Water Lily

Water Lily - Blue

NIKON D300, Nikon 18-200 VR

Thanks again per my post below for visitng….50,000 visitors in 5 months!!!!   This will just be a quick photo post of a water lily from Zilker Botanical garden here in Austin.  I enjoy photographing these flowers…they are my favorite!   This one was taken hand held on a nice sunny hot day!  

I hear the new Nikon D300s (HD Video) has been announced today…comes out in August for $1799.00!   And also they introduced a new version of my favorite travel lens….the Nikon 18-200 VRII (it has zoom lock to keep the lens in place on your neck and also improved coating to help out with lens flare) for $845.95 – out in September!    Enjoy your day…time to start saving for some new Nikon products!

Places 2 Explore – 50,000 Visitors!!!

I just wanted to thank every visitor to Places 2 Explore!  I reached 50,000 today in only my first 5 months!    A great start to this blog!   If you are an everyday, once a week, part time or only one time visitor – I appreciate you taking the time to read this blog.  It is a great pleasure to post almost everyday a photo I have enjoyed from my travels.  I hope you are enjoying the photos, stories and information.  Its nice to interact with any of you that have posted comments.  I’ll try to repsond to anyone that posts a comment or question. 

The top 5 posts on my site (hits) are: 1. Las vegas NYNY Hotel HDR  2. NYC Times Square HDR  3. Tampa, FL HDR  4. SF Golden gate Bridge HDR  5. SF – Japanese Tea garden HDR.   I think I see a trend of HDR enjoyment.  I agree!  It is my favorite style to shoot.   My HDR Tutorial has become my top viewed link!   Thanks for viewing…hope it has been helping! 

Don’t forget Talke Photography is on Facebook and Twitter!   I’d enjoy having you become a fan or follow!   Every photo posted here is updated on these sites!   Thanks again for visiting and making Places 2 Explore one of the fastest growing Travel Photo Blogs today!!!