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Survivor150 viewsTaken 4/7/06
I believe this is a Yellow Canary. No fancy names. At any rate, he has survived the wrath of the Mongoose on Hawai'i. I really enjoyed all the different animals and birds that I saw on this trip. The warm weather wasn’t bad either.

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Reticulation271 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.
(2 votes)
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Another Altadena Sunset208 viewsTaken 8/13/03 with my Olympus C-5050 Z
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Airplane1640 viewsThe long exposures on the WeatherCam at night (sometimes as much as 16 seconds) makes for some interesting effects. Here, a plane passes by. The lights make a streak and the dots along the line are the blinking lights on the plane.
(19 votes)
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Orion210 viewsThe Lockheed P-3 Orion, was originally developed in 1959 during the Cold War as a Maritime Patrol Aircraft. Converted to an Aerial Tanker, it can carry 3,000 Gallons of Fire Retardant.
(3 votes)
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Highlights355 viewsThe morning Sun was breaking through some clouds and highlighted the distant mountains. Wonderful mix of colors and geology in the desert.
Taken at Dumont Dunes near Death Vallet 3/27/06.

(3 votes)
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Peek-A-Boo Sunrise164 viewsThe Sun peeks through in between the horizon and the clouds above. Taken 11/10/06 at Punta Estrella, just South of San Felipe.
(3 votes)
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Kona Sunset190 viewsSunset overlooking the Tide Pools at Keauhou HI.

(3 votes)
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Exploding Cloud479 viewsAnother cloud formed by strong upward convection in unstable air. In this photo taken at Lake Havasu, the nearly explosive vertical development of this cloud was awesome.
(4 votes)
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Altadena Sunset207 viewsThis was taken 12/11/05 at about 2000 ft elev from a street above my house. Moist air made its way up into Southern California from the Gulf Of Mexico bringing with it some interesting weather and beautiful Sunsets. Taken with my Canon Digital Rebel and a 75-300mm Zoom Lens.
(5 votes)
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Station Fire 3801 viewsSaturday August 29, the Temperature was 78 Degrees at 9:36PM. Humidity was only 12% and Winds were calm. The Star Of Palawoo can be seen on the right giving nervous residents a glimmer of hope.
(6 votes)
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Snowfall1885 viewsA rare sight here in Altadena. Snow actually falling. Of couse it didn't stick long.
(26 votes)
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