Monday, August 29, 2005

DOWNRANGE, Fort Carson and the accident

This looks like a view of rural Smalltown USA.  Its actually taken on the military training grounds on Fort Carson.

All of the other roadrunners I have seen here are shy and take off before I can even lift my camera.  This guy actually came towards me and allowed me to follow him from a distance.  Roadrunners are actually quite large, this one's body was about the size of a duck's, with very long legs.

Have you ever seen a pink moth like this?  I have not, never ever in my entire life!  I thought it was a pink petal when I first approached.

I have some sad news, I have damaged my camera's 70mm lens.  While hiking through the brush I tripped over a tree root and fell forward.  I tried to protect the camera but landed on it and knocked it out of focus.  The camera wasn't the only thing I landed on... I fell face first into some cactus!  And it gets worse, on the way home to tend to my wounds, we spotted some turkey so I jumped out and started chasing them.  I avoided the cactus, but not the barbed wire.  But I did come home with some pretty neat pictures.  I'll get some more posted... once the pain wears off!

Read the whole story on my Dust Bunny journal: CAN YOU SAY 'KLUTZ'?

10 comments:

dbp2000 said...

Bless your heart!  Sounds like a rough outing.  And you still came back and posted the pictures for the rest of us.  What a trouper!  Thanks.

Donna

rap4143 said...

What we do to take outstanding photos :(. How about taking indoor photos for a few days!!!!!
Betty

demandnlilchit said...

Can you say............OUCH! Do you know that this roadrunner photo is the first time I have ever seen what they really look like??......can you say............MEEP!  MEEP! lol

tisketcs said...

I have just started to see your pictures....you take care of yourself and be careful......you have too much talent to share with us!  God Bless.

madcobug said...

Good pictures. Sorry you damaged your lens along with getting all those cuts & bruises. What lenghts a person goes to to get a picture. I like the little pink moth. Have a better day than yesterday. Helen

cneinhorn said...

the things we do for our art....oh my!  great photo, especially the first.  but so sorry about your face and your lens.  :-(

swibirun said...

Welcome to Dorn's School of Digital Photography.  Much like the "drunken master" form of martial arts, we specialize in a photographic technique called "Three Stooges"!

Thanks for sharing your pictures and your adventures.  Sorry you got hurt :(

Chris
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mtrib2 said...

I've never seen a roadrunner before!  Outstanding!   Hope the damage can be fixed to your lens.   Cactus and a barbed wire fence, that has got to hurt!  The moth had me fooled.   Hope you had a beer to ease the pain at home.   Sounds like an Ernest Hemingway tale that needs to be told!   lol    mark

cw2smom said...

LOL!  Oh sorry!  I know the feeling!  Grace is my middle name!  Bless your heart...the things you do to provide us with such awesome, incredible photos!  Pink moth!  Wow!  What a find!  That Eagle and the deer you caught in a jump over the wildflowers!  You amaze and inspire me!  I hope you are all finished with picking those pokers out by now!  Lisa

apratt9844 said...

 I can tell you are having a great time looking, and shooting.You have a good eye for the beauty around you. I will be looking forward to more photos.  newcomer  Molly                                                    

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