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on Nov 18, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

Seasons

I’ve been very fortunate to be one of the early viewers of this gorgeous film! It’s important to understand the beauty that has been left to us and why we all need to be involved with our wild heritage. Season opens today and reminds you why news like this doesn’t need to be the legacy we leave future generations. Remember, your photographs CAN change the...

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on Nov 14, 2016 in Random Thoughts

No, This Is Not a Supermoon Photo

and neither are most of those sent to me by folks. Why? A Supermoon is “brighter-larger” visually than the moon we see normally. The photos sent me were nice, I’m sure a blast to take but just taking a picture of the moon in the sky, be it super or not could be any full moon, couldn’t it? If you walked outside last night and looked up at the moon, depending on where you were it might have looked brighter but without some reference, it didn’t look any bigger. This all comes down to the classic problem we all face every time we go to take a photograph, storytelling! In the photo above, it’s a double exposure, one for the B-25 and the other for the moon. But in the moon’s case, I zoomed way in the hell out to 560mm (200-400 w/TC-14e) to make it so bloody large in the frame (and took a few attempts), “Supermoon” size. It’s definitely not my best double exposure but it was...

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on Nov 9, 2016 in Friday Thoughts

Moose PhotoPacks Everywhere!

We can’t thank folks enough for their support and kind words! Like these: Hi Moose, I just want to tell you how much I like the new MP 1 ver 2 bag. As owner of the original MP 1 I wasn’t sure if I want to upgrade to the new version. Boy, am I glad I did. It is fantastic. I have taken it to Australia and on small commuter planes with no problems. It is the only bag I will trust my 800 mm lens to be in. Harry Mudd Moose As a wildlife photographer who is a woman, finding the perfect camera bag that I can manage has been a challenge. The MP-1 V2 easily and conveniently holds the wildlife gear I need, including my 600mm lens, three or four smaller lenses, flash, and a couple of camera bodies. The backpack style bag is brilliantly designed and the straps disappear when not needed. And, instead of one large opening, the bag has three separate openings that make...

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on Nov 8, 2016 in Random Thoughts

Time Flying By

Thanks for all the emails asking if I were still alive. It’s been a while since I’ve posted and with a couple of posts disappearing, many have asked. We were in the process of moving to a whole new server farm and with all the websites and all the content, getting everything moved, new databases established took days. That’s why some posts disappeared, I posted on the old site after the database was moved. So all is well here. The past week we’ve been on the TX coast looking for and photographing birds. To be honest, it was a challenge! Some of the old locales which use to be so shorebird and wader rich were literally no more than dirt lots! Numbers on the beaches were well down as well. We found birds and had a great time, but it simply wasn’t the same. Above is a flock of spring skimmers that were hanging out. Love watching them fly, such a great nature pattern on the wing....

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