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Friday, December 31, 2010 - LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM

Snow Goose, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM, February 4, 2010
Snow Goose, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, San Antonio NM, February 4, 2010

Only twenty thousand pictures to sort

Ha! I was so busy playing with the new Canon EOS 7D 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera with 3-inch LCD and 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens I bought from Amazon last January I didn't take the time to organize the thousands of pictures I was taking. Big mistake.

I was staying at the Bosque Birdwatchers RV Park and spent at lot of time at the nearby Bosque Del Apache National Wildlife Refuge experimenting and practicing panning on birds in flight in High Speed Continuous mode to see if I could get some decent shots of birds in flight. I was doing this hand held and trying to teach my body to swing smoothly enough to get pictures that were reasonably sharp. That takes some practice and at 8 shots a second adds up to a lot of pictures.

At the time I didn't do much more than give them a quick look to see what I was getting - often nothing worth keeping - before moving on to the next shoot. I didn't even take the time to delete the obvious clunkers.

So here I sit, throwing away tons of junk and stumbling on a few keepers like this one.

Night camp

Site 8 - LoW-HI RV Ranch, Deming NM

Lifestyle's Supports and the Difficulty of Understanding

... In a life that depends on results and not just intentions, it is vital to be able to examine and question EVERYTHING. Sacred cows eat people out of house and home and bring them to their ends in ruin. Blind belief in anything kills.

My favorite quote from Wendell Barry [sic] (other than his mad farmer poems that is) is from Long-Legged House:

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