I’m Back!

Hello, I’ve know that I haven’t posted in several months, and I apologize. I just entered high school, and life is crazy. I will try my best to get a post in at least once in two weeks. And big news, I got a new camera: Nikon D5200. I’m really happy about this, I’ve been asking for a  DSLR for a while now.

I’ve been taking a lot of pictures with my new the past few months. Here are some of my shots:

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Cedar Waxwing

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That was pretty much the summary my photography in summer and fall. Winter is just around the corner! If you are interested in seeing more of my photography, click on the one of the pictures from my flickr photo stream>>>

Thanks,

kittycat501

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A Trip To The Zoo

Hey everyone!

Today I visited the zoo, and photographed a bunch of animals.

Due to the fencing and railings in front of the exhibits, the quality isn’t the best. But the pictures turned out alright.

Thank you,

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Day 3: Bird Flu Outbreak

Hello everyone.

It is day 3 of the post a day challenge.

In this post I will talk about Bird Flu, and the outbreak in China.

What is the bird flu? The bird flu is a viral infection directly transmitted from chickens to humans. Transmission of bird flu between humans has not yet been confirmed. If there is an outbreak of bird flu, humans can get infected by contact with infected chickens. People could also catch bird flu by consuming  eggs or poultry which are not fully cooked, or touching someone who has the bird flu.

The most recent outbreak of bird flu was in China. Earlier this year, several people were infected by bird flu. The H7N9 bird flu outbreak started in March, and has infected 130 people, and killed 37. The overall death rate during the outbreak was estimated to be 36%.

After closing the majority of live animal markets in China, the outbreak came to an end. Now it is assumed that the bird flu virus had been infecting people by contact with birds.

Citations:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/270916/group/homepage/

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/birdflu.html

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http://www.cirad.fr/var/cirad/storage/images/site-cirad.fr/actualites/toutes-les-actualites/articles/2010/institutionnel/la-chine-partenaire-du-reseau-grease/32862-1-fre-FR/francois-roger-la-chine-partenaire-incontournable-du-futur-reseau-de-surveillance-des-maladies-emergentes-grease_lightbox.jpg

Thank you,

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Animal Photography

Hi everyone! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on here.

So, I’m going to make a post right now. 🙂

Now that spring has sprung, and all the birds and animals have come out, I took a few pictures.

I photographed sparrows, doves, and rabbits.

Here are some of the best shots:

Doves

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Dove

Dove

Rabbit

Rabbit

Sparrow

Sparrow

Sparrow

Sparrow

And as a little bonus……

My fish

My fish

Thanks,

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Red-tailed hawk

Hello everyone!

The animal of the week is a brown falcon, as you can see in the sidebar.

Red-tailed hawks are vicious creatures, and iv’e had a first-hand experience to know that.

About a year ago, I was looking out the window, observing the cute, fluffy sparrows prancing around the deck.

Suddenly, there was a huge flash of brown in front of the window. Within a heart beat, a large bird landed on the deck railing, with a ball of feathers in it’s mouth! At first, I was confused, bu then I realized this huge bird was eating a baby sparrow!

In a minute I learned that this marsupial creature was a red-tailed hawk.

It was really big up close!

Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures of the hawk, but I have one which I found on Google.

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Kinda freaky, isn’t it?

These animals are still really cool, despite what I just told you about.

I love the patterns of their feathers, how each hawk’s feathers are arranged in a different way.

They are just magnificent, beautiful animals.

Thanks,

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