Crawling on a leaf outside the back window yesterday as I was eating breakfast

To the best of my knowledge, this is some kind of Fritillary caterpillar. I captured this image with my Canon SX30is, using digital zoom at 75x. I don’t usually use or recommend digital zoom.  It gets real ugly real quick.  But this camera is amazingly good at it.  The 75x setting approximates almost 1700mm in regular camera terms.

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It’s June 201…

It’s June 2012. Actually, the 27th – which would have been my dad’s 106th birthday. So what better time to re-launch my presence on the internet?

 This new blog – – is being designed to present some combination of the following three objectives:

To share some tutorials about cameras, techniques ands processes;

To show off  images from my two favorite collections – “Funny Birds,” and “Escapes,” and 

To share this adventure with you, inviting your comments, questions and general frivolity!

 I’ll also share links to my own Constant Contact weekly offering.

 If you’d like to follow, please do.