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Vacations Past: The Egret with the Itchy Eye

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Vacations Past: The Egret with the Itchy Eye
25 March 2009
Japanese Gardens, Van Nuys, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 10, 2009 at 6:33 pm

Vacations Past: The Willet by the Pier (Part II)

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Written by Allison Frost

November 9, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Vacations Past: The Cormorant on the Island

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Vacations Past: The Cormorant on the Island
25 March 2009
Japanese Gardens, Van Nuys, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 8, 2009 at 6:31 pm

Vacations Past: The Hummingbird on the Branch

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I didn’t manage to get that perfect, flying hummingbird shot on this trip in March, nor did I even manage to get as close as I did the June before, but I still think this is a pretty worthwhile shot. After all, how often do you get to see a hummingbird just chilling out on a branch?

Vacations Past: The Hummingbird on the Branch
28 March 2009
Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

Vacations Past: The Snowy Egret in the Garden

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The egret sat with his back to me, blindingly brilliant in full sun. In order to avoid overexposing his feathers, I had to ratchet up the shutter speed, and in doing so caused the background (shady ground) to go black. No loss. I think it makes this photo interesting.

I know it’s counter to conventional wisdom about photography, but I much prefer a full, bright sunlight as opposed to the diffused light given by cloud cover. Perhaps it’s because I developed my “style”, as it were, in Southern California, where a photographer rarely gets that coveted cloud cover.

The Snowy Egret in the Garden
25 March 2009
Japanese Gardens, Van Nuys, CA

Vacations Past: Lizard Push-ups

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If you’ve ever been curious to know why lizards do push ups, the answer to your question is in this article.

Vacations Past: Lizard Push-ups
28 March 2009
Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 5, 2009 at 6:29 pm

Vacations Past: The Willet by the Pier

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Vacations Past: The Willet by the Pier
26 March 2009
Santa Monica, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 4, 2009 at 6:28 pm

Vacations Past: The Butterfly on the Purple Daisy

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Vacations Past: The Butterfly on the Purple Daisy
28 March 2009
Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, CA

Vacations Past: Flight of the Egret

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Vacations Past: Flight of the Egret
25 March 2009
Japanese Gardens, Van Nuys, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 2, 2009 at 6:56 pm

Vacations Past: The Sunbittern at the Zoo

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I absolutely adore aviaries, and drag my friends into them whenever I get the chance. This beautiful bird resides in one part of a two part aviary at the Los Angeles Zoo, and I could have watched it for hours.

Vacations Past: The Sunbittern at the Zoo
27 March 2009
LA Zoo, Los Angeles, CA

Written by Allison Frost

November 2, 2009 at 12:33 pm