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#263862 Young Male Buck

Posted by Art on 12 February 2020 - 01:16 AM

I have a cemetery nearby that is connected to a huge greenbelt.  Because there are so many holes in the fence due to erosion, the deer have access.  Lucky me.  At times, you can get some wonderful pictures of them.


The sad thing is, there are a couple of loons in the area who have made them too used to people by feeding them. I actually saw one nutcase petting a WILD DEER! He is used to her because she always feeds him.


Anyway, I digress.  I am just saying, these deer are not that afraid.  They keep a safe distance but it is not hard to walk up pretty close. You just have to be slow and look away occasionally while they forage.


Nikon D850

Nikkor 500mm f5.6E VR PF

- this is very quickly becoming the new love of my life!





#263860 2020 February Challenge

Posted by Art on 12 February 2020 - 01:10 AM

Well, Herman, I think that pretty much covers it!



Wonderful series!

#263848 Portrait by my friend Dan Paul

Posted by Art on 08 February 2020 - 02:47 PM

Yes, amongst other "names" Father Christmas rings nicely! :lol:


Beard is officially gone now.  My career as a budding Mall Santa is over. 

Health Card and Drivers License images are done with.  I am now lighter some $230 or so.  Tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax tax .....  <_<

#263846 Added another Fuji Prime Lens XF 27 f2.8 Pancake

Posted by Art on 08 February 2020 - 02:44 PM

Very nice, congratulations, shipmate! 

Well done, lovely gear.

#263845 Night long exposures with my XT3

Posted by Art on 08 February 2020 - 02:44 PM

Nice series, Jim.  I hope you are loving every minute of your new camera!

#263842 2020 February Challenge

Posted by Art on 08 February 2020 - 02:38 PM

Hi, sorry for posting this late.  It has been a very crazy month for me.


Please post some BIRD images... ANY IMAGES of Birds taken with any Camera.  Get some of the Winter blahs out by seeing some nice AVION stuff.


Looking forward to the images.


I just recently found this picture I thought was lost... posting to get you started.




#263798 Portrait by my friend Dan Paul

Posted by Art on 02 February 2020 - 01:17 AM

I have a very good friend who was a former photographer and a very, very creative one at that.  He used to have a nice studio in Toronto and did some work for me in my Computer days.


We got together for dinner earlier in the evening and I asked him to take my portrait, just to immortalize the beard.  I have to shave it this week due to images for Drivers License and Health Card.  No fancy lighting, we used what was available, which wasn't much. The backdrop is a bare wall.


Here are the results.  PP was done by me.



#263791 Fallow-Deer Hind

Posted by Art on 31 January 2020 - 07:45 PM

He is a beauty, Herman!

#263790 Water Lily

Posted by Art on 31 January 2020 - 07:44 PM

Well done, Herman.

#263772 DENNIS SMITH has NOTHING on me!

Posted by Art on 29 January 2020 - 02:34 PM

Hey, if you grow it long enough you could flip..... never mind.




That is a DOUBLE Strike on the X-Mas list! 


#263768 DENNIS SMITH has NOTHING on me!

Posted by Art on 28 January 2020 - 11:08 PM

Haha... I have had a full beard off and on for years... I finally let it go for good because it was getting tooooo grey :P :D :lol: ..mind you I generally only shave twice a week... hence the stubble in my pic.


I think if I was all 100% grey, I might leave it.  I have patches of black hair all over, so off it goes.  Maybe in a few years when I am really old! :lol: and all I can do is wipe the drool from my face.

#263767 DENNIS SMITH has NOTHING on me!

Posted by Art on 28 January 2020 - 11:07 PM

Selfies?  :o  :o  :o


OMG!  Not going there!  :huh:


If truth be told, Art, a beard looks better on you than on Trudeau.  For him, it just confirmed that he dyes his hair.  :lol:





Well, it is getting near the end.  I have to decide quickly what day I go in for Drivers License renewal, so I will be back to clean-shaven. According to my mother, not a moment too soon.  

#263766 Owl Butterfly

Posted by Art on 28 January 2020 - 11:05 PM

Nice pic, baiting is dumb.

Yes, it is.  I find it incredibly distasteful and the photographers doing it are, by and large, a very disagreeable bunch. Typically crass and boorish and difficult to have a civil conversation with.


I and starting to grow an incredible dislike for Birders as well.  They are the rabid dogs of self-righteous civility for lack of a better description.  Trampling down gardens, climbing fences on private property, scaring everything in their path is all OK to them so they can tick a check sheet.  God help you if you photograph an Owl and stand too close? What is too close.  It is a moving target defined by the Nut-Bar-on-the-Spot.

Live baiting, in my opinion, is simply wrong and it brings photographers down a very large notch. I wish more photographers wouldn't do it.  The ones I have met who do live bait, stand behind, "It is not illegal to do....".

I have also found, you cannot argue or discuss in any form of civil way with either the Birders or the Baiting Photographers, as both, in my books are nutjobs.

#263763 Niagara Falls, Ontario 2020

Posted by Art on 28 January 2020 - 10:55 PM


Aha!  I wondered why you always seem to post something about Niagara Falls at this time of year.  Now I know.  ;)


Nice series.  :)


Thanks, Mark.


Oh yes.  Done by design.  In winter, Niagara Falls is dead.  So, hotel rates, convention rooms etc are cheap and the hotels want you.  So.... winter it is. Things have changed over the years, the Casinos have made things a little more challenging, but by and large, it is still a good idea.

#263746 Owl Butterfly

Posted by Art on 27 January 2020 - 11:01 PM

Isn't this beast simply gorgeous in its own ugly way! Love these.


You may have seen me post this on Facebook.  I had an argument with some birders yesterday on FB over baiting. Some nut in Toronto was throwing feeder mice to bait an owl and the birders lost their minds. I don't agree with live baiting. But, I was trying to tell those idiots to go after him for his dog, that was off-leash and for threatening bodily harm to them. Talk about a bunch of nuts that can't see the forest from the trees.  It is not illegal to bait Owls in Ontario.  They are trying to shame him online.


I hope he sues them, even though he seems like a giant donkey.