Monthly Archives: December 2015

Full Moon, December 25, 2015

This was the first time there has been a full moon on December 25th since 1977. The next time this will happen is 2034. Composite image, 1st image focused on the bird, 2nd image focused on the rising moon. Canon … Continue reading

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We have twins again!

  Two Red Wattlebird chicks, offspring of the senior resident adult pair. (Canon 7D2, 100-400 L IS mkII, 1.4x MkIII extender)  

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Heading towards Dec 25 2015 Full Moon

Handheld Canon 7D2, 100-400mkII with Canon 1.4x mkIII extender using ‘back button’ focusing.

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Olympus OMD EM1 Firmware 4.0 Focus Bracketing

As I typed yesterday, the focus bracketing update works exceedingly well when photographing a subject that is on a low horizontal angle, but doesn’t do too well when your subject is vertical to the camera/lens. Gear used: Olympus OMD EM1, … Continue reading

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Olympus OMD E-M1 with 4.0 firmware update.

First off, the update opened up a bunch of new things, like focus bracketing, and focus stacking (*a few addendums with focus stacking, but that will be later). Both are designed to allow you to use your macro lens, camera … Continue reading

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Boo is in the house!

Boo (named by a friend in the U.S., so I am exempt from the ‘if you name stray, you have to keep it’ rule), after almost 2 months of patience and caring, is now in the house. More specifically, in … Continue reading

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Dear New Receptionist at South Street Vet

No, I am not ‘refusing’ to get the possibly abandoned kitty scanned for a microchip. I just don’t think the poor mite would like to be caught, hogtied, and stuffed in my bike basket as I have made it abundantly … Continue reading

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Being A Girl: A Brief Personal History of Violence

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
1. I am six. My babysitter’s son, who is five but a whole head taller than me, likes to show me his penis. He does it when his mother isn’t looking. One time when…

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WARNING! This is a rant about unregulated guns

If after another mass shooting (no matter what political/social spin or ‘reason’ for said shootings) the first thing you do, is hold a ‘2nd Amendment Party’ (ignoring the ‘well regulated militia part yet again), you are part of the problem. … Continue reading

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Been updating/upgrading software.

If you don’t want to get stuck renting CC from Adobe just to keep current with the latest Camera Raw files, there are some great alternatives.  They all can be used as Standalone. Two can be used in Lightroom, and … Continue reading

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