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Friday Fitness Hike

We hiked the Scenic Trail on Friday; we kept the hike short because several of us had other things that we needed to get done that morning.  Bob brought along Sarge and Allen and Janet brought along their dogs, Savannah and Bella.

Sarge (with Bob):20140620-DSC04152-Edit-medium

Bella, Savannah, and Sarge, shortly after meeting for the first time.  The dogs were very interested in each other, but Bella noticed me squatting down and came over to see what I was doing.

20140620-DSC04178-Edit-medium Red Mountain with a very dry desert in the foreground.

20140620-DSC04236-Edit-medium Hiking up the Scenic Trail.

20140620-DSC04242-Edit-medium Water break for doggies (and people too).20140620-DSC04278-Edit-medium Red Mountain, again.

20140620-DSC04302-Edit-medium 20140620-DSC04323-Edit-mediumAnother break.  I had everyone pose for a photo a minute or so earlier, but I like this shot better.

20140620-DSC04341-Edit-medium20140620-DSC04349-Edit-medium Sarge, Bella, and Savannah (with Allen).20140620-DSC04361-Edit-medium

Whispering Oaks Ranch Macro Shots

On Tuesday afternoon, we walked around Whispering Oaks Ranch where I used 180mm and 105mm macro lenses for the following shots.  Not all shots are “macro”, but I used a macro lens on all of them.

20140610-_DSC5225-Edit-medium 20140610-_DSC5228-Edit-medium 20140610-_DSC5243-Edit-medium Blackie:

20140610-_DSC5248-Edit-medium Jaydee:

20140610-_DSC5266-Edit-medium Bella:

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(There is one other cat on the property too, but we didn’t see it.  Bella is very friendly.)

I had a hard time getting autofocus to work quickly enough to photograph ants and other small critters.  I “lost” on my ant subjects when it made its way onto the gravel.  I put a rock in front of it and transferred it  back to the pavement at which time it commenced grappling with one of its friends.  I used manual focus for this shot.

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Peaceful Puppy

Now we know that he saves up his energy!!

What does Ted do on a hot day?

Work at maintaining his black nose!

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