Great Blue Heron: John Heinz NWR


We’ve spent some time this summer shooting wildlife at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge (NWR). Rewarding and challenging. This was the first serious outing for the 500mm mirror lens. (Getting a manual 500mm Minolta to work on an A-mount is detailed in another post.) It is a challenging lens to work with but that can be a good thing. It definitely makes […]


Learning to shoot the sky

Since this summer’s vacation is once again my favorite place on earth — Shenandoah National Park — I really want to learn to shoot the Milky Way. The last time we were at SNP the nights were cloudy. Keeping fingers crossed that this year will be better. We are bringing not just camera equipment but […]

Jimmie the giraffe at Plumpton Park Zoo

A trip to the Plumpton Park Zoo

Very nice small zoo. Quite a number of animals. More than I thought there would be! My favorite? JIMMIE THE GIRAFFE. The zoo is located on MD 473 not far from Conowingo Dam. After a visit to the Zoo make sure to go to Kilby Cream. OMG THE ICE CREAM. Chocolate raspberry is to die […]

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