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on Jul 24, 2012 in WRP Ed Zone, Just Out!

Shutter Time with Sid & Mac

I had the honor of being asked to be on Shutter Time with Sid & Mac last week. It was fun to and Sid & Mac got me a talkin. In fact, it’s a L O N G interview, so grab a couple bottle of Merlot and give it a listen. Thanks again Sid &...

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on Jul 24, 2012 in Moose's Camera Bag, Gear Just Introed!

Nikon’s 24-85VR

I’ve spent the last few weeks with the new Nikon 24-85VR Lens. It’s a really compact zoom with a really nice range. Keeping with that spirit, I took the MB-D12 off the D800 and went shooting with it. alot! I really like the zoom range of 24 to 85mm, the VR was attractive because I could make use of that in my aviation. I wasn’t really concerned with its “slow” aperture because I wasn’t buying it for that speed. I really wanted it to work because it has a greater range then the 24-70AFS in a smaller package with VR. So Sharon & I got on our MtnBikes and went for a ride. I think the lens does an excellent job. I was very pleased to see the lack of vignetting and its sharpness. I think the lens is better than the 24-120VR but not as good as the 24-70AFS. Like the 24-120VR, the lens expands and contracts with zooming, something you don’t have with the 24-70AFS. So while...

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on Jul 23, 2012 in Great Stuff

Patrick LaMontagne Amazing Talent!

To say Patrick has talent is really slighting Patrick because what he does is so much more than just talent. What you see here is a total original piece of art. The reason it’s on my blog because Patrick used a Bison image of mine for a reference. Working with Patrick is great, what he comes up with always makes me smile. Patrick created a time lapse of it’s creation you’ll enjoy watching. Nicely done Patrick, can’t wait for the next...

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on Jul 20, 2012 in Landscape Photography

The Nursery is in Full Operation

This is our FAVORITE time to be home in the Sierra. That’s because all the babies are out and right now, the yard is busting open with kids! We’ve got our biggest crop of Stellar Jays ever I swear. When someone calls the office, they all comment on all the background noise caused by these kids. The Evening Grosbeaks fledglings are the most ever as well. And now the Hummers have shown up in force. What we’re not seeing are the chipmunk and squirrel kids, we’ve not seen a one. And of course, we have that Black Bear cubs like you see here. We have one that I swear as learned that just walking up and down the road gets all the neighborhood dogs upset. It does it all the time to a chorus of barking. The D4 with 300f4AFS is always out and left on because of all the activity. I get lost of exercise because every 10 minutes I’m up looking out all the windows to see...

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