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  1. Jim Olson

    My wife and I drove in to town and I had to stop and take some shots of the mountains

    A couple of shots of the Olympic mountain range
  2. Jim Olson

    Some shots from a beach a couple of miles from us (10/31/2021)

    This is a quite little beach and the first time my wife and I stopped here and we stayed until after midnight. So much to shoot... After the seagull we spotted some jellyfish that washed up on the beach... Then we saw a otter eating a fish he caught, then all hell broke loose when a gang...
  3. Jim Olson

    Shots from the front yard of my in-law's house

    I always take my camera when we go over to my in-law's and they have a bunch of birds flying around all the time. Lots of geese, ducks, hawks, and sometimes an eagle or two but the hmmingbirds are always great. And a black capped chickadee
  4. Jim Olson

    This was my first attempt at astrophotography

    I took this shot the other night in my backyard. I think it's okay for a first attempt. Also got a meteor in the shot
  5. Jim Olson

    We had a family of Quail in our yard for the first time.

    Did some research and they are California Quails. This one is an adult male.
  6. Jim Olson

    Avation (Globe Swifts fly-in) I love living next to the airport.

    I was talking to one of my neighbor's that flies a 1946 Globe Swift and he was telling me about the fly-in. Well it just happen to fall on the same weekend that I had taken off from work so I could be at our annual motorcycle club picnic which was going to be in the hanger of another neighbor...
  7. Jim Olson

    I found some eagles again today

    There was a crow dive bombing the eagles
  8. Jim Olson

    Some random shots I took while at the in-laws house

    I took these & then went to many different sites to use "sharpen image" & after 5 or 6 sites found one that makes JPGs... All the other sites only download in PNG. I still have had time to play with the editing programs that I have to sharpen, but this will work for now...
  9. Jim Olson

    Eagle eye does it again...

    I can't believe it but my wife did it again. She saw this eagle land in the trees across the street right out our living room window.. We hadn't even had our 1st cup of coffee, and she says "Get your camera, there's an eagle right across the street." I also sharpen the image on-line. But it...
  10. Jim Olson

    WOW!!! What a lucky day.

    It was my wife's birthday & after a very nice dinner out with her parents, the two of us thought we might want to go to Dungness Landing to look at the lighthouse. Boy, did we get a surprise... There was 4 or 5 eagles there and I think an adult & a juvenile were training.
  11. Jim Olson

    Just testing out my new to me Canon 7D Mark II

    I had surgery last Thur so I can't go anywhere for now but I do have my front yard to shot. TNX again to Will & Asher. I'm having fun with the faster shutter speed & the 10 shots per sec. Here is just a few shot from this morning. Coming in for a landing and scared the fly away. Fight at the...
  12. Jim Olson

    Shooting in full manual mode today for the first time ever

    I saw this little hummingbird in our holly bush and had to get my camera and shoot in Manual mode. I have been wanting to try Manual mode, but just don't think I was ready until today. I also wanted to edit the RAW image with a editing program that I have been wanting to use. I use Linux OS...
  13. Jim Olson

    Right place at the right time. A Cooper's Hawk out my window.

    I just happen to look out and saw this hawk sitting there. So I grabbed my camera and started taking pictures. The only problem is my SD card messed up and I couldn't read the images. I use Linux and I had to reboot and try to open the card in Windows and it said the card had to be scaned but it...
  14. Jim Olson

    Weekend outing with my wife & her parents.

    Just a short drive from our place is a little farm called Troll Haven and there is a lot of photo ops there. Even got a shot of a neighbor taking his granddaughters (I assume) to the beach down the street where we saw them a shortly after I took this shot.
  15. Jim Olson

    It's raining here in the Pacific Northwest & I saw this spider web & tried many times to capture it.

    After many shots (& then I just used the pop-up flash) I think it works. Any comments & critiques would be helpful
  16. Jim Olson

    Adventure Kitty is trying out for Saturday night live

    Mitzy had surgery yesterday. No babies for this baby.
  17. Jim Olson

    Macro shots with the new extension tubes

    Still trying to get the correct focus. I'm using Live View and digital Zoom to do manual focus since I have no Auto Focus with the tubes.
  18. Jim Olson

    Testing my new macro extension tubes

    I got some cheap macro extension tubes & was over at the in-law's house with my camera, and got a couple of shots. The first shot is a new little solar fountain that my mother-in-law just put in the bird bath. I got an interesting effect with the sun light & the water spray. And this is a...
  19. Jim Olson

    A wild kitty named Mitzy.

    Mitzy saw something... Wait! Is there something in that bush? Yes I think there is