looks like a boat taken from a plane~
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Old 08-01-2011, 09:12 PM   #83
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Hmmmm, it looks like a boat taken from a plane~
<buzzer sounds> Nope. I was not on a plane. I was standing in an open doorway when I took it. (not sure if that is much of a clue or not) ...and it does fit the water theme.
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Oh, great! Well then, what were the settings you used?
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Oh, great! Well then, what were the settings you used?
***i have to go to sleep now***
I had it set on manual focus--but that's about all I know. I'd guess that the shutter speed was a bit slower than it should've been, but it still gives some impression of what I was going for.

I need to sleep now too...but I keep putting it off!
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Here's a photo of a heron rookery from early summer.... could actually be from late spring but definitely some time in June since I can see all the oak trees in the background leafed out... I can't remember exactly when I took it so you don't need to count it. I just think the snags rising up and out of the water are so eerily beautiful. I can't help but take photos of this place every time I'm anywhere near it.
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~~~summer 2011 water theme photo contest~~~-img_0000.jpg  
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Old 08-02-2011, 07:23 AM   #87
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I had it set on manual focus--but that's about all I know. I'd guess that the shutter speed was a bit slower than it should've been, but it still gives some impression of what I was going for.

I need to sleep now too...but I keep putting it off!
???A falling hailstone???
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Welcome back, suunto. Those pictures surely convey the power of water.
dap, would your photo be of condensation on a window?

I thought that coming to NM would not afford me any opportunity to take water pictures as they've been in a prolonged drought for some time. Fortunately, they've been getting some pretty good rain the past few days. One effect has been to cause the desert plants to explode into bloom. I haven't explored yet but I noticed four different plants in flower within a few feet of each other on the side of the road and that was as I drove by at 80 mph!

Another effect was some stunning visuals as I approached the Manzano Mountains from the east. Looking across the miles at the interplay of sun and rain led to more than one stop for photo ops. Here are two of the best resulting images.
~~~summer 2011 water theme photo contest~~~-water-fire-1.jpg~~~summer 2011 water theme photo contest~~~-water-fire-2.jpg
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???A falling hailstone???

(Inquiring back stage) Judges, can we accept that?

Sorry. Nope...but awfully close. No freezing involved in this precipitation (Well, who knows what happened in the cloud, but surely it melted on its way down.
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Welcome back, suunto. Those pictures surely convey the power of water.
Yes, they sure do. Thanks for putting into words what I was sensing when I viewed them.


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dap, would your photo be of condensation on a window?
No, sorry, Bulu...but thank you for playing.

>>Johnnie, what consolation prizes do we have? <thinking> "Probably Rice-a-roni or something."
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