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Sony Alpha NEX-5N Camera Photos & Videos : I replaced my NEX-3 in February, 2012, with a new NEX-5N camera body. My Sony all-in-one E Mount 18-200mm f/3.5-6.3 stabilized zoom lens that was formerly used on the NEX-3 is now on the NEX-5N. All photos and videos in this gallery have been taken using my Sony Alpha NEX-5N with the 18-200mm lens (except for those of the 5N). Unless otherwise noted, all photos/videos have been shot hand-held without using a tripod, flash, or any special lighting.

For PICS and information about the Sony NEX-3 camera that I previously owned, click on this link: http://big-dude-productions.smugmug.com/Photography/Sony-Alpha-NEX-3-Pictures/16138629_dLJDmP#!i=1229768948&k=MJdrn

Sony Alpha NEX-5N Camera Photos & Videos

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I replaced my NEX-3 in February, 2012, with a new NEX-5N camera body. ...

Updated: Nov 17, 2013 9:20am PST

Group f2.8 Photography Club : I joined a local photography club in February, 2012. Photos in this gallery are those taken on club field trips and some shared at monthly meetings based on a pre-selected theme. Most PICS in this gallery  were shot using my Sony Alpha NEX-5N camera although some of the more recent ones were taken with my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS ultra zoom camera.

The Group f2.8 Photo Club is open to anyone interested in photography. The members’ skills range from beginner to expert. Regardless of experience or equipment, we feel everyone has something to share and learn about photography in our casual setting. The photography group was started in October 2010 and currently has approximately 20 active members. The club meets monthly at the Stanwood Community Library.

Why call a photography club “Group f 2.8?” Because, in terms of the aperture of a camera, f 2.8 is wide open, and the club welcomes everyone. The name is also a reference and nod to Ansel Adams’ Group f 64, which he began in 1932 with 10 other photographers. They shot large format cameras and used the smallest, tightest aperture setting, f 64, to create clear focus through the entire depth of field (DOF). Likewise, the club itself was tiny and exclusive. Not so with the f2.8 Photo Club, that welcomes anyone with an interest in photography. There are no limitations on the club's size and no membership dues (just an initial $25 support donation which is put towards buying equipment that benefits the club.).

Group f2.8 Photography Club

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I joined a local photography club in February, 2012. Photos in this ga ...

Updated: Oct 18, 2013 7:11am PST

Featured Photos : A selection of some of my favorite photos.

Featured Photos

1wolfphotography

A selection of some of my favorite photos.

Updated: Oct 10, 2013 5:12am PST

Ducks and Whoopers at Lamar Peninsula on 010613 : Jay and I made a 400 mile round trip to Lamar Peninsula to try to get some ducks in flight.  When we arrived there were less than a dozen and one-half ducks there.  The bonanza though was a male Bufflehead in breeding plumage with his mate and two Green-wing teal males.  Normally there would be three to four dozen Pintails and Redheads on the lake and they would fly out over time in predictable paths allowing for fairly close shots in good light.  The few Pintails and Redheads that were there gave as many opportunities for in flight shots in good light.  As for the Green-wing Teal, they are afternoon opportunities.  In the afternoon from about 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM the light is across the lake and if you stand at the edge of the reeds for cover and wait the Green-wing teal usually swim over to that side.  Even so, you are afforded a shot at least half the distance across the lake as from the end of the lake by Beachfront Road.  As for the divers, given patience and little motion, they eventually swim up toward the beach end of the lake where the deep water affords good diving and feeding.  The opposite end has the depths for dabblers.  Click on the 'Map This' button for a map of the lake's layout.

Usually on a day at that lake I would have at least 3000 shots, this day it was on 500.  I have tried to post a sampling of what the day was like.

Ducks and Whoopers at Lamar Peninsula...

AubreyC

Jay and I made a 400 mile round trip to Lamar Peninsula to try to get ...

Updated: Sep 20, 2013 6:25pm PST

HI Spring Migration of April.17,18,19 of  2013 : On April 17, 18, and 19, 2013, Jay Mangum and I spent our first visit this year in the blind at High Island, Boy Scout Woods.  Scott Meyer joined us on the 18th and 19th.  Wednesday started with a rainstorm and cold, rain, and clouds plagued us most of the time, ditto a lack of birds.  I have over the last five years noticed when there are both high winds and a lack of sun there are no birds.  We did in fact have some birds, but they were very few in number and variety compared to other seasons.

I have posted in this gallery a variety of the birds we did see and shoot.  For me it turned into a photography study.  I was experimenting with a variety of flash techniques and ways in which I could maximize the depth of field.  I had decided after careful consideration that it was the birds movement, not within the focal plane, but normal to that plane, and it was that movement that took the bird or parts of the bird out of the depth of field and hence out of focus.  I shot high speed flash mode shooting some shots with a shutter speed as high as 1/1600 sec. In this mode however, the lens is opened all the way, minimizing the depth of field.  I did compensate by pulling back on the focal length shooting between 450mm and 500mm instead of extending all the way out to 600mm.  I have plans to try other flash techniques next week, in order to shoot with a higher F-stop in order to increase depth of field.  The down side of this will be shooting with a higher intensity flash.

HI Spring Migration of April.17,18,19...

AubreyC

On April 17, 18, and 19, 2013, Jay Mangum and I spent our first visit ...

Updated: Sep 06, 2013 4:49pm PST

Birds - Recent WIP - Part1 : Last 2.5 year evolution in post processing with CS5 beginning in July of 2010 thru 2012

Birds - Recent WIP - Part1

AubreyC

Last 2.5 year evolution in post processing with CS5 beginning in July ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2013 4:47am PST

Christ Church : Images in and of my church.

Christ Church

MillerFallsPhotography

Images in and of my church.

Updated: Jul 30, 2013 2:09pm PST

Reddish Egrets - Sportsman Rd_San Luis Pass 0601713 : Jay Mangum and I took another run to Galveston today.  Tide was really too high when we were there with Scott Meyer last Thursday.  Feeding depth was just right in the wetlands running along the south side of Sportsman Road on the west end of Galveston Road.  Saw the Reddish Egret shadow dance himself into a fine catch of fish, shrimp, and crabs.  We left early and the reddish guy was still performing, but I already had about 1500 pictures of him and his buddy at San Luis Pass and along Sportsman Road.  This time of year makes the light good along Sportsman Rd. and makes most shots at San Luis Pass backlit.  Jay solved the problem at San Luis Pass by stepping into a knee-high pair of rubber boots and wading out on the other side of his targets getting the sun to his back and onto the his targets.  It was so enervation to this old 73 guy to watch that young 64 year old whipper-snapper alter the  hand to which he was dealt.  Way to go Jay.

Reddish Egrets - Sportsman Rd_San Lui...

AubreyC

Jay Mangum and I took another run to Galveston today. Tide was really ...

Updated: Jul 25, 2013 6:47am PST

The "Super Moons" of 2012 & 2013 : On Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 11:35 p.m. EDT, the moon officially turned full. Only 25 minutes later the moon also arrived at perigee (a given orbit), its closest approach to Earth — a distance of 221,802 miles away. The effect of this coincidence was a stunning sight called the "Super Moon." The result was a 16 percent brighter-than-average full Moon. According to Wikipedia, "...The frequency of a full moon occurring at perigee is around once every 412 days. However, the occurrence of a 'perfect' supermoon, when the full moon occurs at almost the exact same time as perigee, is much rarer, at around once every 18.6 years.... Also, it is "30% bigger than any other full Moon."

Most all of the photos in this gallery were shot (hand-held) using my Sony Alpha NEX-5N camera with a 18-200mm (11X) lens. Others, where noted, were shot hand-held with my Canon PowerShot SX50 HS super zoom camera.

The "Super Moons" of 2012 & 2013

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On Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 11:35 p.m. EDT, the moon officially turne ...

Updated: Jul 24, 2013 8:58pm PST

Backyard Hummers, etal.  on 100311 :

Backyard Hummers, etal. on 100311

AubreyC

Updated: Jul 16, 2013 1:29pm PST