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Reticulation532 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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Are Yoe Talking To Me?368 viewsTaken with my Olympus C-5050Z
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'Iole manakuke363 views
The Indian Mongoose was originally brought to Hawaii in 1883. It was believed that the mongooses (no, not mongeese) would help control the rising Rat population on the Islands, but the mongoose is mostly active during the day while the rats were active at night and they didn't have much of an impact on the rats.

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Lightning 9/4/2011674 viewsThis was the best shot.
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Griffith Park 3395 viewsIt's hard to imagine the skill and bravery of these pilots.
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Minotaur 2411 viewsFirst Stage Separation. In this second photo you can see the Second Stage staring to burn leaving the First Stage behind.
All photos were taken from the top of the Kaiser parking lot at the corner of Walnut and Los Robles in Pasadena.

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Full Moon388 viewsTaken 5/4/04 with a Canon Digital Rebel attached to a Celestron C5 Telescope. 1/640 sec, ISO 800.
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Is That You Woody ?370 viewsA rare sight in my neck of the woods, this Woodpecker was enjoying the warm Autumn Afternoon in the White Birch Tree in my front yard. Partly cloudy skies and a high of 70.9 degrees at my Weather Station in Altadena, CA made for a wonderful day.
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More Tall Ships347 views
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Me And My Shadow746 views5/27/05
Taken from about 22,000 feet, flying from Oakland to Burbank, I saw this lone cloud above the Frazier Park area Northwest of Los Angeles. The shadow from the cloud can be seen on the ground below. I had someone tell me the cloud looked like a buffalo lying on it s side.

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L.A. Moonset401 viewsTaken 6/13/06
Cooler temperatures aloft and lack of a Coastal Eddy prohibited formation of the Marine Layer last night. Warmer temperatures and clear skies are forecast for the rest of the week. This is a welcome change from our traditional “June Gloom” here in Los Angeles. This shot was taken at 6:15 a.m. from approximately 2.5 miles Northeast of Downtown Los Angeles. Check the local Weather and High Resolution WebCam image from my Weather Station in Altadena at http://www.westphalfamily.com/wxdata2.html

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Glamis Moon364 viewsThe thin Waxing Crescent Moon sets in the evening sky. Glamis is located East of Brawley CA which can be seen along the bottom of the photo. This was an 8 second exposure.
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