Tuesday, July 19, 2011

PBS NOVA Cuttle Fish

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Kings of Camouflage | NOVA | PBS Video

video.pbs.org/video/1150618835/3 min – Jun 24, 2009
Program: NOVA. Episode: Kings of Camouflage. Meet the cuttlefish, one of the brainiest, most bizarre animals in the ocean. Search these

YouTube – NOVA | Kings of Camouflage | Meet the Cuttlefish | PBS

www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x-8v1mxpR03 min – Mar 29, 2007 – Uploaded by PBS

NOVA | Kings of Camouflage – PBS

Kings of Camouflage. Meet the cuttlefish, one of the brainiest, most bizarre animals in the ocean. Airs July 13, 2011 on PBS. Posted 04.03.07; NOVA

Tiny inch long, walking Cuttle, deadly poison!

NOVA | Kings of Camouflage | Anatomy of a Cuttlefish (non-Flash) | PBS

(non-Flash) In this interactive feature, explore the anatomy of a cuttlefish


Friday, June 17, 2011

I Was Shocked/ saddened To Receive This E- Mail !

PHOTOTREK.446PHOTOGRAPHY.COM published a new post entitled "For Sale....." on 6/16/2011 8:49:16 PM, written by Greg A. Kiser.

For Sale.....

I have for sale the following items:

Canon ImagePROGRAF iPF5000 large format printer

Camera Body

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Canon BG-E6 Battery Grip


Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM (with hood)
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (with hood)
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM (with hood)
Canon A II (W) tripod collar for the 70-200mm lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
(with hood)Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM (with hood)Canon EF 25 II Extension Tube

(2) Canon Remote Switch RS-80N3(2) Canon BP-511A Lithium Ion Batteries
Canon Battery Charger LC-E6

Acratech Double Axis Spirit Level
Tamrac Photo Rucksack Expedition 7xTamrac MAS Medium Pocket
(2) Tamrac MAS Small Pocket
Tamrac MAS Water Bottle
Lowepro Memory Card Wallet
(2) Extra 77mm Lens CapImpact Gold and Silver Reflector Disk 42"Giottos Rocket Air Blower
Lens Pen

Visible Dust Arctic Butterfly
(4) Microfiber Lens Cloths
Blank Media

SanDisk Extreme Compact Flash 16GBLexar Compact Flash Platinum II 4GB
SanDisk Ultra II Compact Flash 2GB
Lexar Compact Flash Pro 1GB
(3)Kodak Compact Flash 1GB


Canon Speedlite 580EXII
Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2

SBM Supreme Light Diffuser

Filters and Accessories

Lee Foundation Kit for 4x6 Filters
Lee 67mm Adapter Ring
Lee 77mm Adapter Ring
B+W 67mm-77mm Step Up Ring
B+W 72mm-77mm Step Up Ring
77mm Lens Cap (Spare)
B+W 77mm MRC KSM Circular Polarizer
Singh-Ray 2-stop Hard Edge Grad ND Filter (4x6)
Singh-Ray 2-stop Soft Edge Grad ND Filter (4x6)
Singh-Ray 3-stop Hard Edge Grad ND Filter (4x6)
Singh-Ray 3-stop Soft Edge Grad ND Filter (4x6)
Hoya 77mm HMC 81A Warming Filter
Hoya 77mm HMC 81B Warming Filter
Hoya 77mm HMC 81C Warming Filter
Hoya 77mm Pro1 Digital MC ND4 Filter
Hoya 77mm Pro1 Digital MC ND8 Filter
Hoya 77mm Enhancing Filter (Red Intensifier)ExpoImaging ExpoCap 77mm White Balance Filter
Tripod and Head

Manfrotto Magfiber 055MF3 Tripod
Slik SH-807E Pan/Tilt Head
LensCoat LegCoat Leg Protectors

I would like to see it all sell together as it is everything one needs to explore landscape photography.  Its about $15,000.00 worth of equipment.  I would like to get about half that for everything.  I would consider selling the PROGRAF printer by itself, but the camera equipment, I want to sell as a complete unit for simplicity sake.

I am located in Winston-Salem and due to the value, size, and weight of the property, I am not willing to ship.  This is a first come first serve affair.  I'm not interested in any auctions.  Make me a fair offer, and its yours.  All of this is in like new condition and everything works perfectly.

Contact me with offers at 336-681-0220.

You can view pictures of the equipment here.
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  I wish I was a rich person! But then not being rich, as most of us are not these days! Is why so many photographers can not afford to do this as a Business. Even as a Hobby!
I know I no longer can do my Craft, Art Business any more for those very  reasons. It takes money for supplies and you have to have people with money to buy an Art Object! So I have a page of my older Art just to look at. It  just does not fit into daily family needs, So that is rough for Artists!
I wish Greg and everyone the very best in their lives of course, deep from my heart!
So Sorry for this kind of news!


Sunday, May 29, 2011

Funky Wood Door

fun wooden door designfun wooden door design
funky three in one wood doorfunky three in one wood door


cottage homes rounded thatched roofcottage homes rounded thatched roof
cottage in forrest house hansel and gretelcottage in forrest house hansel and gretel
cottagechouse on the rivercottagechouse on the river
gingerbread cottage house beautiful landscapegingerbread cottage house beautiful landscape
small cottage house in grassy fieldssmall cottage house in grassy fields

Cool Planters

contemporary planterscontemporary planters
cool planterscool planters
garden furnituregarden furniture
mobile gardensmobile gardens
modern plantersmodern planters
small gardensmall garden

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

9-eyes.com Features Google Street View's Most Beautiful And Disturbing Images

Just one of the many strange images found on Google Street View (9-eyes).
Google Maps with Street View says on its website that it "lets you explore places around the world through 360-degree street-level imagery. You can check out restaurants, visit neighborhoods, or plan your next trip."

Or, if you are Jon Rafman, you can use the service to capture unique, unexpected, artistic and sometimes disturbing pictures of people in unusual settings.

Rathman's website, 9-eyes.com, gathers the pictures, and is forming a cult following.

Check out the pictures and tell us what you think. We have no idea how the suited man (or is it a mannequin?) ended up on a lonely, rural lane. Why is the boy hiding behind the garbage can? We have no idea about that, nor why the reindeer is running down the road, or why Rafman - who blurs every person's face - decided to blur the face of an elephant. But you'll find that and much more in the collection.

Be warned: 9-eyes contains many flipped birds and shiny moons of a decidedly non-lunar variety. If you're all right with that and you have time to kill, you know where to head.

Click here to check out 9-eyes.com.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Did You Know You Can Watch Videos on the Royal Channel?

Welcome to The Royal Channel, the official channel of the British Monarchy.
While I am here, how about a free trip around London:)

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Most Fascinating Public Gardens in the US

Missouri Botanical GardenShelterpop Missouri Botanical Garden

The Most Fascinating
Public Gardens in the US

Missouri Botanical Garden is the oldest of its kind in the country and is widely considered one of the top 3 in the world.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

green-crowned brilliant fearlessly attacking a small viper

Photographer Bence Máté said:"I was photographing hummingbirds when I heard the sharp, alarming noise of the birds reacting to the presence of a predator. Sixty feet away from me this green-crowned brilliant was fearlessly attacking a small viper. The long shutter speed and shallow depth of field made it difficult to make an image with both animals sharp. This encounter was one of the most interesting ones I had ever seen, and I quickly set up two flashes to increase the light and shutter speed, using one flash fired from the background and another from the camera.”
Photographic information:
Camera: Nikon D700; 300mm ƒ/2.8 lens; 1/100 sec at ƒ/4; ISO 200; Canon 540EZ flash; Canon 550EX slave; Gitzo carbon tripod; Gitzo fluid head.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Feather Artist off the forest floor thank you Sal !

The  painters of these Feathers are outstanding,
but the message below the Feathers, "God's Wings," will touch your   heart.

 These paintings were all made by Julie Thompson. ...

G-d's  Wings

After a forest fire in  Yellowstone National Park , forest rangers  began their trek up a mountain to assess the inferno's damage.  One ranger found a bird  literally petrified in ashes, perched statuesquely on the ground at the base of a tree.  Somewhat sickened by the eerie sight,  he knocked over the bird with a  stick.  When he gently struck it, three  tiny chicks scurried from under their dead  mother's wings.  The loving mother, keenly aware of impending disaster, had carried her offspring to the base of the tree and had  gathered them under her wings, instinctively  knowing that the toxic smoke would rise.  She could have flown to  safety but had refused to abandon her babies.  Then the blaze had arrived and the heat had  scorched her small body, the mother had remained steadfast...because she had been  willing to die, so those under the cover of her wings would live.