Torrey Pine TPSP 2k 2

Torrey Pine TPSP 2k 2

A Torrey Pine Pinus torreyana outside the Visitor’s Center parking lot of the Torrey Pines State Reserve. north of La Jolla, CA Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

This species is endangered, (with [according to Wikipedia] about 3000 specimens known) as it only grows in or near the reserve, and on one Channel Island, (Santa Rosa Island) in the coastal sage and chaparral communities. (much reduced by home and industrial construction since 1900)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-05-02 15:12:46

Tagged: , Torrey Pine , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , geotagged

Torrey Pine TPSP 2k 1

Torrey Pine TPSP 2k 1

A Torrey Pine Pinus torreyana exhibiting "salt pruning" growing in the Torrey Pines State Reserve near La Jolla, CA. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

This species is endangered, (with [according to Wikipedia] about 3000 specimens known) as it only grows in or near the reserve, and on one Channel Island, (Santa Rosa Island) in the coastal sage and chaparral communities. (much reduced by home and industrial construction since 1900)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-05-01 16:24:52

Tagged: , Torrey Pine , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Killdeer , Portra 400NC , geotagged

Qbird TPSP 2k

Qbird TPSP 2k

Unknown bird, possibly a White-Crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys, perched on a fence south of the Torrey Pines State Reserve, La Jolla, CA. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped ruthlessly to squareish and additional gamma correction done in Piknik®.

Sorry I can’t be more certain of the bird species, but this is as close as the bird would let me get, and I only had the normal lens with me…

Visible beyond the fence is the "gliderport" access path to Black’s Beach. (San Diego’s [in]famous nude beach)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-30 16:28:10

Tagged: , bird , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged , squareish

Agave sp. TPSP 2k

Agave sp. TPSP 2k

An Agave sp? plant with the inflorescence, (and miscellaneous cacti at the base…) seen at Torrey Pines State Reserve north of La Jolla, CA Taken in 2000 by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust reduction, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-05-04 17:33:48

Tagged: , Agave , Cactus , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged

Opuntia TPSP 2k

Opuntia TPSP 2k

An Opuntia sp? cactus growing near the Visitor’s Center of the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Slight blue discoloration on the right side of this shot is a processing goof, also seen in other shots on this roll.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-05-01 16:27:08

Tagged: , Cactus , Opuntia , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged

Red-wing BB TPSP 2k

Red-wing BB TPSP 2k

Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus on a coastal shrub, probably some species of Manzanita Arctostaphalos sp?, in the Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla, CA. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped ruthlessly to 4×5 aspect ratio.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-30 16:32:24

Tagged: , Agelaius phoeniceus , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged , Red-winged Blackbird

Opuntia blossom TPSP 2k

Opuntia blossom TPSP 2k

Opuntia sp? blossom spotted near the Visitor’s Center of the Torrey Pines State Park, La Jolla, CA. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-04-30 16:30:21

Tagged: , Opuntia , flower , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged

qGazania TPSP 2k

qGazania TPSP 2k

A daisy-like flower, possibly a Gazania sp?, seen in the Torrey Pines State Reserve near La Jolla, CA. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-05-01 16:23:00

Tagged: , flower , Gazania , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged

Ca Towhee TPSP 2k

Ca Towhee TPSP 2k

A California Towhee (AKA: Brown Towhee) Pipilo crissalis in the Visitor’s Center parking lot of the Torrey Pines State Reserve north of La Jolla, CA. Taken by an Olympus OM-1MD with a Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 lens on Kodak Portra 400NC. Cropped ruthlessly to 3×5 aspect ratio. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-05-02 15:14:30

Tagged: , California Towhee , Popolo crissalis , Torrey Pines State Reserve , La Jolla, CA , Olympus OM-1MD , Zuiko 50mm ƒ1.8 , Kodak , Portra 400NC , geotagged