Category: about me

Testing with 100% Accuracy

Saw this on the June 25 edition of Ugly Hedgehog and just had to share: The Ugly Hedgehog.  Some people love it, some people hate it.  You get to make your own decision by checking it out here, https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/newsletter.jsp?np=1

Silky Water — Handheld!

  What is this, some sort of magic? No, it’s not magic at all.  In fact, it’s something that’s been around for a while. The Big Three camera makers, though, are just beginning to catch on to it and are now putting it in their newer cameras — you can buy these if you like, but it will cost you big time — be … Read More Silky Water — Handheld!

An Unusual Find

A black crowned night heron.  Well, call it a “black crown” if you wish, but I never saw one that extends all the way down your back, and I don’t know how active these herons are at night.  So, “black crowned night heron” might be a little misleading. “Hunched-over flat-headed blue-and-white heron” might be more accurate albeit less flattering. All I know is that … Read More An Unusual Find

LeRoy Island

There is not much about Leroy Island that would make it stand out among the several small islands and peninsulas dotting Sodus Bay. It’s accessible by a pretty-much-one-lane bridge, where there are no signs blaming your GPS for misdirecting you; in fact, there is a sign welcoming you– as long as you are a fisherman who promises to take your trash with you when … Read More LeRoy Island

McNature

Having an affinity for nature photography, Diet Coke, and a bargain, I am a frequent visitor at McDonald’s golden arches.  I can’t help but notice what surrounds most of their restaurants, it’s pretty nice.  So, I make it a habit to bring a camera with me while I wait at the drive-thru for a large Diet Coke/light ice — a real bargain at $1.00 … Read More McNature

A Different Kind of Nature

Human nature.  I ran into some of it yesterday. Weird. Nobody likes being told what to do or when to do it, especially me. But these are hard times.  CoVid-19 is a thing unknown.   Extremis malis extrema remedia, no? When I left work yesterday around noon, horns were honking and cars were gathering in the shopping center parking lot across the street.  “Oh,” I … Read More A Different Kind of Nature

Requiem for the 1100d

Was happily clicking the shutter button when the dreaded error appeared: Easy enough, with a Q-Tip and some 90% alcohol.  But the error message remained, even with the camera turned off.  Removing and then reinserting the battery got rid of the message, but now I had a black screen. The problem wasn’t the lens; it worked fine on the 77d.  So, there I was … Read More Requiem for the 1100d

Love ’em or Loathe ’em?

I didn’t even know what a bridge camera was until maybe a year-and-a-half or so ago, when I decided to concentrate on nature photography.  That’s when I yearned for a 400mm lens to replace my very-good-but-now-hardly-used 300.  It wasn’t long before I wanted a 600 to replace the 400 — and that’s where I was stuck until I discovered bridge cameras.  Sure, I could … Read More Love ’em or Loathe ’em?

Pretty Woman. . .

. . .the kind I’d like to meet (on the side of the road in an old cornfield!)

Here’s Me

I’m a short. round, opinionated old lady. You can distinguish me from other short, round, opinionated old ladies because I’m the one dragging my camera and gear around in a polka-dotted Kate Spade bag.  When I am not roaming the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge or Sterling Nature Center or the marshes alongside Route 38, I am probably wishing I was.  I don’t know why plants … Read More Here’s Me

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