Weekly Photo Challenge: UP

PostaDay/Post a Week

This a neat assignment because I use to always look down. Then things started looking up. So this a few photos, out of many  that I took when I was looking up. I hope everything is looking up for you.

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I walked outside this evening in December and there where hundreds of bird out there flying around and seems like all of them were screeching,I took several photos. It was scary out there, all the time I was photographing I was thinking of the Hitch Cock movie the Birds.  I sent a few of  them to Leanne Cole Photography in Australia to see what she could with them in Photo Shop. She did a fabulous job on them. I have been waiting for the right challenge to come along and this is it. Thank You Leanne.

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There is not many things that can make you look up more then fire works on the Fourth of July or any other time.

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Weekly Photo Challenge:Big

Postaweek

My first thought this was a no brainer, I’ll just post another picture of a large pumpkin. I said to myself, “No I really need to post something different”.

I searched my photo library for something that was huge and over the top. “Maybe photos of the Grand Canyon, That’s huge!  Well maybe not that’s because I’ve already posted pictures of the Grand Canyon”, which I dearly love and think it’s breath taking.

Then I came up with something that probably weighs over two tons. Now that’s pretty darn big. These weigh over two tons.DSC_1169 copy

DSC_1176 copy   You can get sense of how large these mammals are. The trainers look small compared to the whales.

DSC_1185 copy Shortly after I took these pictures, sometime later there was some controversy about the trainers being in the water with the whales. I don’t know if that has been settled.

There has been a couple of serious incidents to the trainers over the years directly related with the whales.

Ken Peters 39 sustained a broken foot was dragged under water by, not Shamu but a stand in, named Kasatka. She is 17 foot and weighs over 5000 pounds.  11/30/2006 San Diego,CA

Dawn Brancheau 40 was not so lucky. “The wale grabbed her by the waist drug her and shook her and held her under water,” one of the trainers said.  That was in February 25,2010 in Orlando,FL. The wale, not Shamu, but the wale’s name was Tillikum a male whale who has sired 13 off springs.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Hands

PostoftheDay/Postoftheweek:

I have several hand photos.

OOPS WRONG EXTREMITIES

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Grand daughter, Taking a picture of me while I’m taking a picture of her.

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Trainer riding killer whale, Look Ma! No hands!

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Sky Ride, Wife & Granddaughters on Sky ride. Soon to be upside down going through the loops while hands in the air. Did I mention Screaming!!

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Grand Daughters, Looking from inside the aquarium.

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A young lady taking pictures of the killer whale show.

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