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Great Lawn, eh?

Great Lawn, eh?

Another great crop of early spring wildflowers in the lawn this year.


Goalie Interference

Goalie Interference

Take the next two minutes off.


Canikon Returns

Canikon Returns

April 20, 2010: I owned a D300 for a while a couple of years ago. Just for giggles and grins one day I kludged up an adapter to fit my Canon 500mm IS to the D300 using an old Nikon F mount and a Canon extension ring. Results with the Canikon hybrid weren’t too bad. […]


24mm 1.4 Dandelion

24mm 1.4 Dandelion

April 19, 2010: Took the new 24mm/1.4 on my lunchtime walk today hoping to see what it could see. I didn’t see much, which naturally limited the 24’s options, but I did do quickie test at f/1.4 to check bokeh. This dandelion and a hundred of his friends are behind our office on a slope […]


Me & The Carlos . . .

Me & The Carlos . . .

April 18, 2010: . . . Avery painted turtles agree: today was a mighty fine day for lazing about in the sunshine.


Saturday Cat Blogging

Saturday Cat Blogging

April 17, 2010: Rule 955.1 (a) (II) of the Obsessive Amateur Photographer Handbook requires an ” . . . immediate photograph of a cat, dog or child upon receipt of a new piece of gear.” Never one to flout the rules, when I unwrapped my new Nikon 24mm f/1.4 and bolted it to the D700 […]


Alice Cooper, The Formative Years

Alice Cooper, The Formative Years

After several rain showers the makeup reminded me more of an early Alice Cooper concert than a cow.


Root Beer Break

Root Beer Break

March 29, 2010: Saturday we stopped for a root beer before supper. I had my new Panasonic GF1 along and snapped this pic of my mom-in-law enjoying a frosty mug in Centerville. I’ve had a hard time deciding whether I’ll keep the GF1. It’s an interesting camera, a mirrorless micro four-thirds that slots in between […]


Northbound Eagle

Northbound Eagle

I don’t know how old this guy is, but I doubt he’s given much thought to finding a mate and settling down to raise a family.


Bob, Shower Guard

Bob, Shower Guard

So thanks, Bob. I’m squeaky clean this morning in large part to your diligence.


Herald of Spring

Herald of Spring

Heard several reports over the weekend that male redwing blackbirds had returned to southern Minnesota and the southern edge of the Twin Cities. Sure enough, this morning a male announced his presence in the little cattail wetland/drainage basin next door to where I work in St. Paul. I checked last year’s images and notes, and […]


Princess of Balloonery

Princess of Balloonery

As is her royal prerogative, Princess Madge claimed all the pink balloons for herself.


No Look Pass

No Look Pass

Name’s Ides, Robin Ides

Name's Ides, Robin Ides

Just in case the recent beautiful spring-like weather has lulled anyone into complacency, take a look at this pic. Took it March 31, 2009. It was snowy and cold, and made for grumpy humans and robins.  So don’t put away the snow shovels quite yet.


Mark III Silliness

Mark III Silliness

If opinions were gold, the Internet would have a value in excess of the national debt.