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Coastal Western Whiptail305 viewsThese Lizards are inhabitants of Coastal Southern California and can grow up to 13 inches in length. They are very cautious and very fast. It was hard getting a photo of it. This was taken in the Santa Monica Mountains near Malibu.
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Lightning 9/4/2011305 viewsOur hair was standing on end as we were finishing our dinner. I grabbed the Camera and Tripod and set up for some long time exposures. This bolt of Lightning seen looking South with the Cabana in the foreground.

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303 viewsMy Father-In-Law Ron Hanke at the Radio Operators position.
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303 viewsLunchtime walks provided a refreshing break from the hard work being done at the Earth Station.

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Reticulation303 viewsI couldn't get these Zebras to look at me so I had to settle for their butts. The pattern of black and white reminded me of a process in film developing called "Reticulation" where tiny cracks are formed in the films emulsion.
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302 viewsMe at one of the Waist Gunners position
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Tall Ships302 viewsTaken in Oxnard CA during the Tall Ships Festival.
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Nine-O-Nine301 viewsNine-O-Nine is Maintained and operated by the Collings Foundation
http://www.collingsfoundation.org/menu.htm and she was in pretty nice shape. I beleive this is a B-17G model. The Collings Foundation is a Non-Profit Group so the cost of our ride was Tax Deductible. This was a Birthday Present for My Father-In-Law. Of course I HAD to go along. We flew out of the Burbank Airport.
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Looking Back296 viewsThis was the view looking back from the opening just behind the cockpit. It was like sticking your head out of a convertible going 165 MPH.
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295 viewsSilver Bush Lupine
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30 Seconds Over Hollywood294 viewsView from the right Waist Gunners position as we flew over Hollywood. The Hollywood Sign can be seen in the distance.
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293 viewsView from the Bombardier's Position. It was really neat sitting in the chair up there.
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