I took the day off work (images)

Jan 31, 2005
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Instead, I got up early and puttered around the house. It started out with heavy clouds, but then the sun burst through, with that glorious early morning light.

I grabbed my D2X and 105mm micro lens and came up with this one:

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Just as I was putting my camera away the Flicker showed up and she started grooming in the Garry Oak tree behind my house. I set up my tripod and lugged out the 500/4 and TC14EII and SB800. The morning light made for nifty backlighting and my fill flash took care of the rest.

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My wife talked my into a walk and we saw some Ribes (not sure which kind) in fresh bloom. After fiddling around with selective focus I ended up with this one.

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The walk ended up at a local pub, where this black swan was grooming himself. I will have to go back as I did not really do him justice.

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I think I could get used to a time when every day is a day off work! Hope you enjoyed this little peek into roryville.
Jan 25, 2005

You make me ill.... ;-)

We are in the middle of certification on the latest version of our software at my company, and I hardly had time to look up today, much less take pictures.... :( I think that I'm ready for the 'every day is a day off' too.... 8)

These are great pictures.:!: :!:

I'm glad that somebody got to do some shooting today, cause I sure didn't (won't tomorrow either :cry: ).


Jan 26, 2005
Viera Fl
Really nice stuff Rory...

I used to have a Desert Rose plant. They are really cool and fun to foto. Got lots of pics of them.

Like to play in PS with them :>))
Feb 2, 2005
Maple Bay, Duncan, BC, Canada
Real Name
Andreas Berglund
Very nice Rory, such a diverse set of wonderful pictures, the flicker is priceless! I see that the X is coming in handy. here it has been mostly very heave rain today, I'm packing as fast as I can so I can join you on interesting excursions... the current week of the move is week of april 17, two loads with Uhaul then week after that, all the cars, boat etc... What a life...

take care
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