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Prouncing Cheetahs 
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Prouncing Cheetahs
Cheetahs are a member of the cat family and are known by their extra-ordinary speed and stealth when they hunt. They can accelerate from 0 to 60 in under 3 seconds, which is faster that most muscle cars of today. To view this gallery, click on the image above.

Giant Pandas
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Giant pandas are mammals in the bear family and is native to small regions of China. Although their diet is 99% bamboo, they occassionally enjoy honey, eggs, fish and roots. There are around only 2000 pandas left in the wild and conservation efforts have been made to make sure they will still be around into the forseeable future.
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Koalas are marsupial herbivores native to Australia. They were hunted close to extinction for their prized furs until recent. They are now being replenish via breeding programs from zoos around the world.
Endangered Koalas
Red-shanked Duoc Langurs
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Duoc Langurs consist of 3 species; Red-shanked, Black-shanked, and Gray-shanked. The images here are of the Red-shanked type, which can be found at the San Diego Zoo. They are native to Southeast Asia with a declining population since they are food for the natives.
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Chrysanthemums are a genus of about 30 species of perennial flowering plants in the family Asteraceae, native to Asia and northeastern Europe. The pictures here are from the Mum Festival at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
Mum Festival
Inspiring Sunsets
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A collection of inspiring sunsets from around San Diego and places I've visited in the past.
Muir Woods Right arrow
For those who dreamed of a quiet place to take a walk and see the beauty of nature, Muirwoods would give that experience. Giant trees and sunlight spilling through the folliage make for colorful photographs.
Muir Woods

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Camera Buying Tips
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Are you considering the purchase of a digital camera? With a plethora of selections and features currently available, you have many choices to consider. Come on in and read some tips on what to look for at a budget you can afford.
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If you have ever wondered why professionals take such great pictures; it is becaused they have master the art of photography composition and know the mechanics of their camera. This short tutorial will give you a brief glimpse into photography composition so you can turn your pictures into something more than just snapshots.
Photography Composition

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Photo Restoration
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Do you have a bunch of scratched, faded or water stained photographs that you would like to restore? It is possible to clean up those images and fixed it so that it can be reprinted or enlarged. Depend on how you value the image, this process can take from a few minutes to many hours.
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This tutorial will show you how to use the clone and selection brush to quickly clean up an image. This includes smoothing out the skin, removing blemishes and other unwanted object in the image. If you have time to kill, after cleaning up the image, you can give that image a personal photo surgery.
Photo Retouching
Photo Merge
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This tutorial is more advanced than the cut out tutorial in which you will get to merge a series of photographs into one. If you've ever been to a reunion, you will notice that not everyone will be able to attend. Using the techniques described here, you will be able to make sure your reunion photograph includes everyone!
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This tutorial will show you the basics of selecting a portion of an image and pasting it into another image. Only basic image processing tools are covered to get you up to speed on your photography software. Software techniques include the use of the selection tool and the use of masks.
Photo Cut Out

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Welcome to! This is a picture gallery created by Ben, a photo enthusiast, to share his collection of photographs with others. New galleries will be added from time to time with new themes or an on going series. I will be sending a newsletter out once every few months with information on the latest uploads, photography and Paint Shop Pro tutorials. Please sign up if interested.

Image Galleries
  Star bullet Prouncing Cheetahs 03/06/2004
  circle Giant Pandas 12/14/2003
  circle Endangered Koalas 11/30/2003
  circle Red-shanked Duoc Langurs 11/23/2003
  circle Mum Festival 11/09/2003
  circle Inspiring Sunsets 11/02/2003
  circle Muir Woods 10/12/2003
  circle Exotic Fruits 08/31/2003
  circle Birds of Paradise 08/24/2003
  circle A Rose for You 08/17/2003
  circle Scenic Vistas 08/10/2003
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  Star bullet Camera Buying Tips 10/18/2007
  circle Photography Composition 10/18/2007

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  Star bullet Photo Restoration 10/18/2007
  circle Photo Retouching 10/18/2007
  circle Photo Merge 10/18/2007
  circle Photo Cut Out 10/18/2007

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