Wednesday, April 30, 2008

The Window in My Front Door

I tried to back far enough away to shoot it and keep the corners square. I used my long lens as the wide angle lens tends to skew the lines. My 70 to 200 lens was zoomed to 90 mm.

Photo for April 30

More dog photos.

Red is waiting in his crate in the laundry room for dinner while Blue waits on her towel in the kitchen.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Photo for April 29

The ducks seem to come twice a day for their hand out. Red stands in the window and watches them. He really wants to taste one.

Monday, April 28, 2008

The Feeder

These photos are by Roxana Saad. I left my camera on the dinning room table today and she took bird feeder photos. Her duck photo is more interesting than mine.

Photo for April 28

Window light

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Ducks Came to Visit

A pair of mallards have been visiting out bird feeder twice a day.

I focused on the front duck.

I focused on the back duck.

The ducks are on the same plane so my focus is on both.

More than you wanted to know:

The Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos), probably the best-known and most recognizable of all ducks, is a dabbling duck. It is strongly migratory in the northern parts of its breeding range, and winters farther south.

The breeding male is unmistakable, with a green head, black rear end and a yellow bill tipped with black (as opposed to the dark brown bill in females). The female Mallard is light brown, like most female dabbling ducks.

Mallards form pairs only until the female lays eggs, at which time she is left by the male. Mallard is the ancestor of almost all of the varieties of domestic ducks.

Puppy Class Playtime

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Tayja learns a New Kenpo Move

Tayja is learning a new self defense move. It is coming a long very slowly...Very slowly.

I video taped what it should look like so we can work on it at home this week.

She seems to be loving Karate and giggles her way thru class every week.


Photo for April 26

Friday, April 25, 2008

Photo for April 25

The streaks you see in the background are rain drops. My shutter speed was not fast enough to stop the drops. My f-stop wasn't large enough to get a sharp focus of the branch. But I did not want the house next door to be sharp. Tech notes: Shutter speed: 1/60 sec. F-stop: f 2.8. ISO 200. Focal length 200.

The streaks of rain are smaller. My shutter speed still was not fast enough to stop the drops. My f-stop was large enough to get a sharp focus of the branch, without the house next door to being sharp. I also shifted my body to put more of the branch against the black part of the house. Tech notes:Shutter speed: 1/500 sec. F-stop: f 5. ISO 3200. Focal length 200.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Photo for April 24

It was too rainly today to go outside. But I must say rain is much better than snow.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Photo for April 23

I really like the light just before sun set. I imagine that the light is equally as nice at sun rise and I try very hard not to see it. I took all of these (expect the evergreen which is in the front yard) without leaving my back deck while waiting for the dogs to come in.

Free Shapping a Bow

Heeling / Clickertraining

Nail Trimming

Caught up

I posted the photos I have taken from April 15 to yesterday. So if you want to see all over them you might want to start with the 4-15 entry. Lately it has been much easier to take photos than it has been to get them up on line.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Monday, April 21, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Saturday, April 19, 2008