Not quite, but close!
Balboa Park, in San Diego California, not only has museums of art and photography, but they also have historic gardens with ancient and strange plants from many types of habitats from desert to tropical.
When you walk through this particular secluded forest, it looks and feels like you’ve been transported back to a Jurassic-like era.
http://www.dictionary.com – denoting, or formed in the second period of the Mesozoic era, between the Triassic and Cretaceous periods, lasting for 55 million years during which dinosaurs and ammonites flourished. noun. 2. the Jurassic, the Jurassic period or rock system. C19: from French jurassique, after the Jura (Mountains)
Leather gloves for protection against the falcons’ sharp claws.
Hunting grounds for the falcons in training.
Falcon with hood getting ready for a hunt.
falconry is not a lost hobby
Adam’s Falconry Service is a dynamic and complex service helping to control an over abundance of invasive species, such as rodents, in sensitive areas. Adam is not only a very likeable guy, his knowledge and experience is based on many decades of working professionally with falcons and other raptors. He’s fully licensed and his birds are obviously very well taken care of. Beautiful raptors worth seeing up close.
Just one of the many things to check out in San Juan Capistrano. He has scheduled public access for people to visit, become more educated, and even a chance to handle the birds.
I set out for Yosemite with my new Nikon D750. On the way I stopped in Bodie a historic ghost town: A must see historic site of an old gold mining town. If you’re planning to go, be sure to take the back-road. The turn-off is at Mono Lake. It’s a little rugged, dusty and desolate, but worth it. It’s best if you have an SUV, but in a pinch a rental car works just fine.
I used Photomatix Pro for the treatment of these photos.
When I want to have some fun and don’t want to fidget with a lot of settings, overlays and tweaks, Photomatix is definitely a great option. It’s best known for it’s HDR processes, but it has many pre-made and fully adjustable presets. You can also make and save your own presets for uniformity of image groups.
Yosemite National Park California