Author: Paul

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So, you’ve bought a full-frame, or FX (in Nikon nomenclature) camera but you only have one lens that will cover the full format, a 50 mm lens. The rest of your lenses are DX format. Do you have to buy all new lenses? Well, not right way. Can you get those DX lenses to cover the full frame? Well, in a manner of speaking, yes. 😀 Though I’ve owned a full-frame digital camera for a number of years, this is…

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It had been a while, I don’t know exactly how long, since I’ve arisen before light, mounted any of my cameras on a tripod, and actually spent my time, unhurried, taking pictures. This morning, I did just that. I went to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and browsed around the garden. I spent 2 hours there – 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM, alone, quiet – nothing but the songs of the birds, the buzz of the insects…

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This morning I noticed quite a number of juvenile rabbits playing here and there. I guess that they’ve left the nest now and are on their own. As I was finishing up, about to head into the house, I noticed one such fellow in my neighbor’s yard. He saw me and went for cover. He hid behind a small flower, ears sticking up above the flower, eyes hidden. Not a very good hiding place, but pretty funny to me. I…

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This morning was a quiet morning, a normal morning. I got up early, enjoyed the quiet beginnings of the day, brushed my teeth, put on some clothes, went outside and did a very small amount of cleanup – pulling weeds – around my cone flowers, and added some seed to the bird feeder. When I came back in, I wanted a sip of my Spicy V8 juice. Mmmmmmm! Tasty! I opened the refrigerator, expecting to see about 1/2 bottle remaining…

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Baboons have no need of shame. They just do what they do. I don’t know if they even have an idea of public and private. If they want to sit with their legs open, like this guy, and play with themselves because it feels good, well then, that’s just what they do. As I was taking pictures of the baboons, a mother was hurrying her son along past the baboon area saying: C’mon! You don’t want to see the naughty…

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I went to the zoo today with a friend of mine, Michael, who had never, ever been to any zoo in his life. He’s 47. I was happy to introduce him to the NC Zoo @ Asheboro, NC. While there, I noticed this tortoise trying to scale a set of rocks. For the most part, it looked like he was going to make it … until, he made a misstep and landed right on his back. Not a great place…

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