Nikon 55-200mm

Alice-Eared Cat

by Kristi Hines

My husband and I have three cats. One of them, named Alice, has little black tufts of hair at the ends of her ears just like the bobcats at Bearizona do. Henceforth, I lovingly refer to bobcats as Alice-eared cats. 🙂

bobcat

Camera: Nikon D90 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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If you’re a resident of Arizona and you like wildlife parks, I highly recommend a trip out to Williams for a drive through Bearizona. At Bearizona, you can drive through and see bison, black bears, big horn sheep, and wolves right outside your car window. Further into the park, you can see other woodland creatures such as raccoons, bobcats, and smaller bears. They also have a show for the high country raptors including this beautiful owl that flew inches above my head.

European Eagle Owl - High Country Raptors - Bearizona

Camera: Nikon D90 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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A Little Monkey Business

by Kristi Hines

For the life of me, I have no idea what kind of monkeys these are, but the only important thing is there is a baby monkey involved. No one can resist that!

Baby Monkey

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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Taking a Breather

by Kristi Hines

On my way out of the office the other evening, I got the opportunity to watch two hummingbirds at play, chasing each other back and forth between trees and bushes. It seemed like they had designated “time outs” that they would take in this one tree. Here’s one of the little guys, catching his or her breath before the next super sonic chase. Reminds me of the first time I saw hummingbirds growing up right outside my office.

Hummingbird

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Greeting a New Week

by Kristi Hines

Last week was a bit of a whirlwind, but ended on the high notes of an awesome photowalk (pictures starting tomorrow) and a (hopefully) fully recovered kitty. So this week I am greeting with open wings in hopes that everything will stay on a positive note with no drama or cat-tastrophes! 🙂

Flamingo

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Tree Graffiti

by Kristi Hines

Sometimes you find things you are just not expecting to find. Like when going around a zoo, checking out all of the wildlife, and then you come across a large tree that is totally marked up with people carving their name into it.

Tree Graffiti

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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The Rock

by Kristi Hines

Before I get to today’s picture, I wanted to say THANK YOU to all of my visitors and commenters! I’ve had a rough time balancing commenting on everyone else’s sites and replying to comments on my own, so when push comes to shove I end up choosing to come see all of your awesome pictures instead! I hope you don’t mind, because I sincerely love all of my comments here and love to see your work as well! 🙂

Today’s photo is simply called the rock for obvious reasons. It was just a random thing that caught my eye while out at Tempe Town Lake. Seemed like one of those rocks someone would have in their yard as decor with it’s almost perfect shape.

The Rock

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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Leapin Lemurs

by Kristi Hines

That’s right folks… it’s all about the lemurs this Monday morning. I’ve seen a few here and there, usually no more than two at a time, but on this occasion, they were all out because they were waiting for food. Sadly for them, the zoo keeper just came by to feed the monkey across the way. But good for me, because I got a lot of great group shots, including this one.

Wildlife World Zoo Lemurs

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3, Topaz Adjust

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The Twisted Tree

by Kristi Hines

While my husband was shooting the sunset I was admiring the twisted trunk of a tree that had a nice bit of accent lighting hitting it in just the right ways. Unfortunately, I didn’t have wider lens that evening, so I had to lay down right in the earth to get this shot just right. But it worked out perfectly!

Twisted Tree

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 55-200mm Nikkor Lens
Details: Shot at 55mm, 1/30s – F/4, ISO 200
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3

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