Monthly Archives: February 2011

HUMMINGBIRD AND BOKEH

The secret: I put duct tape on most of the feeder “spigots” to force the hummingbirds where I wanted them. I arranged the camera so that it was looking directly across the feeder so that a sitting bird would be broadside on and all in one plane. I also arranged the camera so that the […]

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SHOP ‘TILL YOU DROP AT BREA MALL

Here is a view of part of the Brea mall just outside of Macy’s. My wife tells me that the security guy was eyeing the camera pretty carefully. The ones that I saw didn’t even give me a glance with the big D-700 and 24-70 lens complete with hood tucked into the small of my […]

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ON THE STREET WHERE WE LIVE

It does rain in California. And when it rains it is miserable. Sometimes it feels like this must be Seattle. This year we are about six inches over normal rainfall. Set some records. However, when we do get some rain here in the LA basin, it sometimes causes a seldom seen phenomenon: CLOUDS. Here in […]

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DOWNTOWN FULLERTON PHOTO SAFARI

COURT HOUSE WATER MANIFOLD Today I took a brief photo safari downtown in Fullerton, California. The wife was at the “eye doctor” and I had the time. My first stop was to make an architectural shot of the water manifold right across the street at the North Orange County Court house. It just struck me […]

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I tried out lens extension tubes with the Nikon 24-70mm lens. I took several pictures and then went to the lens on the body and tried to capture the "swarm" of hummingbirds that come every evening just at dark to fuel up for the evening. Sometimes there are three at each of the seven stations […]

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