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Long Beach, CAis home to a regional Nature center with Native plants and creatures.
Quail Creek Reservoir
Full moon setting over lava flow into the ocean as the sun rises
An osprey nest at the top of a railroad trestle in the early morning light.  Photograph was taken while mother was naturally out fishing in the Pamlico river and was not scared away in any way.
This was taken at Point Definance Park, Washington. There are an abunance of Racoons sitting along the roadway waiting to be fed by passer-by's.
Dawn of a new day, creation of earth
Perfectly camouflaged, a small praying mantis sits and waits for his next meal...and not to become a meal himself.
Hawaiian Shave Ice Sunset
Humming bird stopping to have a drink in my backyard, with the reflection of the trees and camera in his eye.
Oceanside Shoreline. This was taken from the Oceanside California Pier just after / during sunset.
Windward Side of Oahu Hawaii.
He is real
Fields of sunflowers on a country road just outside my hometown.
I decided to explore my choices for creativity with my images.
The Bogue sound at sunset on memorial day weekend.  Taken while sitting water level in a kayak at days end.
Butterfly on Vintage Bush in Backyard
Swan on a calm blue lake
The simple beauty of nature
A Graceful and Elegant Cat
Dabbling in a new effect
Kauai is an sensory overload of beauty. One gets lost in the plethora of colors that the island spams your mind with. I took this shot in black and white to emphasis the textures and geometries of the
I've NEVER seen a Heron do THIS!
Crawling around the grass at the park, then he stopped to look up at his brother.
9th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
He is real

He is real

TAGS: California, United States

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Oceanside, California, United States of America
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© Ray Schmidt.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2011
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 4, 2011, 9:12 p.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D90
Focal Length: 28mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f4.5
ISO: ISO200
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