Bokeh can be beautiful. It can also be crazy. Especially when using the Minolta MD Rokkor-X 500mm mirror lens. Because the lens is not refractive it requires a careful choice of background to avoid doughnut bokeh. Catadioptric lenses use two mirrors. The secondary mirror partially blocks the main mirror blocking out the center of each light […]
Time for dragonflies! Anywhere you have a pond or a still body of water you will find dragonflies. We stalk them at various sites: Newlin Grist Mill, Hibernia Park, John Heinz NWR. All were shot with the Minolta 75-300mm and either the Sony A500 or Sony A65.
Nice surprise to find the pileated woodpecker shot by Mr. Old School is up on Flickr’s Explore! We were actually hunting the frog pond for photo ops when the pileated flew down and stated attacking the rotted stump. Had a quick window to get a couple of shots before he was chased away by a […]