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#18 alexander

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 12:32 PM

I understand that you guys consider camel or horse-powered wagons to be vehicles and all, but 20 km is like an hour and a half ride... better head out early, and grab water and oats for the horsey too, hope the pharaoh doesn't catch ya :hihi:

that about all the stereotypes i could think of...

hey who knows, maybe you had a telescope and decided to use it in a creative, truly hypographic way :ohdear:

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 10:56 AM

Camels? That might be further north, Egypt, Saudi and the like, and maybe Kazakstan.

I could have taken my friend's Piper Super Cruiser, but then the perspective will be wrong. Don,t think you would recognise an aerial shot of a rhino. You might think it's a fence anchor pole embedded in a rock. :singer:

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Posted 19 March 2009 - 12:54 PM

Naaw, i only get to fly in a Cessna 172, shots of animals from a plane arent anywhere near as cool as ones taken from the ground though. Besides, i could be talking about my friends 750bhp s13 (well one of the 3 he's got), but wild life gets really scared of it, and that's when it's not nearly bouncing off the rev limiter through a corner, and those shots would be quite blurry and hard to take when you are strapped in a bucket seat, sliding the rear of the car around a turn at 80mph, gotta love the welded rear diff (though he might not let me drive).

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:25 AM

Zoo time! I am going to the Cleveland Zoo tomorrow, and to the Farm Park today. The farm park is a working farm with exhibits about agriculture as well as some local "exotic" animals. Photos to follow...

Saturday: Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Sunday: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:28 AM

Looking forward to the pics! ;)

Bonus points for a close up shot of a camel or llama chin. :ohdear:

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:30 AM

Looking forward to the pics! ;)

Bonus points for a close up shot of a camel of llama chin. :ohdear:

Consider it done!

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 07:36 AM

The Farmparks Plant Science center looks cool! A bit off topic, but I wouldn't mind seeing some pics from that as well. ;)

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 03:46 PM

The Farmparks Plant Science center looks cool! A bit off topic, but I wouldn't mind seeing some pics from that as well. :)

That will be part of the upcoming "International Flora Appreciation Day". This one is primarily fauna. :hihi:

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 04:52 PM

The boys and I set a goal of photographing 120 different animals. We went to the Lake Metroparks Farmpark on 3/21/2009, and the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on 3/22/2009. I took a total of 267 photos during the two trips, using two different cameras. I am going to link to the photos here, and include captions and a running count. That is going to be a ton of work, so it is not going to happen all at once.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 06:20 PM

I went to the National Zoological Park this past week. I'm not sure how many species I saw, but I got pictures of a good number of them.
Among the highlights: Giant Pandas, a just-born gorilla, and a just-born anteater.
Sooo friggen cool.

Pictures to follow! :hihi:

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 09:04 AM

i am going to be getting a 420-1600 kit lens, and i will most certainly post pictures of animals and birds once i get the lens, for right now, though, enjoy this picture of a log i took about 3 weeks ago:

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 12:20 PM

Emily and I went geocaching. We found three caches, which is pretty decent (she's 5 years old).

I'll post a pic soon.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 01:59 PM

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:06 PM

Wallaby (4) The Australian area of the zoo was not open, so we could only see some of the animals on the outskirts, or where they had controlled climate exhibits.

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:10 PM

Cheetahs (6) The battery in my new camera went dead, so I had to use the old one with no zoom for the second half of the day at the zoo. Also had to spend $16 on AA batteries to keep it running! Poor planning on my part. But that is why some of the photos are so far away, like these. I also cannot control the flash on that camera, but you will see the results of that later.

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I can't find my picture of the Fishing Cat. I know I have one...

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:33 PM

Polar Bear (11). Polar Bear bait in the foreground.

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And that is all the bears...

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Posted 23 March 2009 - 02:55 PM

Off to the Farm Park...

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Jersey Cow (19) We missed the hand milking session. We are going to go back and try our hand at that.

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Belgian Horses (22) These two mares are retired farm horses from a local Amish farm. Pulling the wagon for four hours two out of three days is a relaxing retirement for them. they have events where you can actually plow a furrow or two using a team of horses. I will be doing that later this year.

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Pigs (23) Piglets actually. Under the french fry light.

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Wild Turkey (24) Chickens (25) I am not sure the breed of chicken. Looks like a common rooster and a small brown hen.

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