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PENTAX K-7, smc PENTAX-FA 35mm F2.0 AL, 1/60 sec f/2.0, ISO 320
PENTAX K-7, smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited, 1/80 sec f/2.8, ISO 800
As I was leaving the office yesterday, I found this squirrel perched on the lip of a garbage can, merrily chomping down on some leftover crackers someone had thrown away. I only had short primes on me, so these images are heavily cropped. It wasn't particularly alarmed by my presence, and seemed to enjoy perching itself on other similar pedestals. Wish I had a shot of it chomping away on the cracker; the mouth and hands are a blur when squirrels eat!<...
PENTAX K-7, smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited, 1/400 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 200
Guess this pair was tired of Lake Lagunita food. They finally left when the Marguerite arrived.
Finally, spring is here. The beautiful sunny days. Who wants to work when day is so beautiful. But alas! The quarter starts next Monday. You know what? They should have classes outdoor in spring quarter. I am just saying. :)
Last weekend I was at Lake Lagunita again, expecting to see some water in the lake. There was water there, alright. However it also had these two placards in the center of lake saying "Yes" and "No". There is something else written in minuscule hand-writing that none of us on the shore (there were quite a few who were trying to decipher it) could read it. It did make for good picture though.I didn't have any of my camera with me that evening, except, of course, the 8MP cellphone camera. I revisited the lake several times after that but none of the shot taken afterwards came close to what I took with the cellphone camera that evening. Hope you like it...Sony Ericsson C905a, 5.9mm 1/100 sec at f/2.8, ISO 64
As the storms predictions promises a rainy and cold week ahead, the weekend started with the fog in Stanford. It cleared up pretty quickly, giving way to nice warm sun but if you ask me, the morning was more beautiful.
Canon PowerShot SD750, Canon Zoom Lens 12.1 mm , 1/400 sec at f/11, ISO 100I think, quite a few people agree with me as many of them were out going for their jogs or walks, although, tourists were scanty. Logically, I think, it should have been the other way round as Monday is a holiday, so number of tourists should have been more than the runners and walkers. Also the weather condition should have kept most of the runners at home but for some unknown reasons, the statistics were the other way round. Any ideas, any guesses for the reason?Anyway, as this is my first post for 2010: Happy New Year to all. Hope you had a great...
Canon 40D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, 135.0mm 1/200 sec at f/7.1, ISO 400
I couldn't resist this one! Well fall colors are irresitable and the perfect position of squirrel made it even more so. So here it is for your entertainment, yet another shot of fall colors.
I took this shot while I was having lunch. The squirrel jumped to the tree branches few second after I clicked this shot. I am glad I could catch him before he did so! :)
Till next time...
Canon 40D, Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, 135.0mm 1/400 sec at f/10.0, ISO 400
The Stanford Campus is world renowned for its beautifully architect buildings as well as it's natural beauty. The tourists visiting the campus are usually awed by the man-made structures and never get to experience the calm natural beauty of the campus. One needs to be in campus for longer than few days to admire that beauty: the beauty that one observes when one simply sit in one of those benches and watch the birds and butterflies flying around. It took me around 2 hour of sitting idly before this humming bird trusted me enough to return to its daily activity. And after some time I could catch this second shot (below) of butterfly.