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Thursday, September 20, 2007


These pictures are to accompany the eMo from September 19th, entitled above, sent by Geranium Farm Reader, Laura Heid, Fort Washington, MD.
She says, "We went as a family, as this was a lifelong dream for my mother, now 77. The trip focused on northern Tanzania, which is about 4 degrees south of the Equator. The trip occurred from Sept 2-Sept 12 and the regions visited included the Serengheti, NgoroNgoro Crater, Lake Manyara and Terengire. The final stop was Arusha, which is at the foot of Mount Kilamanjaro. It was dry season. Some of the larger herds are still up in Kenya and will begin the Great Migration back into Tanzania in October. The climate was ideal - upper 70's ,low 80's except for NgoroNgoro (7600 feet up).
All across the savannahs we would spot black dots on the horizon -ostriches.
Ostriches are very territorial and we did witness two females viciously chasing each other - and imagined the insults they were hurling at one another. More often than not, however, a female would try to get the male's attention -- and the male would look up cluelessly. . . Enjoy!
Some have asked about my camera and lens - I used a Canon Digital Rebel XT and a 400mm 4-5.6 L glass telephoto (aka. "the bazooka"). I have no training in photography and am a gynecologist by profession - so I often commit sins like backlighting. It's a work in progress. (LOL)"

Thanks for sending along the pictures to go with the eMo.


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