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I always wanted to try photography, and my retirement offered an opportunity to do just that.
The natural world is my first love. Here you will find pictures of things both large (landscapes, for instance) and small (macro) that catch my eye. I hope the images serve as a window into the natural world many of you don't have the chance to see. In a sense, I'm trying to create a guided nature trail, sharing what information I have about the subject.
I'm always grateful for new and better information and welcome all input. Learning is food for the mind and soul.
Nothing is ever harmed in the picture-taking process, but some things that wander into our home (like spiders) are carefully removed from the house after they serve as 'models'. Houseflies, mosquitoes, and ticks are exempt from the 'no harm' doctrine:>).
Six years ago I began photographing with an Olympus FE240 - I loved that camera! Then I moved on to A Sony Cyber Shot DSC H9 - that camera rides along with me everywhere and I LOVE the tilt screen.
I just purchased (early April 2013) a Canon EOS Rebel T4i. This move is a tough one for me because it means I must learn about lenses, carry more equipment, change lenses in the field (EGAD!) and know how to work the dang thing! I'm beginning to feel pretty good about the MACRO, and the Lens I use is a TAMRON SP 90mm F/2.8 1:1 MACRO.
So much to learn! The Canon made me happy because it has a wonderful TILT LCD SCREEN!!!!
With some exceptions, these pictures are 'as is, where is'. I've begun to experiment with textures and combining images, especially with greeting cards. You can teach an old dog new tricks:>)