I Know A Place Where The Grass Is Really Green, Warm, Wet And Wild. There Must Be Something In The Water- A Sea Lion!


california sea lion 2

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 100.

California Sea Lions have a great life. They eat, sleep, swim, have fun, and sunbath. If it wasn’t for the sharks-it would be a perfect life.

This particular California sea lion looks like he is posing for a dating website with this quote: ” I enjoy swimming, eating, company of others and sunbathing. So Pick Me! “

Interesting Fact:  The California sea lion is a sleek animal, faster than any other sea lion or seal. These eared seals top out at speeds of some 25 miles (40 kilometers) an hour. ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/california-sea-lion/ )

Precious Moments last forever!


The Look

F/4.5, 1/1000, ISO 250.
The perfect moment of my friend and his daughter frozen in time.

 

Interesting Fact: When someone is having a bad day, pay them a compliment with a smile. The double-duty mood boosting effect will turn their day around for sure. ( http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/11-facts-about-smiling.html )

 

I Wonder At Midnight What Will The Pumpkin Turn Into !


Pumpkin

F/5.6, 1/250, ISO 100.

 

It’s always fun to find and pick a perfect pumpkin for this season. But it’s not fun if someone steals your pumpkin as you are taking a photo of it. :)

Interesting Fact: The name pumpkin comes from the Greek word ‘pepon’, meaning ‘large melon’. ( http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/food/pumpkins.html )

It’s Not Always What’s In Front Of You ” SO TURN AROUND TO SEE WHAT REALLY MATTERS “


down town jersey city

F/5.6, 1/125, ISO 200, Adobe Photoshop CS6.

This actually caught my eye as I was leaving down town Jersey City. People always say keep looking ahead, well I say look all around you, because you never know what you will see.

Interesting Fact: With its 18-piece spire, 1WTC stands at 1,776 feet, a direct reference to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. ( http://www.rd.com/slideshows/fascinating-trivia-about-one-world-trade-center/ )

Dominican Brother From Another Mother


hispaniolan woodpecker

Hispaniolan Woodpecker

f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 900.

Caught this pecker, pecking away, pecking so hard that the palm tree kept swaying. Don’t peck so hard my little friend because you may go limp at the end.

I came across Hispaniolan Woodpecker in Dominican Republic, its very similar to Red-Bellied Woodpecker of my very first post.

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

F/8.0, 1/1000, ISO 800.

 

Interesting Fact: Their habitat, which is restricted to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, extends from the coasts, over the deserts to the mountains of the island.  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispaniolan_woodpecker )

Fall “O” Me Through This Season !


butterfly

F/6.3, 1/125, ISO 400.

 

I am not ready for the summer to end, but since this butterfly is not giving up on the season changing, I shall do the same.

Interesting Fact: One of the visible signs of fall is the changing color of the leaves. This happens because photosynthesis stops during this period so leaves do not stay green.  ( http://www.parkrideflyusa.com/blog/2012/09/21/12-fun-facts-about-fall/ )