Monthly Archives: November 2010

Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park – A short walk

The 487 acre Charlotte Flatwoods Environmental Park is managed by Charlotte County.   It is located between Punta Gorda and Ft. Myers at 15801 Tamiami Trail, Punta Gorda, 33955.   The entrance is right on US-41 as you near Zemel Road.   There … Continue reading

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Shooting closeups – Macro lenses

Macro lenses come in two categories.  there are normal lenses which have a ‘macro’ switch which  extends the focus distance by allowing a little closer shooting within some limitations and then, there are specialized macro lenses.  Modern specialized macro lenses will … Continue reading

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Wood Stork – Mycteria americana

The Wood Stork is the only stork that breeds in North America. Breeding colonies are found from Florida to North Carolina. Here in Punta Gorda, there is a rookery on an island in the Peace River above the I-75 bridge. … Continue reading

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Shooting Closeups – Closeup filters and positive diopter lenses

One of the options to shoot closeup is to add magnification in front of your existing lens.  There are lens attachments called closeup filters or positive diopter lenses.  They are all the same thing but some are better than others. The … Continue reading

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I need to learn to cut mattes and frame

One of the things about this blog theme is the banner image at the top of thepage.  Sometimes it’s tough to find a shot that looks good in the long proportions needed.  Looking through other pictures I realized that using standard … Continue reading

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Babcock-Webb WMA – Seaboard Grade – Tucker to Tram

Seaboard grade is the third intersection on Tucker Grade, the main road into Babcock-Webb.  It’s a pretty rough road and not really suitable for cars but, any vehicle with a reasonable ground clearance can travel the whole length between Tucker … Continue reading

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Shooting Closeups – Reversing Rings

Reversing rings are lens attachments that permit a lens to be turned around so that the front element of the lens is aiming into the camera and the rear element is aimed at the subject. There are actually two types … Continue reading

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