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Entries from June 29th, 2011

Timber Rattlesnake spotted during Fiery Gizzard hike

June 29th, 2011 · 4 Comments · snakes

One of the most memorable reptile sightings while hiking in Tennessee was this Timber Rattler sunning itself on a ledge overlooking the canyon. Fantastic! I was hiking with my dog Sky that day – fortunately she didn’t get too curious. NOTE: I must apologize for the quality of the first couple of Timber Rattlesnake photos […]

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Hike at Cummins Falls: Nashville Hiking Meetup Group

June 11th, 2011 · 4 Comments · Cummins Falls

Taking the opportunity to hike in a beautiful natural area for the first time is always a blast, and today was no exception. With a little luck Cummins Falls will soon be a state-conserved natural area or park; fundraising is in process. While I try to write a halfway-entertaining post and edit the photos taken […]

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Luna moth (Actias luna) at Radnor Lake

June 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Luna moth (Actias luna) at Radnor Lake · insects

As soon as Mike E. and I crossed the wooden bridge on our approach to the steep climb up Ganier Ridge at Nashville’s Radnor Lake, Mike stopped, whipped out his camera, and started taking pictures of a tree trunk. Huh? Upon closer inspection, I saw that Mike was photographing a large, uniquely shaped green moth […]

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Tweaking nature photos with GIMP

June 9th, 2011 · Comments Off on Tweaking nature photos with GIMP · photography

(NOTE: I’ll be adding more to this post shortly.) I have much to learn about the fantastic open source GIMP graphic design software. Although I’ve hardly begun using GIMP in the design of graphics for websites, I have been using GIMP almost exclusively for editing and tweaking my nature photos and other digital shots. My […]

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