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Description of Pictures: These are the various donor tiles I've paid for at the Zoo over the years.
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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
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Specific picture descriptions: Photos above with "i" icons next to the bracketed sequence numbers (e.g. " ") are described as follows:
SINZT_060320_01.JPG: "For Grandma & Grandpa -- Bruce Guthrie" in section 4. My grandparents used to visit the San Diego Zoo every week or so when they retired to that area. My grandmother had just died when I bought this tile.
SINZT_060320_11.JPG: "Meow! From Elsie Guthrie" in section 6. Elsie was my second cat (after Lucy and before BC). The choice of the ape was the tile people's.
SINZT_060320_20.JPG: "For Emma and Charlotte T" in section 19. I bought this one for Richard and Amy Thompson's kids.
SINZT_060320_33.JPG: "Happy Snuggles Margot & Bruce" was for a new prairie dog playland that the zoo was raising money for.
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Description of Subject Matter: When I first arrived in DC, I was a workaholic and spent 60 hours a week working on either my regular job, various part-time jobs, or DOS-based PC projects under the Wayne Software name. I donated my annual leave to people and almost all of my vacations were for family-related affairs (nothing wrong with that of course). I hadn't seen the cherry blossoms for the first 15 years I was here and never visited the statue Liberty when it was off the dome of the Capitol. Then I got into the Civil War and photography and a whole new world opened up. As I started to do more things, I realized it was time to actually give back to the places that were providing me such joy. So I started joining the Friends of the National Zoo, the Smithsonian, the Civil War Preservation Trust, etc. At the zoo, I purchased a number of tiles. These are their pictures.
Bigger photos? To save server space, the full-sized versions of these images have either not been loaded to the server or have been removed from the server. (Only some pages are loaded with full-sized images and those usually get removed after three months.)
I still have them though. If you want me to email them to you, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can email them to you, or, depending on the number of images, just repost the page again will the full-sized images.
2006 photos: Equipment this year: I was using all six Fuji cameras at various times -- an S602Zoom, two S7000s,a S5200, an S9000, and an S9100. The majority of pictures this year were taken with the S9000. I have to say, the S7000s was the best camera I've used up to this point..
Trips this year: Florida (two separate trips including Lotusphere and taking care of mom), three weeks out west (including Yellowstone), Williamsburg, San Diego (comic book convention), and Georgia.
Number of photos taken this year: 183,000.