Pictures: Lots of desert follows blooming. And here is a shot of a Phainopepla.

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Moved: I have moved to the Lake Havasu area.

Night folks


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  1. I had never heard of the Phainopepla before so I looked it up. Very interesting bird and given its US range of the extreme SW where I have never been (unless you count a 3 day business trip to San Diego) it’s no wonder the bird is new to me. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes it is, I have pictures of it in the blog from time to time when I’ve been here before. It is spring break for lots of the kids now, not sure I’ll make it down to the area this time, too much action for this old dude LOL.

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      1. Thanks, the Macro lens I have is one that I’ve had for a long time, it is an old Sigma 150mm non-IS. It still does just fine for me. The IS would be nice to have but the cost will keep me away for now.


      2. I would’ve thought it very important to be steady when up close. Depending on how close you do get, and you’re not actually lying on the ground to get the shot, I’d suggest you’d be down on one knee, using your right elbow on top of your knee to steady the camera. Then (and this technique you can use standing up), take a very deep breath right down into your diaphragm, slowly, and as you hold that breath, in that instant, when you’ll feel your body is not vibrating so much, click the shutter! Et voila…less blur/movement. Of course, if you’re leaning up against a wall, that can act as your tripod/steadying mechanism, doing the same with the breath technique.

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