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The guide poles show how low the lake level was when photographed.
Spider with cross
Water On Fire  ©  2010 Colleen M. Griffith. All Rights Reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, modified, or redistributed in any way without written agreement with the creator.  This image is registered with the US Copyright Office.  www.colleenmgriffith.com  www.facebook.com/colleen.griffith    To view my photography portfolio, click here:  www.colleenmgriffith.com/Galleries/Most-Popular    Don MacAskill, COO and Co-Founder of Smugmug, published this photo in his April 2011 blog.  You can find his blog here:  http://don.blogs.smugmug.com/    This photo was taken August 23, 2010 - it captures lava flowing from the Kilauea volcano on The Big Island of Hawaii. This was the main lava flow as it emptied into the ocean.  I was sitting in the bow of a boat, bobbing up and down in the ocean, when I captured this pic.  You can't really see the scale of the eruption in this shot, but about 15 feet of the "shore" is shown here.  You can see the steam created when the molten rock hit the ocean - it would sometimes obscure the lava flows - but it was like a dance, when the steam cloud would part for a few minutes allowing a glimpse of the lava beneath.
07-09-2011 "Brotherly Love"  These are the boys of friends of ours who were also in Florida while we were.  I took many photos of the family and have been editing to show options of processing.  I liked this one after I played in Topaz Adjust.  I hope they like what I've done with some of the shots.  Comments are always appreciated. Donna
Iris with raindrops; best viewed in the largest sizes.    Thanks so much for your comments on my shot of the fly.  It is good, although not at all surprising, to learn that so many of you also take your camera into bathrooms.  We truly are fanatics!  Enjoy your day!
Simple Beauty - Jun 4 2009  Many thanks for the nice comments on my butterfly shot! This rose would have been yesterdays DP, but I was too excited about those dazzling butterflies. I gladly offer this beauty to all you who visit my daily gallery, you're the best!!!
11/15/09 - Escape Into an Alternate Reality (or something like that)  I've been wanting to take pictures of the box cars in Fuquay for a while now.  Yesterday I finally stopped to do so.  Always something neat about trains to me.  I've been staring at this car with the open doors for quite some time.  It hasn't moved for months.  Anyway, I grabbed some pictures of it and it's buddies and played around with them last night.  With no special effects, I guess they are just orange box cars:-(  So I converted to B&W and played with settings.  Still boring.  Then I decided to try and do a 'Wizard of OZ' kindof thing where it's B&W on one side but color through the door.  I tried 5 pictures for the color one at least and different processing of them too.  I'm not really happy with the outcome, but it's what I worked on last night, so I'll upload it today anyway.  The sci fi girl in me keeps thinking wormhole or Stargate and that I need movement between the sides.  But then the City on the Edge of Forever didn't have too much motion I don't think in that door.  That said, maybe I needed to wave the inserted picture.  Well, I twirled it anyway.  Something to think about some more!    Some other trials and the original are in my November gallery here:    http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/November-2009/10198920_oRbHf#713619436_AGvdo    Poor Johnny caught the stomach bug that Joey had and he and I missed the birthday party yesterday...just heartbreaking.  Hopefully he is some better today.    Have a great Sunday!  Maryann
3rd year Pic 322 - Sep 05 2011  Tiger crossing  Ranthambhore Natonal Park    During a ride in Ranthambhore National Park we had watched this Tigress, T17, sleeping near the lake. When she got up the driver of our Maruti Gypsy (an open Jeep type vehicle you can see at the far end) drove off and waited at the end of the road she would take. He knew she'd come out and cross over to another road.  We waited for 3-4 minutes and sure enough she emerged and crossed us diagonally  at a distance of about 100 feet!  What was interesting was that the people beyond the entrance to the park were unaware of her presence!    I've taken the liberty of posting two pictures today. The other one shows T17 in the middle of the road. Hope you enjoy both the pictures.  Best seen in bigger size    Added on 6th Sept.  Kara and Ed,  The Tigress was inside Ranthambhore National park. The doors are closed soon as a vehicle enters the park but as it was closing time they were open for the Gypsies to exit.
Doesn't Jackson just look so thrilled with his new baby sister????
June 16th, 2010: Sun Bleached Brilliance  “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.”  - Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta  Hope you all have a great day.
Four in a row - Dec 3 2008  Finished work quite early today and the sun was in a good mood... so I drove by a little harbor to try my luck with some ships/boats. But these were way to cute to pass. Told you already that I have a thing with animals ;-)
5-29-12. "Drying Off After the Storm". A Red Shouldered Hawk dries its wings after tropical storm Beryl. Gainesville, Florida. 2012.
This was the cutest little puppy! When the guys were all out skeet shooting, my nephews friend came out and he had this cute little puppy with him. It was in the back of his truck watching everybody and wanting out very bad. All the gunshots didn't bother him at all. Thanks for all the comments and info on my post yesterday!
5/8/12 - Tree swallow; best viewed in the largest sizes.  I'm going to try to add the date for Art, but I have a lot of trouble remembering, plus I often don't even know what date is it.  Dates are just something I don't notice.  Thanks for all your comments on the photo of Domino watching the moth.  It would have been neat if I could have gotten the moth in the same shot.  Hope everyone is having a good week so far!
The guide poles show how low the lake level was when photographed.

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