Why do dogs dig holes?
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SUV just got waxed & detailed. It will be one year old next month and has not quite 10,000 miles under the hood.
Tzuri just got her three-year vaccinations. She is 4 1/2 and has a slew of cross-country road miles under the collar.
Oops has a birthday next month. Lots of miles under his belt, too.
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These kids were entertaining themselves in a remote section of Yellowstone National Park while their parents & the rest of us were wolf-watching.
I briefly wondered how far they had to drive before finding a tub of soap and water to clean them up, but then remembered that I often faced the same problem.
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– pic du jour –
[a Friday image project, a la carte]
Osprey with lunch in his talons & blood on his leg.
Chopper buzzing a tower. Note osprey & nest.
Thin juvenile owl with one eye closed.
[images not quite ready for a blog of their own, not quite bad enough to throw away]
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A 500mm lens is a must-have for wildlife photography, but I have long resisted because such a heavy piece of equipment requires a bulky tripod and I haven’t the patience to fiddle with such things.
Until now. Nikon has recently come out with a quality 500mm lens specifically designed to be hand-held. It’s not for the frail, weighing in at 5 lbs., but manageable.
Two things I am looking for as I test out a new lens = (1) how fast it picks up and focuses on subjects speeding across the sky, and (2) how sharp the images are.
I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw two juvenile eagles sitting on rocks about 200 yards from shore this morning.
One of them hopped around a bit, after a fish the other had dropped in a crevice.
I alternately stood and sat for 45 minutes with camera and lens held up to my eye waiting for the eagles to fly. Liftoff would be a perfect picture. The camera got heavy, my arms got tired, and my fingers began to cramp.
An osprey took a dip nearby in the water and I interrupted my vigil to fire off some quick shots.
A pelican dropped in fairly close to the eagles.
Then a damn helicopter buzzed overhead and spooked the eagles as I was looking in the wrong direction! All my patience was for naught.
Tzuri, fortunately, was a more willing subject.
All in all, I’m thinkin’ this new lens is a keeper.
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This year the Winter Games for canis lupus familiaris were held in Naples, Florida. The three semi-finalists hailed from (l. to r.) Germany, Siberia, and the USA.
Opening warm-up ceremonies featured all three strutting their stuff, much to the crowd’s delight.
Then the games began in earnest. Each entrant was pitted against the other in a single elimination venue.
Siberia vs. USA
USA vs. Germany
Germany vs. Siberia
After a grueling contest a winner was declared. Germany took home the gold, and is shown here taking her victory lap.
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