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    From Spring through Summer, there are always flowers to photograph.  Often they are wild but some are domestic, planted in gardens. Here are nine tips for getting better flower pictures: Fill the camera screen with as much flower as possible to see the detail. Photograph the flower in ...

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    Have you ever seen advertisements for new cameras and wondered if you need to spend the money to upgrade?  Since camera companies change their models almost as often as cell phone companies, this idea can be expensive. Recently Lace Andersen shared a great article about this very subject and...

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    You see some pretty flowers while taking a walk and decide to get your camera to capture a picture.  Taking the time to return, you focus up the lens and snap away.  Later at home, you look closely at the flower images to see nothing special that does not look like everyone else’s flower ...

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    Every year towards the end of winter, but before spring begins, there are little flowers that pop up in our flower bed.  These early blooming flowers are the crocus. Because their blooms are small, I use my 100mm macro lens to get a close picture. Our crocuses are growing in a mulched flower...

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    When planning a trip to a beach, I usually check out where the sun rises and/or sets for picture opportunities.  So, being that Clearwater Beach is on the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, sunset was the obvious choice. I went to Google to look for pictures of the area and found several of a ...

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    Walking down the boardwalk at the marina near Clearwater Beach, a beautiful white bird landed on a post nearby.  I was already taking pictures of the pelicans sitting around the marina so I turned my camera to the bird.  Seemed as though it was sitting there posing, probably looking for some food,...

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    Weekly photography quote to inspire.  

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    Walking on Pier 60 at Clearwater Beach, my wife and I were looking out at the shoreline when we spotted these large birds flying and diving into the water.  Upon further watching we noticed the birds were Brown Pelicans. After leaving the pier, we took our cameras and headed to the shore of ...

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    Weekly photography quote to inspire.

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    Have you ever visited a beach at an ocean or lake and saw white birds taking flight?  More than likely those were gulls of some variety looking for an easy meal. While visiting Clearwater Beach Florida, I had the opportunity to take some portraits of Laughing Gulls and Ring-billed Gulls on ...

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