Kitty Food

Yum. Yum. Moment captured on April 23, 2017 at 6:03 p.m. PDT using the Fujifilm X-T1 and XF18-55mmF2.8-4 R LM OIS kit lens, with Classic Chrome simulation set. Vitals: f/4, ISO 200, 1/1250 sec, 55mm. The birds are in the same yard where I photographed a feline nicknamed Patience (real one unknown) for my “Cats of University Heights” series.

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Momma Hummer

This hummingbird is better entertainment for our cats than TV is for humans. She faithfully sits in her nest, on a tree in the middle of our apartment building’s courtyard, with clear view from a window we leave open year around for Cali and Neko. The felines are mesmerized during the night. The featured photo is…

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Flickr a Day 362: ‘Flying for Food’

Third black & white in a row, unplanned, brings back film. Leonidas Konstantinidis shot self-titled “Flying for food” on July 16, 2008, using Minolta Dynax 9, and he scanned to digital. Vitals are not available. I picked the pic for bokeh, composition, and dynamic character. The image also demonstrates the appeal of film’s grain for some captures.…

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Flickr a Day 287: ‘Macaw’

Here is another example of stock photo perfection. No other description suits the work of William Warby, who shot self-titled “Macaw” on Aug. 13, 2013, at the zoo in Santa Barbara, Calif. Vitals, using Olympus E-3 and 50-200mm f/2.8-3.5 lens: f/3.5, ISO 320, 1/320 sec, 200mm. “I earn my living as an analyst/developer for a local government…

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Flickr a Day 274: ‘Flying Puffin’

The photostream of Sergii Gulenok is best described as a series of outdoor adventures; this guy really gets around. I spent sometime picking a pic, because my favorite isn’t really representative of his style. But the ocean’s hue set as canvas against the correctly composed flyer takes the Day. Sergii shot self-titled “Flying Puffin” on…

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Flickr a Day 251: ‘What the …?!’

As a graphic designer, Sascha Etezazi brings fresh perspective to shooting. There are some real gems in his photostream—and some surprises. He snapped self-titled “What the …?!” on March 5, 2011, using Canon EOS 500D and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. I picked the pic for composition and the bird’s priceless facial expression, despite slight focal…

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Flickr a Day 117: ‘Run Duckling, Run!’

For the second day we have a photographer with similar name—beginning with K and now C. I mean no teasing or offense calling out the interesting: Cat Burton shooting self-titled “Run Duckling, Run!” She captured the image “near Vikingsholm on the Emerald Bay of South Lake Tahoe”, which straddles California and Nevada. She used Canon…

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Flickr a Day 107: ‘Snowy’

When choosing photos for this series, I weigh many considerations, such as: Image quality and appeal, composition, and story behind the image or the one about the shooter. Today’s selection is soft and doesn’t represent the high IQ typical of Matt MacGillivray. But it’s a great shot superbly composed (or cropped) that is interesting. Bird and…

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