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Thursday, March 31, 2011 - Harrah's Convenience Store, Laughlin NV

Oooooh... It Feels Good to Stretch!, Great Blue Herons, Burro Creek AZ, March 28, 2011
Oooooh... It Feels Good to Stretch!, Great Blue Herons, Burro Creek AZ, March 28, 2011

Bah!

On discovering these herons nesting on the cliff across the creek from Burro Creek Campground late Saturday afternoon I took literally a thousand pictures that afternoon and early the next morning only to discover every single one of them was at least slightly blurry. Some were worse than others but none were as crisp as I expected with my camera mounted on my firmly planted tripod. It took quite a while for me to figure this one out - I forgot to turn off the camera's image stabilization system. It gets confused by the stability of the tripod and shakes the camera trying to figure out what's happening. Bah!

Night camp

Site 17 - Harrah's Convenience Store RV Parking, Laughlin NV

Messing Up Their Results

... Jack Panksepp found that laboratory-reared rats who've never seen or smelled a cat stop playing the instant you put a tuft of cat hair in their play space. Since frightened animals don't play, that's a good indication that those rats are afraid. ... This experience got Dr Panksepp to thinking about how many research laboratories might be messing up their results due to researchers' coming to work smelling like their pet cats.

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