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April 9th, 2017 by grant

I saw on the news there is a pair of nesting bald eagles in Milpitas. I spent 4 hrs waiting for something exciting to happen. Other than a small hawk chasing the male it was boring and uneventful.

March 12th, 2017 by grant

My variable ND filter fiasco lead me to try a Fotodiox Sony adapter. Now I can use any of my Canon lenses on my Sony which is cool but more importantly it has a built in variable ND filter.

A week ago I made an attempt to go to Alamere Falls but I wasn’t quite prepared and I took the wrong trail and ended up coming back without any photos. This time I returned with Sandy and we took the proper route. It was a long haul (13mi round trip) full of flora & small critters.

Using the Fotodiox adapter was challenging as the auto focus did not work so I had to manually focus in bright sunlight on a LCD screen.

I was using a new Sony A6500 and like a dumbass I neglected to set it to raw capture, so my post processing was limited.

The tide was too high to get a good angle on the lower falls, which meant I ran out in between waves to get a mediocre shot.

November 18th, 2016 by grant

Everytime I go to Livermore I usual see some wildlife. Today it was a Turkey Jerky.

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September 20th, 2016 by grant

On another trip to Gualala I happened to stop at a location where there were a sh*tload of Pelicans so I had to take a photo.

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September 18th, 2016 by grant

Found em in the backyard.

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May 10th, 2016 by grant

Had the day off and found some bugs laying around.

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April 16th, 2016 by grant

Caught a moth last night so I had to photograph em.

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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.

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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