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Our past right before our eyes
a day in provincetown
The pure beauty of Oklahoma.
Flowers in Provincetown
Downtown St. Louis 4th of July Celebration- Playing in the City Garden Water Fountains
A backyard praying mantis sticks his head thru a bed of backyard marigolds after a brief summer shower.
A praying mantis at the exact moment he catches an unsuspecting fly.
A praying mantis chills out and dries off after a passing summer shower.
A hover fly nails a perfect landing on this backyard plant.
A perfectly camouflaged backyard yellow crab spider strikes out at this unsuspecting pollen-laden bee.
Taken at the exact moment of attack, a backyard praying mantis penetrates the thorax of his victim, a helpless katydid.
A backyard praying mantis right after a passing summer shower.
This alligator was only a foot away from me. Though separated by the safety glass of his enclosure, it's still quite unnerving to be so close to such a dangerous animal. In spite of this, they are rem
I've worked for Ralph since I was a kid. He has one of the largest collections of junk vehicles and other oddities that I have ever seen. Though he is and has mostly always been a very poor man, he ha
A breathtaking view of my home.
The laughing soldiers
Passing a Black H'mong in Vietnam
An inviting scene as a place to wander and sit in the yard or in the gazebo while visiting on a friends' farm in Pennsylvania. Would be a great place for a wedding comes to mind...
In the workshop.
We went for a walk to the river Volga before sunset. The open-wide mass of water made everybody silent and calm.
A friends' late 1800's colonial farmhouse, taken while attending dinner at their home.
Old Tyme Bath Time
Interesting old cast iron dinner bell, on an old farm in Pennsylvania. Picture taken around dinnertime.
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
A backyard praying mantis right after a passing summer shower.

A backyard praying mantis right after a passing summer shower.

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Windsor, Connecticut, United States of America
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© Robert Kalman.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2009
Filed Under: Natural World
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Date Uploaded: Aug. 21, 2011, 11:46 a.m.
Camera Make: Panasonic
Camera Model: DMC-FZ30
Focal Length: 52mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f11
ISO: ISO100
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