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Oso Flaco 2011 — Album Description
Photos in Album: 22 Album Created: 3 Jan 2012 Last Updated: 3 Jan 2012
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When visiting my parents in Santa Maria, California, around Christmas time, I got up early one morning and headed out to Oso Flaco Lake, which is part of the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes. A sturdy and attractive 300-yard bridge has been built across the lake, which takes you right into the midst of the water fowl which frolic there.

After crossing the lake, the bridge continues on as a boardwalk another half a mile, giving you a obstacle-free path all the way to the ocean. You'll have to decide for yourself how seriously to take the signs warning of mountain lions! In the early-morning calm, I got some great shots of the local water fowl, including ducks, American coots, northern shovelers, a Great Egret, and more.
For further details about the story behind the photos in this al­bum, see the related article, Christ­mas Pho­to Out­ing In Cal­i­for­nia.
The photos in this album were taken with the Sony Alpha α77 camera.
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