Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Bringing a heavy telephoto zoom lens is something I have only done at Disney’s Animal Kingdom a couple of times. In fact, the last time was back in 2013. Looking through these, I will be bringing it again. The lens I am talking about is the Nikon 80-400mm f/3.5-5.6 ED AF VR Zoom lens. It … Continue reading "Portraits at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Photographing Birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Photographing birds whether at Walt Disney World or out in the wild is a challenge. While many birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom are content to stand and be still for photographs. Others are not. If you have ever watched the Eastern Golden Weavers inside the Aviary of the Pangani Forest Exploration Trail, you know what … Continue reading "Photographing Birds at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Walt Disney World in Black and White

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I always associate Disney with color. Which is interesting because I first watched Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color television show on my family’s black and white tv back in the mid-1960’s. With that in mind, this week I decided to visit each of Walt Disney World’s themeparks in Black and White. All of these … Continue reading "Walt Disney World in Black and White"
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Where in the World #491

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To all who come to this photo trivia game, Welcome! Along the way, the photos can make us relive memories and see details Walt’s Imagineers put into everything we love in Walt Disney World! We’re celebrating Independence Day in the US! I need to be serious and I understand if you feel this is a … Continue reading "Where in the World #491"
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Still Using HDR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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Even with today’s software tools like MacPhun’s Intensify, I still find taking a set of photographs to create High Dynamic Range or HDR images worth my time in the field and in the digital dark room. With my cameras from Nikon, it is easy to create a bracketed set of image from -2 to +2 … Continue reading "Still Using HDR at Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Observing the Extraordinary at Walt Disney World

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To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them. — Photographer Elliott Erwitt While we can all agree Walt Disney World is not an “ordinary … Continue reading "Observing the Extraordinary at Walt Disney World"
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Photographic Patience at Walt Disney World

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I covered this week’s theme on Patience before in a blog post entitled, “Play the Waiting Game at Walt Disney World” back in 2013. In it, I talked about waiting until I got a people free photo opportunity. This week I talk about another kind of patience. The kind we all face being a photographer … Continue reading "Photographic Patience at Walt Disney World"
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Harps of Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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I enjoyed performances of musicians playing harps in Disney’s Animal Kingdom recently. The first one was a very unique instrument called a mandinka harp (kora) which is a 21-string lute-bridge-harp used extensively in West Africa made from a large calabash or bottle gourd. It makes a very pleasing sound. Muscian playing a mandinka harp in … Continue reading "Harps of Disney’s Animal Kingdom"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Signature Restaurant

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Signature restaurants at Walt Disney World stand for fine dining and feature unique experiences, menu choices and are the most expensive places to eat on property. For those on the Dining Plan, meals at a signature restaurant take two dining credits per meal. It has been my experience the extra cost at a signature is … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Signature Restaurant"
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Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Animal

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It didn’t take me long to decide what animal to feature in this week’s Pic of the Week, it has to be the collared lemur! I have been going to Animal Kingdom every year since it opened in 1998. In all that time, I have only seen the collared lemurs ONCE! They are nocturnal and … Continue reading "Disney Pic of the Week: Favorite Animal"
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