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.
Duck and Great Egret at Don Edwards
Uploaded by: PhragGrower
Sunday January 8, 2012
Caption: Beautiful warm weather last weekend (January 8th), in the 60s next to San Francisco Bay at Don Edwards Wildlife Refuge in Newark.
Model: COOLPIX P7000
Orientation: top - left
Resolution Unit: Inch
Software: QuickTime 7.6.6
Exposure Time: 1/218 sec.
Exposure Program: Normal program
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Exif Version: Exif Version 2.2
Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)
Metering Mode: Pattern
Light Source: 0
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.
Focal Length: 42.6 mm
FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0
Color Space: sRGB
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: Auto exposure
White Balance: Auto white balance
Digital Zoom Ratio: 0.00
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 200
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Subject Distance Range: Unknown