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Scenes from North Beach

I am presently writing a full review of RawWorkflow’s LensAlign Pro–a product I briefly worked with in June–so I’ve been busy adjusting the autofocus performance of my cameras with several of my lenses.  While it’s nice to look at a test photo of a focus alignment ruler and see your depth-of-field falling exactly where it […]

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Horicon after LensAlign and Focus Tweaks

A Brief History of “Back-focus” Last weekend I was at Horicon National Wildlife Refuge and experienced some focus problems with my Canon 7D heretofore non-existent, or so I thought.  Upon reviewing photographs from the 7D from the past several months, I noticed that none of them were actually as sharp as they could have been.  […]

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Final American Robin Sequence

American Robin regurgitating a berry in Peace Park, Columbia, Mo. | Canon 7D and 300mm f/4L lens mounted on Walt Anderson panning ground pod; multiple exposures @ ISO 500. I decided to take one more crack at coming up with an entertaining series on an American Robin.  On Saturday afternoon I went over to Peace […]

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Utah Trip Report: Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Back at the end of July, I flew out to Salt Lake City, Utah to join my girlfriend on a car-camping trip along the Mirror Lake Scenic Byway that runs through the High Uinta Wilderness Area in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest. At the end of the trip, we stayed two nights in Brigham City, the […]

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Back from the Galápagos

I returned from the Galápagos islands to Quito, Ecuador on Saturday and flew back into Milwaukee, Wis. yesterday around 9:30am CST.  All luggage arrived back home safely, so I spent most of the day alternating between unpacking and laying on the couch.  (I didn’t sleep on the red eye flight from Quito to Atlanta, but […]

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Bosque del Apache NWR

I recently returned from Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in San Antonio, New Mexico. I’ve posted a small gallery online and more images will follow. Bosque was certainly slower this year than during my visit two years ago. The corn fields have been cut far away from the Farm Loop road, and the weed–especially […]