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Pretty Women and Fill Flash

IMG_9579EWhat is better than looking at pictures of pretty women?  Why reading about fill flash of course!

 

Click here for more of my nieces and how I used fill flash.

 

Swallowtail Butterflies & Color

You can’t go wrong with pictures of butterflies.  Why some bugs disgust us and make our skin crawl while others are symbols of all things good is just odd to me, but we do judge books by their covers.

Click here to see some flutter color.

Backyard Birds & Feeder Shooting

Dig these shots of your everyday backyard birds.  Did I trudge hours through jagger bushes and bramble only to wait for hours on end for a lucky moment?  Heck no, I have more sense than that (well for these few days anyway).  I cheated.

Click here to see what crazy lengths I went to all for some bird pics.

Killer Eagles and Nailing Exposure

Eagles stabbing fish with their bloody talons!  Yea, get the gore here.  I got some great shots at Conowingo Dam in Maryland and I like ’em!  I also talk about getting the proper camera exposure for birds in flight.

Click here for some expert fishing shots.

Vulture Heads & British Judges

Well what do you think of these critters?  Hot? Cute? Cuddly?  All I can say is that it will take more than a case of my favorite brain erasing fluid to even look at these things with one eye let alone two.

Click here for a feast for the… well. um.. just click here will ya?

Hawk Eating Squirrel

Yea boy, start with the entrails, work your way up the internal organs and then chew on the muscles.  Need some roughage?  Try the fur.

Click here and you will violently empty your stomach.

American Bittern and 1.4x Teleconverter

I’ve been shooting birds now for about three years and only saw this gem once.  The American Bittern is one beautiful heron.  They hide in the tall grasses and are not easy to find.  I was driving along a salt marsh very slowly, close to the left side of the road, and almost missed this guy.  Actually I drove past him and something didn’t look quite right, so I put it into reverse, backed up slowly, and there he was!  I was so glad I stopped.

Click here for more of this cool heron.

Wedding in Black & White

I attended my niece’s wedding a few weeks ago where I shot some pictures with my Canon 5D Mk II and the Canon 24-105 L f/4.0 IS lens.  So to prepare a bit, I checked out some of the on-line forums for professional wedding photographers and noticed that black and white (B&W) photos were usually part of their portfolios and they looked really cool.   So, I thought I would give it a try.

Click here to see my shot at black and white photography.

Evil Deer, Lyme Disease, Canon XTI

I hate these F’n deer.  Cute?  I don’t think so.  These pics are not great, but I took all of these deer shots in my yard to show you how close Beelzebub’s minions can be to you.  Even the monster buck with the massive rack was just yards from my front door.  And get this…… I live just a few miles from the Philadelphia city line in a very very populated area.  Just unbelievable.

Click here to understand this very real threat to our way of life and bodily fluids.

Juvenile Osprey 1.4x Teleconverter Review

Here are some comparison shots of a juvenile Osprey with and without a Canon 1.4x II teleconverter for your review.  If you want to get more length and you don’t want to order something from late night TV, a teleconverter may be for you.

Click here to learn more about increasing magnification and seeing some flesh-ripping talons.

Semipalmated Plovers & 500mm Big Lens

Semi wha?  What the heck does semipalmated mean?  How would you feel if someone called you semipalmated let alone semi-anything?

 

Click here to see these cute birds and 100% crops from my 500mm lens.

Flowers, A Pool, & Canon 70-200mm Lens

My Canon 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS lens is just killer.  Just fantastic.  I used this lens to shoot some flowers in front of the blue background of a swimming pool.

 

Click here to read about this lens and see some neat photos with a killer background.

How to Transfer 35mm Slides to Digital

What to do with my entire library of 35mm slides?  I have roughly 3,000 slides in boxes, and loaded into Kodak carousels.  I gotta get them into digital.

Here is how I did it, for low cost, and great results.

Click here to finally move those boxes of kids, pics at the shore, and bad fashion to your computer.

Turtle Heads & Extension Tubes Review

Doing macro photography the cheap way: with extension tubes.  If you have a zoom lens and you want to get into macro photography, then try extension tubes as they are cheap and easy (well cheaper than a good macro lens anyway).

Click here to see a box turtle head close up and read about extension tubes.

Black Skimmers & Shooting Birds In Flight

So you think I am going to give you tips on how to shoot birds in flight eh?  Well forget it!  I would if I could but I suck at it.  I really am awful at shooting birds in flight.  But a few did come out….

Click here to see some too-cool Skimmers and how lousy I am at shooting them.