Monday, February 11, 2019

Poison Ivy at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge

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I may be one of the only people to have photographed Poison Ivy at Ding Darling.  

At major nature preserves, like national parks and BIG national wildlife refuges where people can drive through, they're always stopping cars to ask what someone is looking at by the side of the road.  At Yellowstone, it was people looking for bears and big mammals.  At Ding Darling, it's folks looking for big birds and alligators.

I was standing by the road photographing this particular plant, along with some Mangrove leaves.  I was attracted to the colors of the leaves.  While I'm standing there shooting away, a van full of at least 5 or 6 people stopped beside me and asked what I had.  I said, "I just like to take pictures of Poison Ivy."  They were dumbfounded and then started to laugh.

One act of random kindness per day.  That's what I'm all about. 

I hope they told all their friends about that dopey photographer who was taking pictures of PIV. 

And here's my collection. 
www.flickr.com/photos/jimfrazier/sets/72057594116819264
And no, I've never had a reaction.

Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge
Sanibel, Florida 26.452823, -82.113921

January 14, 2019

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Brown Pelican and Junior

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West side of the Jensen Beach Causeway
Jensen Beach, Florida

January 20, 2019

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Okefenokee Swamp

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Near Folkston, Georgia
30.729061, -82.137450

January 21, 2018

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

First Sunset in Sanibel

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We're back from a two week trip to Florida.  This will be the first of quite a few pictures, posted in random order over the next couple of months. 

Some of the pictures will be beautiful.  Others will be posted just to make you envious.  Our condo was on the fourth floor right at this spot.  26.422490, -82.076951

The Gulf of Mexico was our back yard.

Oh, and I see you folks had some weather while we were gone.  (smirk)  We are somewhat colder now than when this picture was taken.

Sanibel, Florida 26.422490, -82.076951

January 12, 2019

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Saturday, January 26, 2019

Cochise County, Arizona

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March 2003

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Nantucket Lightship Basket

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Nantucket Lightship Baskets are a type of basket originating, in the 19th century, on Nantucket Island lightships. Lightship baskets are all made from rattan and wood, have an odd number of staves, a solid wooden base, a nailed and lashed rim, a rattan weaver, and are woven over a mould. Oak, Pine, and Ash are the most traditional type of wood used on baskets, but today many other types are utilized such as cherry and ebony. Often modern Lightship Baskets incorporate multiple types of wood.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nantucket_Lightship_Basket

Made at the World Famous Frazier Studio
Elgin, Illinois
January 4, 2019

Technical: This is a redux and reshoot of this OLD shot. 
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I wanted to continue experimenting with focus stacking - in the older picture, you'll notice that the rear isn't in focus.  This time it is.  Photoshop stacked 6 pictures.

Lighting was an Alien Bees 1600 in shoot-through umbrella camera right, silver reflector camera camera left, triggered by Pocket Wizard

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