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National Geographic Photo of the Day

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Offline 01ACRViper

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National Geographic Photo of the Day
« on: May 31, 2007, 11:25:14 AM »
Maderas del Carmen, Mexico, 1993




Wiry bloom stalks from two sotol plants lean toward sunlight that streams through a break in the clouds in the Maderas del Carmen Protected Area. The mountainous park in Mexico's Coahuila State joins with Big Bend National Park on the U.S. side of the Rio Grande.

Sotol is a favorite snack of black bears, and its blooms attract swarms of flying insects including flies, bees, and butterflies. Juice from the stem is somewhat sweet and can be pressed and fermented to make the fiery liquor mescal de sotol.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "TexMex," February 1996, National Geographic magazine)

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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 12:49:11 PM »
W-O-W - BTW - some guy is having a digital photo workshop up near Dallas at the Texas Fisheries on July 4th for slightly less than a Brazillion dollars.  Will teach you to take low light photos and photos of fireworks.  Saw it in one of the Brazillion papers that I read daily.  Probably find the details @
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July 4, 2007 Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Fireworks at the Fishery See one of the largest fireworks shows in East Texas. Fireworks begin at dark. Admission is free after 5 p.m. (903) 676-BASS.

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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 07:17:50 PM »
June the 22nd !!!!...maybe i can bring some pics from there, but tentatively we are going on that date.  More after June the 1st.

 When was that taken Viper ?
Stay thirsty, my friends.

 


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