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Me and My Camera

Updated on November 10, 2014
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Me, the shutterbug!

Hi everyone! I know many of you have seen my other articles focusing on other subjects that I like to photograph, draw, or paint. But, I thought I would complete one biographical-type article about the photos I take. As you know, I often travel around and visit different areas to take photos and to look at and count birds. Most of my photos that I post online are of birds, at least for the last few years. But, before I did birds, I did a lot of landscape photos, mostly of the desert, too.

Most of the places I visit are around southern California as it's been a while since I've been outside the state. I have some photos of other places on some of my other lenses about traveling.

All of the photos on this lens were taken by me (Of course, why would I make a lens about me and my camera if I didn't use my own photos?). The only exceptions are the ones that link to Amazon.com.

Landscape photo out in the desert

Desert Sunrise
Desert Sunrise | Source

Here is a landscape photo I did a few years ago when I traveled to the Anza-Borrego desert very early in the morning just before some rainy weather passed through. I have a whole series of photos with this theme and coloration. I think they're the best landscape photos I've ever taken and enjoy looking at them often.

Dos Cabezas Railway Station

Dos Cabezas
Dos Cabezas | Source

I actually had to hike many miles down a dirt road to get to this as my car definitely couldn't go down that road. This station was used up until the 70s when Tropical Storm Kathleen blew through and ruined a lot of the railway in the area.

Canon products similar to what I use

I use Canon cameras and printers, usually. I do have a Pentax film camera and other digital cameras, too. But, these are the products similar to what I use.

Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens + 16GB Deluxe Accessory Kit
Canon EOS Rebel T3 12.2 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS II Zoom Lens + 16GB Deluxe Accessory Kit

This is similar to the camera I use, except this one comes with much more accessories and an IS (Image Stabilizing) lens.

 
Canon PIXMA MG6320 Black Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier
Canon PIXMA MG6320 Black Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

I just bought this printer after my more expensive PIXMA printer quit after almost 10 years. This printer prints just as well as my old one, but it only uses two ink cartridges. My old one used 5 and I save $30 in ink with this one.

 

Bird photos

California gnatcatcher
California gnatcatcher | Source

I take a lot of bird photos like those of this California gnatcatcher. I also like taking photos of shorebirds and ducks, too!

By the way, California gnatcatchers are considered to be impacted by development and they're much studied. I've seen many of them over the years.

Duckling photos!

Mom and one duckling
Mom and one duckling | Source

I love taking photos of ducks and ducklings. It's easy to do so when you go to a park because the ducks and ducklings will all run up to you for food. Some ducks are shier than others and some mama ducks can be mean if you don't stay away from her babies.

You can see more of my photos below in the slideshow.

More landscape, bird and duck photos! - A whole bunch of photos to look at

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This is Peaches' ducklings. However, none survived to adulthood. :(View from Point Loma on a trail near the Cabrillo National Monument.Fence on walkway at Lake Murray.View of Fortuna Mountain in Mission Trails Regional ParkCosta's hummingbird in Julian.Greater white-fronted goose.KilldeerLake Murray, San Diego.Stretch, the duckling, and his unnamed siblingMom and two babies.3 baby coots.Cooper's hawk taking off.
This is Peaches' ducklings. However, none survived to adulthood. :(
This is Peaches' ducklings. However, none survived to adulthood. :( | Source
View from Point Loma on a trail near the Cabrillo National Monument.
View from Point Loma on a trail near the Cabrillo National Monument. | Source
Fence on walkway at Lake Murray.
Fence on walkway at Lake Murray. | Source
View of Fortuna Mountain in Mission Trails Regional Park
View of Fortuna Mountain in Mission Trails Regional Park | Source
Costa's hummingbird in Julian.
Costa's hummingbird in Julian. | Source
Greater white-fronted goose.
Greater white-fronted goose. | Source
Killdeer
Killdeer | Source
Lake Murray, San Diego.
Lake Murray, San Diego. | Source
Stretch, the duckling, and his unnamed sibling
Stretch, the duckling, and his unnamed sibling | Source
Mom and two babies.
Mom and two babies. | Source
3 baby coots.
3 baby coots. | Source
Cooper's hawk taking off.
Cooper's hawk taking off. | Source

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      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Nice photos! You have a good eye!

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      Shorebirdie 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

      @Heidi Vincent: Thanks! That mama was so good with that duckling and doted over him with love. Last I saw her and him, they were swimming off in the sunset to go to their night spot. I never saw them after that, so I don't know if the duckling made it or not. He was about two weeks old in that photo.

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      Heidi Vincent 4 years ago from GRENADA

      Lovely photos, desertdarlene! That siting duck with duckling behind is a "Canon" moment :)

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      Leah J. Hileman 4 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

      I love the babies! Great photos. You have a good eye.

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      Shorebirdie 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

      @jejoju: Hi Jejoju. Often, you can get great photos without getting a fancy camera. But, when I needed something for wildlife photos, I had to get something a little better so that I can fit certain lenses on it. Still, I did nt spend a lot of money to do so.

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      jejoju 4 years ago

      Your photos are great! Thanks for sharing. I wonder if I need to change my camera to get better pictures that I too use on my lens?

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      mel-kav 4 years ago

      These are awesome photos - beautiful!

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      Merry Citarella 4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing.

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      Shorebirdie 4 years ago from San Diego, CA

      @othellos: Thanks!

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      othellos 4 years ago

      These are professional photos. Very nice and truly enjoyable lens.

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