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This is some type of Gecko.  My husband and my Mom, yep, that's right my Mom and I went to the reptile show in Cleveland.   I have been wanting a "Red Eyed Tree Frog" for a long time but didn't expect to find on there but was pleasantly surprised.  There are so many fascinating critters there and lots of fun taking pictures of them. Most of the sellers don't seem to mind.   I will probably go again next month since my grandson Gregory seen Lucy he wants to go.
14.11.08 - Escapism    Some days drive you mad, and then there was today! What could go wrong did go wrong, and what didn't go wrong didn't matter anyway. For the fifth week running my courier messed up and my brain exploded. I'm normally such a placid, philosophical and pragmatic guy, but repeated incompetence sometimes needs a rant to get the message across. Next Friday will tell whether or not the rant was worth it, I wait with baited breath.    You will have noticed from past Dailies that when I'm really p****d off I retreat into my head and beautiful high mountains. This is one of my favourite places, it has featured here before, but this is a new panoramic image that I created this evening to cheer myself up. This is Taweche Towers, at about 18,000', looking south across the Khumbu Valley in Nepal. Mount Everest is back over my left shoulder. Considerably less people have stood on the summit of Taweche Towers than have summitted Everest itself, this is a magical place. I wish I could take you all there.    And yes, I'm feeling much better now thanks :)
3rd year Pic 075 - Oct 08 2010  Glasses     BEST SEEN IN LARGE SIZE  While having lunch at Paantya, a multi-cuisine restaurant at Shiv Nivas palace, I noticed the glasses on the next table... they reflected the ground and buidlings one floor below.     Required quite a bit of 'cleaning' as it was raining and the window was splattered with drops.      http://www.eternalmewar.in/User/Travel/Hotels/Grand_Heritage/Shiv_Niwas/index.aspx
8-08: This was taken in front of a restaraunt along Harmony road in Fort Collins after dinner on our way to a movie. I drive by this little waterfall display every day on my way home from work and I've wanted to take some pictures here.
June 30th  YOU'RE ONE IN A MILLION  My first attempt at selective coloring!  What fun!  Three tries and two hours...not bad for a beginner :-) Here's the unframed version for those that don't like the added dimension:  http://Mom4squirrels.smugmug.com/gallery/2452453_zuNLx#322255038_Fzncz  Today is our 7th anniversary...  This one is for you honey, because you ARE  "one in a million!"
"ICE STORM"  We are in the middle of a 2 day Ice Storm here in North West NJ, it hasn't let up for almost 48 hours now and everything is covered in 1/4" - 1/2" of pure ice making traveling treacherous BUT for a photographer it's an awesome site. I didn't get out to the mountains for some full landscape shots so I walked out to my front yard and got some of my trees, bushes & grass that were pretty cool. A Lot of things look like snake skin like this berry tree. I hope this goes away soon, gotta get ready for the snow storm their calling for on Saturday LOL BTW this was shot hand held using my Tamron 90mm Di f/2.8 1:1 Macro, I love this lens !    PS: I have a bunch more ice storm images shot yesterday in my Weather gallery "CLICK HERE IF INTERESTED" Some really cool macro images came out of this storm !    ~Bill~
1.03.10 - Back Light  At the end of a busy day I was just winding down. I'd visited my last two customers and had just driven into the car park at my local shops. The sky was dark and heavy, then suddenly the sun dropped below the bank of cloud and sat there just above the horizon. From the shops it was some way off to the right of the cathedral, but I knew if I could get to the quarry quickly I could find a viewpoint were the sun would be directly behind it. Luckily the quarry was only a few hundred yards away, and I just got there in time to catch this!
24.3.09 - "Tennyson"  I've been given permission to publish a couple of my Tennyson photos from the weekend, which is cool because I'd got a day behind and it allows me to catch up. This is actor Ben Poole as the poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson. It is one of my favourite images from the shoot because it took so long to get right :)  More info on the project here;  http://www.theladyofshalott.co.uk/index.html
August 23, 2012
6-09: Another from the stormy day in Greeley. The sky was clearing over the mountains to the west. I took this looking over a field of some kind of grain.
7.7.09 - "Darkness on the Edge of Town"  I was driving down a small lane just outside town this afternoon when I had to stop and try to capture this view. The sky looks so threatening, but so far has produced little rain, and small shafts of light were illuminating the wheat. I'm really happy how this has turned out as a photo, and it is also very symbolic of the next few weeks for me. There are a lot of storms for me to ride out, wish me luck guys :)  Apologies yet again for my rather patchy commenting recently. Most of my spare time is being spent trying to earn money in these difficult days, but I still try to look in and give a few thumbs up.  Late Edit; this is pretty much straight out of camera, just an unsharp mask applied and some specks on the sensor cloned out.
  Wide Angle Dusty ~ Hey whatcha doin down there?     Needed some fun and smiles today so broke out the wide angle...  didn't take long to realize Dusty made for a pretty funny distorted subject :-) Note I've been offline so catchin up today & added 5 new pics. Jan 18, 2007
Bathed in His light...
courtyard of Hotel Le Dupleix where we stayed  Pondicherry, India    more pics:  http://Hershy.smugmug.com/gallery/3951305_mw7Dp/1/289184725_zpLUc    travel and other info on Pondicherry  http://tourism.pondicherry.gov.in/
06/15/10 - Halloween Pennant Up the gravel road from my normal swamp area, soy beans are planted on both sides of the field.  They clean up the edges of the road every few years, and then various plants start to grow back like bushy sweet gum trees where song birds nest, Queen Anne's Lace, and soon morning glories.  There are always a lot of sticks in this area, and this time of year, there always seem to be a lot of Halloween Pennant dragonflies perching on them.  I guess this variety is suited to a slightly less wet area because there's not much water in this location.  At any point, this guy hung out on the perch for quite some time, and I took a bunch of pics of him.  I have cropped this just a bit to 8X10 size, but otherwise it is SOOC from my S3.  I chose this one for the green background tones and detail.  I also took some pics with Dad's 40D and a borrowed Canon 300mm lens.  You may remember that I was not satisfied at all with the pics from the camera/Tamron lens.  Here is the best from that camera:  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/June-2010/12400102_x8pU2#901480267_UkdAa The detail is about the same or not as good IMO, and I just didn't compose the shot at an angle to get the green background. Instead, I got brown.  Great for a science journal but not necessarily as a POTD.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy.  I really must find some new varieties maybe at a new spot.  The only variety that I haven't shown yet this year that I've seen in my usual spot is an Emerald.  In other news, Dad is finally leaving rehab tomorrow.  He's excited.  I am a bit concerned but hoping he will do well.  He went back to the heart doctor who said that his heart had gotten stronger since the test in the ER that had us all so worried.  Hopefully Dad will stay strong and be able to enjoy some of his normal activities like trips to the library and meeting a friend for chess or a movie.    Also, Madi's Dad, Danny, was handed a builders magazine yesterday and was flipping threw it and saw a picture I took at the Museum of Life and Science about a year and a half ago where Madi and Johnny are running down their wetlands boardwalk.  I had given the museum permission to use the picture and had sent them the original at one point.  I knew they had used it on tent cards at the museum, but I didn't know about the magazine layout.  How cool is that!  Madi holding up the magazine for me:  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/June-2010/12400102_x8pU2#901690135_Vp9ic I need to try to find a couple of other copies of that magazine!  HAGD, Maryann
This is some type of Gecko.
My husband and my Mom, yep, that's right my Mom and I went to the reptile show in Cleveland.
I have been wanting a "Red Eyed Tree Frog" for a long time but didn't expect to find on there but was pleasantly surprised.
There are so many fascinating critters there and lots of fun taking pictures of them. Most of the sellers don't seem to mind.
I will probably go again next month since my grandson Gregory seen Lucy he wants to go.

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This is some type of Gecko.  My husband and my Mom, yep, that's right my Mom and I went to the reptile show in Cleveland.   I have been wanting a "Red Eyed Tree Frog" for a long time but didn't expect to find on there but was pleasantly surprised.  There are so many fascinating critters there and lots of fun taking pictures of them. Most of the sellers don't seem to mind.   I will probably go again next month since my grandson Gregory seen Lucy he wants to go.
This is some type of Gecko.
My husband and my Mom, yep, that's right my Mom and I went to the reptile show in Cleveland.
I have been wanting a "Red Eyed Tree Frog" for a long time but didn't expect to find on there but was pleasantly surprised.
There are so many fascinating critters there and lots of fun taking pictures of them. Most of the sellers don't seem to mind.
I will probably go again next month since my grandson Gregory seen Lucy he wants to go.

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