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Blue Crow at a Distance

Blue Crow at a Distance

Remember the 500mm Mirror Lens I had back in May? In spite of the horrid bokeh, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. I broke down and found another one on ebay. After months of researching mirror lenses I settled in on the Sigma 600mm. This one is bigger, and on a DSLR it has an effective power of 18x. What led me to this one was the thought that what mattered was the size of the objective lens (the exposed glass on the front of the lens) which on the Sigma 600mm is 95mm.

Anyhow, the stupid doughnut machine is back. It’s so much fun to use, it’s like the best binoculars that takes pictures and doesn’t weigh a ton. The trick is to find things with plain backgrounds.

Minnesota State Butterfly - The Monarch

Minnesota State Butterfly – The Monarch

I found this little guy flitting through the neighborhood, bringing a flash of color wherever he went.

What's all the Buzz about?

What’s all the Buzz about?

Sunday Morning Sunrise

Sunday Morning Sunrise

Happy Sunday Morning! All of God’s creatures welcome another beautiful day.

Sunrise Over the Marshlands

Sunrise Over the Marshlands

Golden sunlight splashes over the marsh grasses. Another beautiful moment along the Cedar Corridor Bike Trail.

Purple Flowers

Purple Flowers

Statue Feet

Statue Feet

A close-up of Crest of the Wave by Harriet W. Frishmuth in the center fountain at the Como Conservatory in St. Paul.

Ryan & the Red One

Ryan & the Red One

Last Friday night I documented the shooting of a music video. Ryan Taylor (shown above) and Scott Regan shot with a Red One 4K digital movie camera. Imagine shooting 4000 pixel-high video in 12 bit RAW mode at 30fps. Nope, neither can I. It was in impressive secret location. I’ll try to get the video when it’s available to share.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Shhhh! We’re sneaking up on dragonflies today…

The Proud American Goldfinch

The Proud American Goldfinch

Even on a windy day, some can still hold their ground.