Monthly Archives: January 2014


January 24, 2014

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI find that the more I return to a location, the better my chances for success with wildlife photos. The two pictures here are a good example. These pictures were taken at a pond a few hundred yards from my house. I often go there in the mornings to see what is out and I’m becoming more familiar with the habits of the local wildlife.

There is one particular oak tree that a red-shouldered hawk likes to OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAperch in.  You could easily miss him, since it is a large tree and he is at the very top. But now that I know his habits I always look for him up there. Last week I noticed that he had a partner. I had never seen two hawks in the tree before. I started taking pictures and one flew off, giving me a nice picture of a hawk in flight. Luck goes to the familiar.



Equipment Used

Olympus OM-D E-M1

Olympus 50-200 f/2.8-3.5 SWD


January 20th, 2014

Topaz Labs $10 discount offer

I just received an offer from Topaz Labs for a $10 coupon on Topaz products.

You can redeem the code with the following link above.

There is no word on an expiration date, so I’m not sure how long this one will last.

Are You a Good Photo Editor?

January 17, 2014

Yesterday I took a morning stroll to my neighborhood pond to see what I could find. I was lucky enough to get some close-up pictures of a red-shouldered hawk. The hawk just sat there on a limb for about 10 minutes and posed for me. When I got home I probably had 50 similar pictures of the hawk to choose from. What criteria did I use to select the one I ultimately shared?  Here are three of the candidates. Which of the images below would you select to share on social media? Continue reading

Has Scott Kelby Just Stepped In It?

January 7, 2014

Scott Kelby just announced his new pricing initiative which combines NAPP and Kelby Training memberships into one product — appropriately named KelbyOne. Previously, you had to subscribe to NAPP to get Photoshop User magazine and Kelby Training to get access to the online courses. Both are great products. Now one subscription covers both services — so far, so good.  The details of his new offering are here:

Now the tricky part, pricing. Continue reading