Exposure in digital photography – AV and TV Modes, White Balance, and ISO

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My old digital camera took nice photos, but was too bulky to carry in a small shoulder bag or fanny pack. I recently traded options for portability, and moved to something smaller, a Canon Powershot SX700 HS.  The first shots I took with this camera looked washed-out. Obviously, my exposure settings (light to dark ratios) … Continue reading

Photographs from the Little Rock Zoo, Arkansas

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When I’m in the mood for a long walk, I sometimes go to the zoo.  On this particular day, it was overcast, and I’d hoped the animals would be especially active. Instead, most were simply relaxing. Although there weren’t many action shots to be had, I did get a few portraits.  I always look forward to … Continue reading

Photographs from Memphis Zoo in Tennessee

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Below are photographs from a recent trip to Memphis Zoo in Tennessee. Male lions are my favorite animals to photograph. However, their manes emit a yellow-green haze. This haze is not seen by the naked eye, but it often spoils photographs when it is captured by the camera. I encounter the same problem when photographing … Continue reading

Rescued walkingstick insect becomes an assassin bug

As I placed my coat on a hanger, I noticed something on the bedroom wall.  It was extremely tiny, green, and had very long legs.  “Look,” I said to Sam, “It’s a baby walking stick.” “Guess we have to find a jar.” I snickered.  “It’s a bug.  I’m not going to save it.  Besides, it’ll … Continue reading

Elephants at Chobe National Park in Botswana

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Chobe National Park in Botswana (Boot-swana) is all about elephants. I’ve been to many game parks and many zoos, but I have never seen elephants as happy as these. Large numbers come together for post rainy-season celebrations. A favorite past-time is walking through the water, and then drying off with a dust bath. There are … Continue reading

Wildlife at Chobe National Park in Botswana

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Here I am at Chobe National Park in Botswana. We started our safari on a boat similar to the one shown. One of our members stooped under the railing and took a seat on a platform at the front of the vessel. The captain asked her to move behind the railing. He said that on … Continue reading

Photographs from Kruger National Park in South Africa

Photographs from Kruger National Park in South Africa. Taken during a Smartours safari.