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May 28: Blue Jays

After some careful thought, I decided to set up my bird feeders again. I’d taken them down last year after the bear ripped the pole down, and that was followed by a roof rat assault on my house. They’ve become … Continue reading

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May 25: Lizards and Squirrels

Photography centers around lighting. I’m always shooting subjects in different, even extreme lighting. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. The lower the light, the higher the ISO, and that means more grain/noise. No photographer wants noisy photos. Topaz DeNoise … Continue reading

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May 21: The Beauty and Cruelty of Nature

I was down at the lake early one morning and saw a specific bird behavior. It’s unpleasant to contemplate, but it’s how nature works. This is your only warning. Was I sad when I realized what the great egret was … Continue reading

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Before/After: Transformations

Skylum’s photo-processing program for Mac and PC gets better with each new release. In the latest version (4.2), you can add objects to your sky (as well as replace it altogether). Why would anyone want to do that, you ask? … Continue reading

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May 14: Noise Reduction

Apparently a lot of people can’t see noise (grain) in a photo, but photographers are sensitive to it. We don’t want it, especially in the background. It’s distracting and often downright ugly. My telephoto lens is pretty great in bright … Continue reading

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