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Nikkor 200mm F4 Micro Macro Lens Review

Nikkor 200mm F4 Micro Macro Lens Review

The first thing you notice when you pick up the Nikkor 200mm F/4 Micro lens is its build quality, VERY solid. This type of lens build represents an era before plastics became standard fare. Holding this lens you know it is one of the best built Nikkor lenses ever and although this is one of Nikon's older lens with a long service life it is a premium Macro / Micro lens holding it's favor among macro enthusiast since its first release in 1993.
Really Right Stuff Flash Bracket Review

Really Right Stuff Flash Bracket Review

This is my review of the Really Right Stuff flash brackets and flash mounting accessories.  I purchased my setup this past month and have taken it out on a few shooting assignments.  Here is what I have to say about the setup and its operation and dependability in the field.

Nikon SB-5000 vs SB-910

Nikon SB-5000 vs SB-910

In 2016 Nikon announced and surprised many of us with new digital imaging tools, The Nikon D5, "surprise" a new D500 and to go along with it the beginning of wireless flash control, this is a first for Nikon  In this article we cover down on the SB-5000 and SB-910. How should you spend your coins going forward?

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Mid Summer Dream

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On June 20th we officially enter into summer known as the summer solstice and on that day summer arrives.  I took a stroll through open  wooded area looking for signs of summer, you know - Dragon flys, and beautiful cone flowers.  I was greeted with this wonderful specimen, using my long telephoto I took a moment and snapped a couple images.  The color and contrast speak for themselves. Summer is Here!  

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Cedar Waxwing

Chasing Berries

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Each year I am blessed by the migration of the Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum through my area of the country. Their visits are timed almost perfectly with the arrival of the fruiting trees and bushes.  These delightful birds will stay in the area for several months basically as long as the fruit holds out. See my gallery and read more on these birds.

Flower Photography

Beautiful Details

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I have a couple photographic weakness, Birds and Flowers.  Whenever I am out doing some photography shooting regardless what my intentions are, if i run across a great looking flower I stop...

Rainy Day Photography

Shooting in the Rain

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I admit I like being out during rainy days  Why?  It is refreshing and stimulating to walk a wooded trail hearing and feeling the rain,  and besides that, It offers many...

Cedar Waxwing

Forest Treat

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I found a small flock of Cedar Waxwings going about their child rearing chores. These birds  are social that you’re likely to see in flocks year-round. This small flock was in a...
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Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6

Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6

Great reach, fantastic VR, Nice Reach, and at a really good price point all things considering.  I am thinking about getting me one!

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Nikon D500 Nikon D500

Nikon D500

Niikon has release the best DX Crop Sensor Camera to date, with new features and higher performance, it is a keeper.
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Nikon SB-5000 Nikon SB-5000

Nikon SB-5000

The smaller SB-5000 takes the throne away from the SB-910, with more output and better cooling.

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7 Things Every Photographer Should Do

Posted: May 23, 2016

7 Things Every Photographer Should Do

Be Prepared

Each of use want to make great eye catching photographs, we live for it. The reality is we may not be able to achieve greatness in every aspect of photography. Some people are blessed with a great location that is in line for their desire and maximizes their inner creativity. Others may need to seek areas that will sooth their quest while others have jobs doing what they love. Each of us want to explore what makes us take photographs and want to share them. In this age of instant digital everything, how do we capture the uniqueness of life, the people and surroundings of our ever changing world in ways that bring new perspectives of everything.
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7 Photographic Legends

Posted: May 23, 2016

7 Photographic Legends

The Legends

Everyone has their favorite people in life, If you’re a sports fan then you may have a few players or coaches you admire and inspire you. Here in my world of photography, I have listed 7 individuals who have made me a better photographer and inspired me to get up and shoot. They are the best of the best.

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7 Photography Tips and Tricks

Posted: May 23, 2016

7 Photography Tips and Tricks

Magic

Here are my super secret Tips and Tricks for Nature Photography out in the field , Please don't tell anyone I posted these for public use. - This is not about what to carry, batteries, supplies, etc, but how to be prepared; nature is just that and most times unpredictable

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7 Things Photographers Should Carry

Posted: May 23, 2016

7 Things Photographers Should Carry

The Essentials

Here is my essential items to carry on every photographic outing. Now one may argue why would I need a polarizing filter for an indoor shoot? Well you don’t in most cases, but having one in your carry bag will pay dividends one day.  Also, to note is just use common sense and some of the items on my list are just that.
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