Sunday, April 30, 2006
Saturday, April 29, 2006
I found this Burrowing Owl perched along the west bank of the Santa Cruz river south of Irvington road in Tucson. We both watched each other closely as I crept closer to him, snapping pictures until he launched himself into the air and flew across the river to the other bank (the Santa Cruz river is almost always a dry riverbed except after rains). This image was taken with my 70-300mm zoom at 190mm focal length on my Canon 20D with an exposure of 1/1600 seconds at f/8, ISO 400.
Friday, April 28, 2006
One nice thing about working on a college campus is the scenery. My friend Frank "made" me post an image of one of the many lovely coeds who grace the University of Arizona campus. This image was taken with my 70-300mm zoom at 300mm focal length on my Canon 20D. The exposure was 1/200 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 400. I added a little glow in Picasa.
Thursday, April 27, 2006
This is the view of the west side of Old Main with the Old Main fountain. This image was taken with the kit lens on my 20D at 18mm focal length. The exposure was 1/160 seconds at f/11, ISO 100. I used filtered B&W in Picasa with a red filter and warmified the image to sepia tint it.
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Found this flower next to Old Main - the UofA groundskeepers do a wonderful job maintaining and creating flowerbed displays around our campus. This image was taken with my 70-300mm zoom at 168mm focal length. The exposure was 1/60 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 800 and I used a little fill flash.
Monday, April 24, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
This stage is on the west end of the UofA mall in front of Old Main and the Student Union. Many weekdays finds singers or bands playing here. This image was taken with my 70-300mm lens at 133mm focal length. The exposure was 1/640 seconds at f/8, ISO 200.
Friday, April 21, 2006
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
The clock tower at the Studen Union Memorial Building shows the time of the image. Below the clock is the ships bell from the U.S.S. Arizona, salvaged from the wreck at Pearl Harbor. This image was taken with my 70-300mm lens at 300mm focal length with an exposure of 1/3200 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 400.
I found this Cactus Wren outside of Old Main on the UofA campus. He seemed to be playing with this lizard (which seemed certainly dead), pecking at it and tossing it around, chasing it about the area. This Gecko didn't have enough Bird insurance, I guess.... This exposure was at 300mm focal length with my 70-300mm zoom. The exposure was 1/100 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 800.
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
This Turkey Vulture was hunting for Easter eggs (or maybe the Easter Bunny...) as he flew over Collosal Cave Mountain Park on Easter Sunday. This image was taken with my 70-300mm zoom at 300mm focal length with an exposure of 1/800 seconds at f/8, ISO 400 on my 20D.
Monday, April 17, 2006
Sunday, April 16, 2006
Saturday, April 15, 2006
Friday, April 14, 2006
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Wednesday, April 12, 2006
This is the 12-m millimeter wave telescope also onthe southwest ridge of Kitt Peak. It used to be run by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory but now is run by the University of Arizona. It is very good at mapping out the giant molecular clouds. Way back when I wa an undergrad, one of my best friends worked on such a project and I visited him one night while he observed on this telescope. This image was taken at 300mm focal length with an exposure of 1/500 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Tuesday, April 11, 2006
This radio telescope is part of the Very Large Baseline Array of telescopes spread around the globe to make a radio telescope effectively nearly the size of Earth. This dish is located on the Southwest ridge on Kitt Peak. My friend Richard visited the Very Large Array (VLA) in New Mexico where a set of radio telescopes are located along 3 radial tracks and can be moved for different typs of observations. His images can be found on his webpage starting with this image. This image was tkaen at 300mm focal length with my 70-300mm zoom. The exposure was 1/500 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Monday, April 10, 2006
The last time I took a macro shot of some lichen, the colors of the lichen were rather mutted. This time the lichen is a bright green, growing on some granite n Kitt Peak. This image was taken with my 70-300mm zoom at 300mm focal length in macro mode. The exposure is 1/500 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 100.
Sunday, April 09, 2006
Friday, April 07, 2006
My folks and I went to the season opener for the Pacific Coast League Tucson Sidewinders who hosted the Salt Lake City Bees. The pitchers duel lasted less than an inning and while the Bees won 9-3 and there were lots of mistakes on both sides, the hitters definitely appeared to be ahead of the pitchers tonight - there were 27 hits between the two teams. This image shows firstbaseman Chris Carter of the 'Winders hitting his 3rd hit of the night as he went 3 for 4 with two singles and a double. Not a bad way to start off a season. This image was taken with the 70-300mm zoom on my 20D set to 133mm focal length. The exposure was 1/400 seconds at f/5, ISO 1600.
Thursday, April 06, 2006
I decided I like the B&W version of this image better than yesterdays color version. Seems more dramatic and no matter how much I played with the white balance it just didn't quite seem right in color.... I selected a red filter in Picasa to increase the landscape contrast and to darken the storm clouds a little.
Wednesday, April 05, 2006
Dark clouds pass north of Kitt Peak last week in this image. The domes, from front to back, are the Spacewatch 36 inch, Steward Observatory 90 inch Bok telescope, and the Kitt Peak 4-m Mayall telescope. This image was taken with the kit lens on my 20D at 18mm focal length. The exposure was 1/20 seconds at f/5.6, ISO 800.