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Eyjafjallajokull Eruption: Amazing Photos

April 26th, 2010 7 comments

My first thought when I saw these photos was, “Wow, it is Mordor!” Tolkien fans will know what I mean, non-Tolkien fans? Never mind. The photo was taken by Ragnar Th Sigurdsson/www.arctic-images.com in Iceland.

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One of Our Friendly Neighborhood Deer

February 21st, 2009 4 comments

So, I got close enough to this deer in my backyard to begin to wonder, "What do I do if he comes after me?" [For shutterbugs: Canon 5D, Canon 100-400 L, at 400; PS auto adjusted for color, tone and contrast].

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Our Friends, the Urban Deer

December 30th, 2008 2 comments

Every late-afternoon we have a visit from three or four deer. And it is not as if we live in the "boonies." We are in a heavily populated suburban city in Saint Louis County, but these critters have made it their home. I have no idea how these guys survive. I've even seen a ten point buck in our backyard! The best was when a momma deer had a little fawn in tow one day last Spring. Here is one of them that I caught from my deck with my 400 mm lens, in the nice light of a late afternoon. And then he took a good long look at me, and just strolled off.

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Megapixel Myth

February 10th, 2007 1 comment

One of my sidelights is photography. I have a Canon 5D, an outstanding camera. But I will be the first to explain to people that more megapixels in a camera do not not mean, necessarily, better photographs Here is a great article explaining the facts and myths about megapixels, from the NY Times

 

 
 

For an industry that’s built
on science, the technology world sure has its share of myths. Thousands
of people believe that forwarding a certain e-mail message to 50
friends will bring great riches, that the gigahertz rating of a
computer is a good comparative speed score, or that Bill Gates once said  “640K of RAM ought to be enough for anybody.”

But one myth is so deeply ingrained, millions of people waste money
on it every year. I’m referring, of course, to the Megapixel Myth.

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