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Silicon Valley veteran doing Technical Community Management. Photographer with a strong interest in birds, wildlife and nature who is exploring the Western states and working to tell you the stories of the special places I've found.
Author and Blogger. They are not the same thing. Sports occasionally spoken here, especially hockey. Veteran of Sun, Apple, Palm, HP and now Infoblox, plus some you've never heard of. They didn't kill me, they made me better.
Person with opinions, and not afraid to share them. Debate team in high school and college; bet that's a surprise.
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Monthly Archives: June 2012
I hesitate to call these macro shots, they’re more pure experiments. I have oriental lilies out in the front yard that I love (which is why they’re there), and for some reason, I always plan on shooting them and never do. So yesterday I grabbed the camera and went out and played a bit. These are all natural light, hand held, using my T3i and the 24-105/f4. For some, I added a 12mm extension tube.
I think they’re nice, and it’s always worth trying things, but they aren’t going to make you throw out your macro gear any time soon, but I kinda liked them.
This is a bit of lavender that’s also in the front yard, which actually came out better than I thought it would.
And this is blossom, one of the neighborhood ferals, who’s been hanging out in the yard with her kittens. She supervised, as long as I didn’t get too close. These are her final kittens; if you look at her ear, it’s been cropped, indicating she’s been through the trap/neuter/release cycle since she gave birth.
I hear the best way to drive traffic to your blog is with cat pictures. So, we have a cat picture.
It is amusing to watch Manon wander the house during the day, because she has every location of every sunbeam memorized, and follows them through the house until afternoon, when the last one fades for the day. I didn’t realize cats were solar powered….