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Saturday, March 1, 2008 Dark March

March didn't come in like a lion.  March didn't come in like a lamb. March came into Los Angeles with darkness all day a deep marine layer off the cold Pacific, heavy low clouds and cool, thick murk. It kept things quiet.

Bird of Paradise (Strelitzia or Crane Flower) - detail
Botanical Abstract - Will Rogers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills
Orange Blooms - curbside, Beverly Hills
White Bloom - curbside, Beverly Hills
Yellow Hibiscus - color values equalized - curbside, Beverly Hills

It was a good day for the local duck

Mallard at koi pond - Will Rogers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills
Mallard at koi pond - Will Rogers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills

It was a dark day

Orange and Red Mixed Bloom - curbside, Beverly Hills

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Technical Note:

Most of these photographs were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0.  Earlier photography was done with a Sony Mavica digital still camera (MVC-FD-88) with built-in digital zoom.

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