April 08, 2013
March 28, 2013
of the visual impact of an image?
Now five years later I am more comfortable, I've made peace with my camera and we get along divinely.
You recall the saying "You've come a long ways baby." Well I can honestly say that I have since taking the above image.
I look forward to having you follow along as I start on my next NEW adventure.
Barb - aka - bobrann
March 13, 2013
I had forgotten all about even taking this photo while I was there, do you ever do that? This will probably be the closest I will ever get to viewing the real thing. Taken straight from the Nikon, to computer, to you.
January 31, 2013
Today I had to say farewell to my Basset Hound. Mixed emotions today as Fred had only come into my life this past July. Freddie, I will miss your early morning talks, your large feet as they fun across the floor after balls and socks. I will miss your sad but always happy eyes. Other will miss you Halloween costumes and your never endless supply of toys and games. There are so many things that I will miss, so many memories that have been made and wish that were still being. Fredster, Freddie, Fredmister, Bo I loved you you sweet little dog. I will always hold a soft spot in my heart for you, one that can not be filled by another. Now run, play and sleep dear friend.
January 13, 2013
Dan Belton Writes
"I snuck up on the same male mandarin while he was sleeping, I've never been anywhere near as close before. They're so outlandish, almost like a teacher's asked a class of six year olds to draw an imaginary duck and then someone's made it ! I've got a bit of catching up to do I know."
Someday I hope to have a shot as good as this one.
January 12, 2013
January 09, 2013
All these play an important part in my life right now. I tend to spend more time in some areas, possible more than I really should.
One area that I have really been neglecting lately is...wait for it.... MY HOBBIES. I bet you thought I was going to write family didn't you?
I have quilts that need finished. I have a crafting room that have spilled over into a wood shed outside. And for photography, well my camera has been sitting on it's tripod just waiting.
I finally made of my mind today that no mater the weather, I was going out to get some bird shots. Birding is so tricky for me as the longest lens I have is a 300mm. I do have a 1.4X converter that I use but the draw back is that it cuts down on the light coming into the camera, not to mention clarity would be jeopardized.
Never-the-less I needed to get out. I decided that the Market Lake Wildlife Area would be a grand place to visit. It's not to cold today, 23 degrees and bearable. I head out. The sky keeps getting foggier, darker and very flat. I keep going determined to find the rockery of Bohemian Waxwings that I had seen just last week.
I've only been able to see Finches and Sparrows around the house lately and the Waxwings proved exciting.