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Day 212

In honor of the heat we are having, expected to begin the 90s for the next couple of days, here is another photo from the Barrow Backyard Beach and Bunny Refuge!

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~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 211

I went out to play in the backyard last night.  I was using the M2 with the 22mm f2.0 lens, which is the fastest lens I have right now.  There was lots of ambient light to help illuminate the tres, but I did a little light painting with a small flashlight too.

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The images down by the fence aren’t blurry, they have a shadow close behind them.

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And a three photo panorama.

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~Curtis in my backyard at night, in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 210

A bunch of Flickers came out in the evening.  By the time I had my camera they were all gone but this on young one.

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~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 209

More of that sunrise and stuff…

There is a panorama of this, but after I got it edited it didn’t save where it was suppose to and now I am looking for it…

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Flowers in the sunrise.

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The Moon was still up and fairly full.

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And later the wind got up for a while.

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 ~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 208

A glorious sunrise up at the Dailylife Grandpa’s!

A six photo panorama…they were vertical, not horizontal…

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~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 207

Last night I helped keep track of the scores for the Youth Photography Judging at the 2016 Montana State Fair.  These are all cellphone photos.

The Judges and Photo Wranglers.

(This ultimately became Youth Color Best of Show by our own Club Member Tristan)

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3/4 of the Score Keepers.

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The Judges deliberating a Best of Show.

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More deliberations in Black & White.

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The Youth Color Best of Show by our own Club Member Tristan…OK, I am not sure what this is a winner of, but those are the judges!

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~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 206

At the end of last week I went up to see the Dailylife Granddad and the Dailylife Sister who was down visiting him.

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We did a lot of talking.

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In the evening there were deer out.  This is one of the modern marvels of digital photography: it was pretty close to completely dark, and the deer were an indistinct blur.  Insanely high ISO (3200) was dialed up on my camera and it looks like afternoon.

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This minimalist sunset was taken at the same time, just at a moderately normal ISO 400.

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More to come!

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 205

More from the Barrow Backyard.  It was warm enough to rate putting the slip ‘n slide down the hill!

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Just a small technical note:  Today’s and yesterday’s photos were taken on the M2 with a Tokina 80-200mm zoom from my old Olympus 35mm film days.  It is completely manual and no autofocus.  It does seem a lot easier to focus on the M2 than the 7D.  If only Canon would add focus peaking in the next firmware update…Now I have to work on focusing the Sigma 600mm mirror on my mirrorless…

~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

 

Day 204

The bunnies are out in the Barrow Backyard Beach and Bunny Refuge.

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~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>

Day 203

An early morning Double-crested Cormorant.

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~Curtis in /\/\onTana! {!-{>