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View 181: Late Spring at the Wildlife Refuge

The work continues at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge.  The pool near the visitor center has been drained and the marsh in the first section of the wildlife drive has been lowered. This seemed to concentrate the viewable wildlife along … Continue reading

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Gorilla Etiquette

Male Gorilla on the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Nikon D700/28-300VR, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 3600, EV 0, 300mm focal length. Did you know staring to a gorilla is considered a threat or an act of aggression? Wonder … Continue reading

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View 145: Prairie Dog Bokeh

As I tell people when taking photos of children or pets, getting down to their level will make for better photos.  Prairie dogs are only about 12 to 16 inches high when they stand up.  Much lower when on all … Continue reading

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Bighorn Smile

Unlike my blogmate Terry in Montana who is able to photograph Bighorn Sheep in the wild, I visit the small herd at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, New York.  Last week I witnessed for the first time something I … Continue reading

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View 134: Eyes of a Lion

If you have seen my flickr photostream in the left sidebar lately, you have noticed I visited the Rosamond Gifford Zoo last week for a Sunset Safari.  I had planned on bringing the Nikon 80-400VR f/4.5-5.6 lens. Late in the … Continue reading

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