The Questionable Authority

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Actually, we’ve got two pictures for today – it’s a before and after shot. Here’s the before: People standing way, way too close to a Hawaiian Monk Seal. Oahu, Hawaii 29 January 2006, 12:05:58 1/350 sec @ f/11; Pentax *ist DS; 70mm focal length Here’s the “after”: Technorati Tags: blogpix, kaena point, monk seal, Oahu

Great Black-Backed Gull (Larus marinus) Hudson River, near Glenmont, NY 26 December 2007 1/80 sec @ f/8.0; Pentax *ist DS; 300mm focal length Technorati Tags: birds, blogpix, great black-backed gull

Have you seen the writing on the rocks? Petroglyph Hawaii Volcanoes National Park 28 May 2007 1/125 sec @ f/9.5; Pentax *ist DS; Technorati Tags: blogpix, petroglyphs, volcanoes national park, world heritage

There’s never enough light. Statue of William Shakespeare Leicester Square, London, England 11 January 2007 1/125 @ f/9; Pentax *ist DS; 55mm focal length Technorati Tags: blogpix, Raw, shakespeare, statue

Don’t —- off the alpacas. Warning Sign Central Park Zoo, New York, New York 31 Dec 2004 HP Camera Technorati Tags: blogpix, sign

White Ibis (Eudocimus albus) Epcot Center, Walt Disney World, Florida 8 April 2009 1/200 sec @ f/10; Canon Xsi; 55mm focal length Technorati Tags: blogpix, epcot, kaena point, monk seal, Oahu, Raw, white ibis

Patience – or, possibly, Fortitude New York Public Library, New York 20 August 2007 1/90 sec @ f/5.6; Pentax *istDS Technorati Tags: blogpix, new york city

Looking at telescopes from a long way away. Mauna Kea, as seen from Haleakala. If you click for the full size view, the observatory is just visible. Maui, Hawaii 30 October 2005 1/500 sec @ f/9.5; Pentax *ist DS; 150mm focal length, cropped. Technorati Tags: blogpix, halaeakala, maui, mauna kea, Raw

That’s no moon… Hayden Planetarium New York, NY 1 August 2006 1/15sec @ f/3.5; Pentax *ist DS; 18mm focal length Technorati Tags: blogpix, hayden planetarium

Pont Alexandre III, with Eiffel Tower (unlit) in background. Paris, France 26 December, 2006 1/30 sec @ f/8; Pentax *ist DS; 55mm focal length Technorati Tags: blogpix, Pont Alexandre III, Siene