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Old Mar 13, 2010, 10:05 PM   #1
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Default Beautiful Day (E30 and 50-200 SWD Images)

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Old Mar 13, 2010, 11:14 PM   #2
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greg, nice shots, killer light on that first flower.
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Hi Greg,

As usual, your images are just spot on! Glad to see your weather finally starting to improve.

Ive been really surprised here in Florida as to the total lack of flowers in bloom. The extended coldsnap really has had a major negative impact on flowers, shrubs, and orchids especially.

I've been fortunate to visit 2 botanical gardens, 3 wildlife refuges, as well as just touring around (looking for those HUGE alligators) and I have to say there is a total dearth of anything in bloom.

I hope we start to see something bloom before we head back North on the 1st of April. The good news is that the weather here is finally warming up and hopefully that will spur some plants to blossom.
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Very nice shots Greg, that is a great lens. I like the third from last shot a lot, the light and texture is great on it.
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Well if Steven can't get his act together and produce them for you, you'll need to take a detour on the way home, to Las Vegas:

http://www.mandalaybay.com/entertainment/sharkreef.aspx

All kidding aside, this is an amazing place. And I say that as someone who has had to work in Vegas (actually, the nuclear test site north of Vegas) a lot over the years, and who feels that that city has virtually no redeeming value. Except for Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay Resort/Casino. What a bummer that I never had the good cameras I have now, when I visited it.

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.....yes, what a beautiful day as are your photos of a welcome sign of Spring, great series as usual from you.
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Nice that you have somewhere like the arboretum to wander when we don't have the best of weather.

All good shots Greg. Probably not the best of ligting in there but you have some fine glow and shadow.

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Well if Steven can't get his act together and produce them for you, you'll need to take a detour on the way home, to Las Vegas:

http://www.mandalaybay.com/entertainment/sharkreef.aspx

All kidding aside, this is an amazing place. And I say that as someone who has had to work in Vegas (actually, the nuclear test site north of Vegas) a lot over the years, and who feels that that city has virtually no redeeming value. Except for Shark Reef at the Mandalay Bay Resort/Casino. What a bummer that I never had the good cameras I have now, when I visited it.

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I gotta tell ya, that for a completely artificial city, Las Vegas is still very much a destination for my wife and I. While her parents were living there, we had the good fortune to visit them twice a year. We had lots of fun and there were always a lot of places to visit in the surrounding area.

Only problem I ever had with that place was that my wallet was always a heck of a lot lighter when I was leaving......

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...there were always a lot of places to visit in the surrounding area.
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Did you leave Nevada and get to southern Utah or northern Arizona? If you stayed in Nevada you don't know why I'm unimpressed with Vegas.

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Only problem I ever had with that place was that my wallet was always a heck of a lot lighter when I was leaving......
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Hah! Although I have plenty of vices, gambling isn't one of them - I can't help computing the odds in my head and asking myself why I'm doing this. The shows there are great but have become extraordinarily expensive. Maybe that's what you're referring to.

(grin)

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Did you leave Nevada and get to southern Utah or northern Arizona? If you stayed in Nevada you don't know why I'm unimpressed with Vegas.
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Actually, we took a number of trips out of Nevada. The best was what our kids called the Griswold's great american vacation. We flew into Billings Montana, rented a car there and drove to Las Vegas. Along the way, we visited Mammoth, Yellowstone and stayed at the Old Faithful Inn, The Shoshone National Forest, Jackson Hole, Zion Nat'l Park, the North and South Rims of the Grand Canyon, Harper's Ferry,
The Hoover Dam. 8 days and 1850 miles later, we arrived in Vegas.

A Kodal trip of a lifetime. Only wish a digital camera existed at the time.

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