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Went out tonight for Chinese food with friends and left my camera and lenses inside the air conditioning to get a break from the heat and humidity.

While we all were getting settled at the table I snapped this picture with my iTouch camera.

The ubiquitous roll of toilet paper (used as napkins in Asia) sat front and center.

In the background, someone’s ‘sticker feng shui‘ had been shotgunned all over the wall, lol.

The best part of dinner was when I shot some pics of the dishes as they arrived and the hostess and server were ooing and ahhhing over them, lol. I thought of my Canon DSLR and Canon ES-71II 50mm lens aka my ‘food lens’ and the contrast in quality of picture . . . I think if I showed them shots I’ve taken of their food in the past from my GOOD camera their heads might explode . . .lol.

Dinner was YUMMY! However, at one point we were all glued to the TV as flooding video was shown from Beijing–nutbar!

As I write this I’m still feeling full from the good food which I will definitely miss once I’m back in Canada.

J

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The heat of the day was beginning to get pretty bad when I saw this worker in the park pulling what appears to be a heavy load.

I was wearing shorts and a t-shirt and was pretty hot–I don’t know how he wears long sleeves and pants while working . . .

J

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Right beside the lotus blossom ‘garden’ area sits a fishing rental shack. There are fenced in fishing lots along this side of the lake where men (usually) fish.

The fish seem to like jumping out of the water to eat bugs and I’ve been dying to try and get a picture of this but every time I try I’m too slow and they’re already back under the water . . .

Anyways, as you can see it’s a very picturesque area right now.

J

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In the late spring and early summer you can see a lot of dragonflies zooming around in China . . .

This guy was sunning so I took advantage and managed to capture this shot without a tripod–which is not easy!

I like the bokeh (background blur) in contrast with the wings.

J

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Last of my favorite lotus blossom shots taken this morning during a walk around Martyr’s Park in Changsha.

J

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Alright, the lotus blossom blog posting blitz is almost over . . .

Another of my favorite shots from today.

J

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Close-up shot of a lotus blossom before it fully blooms and assumes a much larger form.

J

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