Friday, January 29, 2010

... and a partridge in a pear tree.

Actually, a turkey in a pine tree.

The turkey is on the branch near the center of the picture.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Do you need better equipment for better photos?

You should carefully read this article before answering. Let me know what you think!


How can the iPad be used by photographers. A couple of possibilities are discussed here and here.

and now for something completely different ...

... but nevertheless quite expensive:   Canon's EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM. Mini review here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

the longest telephoto lens

for your Canon:  5200mm  f/14  here

Whooping Cranes

Another die-off in Texas? 23 died last year. Read about it here.

Friday, January 22, 2010

more hubbub about the Ivory-billed Woodpecker photos

photojournalism at its best

Todd Heisler's "Final Salute"

photographing birds in flight

I'm still learning. I wish I had these suggestions when I started. Read Scott Bourne's tips here.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ivory-billed Woodpecker photographed!

On December 29, 2009, Daniel Rainsong found and photographically documented a living Ivory-Billed Woodpecker in the southern Sabine River basin. more
Is it a hoax? read more

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hummingbird nest

The best Hummingbird web cam I've seen. Thanks to Birdchick for the link.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

How much memory space do you need?

Silicon Power has announced the world’s first 128GB 400x Compact Flash card.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Martin Luther King Jr. photos

A Magnum photo gallery. Hard to believe all this took place less than 50 years ago.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Snowy Owl

Some of the best Snowy Owl images I have ever seen by Ron Green.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Can you get by with only one tripod? So you think you know how to use your tripod? Watch this video.


Another good reason to shoot RAW.
Thanx Mikey Boy

more & more snow

Monday, January 4, 2010


New, free program for your iPhone camera. Worthwhile!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

it's still cold

minus 20 this morning; I'm staying in



Saturday, January 2, 2010

Canon lenses

70-200 f/2.8L IS, 70-200 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/4L disappear from Canon site. The 2.8 has been rumored to get updated auto-focusing.

it's too cold

The temp at 7:30 this morning was -17 degrees F.
I froze filling up feeders & putting out suet.
For the time being my picture taking will be out of my window.

Friday, January 1, 2010

several New Year's Day yard birds