Some action shots
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A little Action
A little action here Smoke signal
Sorry, more small photos. I up loaded a lot that day.
Morning Workout ACTION!
The other afternoon when family was together caught these Feet doing a little work..thought it might work for the theme as Slow Action.
Have a good evening!!
lady and in the moon
pictures that i have created
He's safe even though he knocked the base off.
My Son 2nd Base:
Diving for the ball.
Our Center Fielder:
He slides, he's safe!
Note: The thumbnail is my son running to first, fence got in my way.
The Pyramid of the Sun is the third largest pyramid in the world. Right in the center of the pyramid, at the very top, is a small piece of metal. I don't know when it was put in. Many visitors believe touching the metal bestows power and luck. The crowd around the spot was huge, but everyone waited very patiently for their turn.
On the way up, I snapped a pic of some great friends. The man being carried to the top of the Pyramid of the Sun was in a wheel chair. This is my action-entry to the biweekly challenge.
Little of this.....little of that.....
First, one for the theme pool fun
I saw the female cardinal again, the one that was molting. She looks like she's coming along fine, like she's getting her hair back.
Hope y'all enjoy!
Once upon a time...
*the following is taken from http://www.beirut-memorial.org/history/brochure.html
"In the summer of 1982, at the request of the Lebanese government, the United States agreed to establish a U.S. military presence in that country to serve as a peacekeeping force in the conflict between warring Moslem and Christian factions. On March 24, 1983, the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit, stationed at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, received orders to Beirut, Lebanon in support of that commitment.
Initially, the U.S. Forces, along with French and Italian Forces provided a measure of stability; however, as diplomatic efforts failed to achieve a basis for a lasting settlement, the Moslem factions came to perceive the Marines as enemies. This led to artillery, mortar, and small arms fires being directed at the Marine Corps positions - with appropriate, measured response being taken against identified targets.
In the early morning of October 23, 1983, the First Battalion, 8th Marines Headquarters building was destroyed by a non-Lebanese, terrorist-driven truck, laden with compressed gas-enhanced explosives. This truck, like many others, had become a familiar sight at the airport and so did not raise any alarm on this morning. The resulting explosion and the collapse of the building killed 241 Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers.
Many of the victims of this atrocity were residents of Jacksonville North Carolina. They were known as fathers neighbors fellow church members, and little league baseball and soccer coaches. The community was stunned over the loss of these fine men. The City of Jacksonville Beautification and Appearance Commission had previously established a memorial tree program to plant trees as a living memorial to deceased friends and family members. On the afternoon of this tragic bombing. the Commission met and decided to seek permission to plant memorial trees on Lejeune Boulevard, the main traffic artery joining Jacksonville and Camp Lejeune to honor our fallen neighbors. This action resulted in an immediate response from the general pubic. locally and nationally as funds began coming in to support this project. This became the "birth" of the Beirut Memorial."
There are 273 names engraved on the wall that proclaims" They came in peace". I wanted to include this story because it impacted so many lives on that dreadful day such as many have since then and I'm sure will continue to.
In conclusion , I would like to take the oppurtunity to thank all those brave soldiers, marines, navy seamen, air crew, pilots etc. for all that they do on a daily basis to protect our freedom. Support our Troops.
Storm in the Mountains
Hungry Birds in Action
on me. Now typically, once I see a perfect photo op, the subjects take flight the minute I move for my camera. Well, not tonight! I got to set up my rig and snap pictures for an hour while mom and dad Martin fed their little ones.. I love the choreography of baby birds, and the high-speed drops by the parents. And this was a great lesson in parenting.. I DON'T CARE IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT!
This is what's for dinner tonight!. So then we had our dinner and the Martins flew away. But, since I still had my equipment set up on the deck, I was able to catch this scene... those birds weren't very happy with that hawk!
Then the Martins reappeared on the neighbors gutter... I attached my 1.4x multiplier and was back in action. Now some of the birds were taking off and meeting mom in mid-air to beat their siblings to the meal. But mom still made sure that everyone got their dinner, although how they remember who's turn it was is a mystery to me.
This is one of my favorites.. what a beautiful approach.