Thursday, May 31, 2012

Tree top flying in FSX

 

Tree top flying around Orbx scenery Creswell Airport (77S) (& Walker Airfield OR57). Video by Alexander Ther.

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Captive red shouldered hawk, at the Brevard Zoo (Viera, Florida)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Southern screamer (Chauna torquata) or Chaj√°, at Zoo Miami. Native to Argentina, Uruguay and southern Brazil.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

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Douglas C-117D and DC-6 at Opa-Locka airport (Miami)

Monday, May 28, 2012

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Pilatus PC-12 at Opa-Locka airport (Miami)

Sunday, May 27, 2012

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Ultra-light at Sun-N-Fun airshow in Lakeland last month.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

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Ultra-light at Sun-N-Fun airshow in Lakeland last month.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Today is Towel Day. Do you know where your towel is?

 

Today is Towel Day, the day we remember the late Douglas Adams.


(image courtesy Wikipedia)

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Douglas C-117D (DC-3S) at Opa-Locka airport (Miami).

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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Parakeets at the Brevard Zoo, Viera, Florida

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Center of all Things

8 years of Cassini images in a movie!

Beautiful collage of 8 years of Cassini images of Saturn and moons set to Beethoven.  Awesome!

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/05/23/saturn-surreally/

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Aeronca C3 at Sun-N-Fun airshow in Lakeland, Florida

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

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Tri-color heron at the St. Augustine rookery.

Monday, May 21, 2012

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Egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Sunday, May 20, 2012

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Egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Friday, May 18, 2012

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Another snowy egret displaying at the St. Augustine rookery

Thursday, May 17, 2012

ORBx released 77S–Creswell Oregon today!

 

ORBx, my fav FSX flight sim 3rd party developer released the Creswell, Oregon airport today. Wow!

These are my first screenshots. See for yourself how detailed this is, with little or no impact in fps!


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Snowy egret displaying at the St. Augustine rookery

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

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Cattle egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

ORBX's Stewart released for Flight Sim (FSX)

ORBx has released Stewart Aerodrome (CZST) in British Columbia, Canada, with an insane 2cm per pixel ground resolution! Amazing quality and very little performance penalty. I installed it this week and it was all the pre-release screenshots promised. Wow!


It is a beautiful area in the border between Alascka and British Columbia. Flying from there to Ketchikan (also specially treated by ORBx), makes the sim flights a joy.

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Egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Monday, May 14, 2012

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Cessna 190 at Sun-N-Fun in Lakeland, Florida

Sunday, May 13, 2012

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Stinson at Sun-N-Fun airshow in Lakeland last month

Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Mayor of Newark put it very well

Cory Booker, the Mayor of Newark - New Jersey has my respect. He put it very well in a statement about equality under the law and the rights of citizens in this country.

It is avoiding what other states have done (NC most recently), which is tyranny of the majority. De Tocqueville would have approved.

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Howard DGA-15P at the Sun-N-Fun airshow in Lakeland last month

Friday, May 11, 2012

Aerial shots of Opa-Locka (KOPF)


A few recent shots from a visit to Opa-Locka airport Florida (KOPF). Opa-Locka is a great airport because they keep all kinds of old airframes parked, sometimes for years.
The color is funny  because it was shot through a window of a C182. I normally avoid shooting through windows but had no choice here.

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The city buildings on the top-left in shot #4 is the city of Sunny-Isles Beach and the ones in the top-right are in Bal Harbour.

Horst Faas, legendary Vietnam combat photographer, dies


Horst Faas, one of the best photojournalists has died. He brought the Vietnam War to the world's attention through his work. The quality of the work, and bravery he displayed to do what he did, was exemplary.

MSNBC.com
 
The Washington Post
 
What a life he lived!

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Red-wing black bird
Wakodahatchee wetlands, Delray, FL

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Your lucky day

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Snowy egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

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Roseate spoonbill at the St. Augustine rookery

Monday, May 07, 2012

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Egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Sunday, May 06, 2012

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Egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Saturday, May 05, 2012

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Egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Friday, May 04, 2012

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Egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Thursday, May 03, 2012

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Tri-color heron at the St. Augustine rookery

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

ORBX does it again! Awesome Stewart BC coming out!

I am ready to get Stewart BC (CZST), about to come out from Orbx, my favorite software development company. What these guys do for FSX is outstanding. They have now added a pre-release teaser for Stewart Airport from Orbx for Flight simulator X and P3D (coming out this month). Details at 2cm per pixel. Unheard of in the serious flight simulator world.
Am I getting it? You bet!

You Tube link

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Egret at the St. Augustine rookery

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

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Roseate spoonbill at the St. Augustine rookery.