Friday, January 16, 2009

A T-Rex Named Sue (016/365)

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"The world dies over and over again, but the skeleton always gets up and walks."

Henry Miller (American, Author, 1891-1980)

TIME: 7:02 PM
PLACE: Science Center
SUBJECT: Tyrannosaurus Sue

Sue is the largest T-rex specimen ever discovered and the best preserved. She is 42 feet long and 12 foot high at the hips. Her skull is 5 feet in length. They estimate she weighed 7 tons (6.4 metric tons) when alive. Sue's fossilized bones weigh more than 3,000 pounds. Sue lived 67-65 million years ago in the Late Cretaceous Period. She was discovered in the Hell Creek Formation of Western S. Dakota on August 12, 1990.

This was a very hard place for me to take a decent picture. It was crowded, the lighting stank and people kept getting in the way - the nerve! Didn't they know I had to get a picture for my blog for today? Don't they know it's all about me, me, me. me, me? Sheesh, people, get a clue!

7 comments:

Robert Hill said...

For difficult conditions this is a great photo...

Christina said...

Great photos!

SuzyHomemaker said...

Robert - Thanks! I'm learning that you have to work with the conditions you have.

Christina - Thank you!

Mishelle Lane said...

I love how you combined these two shots, Suzy!

Dot O said...

Really great photos! I just found you by way of my friend Christina's blog. Hope you don't mind me peaking in at your work!

Indoor photos are really tough - still trying to find the right combination of ISO, white balance, etc.

Mari said...

My husband went with my daughters class for a class trip here, so we have a picture of Sue too. They had a hard time getting a picture because people didn't know it was about them either!

SuzyHomemaker said...

Mishelle - Thanks you! I had to Photostitch the bottom one together. I couldn't get far enough back to get her in the frame all the way!

Dot O - Thank you for stopping by. I can always use more viewers!

Mari - Really, what's wrong with people these days? ;)