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Afterwards

Operations can be traumatic. I watched this one being done on my side. The 'thing' being brought out looked like orange bubble wrap. The operation lasted for about 1 hour 30 minutes, about 45 minutes longer than was expected. The Dr. kept saying "...well it certainly is a big one...".

Unfortunately he would not let me photograph during the operation. I did ask!

The photograph was shot in RAW using the Aperture Priority settings on a Canon EOS 400d (Kiss X); F/14; 1/8 Sec; ISO 400; Pattern Metering Mode; 200 mm Focal Length; -0.67 (-2/3 of a stop) Exposure Compensation; Flash Compulsory Suppression; Sigma 18 - 200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS SLD Lens. This picture was desaturated and cropped with Adobe photoshop CS3.