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"In the Woods"

Finding stockpiles of trash in the woods always makes me somewhat sad. Parks are supposed to be a place for everybody to enjoy, and yet many abuse this, defacing public property and leaving trash. I found this on Jordan Lake, but I'm not sure this was intentional littering. The purse and stuffed toy had no clues as to who the owner was, simply left there to become part of the leaves as the season wore on.

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"Tiger Swallowtail, Feeding 01"
I have many fond childhood memories of capturing Tiger Swallowtails in bug catchers to admire them, then let them go. As a child, I was really big into collecting insects. However, we also tried to let many go before they expired. It was never my goal to kill them, that I remember. But I used to see these yellow creatures fluttering around all the bushes outside our apartment. Nowadays, I rarely see them. I saw a few in one day while out testing a new camera, and got this perfectly timed shot of the butterfly feeding. There's no lens EXIF data, because I shoot through an adapter with Canon lenses.

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#insectphotograph   #macrophotography   #tbthursday   #tbt   #colors   #colorful   #butterflyphotography   #butterflies  
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"To Rust We Decay"
Standing like solemn sentinels, the remains of the gutted engine peered out from the minivan's hood. But this minivan would not be going anywhere. Abandoned by an unknown owner, its engine compartment burned out, and its interior looted, the van waits for its last stop. As all things eventually must, it, too, must go to its grave.

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#urbex   #urbanexploration   #abandoned   #cars   #transportation   #monochrome   #photography  
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"The Last Fishermen"

This is my first published image taken from the Sony Alpha 7R. I took this with an old EF-mount Canon 35-80mm lens, a ND3.0 filter, and no aperture control at the time. I wanted to capture that moment when the world is one color, blue, and a group of fishermen was simultaneously preparing to catch the last of their fish for the night. I really liked the resulting compposition, with the entire image reflected almost perfectly in the water.

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"Path"
I'd never seen nor heard of Americasmart before this month. I had the chance to visit Atlanta, Georgia, for the first time ever, and the sides of one of the buildings caught my eye as we passed by. I really liked the stair cases going up each corner, but the real interesting sight was what they looked like from below. To me, it looked like a path to a particularly strange path to a unique structure. I really liked the way the stair path took on the look of shadows instead of gaps.
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“Eno River, Sunny Day 01″

I find it hard to believe that I've never been to the Eno River State Park in Durham County. I've lived here all of my functional life, and in all twenty of those, have never checked it out. It was very reminiscent of this time my parents took me to a river out in California. Lots of shallow pools and miniature falls, and lots of places to go out and play in. Snakes play in the water, too. A family of kids started freaking out as a tiny, adorable thing went past them, desparately holding its head over the waters. The father caught it in a butterfly net and moved it a few ponds over so that it could safely escape into the woods.

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Which directly contradicts stuff I've heard from others about the tech industry.
 
Actually, Silicon Valley isn't run by straight white American-born men http://bit.ly/1TFEdfn
Women, gays, and immigrants form a new majority at the top.
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"Peach Dahlia 01"
One of my favorite locations to shoot nature photography is JC Raulston Arboretum. It is owned by NC State. My parents introduced me to the location, I think, but I can't precisely remember the circumstances. To date, it is one of my favorite shoot locations for portraits, as well. I think one of the reasons I personally like it so much is the wide diversity of backdrops it provides, as well as a huge arrangement of plants. I would like to have a garden, but for that, you pretty much have to own land, which I don't. Doesn't stop me from enjoying their resources, though!

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+Techni Myoko  Weren't we discussing this a few months ago regarding journalism?
 
Is the trigger warning crowd to blame?
Could the rise in conservative views toward censorship be coming from millennials of the left?
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"Smiling Ostrich"
The running joke between Josh and the rest of us is that the North Carolina zoo needs to fund an expedition to locate their animals. Indeed, many were missing or sleeping somewhere hidden throughout the day. This ostrich, however, was more than happy to pose right up against the barrier for us, looking for all the world like she was smiling. Yeah, I know, her beak can't change shape, but it looked like it. I captured this with my 75-300 lens and a relatively high ISO of 1600. I'm glad the noise on this shot stayed down, as it is a quick way to ruin detail shots.

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"To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer,to find each other and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” - Ben Stiller

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Okay, I like the custard here. And normally don't mind the service. However, first-off, the hours are wrong. That alone isn't enough to garner one star. What gets one star is when one employee treats myself and the others looking at the menu like idiots. Taps the sign, and we point out the website's wrong. He just taps the sign again like we're idiots. Meanwhile, the other employee is smirking as we walk off as if its all funny. Absolutely abysmal behavior by the employees. Normally, hours being wrong doesn't get me that angry with a place.
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I've been here a few times now. While there are a few helpful, courteous staff, I found many to be rude and condescending. To make that worse, they were either unknowledgeable, or intentionally misleading. I went in with questions regarding camera body pricing, and was basically told that "anything with ten megapixels is out of date and not worth looking at". Having printed 20x30's from 10MP just fine, I beg to differ. I, like someone else, was also told that scratches don't matter on a lens, and also that they "are professionals" and "know all about it. How else would we sell it?" when I questioned them on this. I don't know if they're simply uknowledgeable, or intentionally misleading. The attitude they get with you if you disagree with them, or admit a small budget (my budget tends to be VERY small), is very much "You're just street riff raff and don't know what you're talking about." After 3-4 encounters like this, I simply took my business to Southeastern Camera up the road. I post this with the caveat that I was last there about 3-4 months ago.
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