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Visit to Sumida Aquarium, Tokyo

It was very crowded the day we visited Sumida Aquarium, so I didn’t have the luxury of having enough room or time to take some of the pics I would have wanted to take, but some did turn out alright:

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #1

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #1

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #2

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #2

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #3

Jellyfishes at the Sumida Aquarium #3

Translucent Shrimp on Green Plants at the Sumida Aquarium

Translucent Shrimp on Green Plants at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguin Display at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguin Display at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguins at the Sumida Aquarium

Penguins at the Sumida Aquarium

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Harajuku and Takeshita Street, Tokyo

Entrance to Takeshita Street

Entrance to Takeshita Street

Vanessa Taking a Selfie at the Tamagotchi Store

Vanessa Taking a Selfie at the Tamagotchi Store

Harajuku - Storefront with Jackets

Harajuku – Storefront with Jackets

Display of Crepes at Marion Patisserie

Display of Crepes at Marion Patisserie

Harajuku - ACDCRag Psychedelic Monkey

Harajuku – ACDCRag Psychedelic Monkey

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Jupiter and Moon

Jupiter and Moon

Jupiter and Moon

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Squawking Male Red-winged Blackbird

Squawking Male Red-winged Blackbird #1

Squawking Male Red-winged Blackbird #1

Squawking Male Red-winged Blackbird #2

Squawking Male Red-winged Blackbird #2

Squawking Male Red-winged Blackbird #3

Squawking Male Red-winged Blackbird #3

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Male House Finch on Bird Feeder

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Three White Kites

Love how this shot turned out: three white, almost translucent kites against a blue sky. Shot down by the lake, near the Leuty Lifeguard station.

Three White Kites

Three White Kites

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Icicle Tree

A small tree covered in icicles down by the shore of Lake Ontario. This is a montage of several photos that were later merged in PhotoShop.

Icicle Tree Down by the Lake

Icicle Tree Down by the Lake

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Zamboni Clearing the Ice at Nathan Phillips Square

Trying out my new Olympus PEN E-PL5 camera body with the f1.8 45mm portrait lens I picked up from Downtown Camera during Boxing Week. Here’s a shot I took while passing through Nathan Phillips Square earlier today:

Zamboni Clearing the Ice at Nathan Philips Square

Zamboni Clearing the Ice at Nathan Philips Square

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Imperial Gardens, Tokyo

My last day in Tokyo. Went to the Imperial Gardens in the heart of downtown. The relatively warm weather for the season meant that the colours were still on the trees, making for some nice pics:

Colourful Tree at Top of Wall

Colourful Tree at Top of Wall

Imperial Gardens Panorama #1

Imperial Gardens Panorama #1

Imperial Gardens Panorama #2

Imperial Gardens Panorama #2

Imperial Gardens Panorama #3

Imperial Gardens Panorama #3

Imperial Gardens Panorama #4

Imperial Gardens Panorama #4

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Mt. Fuji

Today I joined my work colleagues for a trip to the iconic Mt Fuji. These pics were all taken using my 200mm lens and assembled from several shots spliced together in PhotoShop. The original images are big.

A pic showing a broad perspective of the vantage point I shot all of the subsequent pictures from:

Broad View of Mt Fuji from Lookout

Broad View of Mt Fuji from Lookout

This one zooms in just a bit, focusing on the landscape:

Mt Fuji Panorama

Mt Fuji Panorama

And this one looks at the top of Mt Fuji. You can see the zigzagging trails leading to top:

Top of Mt Fuji

Top of Mt Fuji

Definitely a “bucket-list item” experience for me!

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