Buddha Statue – Picture of the Day

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Nikon D300 Câmera with Nikkor AF Zoom 14-24mm f/2.8G lens at ISO 200, 1/80 sec. and f/6.3. This Bronze Budha was cast in 1970 in Tajima, Japan, for the Taionji Temple and presented to the Japanese Tea Garden in 1949 by the S. & G. Gump Company of San Francisco. Buddha (ca. bce. 563 to ca. bce. 483) is the historic founder of the Buddhist religion. Born prince, Siddhartha of … Read more

Patagonian Poplars – Picture of the Day

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Nikon D2x camera and Nikkor 70-200mm AF-S VR f/2.8 lens at ISO 125, 1/1250 sec. and f/3.5. Though native to Europe, Southwest and Central Asia and Northwest Africa, Poplar trees have been widespread on South America’s Patagonian region after their introduction by the Spanish conquistadors. When the specie first arrived, probably brought from Chile to Argentina in the late XV century, they where used mainly as wind fences planted in … Read more

Cesar Portas – Picture of the Day

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Nikon D2x Camera, Nikkor 12-24mm f/4 lens and two Nikon Sb-800 flashes with warming gels triggered through Nikon’s CLS system at ISO 100, 1/100s, f/5 and TTL. A few days later on Sept. 24, Cesar won second place on PKRA World Tour’s last stop and final competition held down in João Pessoa (BRA). He reached 8th place on the general 2006 world rank while word Champion Aaron Hadlow didn’t step … Read more