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July 26th, 2014 by grant

Up until recently I just had my camera handy near the back door in case Humphrey came along to feed. In an effort to elevate my photography, I started to light my Humphrey shots. Well of course when I set up my scene he never comes or decides to go elsewhere in the yard.

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Well after days of waiting & pacing I think I finally have the shot. I’m having this printed & mounted.

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July 18th, 2014 by grant

Ok the long awaited day has come Blondie has 9 new ducklings. Let’s see how long they last.

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Uh they lasted 2 days.

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July 5th, 2014 by grant

The female ducks are eating furiously, which only means they will be giving us little duckies soon. This brings me joy, but what pi$$es off is when their food is being stolen by evil renegade squirrels.

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June 16th, 2014 by grant

Someone likes it over here. Guess we have better sashimi, less traffic, better schools & lower taxes than that other lagoon.

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June 14th, 2014 by grant

Last night I heard there was going to be a fireworks display after the game. It took almost an hour for the action to start. My little G1X2 did alright. Unfortunately they all pretty much look¬† the same. So I’ll just post this.

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June 14th, 2014 by grant

Apparently this side of the lagoon has the best fishing spot. The Great Blue Heron has been back everyday now. So the story unfolds as a rambunctious cormorant tries to push his way onto the spot. What follows is a very tense slow motion dance of body language, defiance and threats. To escalate things the cormorant shows ultimate disrespect to the GBH. This in turn is the crossing the line and the cormorant is cast off the best fishing spot. Sorry for the disgusting photos but I couldn’t stop laughing as this was happening.

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June 13th, 2014 by grant

This morning I saw a Great Blue Heron in the lagoon so I grabbed my camera and tried to get close enough for a photo. Well it must have gotten comfortable with me (they usually fly away) because it got close enough for me to get a few really tight head shots. That took about an hour by the way.

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Of course I was being watched… I’ll deal with him later.

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June 11th, 2014 by grant

I choose to drive south yesterday (3 ding dang hrs). It looked promising half way down but as I got to Pfeiffer Beach it was overcast. That made for some very flat dull photos. I did manage to find a nice restaurant for dinner though.

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June 8th, 2014 by grant

Just outside our backyard was another event so decided to venture over to check out the Wiggle Waggle dog walk sponsored by FAAS. It was extremely hot I felt sorry for the dogs.

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June 8th, 2014 by grant

I have no idea who these women are or what event this is, but it woke me up so I had to shoot them. Okay after some research I found out its the Mermaid Series.

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June 7th, 2014 by grant

I’m trying to keep busy since Sandy is in the Philippines, so tonight I went to the Rhythmix Island Arts to watch: Lumago Lampas. I got permission to bring my camera sans flash. I’ve never been to the space so I had no idea what to expect. The colored spotlights drove me nuts. I finally settled in on ISO 6400 with a 5omm f1.4 lens.

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June 7th, 2014 by grant

Sand Castle Competition at Robert Crown Memorial State Beach. Unfortunately these things usually happen at the worst time with regard to lighting. Don’t they know?

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June 6th, 2014 by grant

Seems like I do this every few years. Just love those lights! It’s a nice test for my new G1X2 as well.

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June 2nd, 2014 by grant

Out with the old and in with the new. I had my G1X since March of 2012. Even with its shortcomings I’ve used this camera alot.

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June 1st, 2014 by grant

I took Sandy out for a pre birthday dinner at Ume. It was really good and we can’t wait to go back.

Seared Squid with Basil, Lemon and Chile Cold Soba Noodle Salad in Blk Sesame Oil

Ocean Trout Tartare Charred Broccoli with Misonnaise

Braised Oxtail, Kimchee, Fried Potato, Ginger Sandy

 

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