GROUPON DEAL:  Metal Photograph Prints For 85% Off!

GROUPON DEAL: Metal Photograph Prints For 85% Off!

Just a bit off topic with this one…

However, I came across a great deal from  GROUPON that lets users buy metal prints of their photos for 85% off or better.

I’ve used them a few times in the last couple of weeks to print a few of my Safari photos and I have to say I’m really impressed with how they turned out.   I was a bit nervous because you usually get what you pay for, but it this case I got a lot more than what I paid for!

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For scale, the Leopard about is a 16×20 print and the Lion to the right is an 11×14 print.   I noticed with my prints, they have a really nice sheen to them and have almost a 3-D like quality to them.

The GROUPON deal is through PrinterPix.com and comes in 3 price ranges:

10 x 7 Prints are only $9.99 (regularly 69.99)

11×14 Prints are only 14.99 (regularly 89.99)

16×20 Prints are only 19.99 (regularly 139.99)

In addition if you use the coupon code “ENJOY30” you’ll get an additional 30% off of these prices at checkout.  These prices also include shipping.

Uploading the photo and processing it is easy, just make sure you have a high enough resolution of your image.   The PrinterPix software will tell you if you’re print will look good or not depending on the size you upload.  4 or 5 stars, and its will turn out.  Anything else will cause a pixelated image.

So for all you traveling types and plane spotters, here’s a great chance to put some of your best photos on a really nice metal print.     Might not be a bad idea to use this deal for Holiday gifts as well.

From what it looked like, there were also deals for canvas prints, mugs, albums, calendars, etc. etc. etc.

To find the deal visit GROUPON.COM and in the search field type PrinterPix.   You’ll be taken to the PrinterPix Groupon site where you can buy your coupons for this deal and other offers from PrinterPix.

 


 

Scenes From Safari:  Part VI – RHINO VIDEO!

Scenes From Safari: Part VI – RHINO VIDEO!

This installment picks up where parts I, II, III, IV, and V left off (please click on a ‘number’ to be taken to that part).

Here you’ll find an assortment of critters including Elephants, Lions, Dung Beetles, Birds, etc. etc.  At the bottom of this post, be sure to watch the Rhino video.   We were as close as we could get without jumping on him for a ride 😉 !

 

Did You Know? Elephants can communicate with each other through infrasound from 10-15 miles away!

Did You Know? Elephants can communicate with each other through infrasound from 10-15 miles away!

 

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A Mongoose provides a rare pose.

 

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I was about 30 yards away from these Lionesses with nothing between us. Fortunately they were too lazy to do anything about it.

 

 

 

 

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A male and female Leopard (Ravenscourt and Tassleberry) are about to enjoy each other’s company.

 

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Dung Beetles battle over a pile of……territory.

 

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Common but beautiful, the Blue-Ear Starlings shimmers in the sunlight.

 

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A Red-Billed Hornbill

 

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Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, are you up? Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom


 

In this video, we experience a Rhino come as close to us as possible without sitting in the truck with us…..

Scenes From Safari:  Part III

Scenes From Safari: Part III

I continue to work out sorting out the 18k photos.   Here is the latest batch of shots that I thought were worth sharing.  If you missed the previous installments you can find Part I here, and Part II here.

In Part III, I’ve included a video capturing a fairly rare moment where a male lion from the Majingilane coalition was spending time with a Lioness from the Othawa pride in the hopes of furthering the population.   He would not have any luck this time.

Enjoy!

 

Zebra....Up close and personal

Zebra….Up close and personal

 

Baboon and baby cross a road as Buffalo moved into the area.

Baboon and baby cross a road as Buffalo moved into the area.

 

Warthog watches with a wary eye....

Warthog watches with a wary eye….

 

'Lesser Spotted' Weaver males work on their nests. Look closely to the left and you'll see a Striated Heron sitting on her nest.

‘Lesser Spotted’ Weaver males work on their nests. Look closely to the left and you’ll see a Striated Heron sitting on her nest.

 

A rare sighting of a female (l) and male (r) Bataleur Eagle.

A rare sighting of a female (l) and male (r) Bataleur Eagle.

 

A very pregnant Zebra eats for 2, while an Oxpecker goes for a ride....

A very pregnant Zebra eats for 2, while an Oxpecker goes for a ride….

 

A rare 'blonde' version of a Wahlberg's Eagle. About 5-10% come from the factory 'as blondes'. Most are dark brown.

A rare ‘blonde’ version of a Wahlberg’s Eagle. About 5-10% come from the factory ‘as blondes’. Most are dark brown.

 

The following sequence is of a rare Night Heron that seldon appears the in the daytime.   The exception is typically only made when it is looking for a viable nesting area for her eggs.    I spend a good deal of time watching and enjoying her.

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In the following video, you’ll see that Majigilane Lion trying to court the Othawa Lioness:



Scenes From Safari: Part II

Scenes From Safari: Part II

Picking up where I left off from Scenes From Safari: Part I, here are several more moments from our Safari trip to Dulini last week.

In addition to the photos, I’ve included a video clip showing an Elephant introducing her baby calf for the first time to the ‘public’.   It’s only a week old!

Not much else to say, other than enjoy the photos!

 

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Southern Red-Billed Hornbill

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‘Majingilane’ Coalition Males take time to rest with their Othawa Pride Lionesses

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A moment with Zebras ruined by a Photo-bombing Giraffe

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Lunchtime……

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Othawa Lioness taking a break from her cubs……

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This little Duiker shows off his Mohawk……

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‘Dayone’ looks a bit tired after a long day.

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An Othawa Lioness loves up her cubs….

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A Vulture comes in a bit too steep…..

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Part of the 300 pounds of food that will be eaten today by this Elephant…..

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Cheetah takes a breather after a successful hunt….

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Moving dinner to a safe spot….

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Now he can rest for a minute before Hyenas threaten his catch

 

And as mentioned before, here is the video debuting the new-born Elephant:

 


Introducing Aero-Shots.com — My Online Plane Spotting Archive!

Introducing Aero-Shots.com — My Online Plane Spotting Archive!

After a few months of building and rebuilding a website that I wanted for my Plane Spotting photography,  I finally ready to formally unveil Aero-Shots.com.

If you’ve noticed, ‘Aero-Shots‘ has been my watermark for my airline photography for a few years.   During that time I’ve amassed approximately 11,000 photos of Airliners from airports around the world.  It became time to catalog these images and begin putting them on their own dedicated site.

When you visit Aero-Shots, you’ll see a simple home screen with Airline logos that can be clicked to enter their respective galleries.   From there, visitors can choose a specific gallery based on the aircraft model (Boeing 747, Airbus A380, etc) and be taken to a screen showing photos of specific registrations or ‘tail numbers’.

Please note that the site only has 100-200 images thus far and the Lufthansa Gallery has the most content (Surprised?).   Now that I’ve completed the ‘skeleton’ of the website, I can focus my efforts on populating the galleries with my images.    Future updates will include blog posts, enhanced search ability and a few other improvements.  To search the website now, please click the ‘magnifying glass’ icon at the top right hand part of the page.   You can search by Airline, Aircraft Model, Registration or Tail Number, Airport Name and Airport code by simply typing the info into the Search Box.

Obviously this will be an ongoing project that actually may never be finished, but at least it is started and the hard part is done.   To keep up to date on new additions to the galleries, please follow Aero-Shots on twitter:  @_AeroShots.

Should you discover any obvious errors or problems, please let me know either by leaving a comment to this post or sending me a tweet @LufthansaFlyer or @_AeroShots.  I’d also appreciate your feedback regarding website speed, fluidity and any recommendations that you may have!

Hope you enjoy the photos!

 

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