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on Dec 28, 2010 in Field Reports

Can it Really Be that Simple?

Most of us take around with us a piece of our parents (and I’m not talking DNA), a seed, an idea, a dream that just lingers with us until the time is right. I bet that for many of you, the photography bug came about for just this basic fact of life. This movie requires Flash Player 9 In my case, I had a father in Japan after WWII and the Korean conflict. He brought back everything from using chopsticks to tea sets to Mahjong (I kill at Mahjong) from his time there. This movie requires Flash Player 9 The art of Japan is something I grew up with. To understand what my dad found so enticing about Japan, we made our first journey to the island a number of years ago. We learned alot, enough to know we needed to go back. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Then there is that photography thing. Seriously, I came back with some pretty unimpressive images! There are a number of...

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on Dec 28, 2010 in Landscape Photography

What is it about Japan?

This movie requires Flash Player 9 I’m really loving the “new” friends from around the globe Captured is bringing to our door. As folks read the book more, they’re exploring the website more (which is great!) and they always seem to end up on the Int’l Tour page. Then they go searching for the wildlife tours (and there isn’t any presently). And then comes the email. This movie requires Flash Player 9 With our Japan tour coming up soon, it’s the one being asked about the most (I believe it’s full, you’ll have to contact M&M for details). The common question is, “What’s is it about Japan since you’re not photographing wildlife?” The answer is quite simple, there is more to photography for me then just photographing critters. True, that’s my passion and what I devote the majority of my time to, but there is more to life and photography. In Tokyo for example you can literally within the same block see something 700yrs old right next to some...

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on Dec 27, 2010 in Landscape Photography

Christmas Presents…cont

This movie requires Flash Player 9 After a marvelous day of being with family and taking lots of family photos, we settled in for great meal. This movie requires Flash Player 9 Then I did a typical Moose, I saw the great clouds and burst out the door. This movie requires Flash Player 9 The Prime Rib was on the table so I had to be quick, so I ran out on the deck and made a couple of quick clicks. This movie requires Flash Player 9 As fate would have it, the color got way better, way better! As you can see though I don’t have those photos here. Nope, I enjoyed the great color sitting at the table with my family all enjoying the great view. What a marvelous last present for the day! Photos captured by D3x, 24-120VR2 on Lexar UDMA digital...

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on Dec 27, 2010 in Wildlife Photography

Christmas Presents…

I hope all your Christmas wishes came true for you this weekend. We had a glorious day starting at sun up when we looked out our window to see our rabbit family out and about. This isn’t the species that’s been my nemesis for the last decade, these are the sweet ones that pose. This movie requires Flash Player 9 This is a Mountain Cottontail that is fairly common on the eastside. While we see them in the summer, we see them nearly everyday in the winter for a couple of reasons. The main being it burrows by the exhaust from our clothes dryer so it stays really warm. We also fee the family apple cores and other vegetable matter. In return, they entertain us with visits and torments our dogs to no end (which is fun too). This movie requires Flash Player 9 Without leaving the comfort of our warm home, I shot out the window at it posed. Why the two photos? Peter Cottontail, Bugs Bunny, folks...

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