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 […]
Swallows, snakes, nesting eagles, and turtles out of hibernation. The vibrancy of spring is returning to the refuge. Beautiful day. Clear sunny skies. A multitude of photographers and bird watchers. The orientation of the main impoundment boardwalk can be tough going. You almost lose one side of the action unless you are comfortable shooting straight […]
Mr. Old School’s gathering of turtles hits Flickr’s Explore making it to 255 in the top 500. Of course I can understand the appeal. TURTLES! Plus, it’s a great shot. From John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge. Shot with a Sony a500 and the Minolta 75-300mm.