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These were shot with a Nikon D70 - using lens (1) AF-S Nikkor 18-70 mm 1:35-4.5G ED, or (2) AF Nikkor 70-300mm telephoto, or after 5 June 2006, (3) AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor, 55-200 mm f/4-5.6G ED. They were modified for web posting using Adobe Photoshop 7.0

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Thursday, 19 October 2006
Beverly Hills Duck
Topic: Nature and Botanicals
Beverly Hills Duck
At the lily pond where Rodeo Drive meets Sunset Boulevard, across the street from the Beverly Hills Hotel with its Polo Lounge, where the stars do lunch, this duck takes a rest in the sun. A Bentley or Rolls or Ferrari glides by, and the duck doesn't move. The sun is good.

Duck resting in the sun, Will Rodgers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duck resting in the sun, Will Rodgers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Duck resting in the sun, Will Rodgers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above the duck, this would be a basic ordinary Beverly Hills palm tree, and in the foreground what is called pink floss silk tree, Chorisia speciosa. They're blooming all over town now, as they do between August and November. This year the less common white-flowered cousin, Chorisia insignis is also in bloom at the same time, which is unusual. The two trees usually blossom in sequence but this year they flowered in tandem in late September. No one know why - global warming or something. For a full discussion see the Los Angeles Times here. The duck doesn't care.

Pink floss silk tree, Chorisia speciosa, in bloom at Will Rodgers Memorial Park, Beverly Hills


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