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1511 viewsWestern Fence Lizards were everywhere. They seemed to sit just outside the doors and watch us come and go. They were about 4-5 inches long and very curious.
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Coastal Western Whiptail1487 viewsNot the Coastal Western Whiptail though. They are very cautious and VERY fast. It was difficult to get a good picture of one. This one was about 12-14 inches to the tip of his tail.
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Pot-O-Gold1486 viewsLooks like I could hike up and find the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. Looking Northeast from my Backyard.
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1463 viewsA small army of Statewide Radio Crew and local Onsite Workforce Technicians converged at Triunfo Pass to start the cleanup in preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games
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1458 viewsThe 2008 Summer Olympics Games, and our coverage, was a huge success thanks to the hard work of everyone involved. The Olympics concluded with a magnificent Closing Ceremony and Fireworks seen around the World thanks to us.
Of course this is NOT a skyrocket from China! A passing airplane added the effect to this long one minute exposure.
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Low Ceiling1455 viewsA Cold Winter Storm swept through last night. The morning was wet and chilly. Here, low clouds can be seen hiding the tops of the buildings in Downtown Los Angeles. Taken 2/28/06
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1434 viewsGeorge Thomas (left) and Gus Meneses double checking the Down-Converters.
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Havasu Lightning1421 viewsI captured this lightning using my first Digital Camera, an Olympus C-5050Z. I had it in "Manual" mode set for the maximum exposure of 16 seconds. I took quite a few exposures this way during the lightning storm.
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1421 viewsNext order of business was to get Antenna #4 ready to handle traffic. This 9 Meter Dish would handle traffic while we cleaned up the 32 Meter Dishes.

John Bartman (left)
and Shane Edmonston discuss the process.
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She'll Be Comin' 'round The Mountain When She Comes1415 viewsThis was pointed out by Normand, one of the many fans of the Altadena WeatherCam. A nice shot of a helicopter circling over the San Gabriel's the other night. It was a Sunday evening so they were probably looking for a lost/overdue hiker. The Green and Red Navigation Lights cause the change in colors in the streak of light.
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1410 viewsAs you draw near, the enormous size of the 32 meter dishes becomes more apparent
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Where Did That Damn Spider Go ?1393 viewsRon Culver plays around with the visiting Tarantula.
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