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April 16th, 2016 by grant

Last night we went to San Francisco City Hall to photograph the bunny exhibit.

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April 5th, 2016 by grant

This burd will not give up. Every morning it tries to break into our house via the window. I’ve also become obsessed with photographing it.

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Actually I think it’s just a youngster and it enjoys playing at the window every morning.

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March 25th, 2016 by grant

The other day I heard a very light but rapid knocking sound. I thought who would knock on the door like that. This stupid burd was trying desperately to get through our new windows. This went on for about 20 mins before he gave up.

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February 15th, 2016 by grant

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January 30th, 2016 by grant

We haven’t had Princess Koa over for quite some time, so today is the day.

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January 25th, 2016 by grant

We pruned the tree today. Apparently its Humphrey’s favorite tree as he put up a very vocal protest.

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October 24th, 2015 by grant

This year Noah & Nico went with a Star Wars theme. I was happy to shoot this… well actually it was quite a bit of work. Because it is difficult to predict these kids movement I choose to shoot them individually and composite them into a scene. Of course right in the middle of the shoot Nico decides to remove his head piece.  I had no confidence I could produce anything usable while we were shooting.

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3 composites for Koa, just 2 for Noah and 3 for Nico. Total time including driving 4.5 hrs. In the end I just choose a simple black background, instead of photographing a forest background like I planned. Yes I got lazy.

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October 11th, 2015 by grant

Random stuff from today…

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October 10th, 2015 by grant

Killed 3 spiders in my house last night. They look like small brown thingies but when you photograph them all these detail come alive.

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Unfortunately this 32 image stack is problematic. The depth of field is so small (hence the 32 images) the out of focus areas appear very large. This can be seen if you zoom in, a halo of fuzziness is visible. Mmmm gonna have to look into better stacking software.

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October 5th, 2015 by grant

Happens every Monday morning. The crows go dumpster diving.

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October 4th, 2015 by grant

While we were in Reno we visited the Animal Ark. We didn’t get there til midday so I have too many photos of sleeping animals which I will not post.

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September 28th, 2015 by grant

I really hate flies! But then why do I photograph them so much?

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This is a 26 shot focus stack image, shot with my 65mm MPE on the 5X magnification.

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September 15th, 2015 by grant

Sandy found a green lacewing on her windshield and brought it to me to photograph.

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September 7th, 2015 by grant

I have been trying to photograph a woodpecker for quite some time now. Woody has proven to be quite elusive. He always announces his arrival with a loud heckle, but the second he sees me he bolts. I will get a decent photo if it’s the last thing I do…

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August 16th, 2015 by grant

Did my usual morning thing. Coffee in one hand camera in the other. Noticed 2 hawks go back and forth diving into the field. So I ran out there and attempted to get a little closer. I don’t know if it is a Coopers or Redtail Hawk.

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