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Me and My Camera
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
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
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.
This is similar to the camera I use, except this one comes with much more accessories and an IS (Image Stabilizing) lens.
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.
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.
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 atClick thumbnail to view full-size
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