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.
Beautiful day after Thanksgiving means a trip over to John Heinz NWR once again to try and find the wild turkeys. Once again, FAIL. But there are gulls everywhere. Despite the slang term, ‘dump ducks’, I like gulls. They are noisy, irreverant and fairly non-plussed at human proximity. We also shot a Northern Shoveler but […]