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Posts tagged California Academy of Sciences

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Lizard at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park

Even though, at first glance, it may look as if this lizard is airborne, it was actually on the side of a glass aquarium. I suppose in the wild this lizard would be very difficult to see on a limb of a tree. On the side of clear glass, the lizard stood out.

California Academy of Sciences – butterfly exhibit

California Academy of Sciences Golden Gate Park Rainforests of the World

During our trip to San Francisco this past (long) weekend I brought only one lens–my Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8. This worked fine on my D600 in 90%+ of the situations, but occasionally I wished for my 70-200mm or an ultra-wide angle. Today’s photo was one such situation where a longer lens would have been nice. We were checking out the butterflies in the “Rainforests of the World” exhibit in the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. A wonderful exhibit, if you plan to visit, be sure to make it your first stop, and arrive before noon for best results. In the afternoon the line went on forever.

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