Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Photos Guess who came to dinner

Guess who came to dinner

A fawn followed this beagle home -- right through the doggie door -- in the Bittinger, MD area. The owner came home to find the visitor had made himself right at home.
This Hit the 6 o'clock news big time.
Sure beat out the political news for a change.


Sunday, August 24, 2008

Sorry ,not 2 moons! Okay I got caught on this one!

Ieven checked in with 'Space Weather' as to add their goodies, and saidto myself hummmm they are slow in putting out this info about the twomoons Yep, Tillie and I found out we were caught off guard! Ouch and I even checked before I entered it is what gets me......... LOL

Sowas everyone in the link of pass the information caught off guard! Doyou know how many places we sent this? LOL I just deleted and said nota word ........ LOL Am waiting for ..... Hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, Indigoput it on her calendar ....oh no!


Origins: Some things never go out of style, and this "Mars

This is an image of Mars. (Courtesy of NASA/JPL)
(236K GIF)

Spectacular" message may be one of them. It's yet another example of awidely-circulated e-mail containing information that was once true butwhich continues to be forwarded around year after year, long after theinformation it contains has become outdated. Does not give the Year as it is past around.

Mars did make an extraordinarily close approach to Earthseveral years ago, culminating on 27 August 2003, whenthe red planet came within 35 million miles (or 56million kilometers) of Earth, its nearest approach to us inalmost 60,000 years. At that time, Mars appeared approximately 6times larger and 85 timesbrighter in the sky than it ordinarily does. (The message quoted abovewas often reproduced with an unfortunate line break in the middle ofthe third sentence of the second paragraph, leaving some readers withthe mistaken impression that Mars would "look as large as the full moonto the naked eye" and not realizing that the statement only applied tothose viewing Mars through a telescope with 75-powermagnification.)

Although Mars' proximity to Earth in August 2003(referred to as a perihelic opposition) was a rare occurrence,the red planet comes almost as near to us every 15 to 17 years.To the unaided observer, Mars' appearance in August 2003wasn't significantly larger or brighter than it is during those muchmore common intervals of closeness.

Mars had another close encounterwith Earth in in 2005, but that occurrence took place in October (notAugust), and the red planet appeared about 20% smaller than it didduring similar circumstances in 2003.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Photo Gallery at AOL

 These are breahtakingly beautiful!   

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Photographer Art Wolf

Art Wolf Nature Photographer

Travels To The Edge
Watched this on Public TV
the Filming and Photos at the
 Alaska Artic National Wildlife Refuge

Tips & Techniques

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Fw: THE BEARS AND I.....A Great story and photo's....

Black bears typically have two cubs, rarely one or three.
In 2007, in northern New Hampshire, a black bear
sow gave birth to five healthy young. There were two or three
reports of sows with as many as four cubs but five was,
and is, extraordinary. I learned of them shortly after
they emerged from their den and set myself a goal of
photographing all five cubs with their mom, no matter how
much time and effort was involved. I knew the trail they
followed on a fairly regular basis, usually shortly before
dark. After spending nearly four hours a day, seven days
a week, for six weeks I had that once-in-a-lifetime
opportunity and photographed them in the shadows and dull
lighting of the evening. I used the equivalent of a very fast
film speed on my digital camera. The print is properly focused
and well exposed, with all six bears posing as if they were in
a studio for a family portrait.

(Read on….)
I stayed in touch with other people who saw the bears during the summer and into
the fall hunting season. All six bears continued to thrive As time for
hibernation approached, I found still more folks who had seen them, and
everything remained OK. I stayed away from the bears as I was concerned
that they might become habituated to me, or to people in general, as
approachable friends. This could be dangerous for bothman and animal.
After Halloween I received no further reports and could only hope the
bears survived until they hibernated.
This spring, before the snow disappeared, all six bears came out of their den
and wandered the same familiar territory they trekked in the spring of 2007.
I saw them before mid-April and dreamed nightly of taking another
family portrait, an improbable second once-in-a-lifetime photograph
On April 25, 2008 I achieved my dream. (Read on …

When something as magical as this happens between man and animal,
Native Americans say, “We have walked together in the shadow of a rainbow.”
And so it is with humility and great pleasure that I share these photos with you.
Sincerely, Tom Sears