Thanks Dave! I am in Beijing,I had already contributed money for the dead and wounded compatriots in the earthquake yesterday.meanwhile, I know too that already there are many countries that helped the earthquake of China in the world, thank them very much! !!
Great thought and great images. I am thankful everyday for the men and women who fight for freedom and liberty, not just for us, but for people they have never met. I am proud to be an American and I am thrilled that my own son has just returned from his second tour of duty in Iraq. God bless our troops.
Some times when getting good Nature photo's I get so excited that I actually was able to sneak up on a wild animal and get a good photo that I get in a hurry to get it in to see if it will get approved.
We all know that Nature shots are a very tough category to compete in.
Now it's very hard to get one accepted because there are so many great ones already on line.
So when you do get an animal accepted give yourself every advantage and be as specific as you can be.
Here's an example.
This is a photo I was lucky enough to capture of a sharp shinned hawk with it's kill perched in a pine tree.
I could have just called it hawk in a tree and it would of been with many many other hawks.
But I took the time to look it up and found out it was a sharp shinned hawk and...
Animals are a great subject to photograph and have even started the turn to be a good stock photo as the world looks to be a greener planet.
But please have some respect and don't touch them.
Fawns when first born have two natural defenses, they have no scent, and they can hold perfectly still.
But if you start moving them around the mother may reject them and they will die.
Of course some animals being touched could be the last photo you take.
Even little guys can be dangerous.
I knew a photographer that was moving a tropical frog around to get a good shot and became very very ill because the frog was secreting some toxins from it's skin as he was handling it.
So be respectful of nature and animals....
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