Noded

Where your concerns are duly noded.

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Beauty And Beast

Beauty And BeastAt Be Our Guest restaurant at the Magic Kingdom. Good food.

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Hook

HookCaptain Hook in the Boo To You Parade, Mickey’s Not Scary Halloween Party.

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Not All Photographs

Reflected (Clouds)

Not all photographs are perfect or need to be.  This morning this was what I saw in my backyard.  Clouds reflecting off the pool.  I wanted to make an image that mirrored my field of view.  This was a first attempt and was not quite as wide as I was seeing.  This picture as taken with the Nikon D600 (full frame) and the 28-300mm set to 50mm which be conventional wisdom is the match for what the eye sees. Not quite wide enough for me.  Setting it to 35mm would have been closer to the truth. Not the worlds best picture but it told me things I needed to know.

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Tree Of Life

Tree Of Life

Speaking of trees, here it the Tree of Life at Animal Kingdom.  The details of this tree are amazing.  Right now the area around the tree is under construction so you can’t get really close.  Under the tree is the show A Bug’s Life, at least I think it is still there interesting show, mostly for the young ones but it is a nice cool place when the whole Kingdom is hot with summer heat.

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Nice Tree

The Tree

Sometimes the subject of your photo is chosen by the camera.  While I should probably pat my self on the back for such a tack sharp tree, the real subject of this photo was supposed to be something else, obviously.  Still the painterly rhino backside looks kind of cool.  And if anyone ever asks I did this on purpose.

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Sun Going South

Sun Moving SouthIt may be hard to tell but the sun had moved quite a bit south.  We only have two months till winter starts and the sun is at its southern most point. Still all in all here is Florida the sun is keeping the pool warm enough to swim every afternoon.

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In The Afternoon Sun

In the Afternoon Sun

You must shoot pictures, Lots and lots of pictures.  I started out experimenting with the XF 35mm F1.4 wide open but there was just a little too much sun today. Ended up with this shot at F8.0.

I’ve been reading the Dan Winters Road To Seeing book.  He uses a small black border on a lot of his images which helps to keep the eye inside the picture.

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LIftoff

LIftoffMore and more Black Bellied Whistling Ducks hanging around out back.  This one looks like he has his flaps down for takeoff.

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Blue Heron

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We have a number of good looking birds at the golf course.  This one was nice enough to let me take his picture.  The Herons nest in one of the taller palm trees on the back nine.  In the spring you can see the rather larger baby birds high up in the tree.

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Claws

Dragon

Iguana at Animal Kingdom, Walt Disney World.  I think it’s an Iguana but maybe it’s a Komodo Dragon.