back button.

All of the photos were taken this morning with use of the back button. I must say this may be one of the fastest habits I have ever learned; it’s just as handy as the videos say. Calibration of the lens to the camera will be interesting, like I said it’s either the lens out of focus or my being a bit too jerky unstable.

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focus or tracking?

If I were to stick with relatively slow moving or stationary subjects the results would be better. Half of the fun of photography is learning new techniques and improvement of ones skills. I ramble on a lot about focus, but this blog is really about skill.

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noise

My camera is much better setting the correct shutter speed than I ever will be. Yeh, OK the camera is smarter than I am, but then so is most of the new electronic devices I use.

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a few nice pictures.

The local critters are busy during this false spring nest building for those with mates and for those without searching for one. The new borns will be out and beginning around April 1st then continuing for the month. I have yet to see fledglings so far this year.

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hawks on poles not allowed.

So no more pole sitters unless it is an irresistible opportunity catching the Hawk in an interesting position. I have found myself nearly obsessed with Hawks of all species. I have several images of them flying however I need to practice. My goal is once again to take pictures not needing editing, I aim for detailed pictures of Hawks, practice, practice, practice.

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cropping squirrels.

As most other places in the country Squirrels are everywhere, these are Red Squirrels. They are mean ruthless enemies of the bigger Grey Squirrels which are rare on our Island. I have witnessed a few battles between them, the Grays never win

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so it continues

I don’t do weather any longer, I spent too many days and nights over the past 50 years in every type of weather imaginable. Skunk-puppy and I are indoor weather avoiders. I am so dedicated to it my new camera is not weather resistant; a conscience decision.

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bad editing is OK

Now it’s the editing learning curve, a few YouTube how to videos and a bit of reading followed with weeks of practice. I believe the real skill is knowing when to stop “improving” the pictures.

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so many bad photos and so little time.

Of 100 pictures I take of them I am fortunate to have 10 keepers. Of those a few are slightly out of focus which I labor over until I realize it and think “what in the world are you doing?” It’s possible to save a lot of things in this life but an out of focus picture just ain’t one of em’.

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