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Flight of fancy

This hummingbird hawkmoth (macroglossum stellatarum) was visiting flowers in my garden. The wings beat so fast they emit an audible hum. The speed it flitted between flowers made it
Leap of Faith

A critically endangered species there are less than 400 Scottish Wild Cats (felis silverstris grampia) left in the wild. Agile and powerful this animal is part of a captive breeding p
Give me five!

Once common in woodlands throughout Britain, a glimpse of a red squirrel (sciurus vulgaris) is now a rare sight. This cheeky chap sat on a post and stretched up as if it wanted a high
This young barn owl (tyto alba) will grow rapidly. Chicks are covered in snow white down until the primary flight feathers show on the wings in 21 days. Complete growth is in about 8 weeks
Autumn Flight

In the late afternoon a barn owl glides silently across the English countryside. The fall of the light shows off the distinctive heart shaped face which directs sound to the asymmetri
Supreme Court self-supporting spiral staircase.

Made of marble and bronze. Like a twisted arch it ascends five stories and is supported only by the over lapping steps and their extensions into the
Drive by

A slow shutter speed was used to capture a slow moving vehicle at twilight. The motion and lighting of the overtaking vehicles gives a psychedelic effect. The iconic Washington Monument an
Monumental Sunrise

The sun rises majestically behind the Washington Monument to bath everything in a warm orange glow. A flock of geese can be seen silhouetted in the distance.

The early morning light shows the Washington Monument in the reflecting pool of the Mall. This tranquil setting was enhanced by a flock of geese that flew over to be silhouetted in the s
Mr. President
The early morning light falls on the statue of Abraham Lincoln. An icon in US history revered for his honesty, integrity and humanity. Made from Georgia white marble his expression of d
Capitol Building by night

The building and its stately dome are symbols of the American people and their government. It also represents international democracy. I was enthralled by the night lights
Malboro Girl - Desert Negev in Israel at the meteorite crater Machtesh Ramon
The Spirit

The custom-built single engine monoplane flew non-stop from New York to Paris by Charles Lindbergh in 1927. In 1928 he presented this iconic plane to the Smithsonian institution where it
Kitten enjoying Italian sculpture.
In Step

Guards to the Unknowns are volunteers from the elite 3rd US Infantry and tested on their manual of arms, uniform and walk. A Badge Test on the history of Arlington Cemetery is given. Only 4
Local students and visitors find a quiet place to read and relax. Overlooking St.Vitus Cathedral with its thrilling history and glorious architecture as an inspiration to all.
Japanese Buddhist Monk
On pilgrimage to Nara this monk stands silently holding out his bowl for alms and sometimes ringing a small bell. Lay people give to nurture laic virtue, merit and blessings an
So these are the "Badlands"
Girl Power
School girls have innocent fun on Miyajima island. I heard them giggle as the deer approached and noticed the trendy Union Jack bag. When I asked to take this picture the girls were exc
Three Little Maids
Japanese girls are recognised as adults at age 20. To celebrate they are given a bright coloured silk Furisode (formal kimono). In Japanese society wearing this garment is a statem
Ceremonial Children
In traditional Shinto dress taking part in an ancient cultural ceremony. In this rather exciting pageant I liked the vibrant colours of the costumes and the coy look being give
Bat flower
Ladies Day
Day 3 of Royal Ascot is Ladies Day. Attention is on the ladies outfits and hats rather than the fillies on the racetrack. For me this image captures a look of wonder on where to place the
8th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest
Malboro Girl - Desert Negev in Israel at the meteorite crater Machtesh Ramon

Malboro Girl - Desert Negev in Israel at the meteorite crater Machtesh Ramon

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© Raphael Koenig.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2010
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 23, 2010, 9:09 a.m.
Camera Model: EX-FC100
Focal Length: 6.4mm
Shutter Speed: 1/1000
Aperture: f8.5
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