My avatar is an orchid - Kefersteinia mystacina. It is so much cuter than I am. Most of the photos I take are of indoor cultivated orchids (mine and others), so they don't qualify for this wunderful site.I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, which has amazing near-by outdoor opportunities, if you can just get through the traffic to get there. Originally I come from Oregon and my favorite places are Crater Lake and Death Valley (not in the summer though). (The desert in Death Valley in no way resembles the desert of Eastern Oregon!)I love the submissions from the community on this site. Admiring these beautiful photos is like a mini-vacation right at my desk. So many of you are incredibly talented and it is great that you are willing to share your efforts. My only regret is that I don't have time to look at every photo and must often limit myself to three in each category for the day. I am hoping to move up from my handy little Nikon Coolpix P7000 to a DSLR within the next year. At that time I would like to find time to go to meetings of the area photography clubs.
Seal heading for the water
Uploaded by: PhragGrower
Monday April 8, 2013
Caption: Whaler's Cove - babies on the beach behind this seal, but in the shade.
Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION
Model: NIKON D5100
Orientation: top - left
Resolution Unit: Inch
Software: QuickTime 7.7.1
Exposure Time: 1/500 sec.
Exposure Program: Not defined
ISO Speed Ratings: 280
Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2
Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -
Compressed Bits per Pixel: 2.00
Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue: 5.00 EV (f/5.7)
Metering Mode: Pattern
Light Source: 0
Flash: Flash did not fire, auto mode.
Focal Length: 200.0 mm
FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0
Color Space: sRGB
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
File Source: DSC
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: Auto exposure
White Balance: Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio: 1.00
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 300
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Subject Distance Range: Unknown