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Buford
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3/9/2021
Buford
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Most trips recently were more hiking or peakbagging oriented and I didn't bring a real camera for those. I did only did a couple more leisurely trips with a camera recently.

Went looking for the Mars rover and couldn't find it:








Found some other creatures:








Still need to edit multiple timelapse sequences into a single video. Colors may be screwed up and artifacts on some devices because of the video codec and color space I used. Click the image below to watch:
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Buford
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4/13/2021
Buford
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New one:

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Buford
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7/10/2021
Buford
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Stay safe out there. It is hot.

It was 113F at sunset and at 11:00 pm my car still said 107F last night. It was 93F with some thunder, lightning and rain this morning at 5:00 am.

Click the image below for a day to night timelapse:

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Buford
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7/11/2021
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A couple more from Saturday morning. I missed the good sunrise as I decided to camp out of the wind rather than with a good view.



Some of the best crepuscular rays I have seen.
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Buford
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7/25/2021
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More black and white


edited by Buford on 7/25/2021
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8/1/2021
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Thunderstorm over San Felipe Valley


San Ysidro range:


Next to get hit:


Ominous sign pulling into town:


Badlands:




Last touch of light:


Pastel palette:


Lots of stars:


Early morning:


It is getting more and more difficult to find badlands features without illegal tire tracks all f*%$ing over them from banned offroad activity. I try and angle things so they are less obvious or skip the shot completely.
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8/9/2021
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Nice pic rocko1...gonna heat up again this week out there.

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Buford
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8/17/2021
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Thanks @Scooter, all. I try and capture the desert as I experience it.

For the warmer months: go early, go high, go north or a combination of all of those.

Since everyone seems to like the ridge:










Only brought the cell phone up real high. Bighorn sheep high up (cell phone shot):


Click the image for a quick video of bighorn in the hail, sleet and snow. Good ewe/lamb ratio, every ewe had a lamb and I wanted to count them and write down collar and ear tag info for some reason:

edited by Buford on 8/17/2021
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Buford
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9/26/2021
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Anyone know what these bugs are:


Picture from a camp chair left out overnight.

Was camping out in the badlands. Immediately after it got dark the bugs became intolerable. Swarming all over and attached to lights as usual. Jumped in the tent but it sounded like it was raining. Thousands of them hitting the tent. Read in the tent for a while and finally turned out the lights and it stopped. Woke up to thousands of them dead on the chairs left outside, in the rolled up storm flap of the tent, rain gutters on the car. Almost an inch deep in spots.

Good thing they didn't bite or sting. Cicadas of some kind? Never experienced anything like it in Borrego before.

No milky way shots, too much haze but made for an interesting sunrise:


I'll post some more pictures later.
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10/6/2021
Buford
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@Rocko1 Thanks, that looks promising. I'll do more searching. The Mettallic Wood Boring Beetle looks somewhat promising.





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