Author: Paul

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I was looking back through some older photos, circa 2006. I came upon this set of photos taken between May 26 and July 10th, 2006. All taken with the same camera and lens combination: Nikon D2x and a 500 mm f/8 reflex lens – it looks like a small reflector telescope mounted on your camera, has 10x the magnification of a 50mm lens, magnifies every vibration in your body so that you don’t miss one bit of camera shake, provides…

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It’s rather quiet around the neighborhood and inside the house. The only sound is the beep of the UPS letting me know that the electricity is out, which is fairly obvious as nothing works in the house and the temperature is creeping up. On the ride home, the thermometer in the car registered temps of 103-105. I was thinking of how nice it would be to get into that nice, cool 75 degree house. When I pulled into the driveway…

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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. 🙂…

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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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