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Photo of the day 3/30/11 – “Lucky Shot”

‘Lucky Shot’
I’ve put on a lot of miles this year snowshoeing…most times with the goal of hunting deer. I wanted to get a nice, close shot of a deer in the snow with a nice background…you know, wallpaper material. But after going out many times without any luck, I started going without my camera.

Today I decided to take the camera again, but I only took the middle zoom because if nothing else, I could still photo something along the trail. Being overdressed with the sun going down, I soon wished I had left the camera in the car. It’s big, and gets in the way when snowshoeing.

With about 1.5 miles in, I was just daydreaming and trudging along when I saw a little deer. Then I saw three more. I watched them run up the hill only to have the last one give me the pose I had been looking for all season. But when I reviewed the photos I took of the other ten or so deer that I shot shortly afterward, this one jumped out. Yes, pun intended.

Check back tomorrow for the shot I had been waiting for.

My new secret spot, Wisconsin
March 30, 2011

Photo info:
1/400, f/2.8, ISO200, 200mm, cropped about 50%
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Photo of the day 3/13/11

‘Nice ice’
After a nice nap following a 3.1 mile snowshoe hike in which I sought out to get a photo for today, I went out to my vehicle to retrieve my camera. I was watching the sidewalk carefully, as much of it was covered with ice from the melted snow, when I noticed this pattern reflected in the light. Of course I had to get the tripod out and attempt to get a shot. Tired from the hike, my patienc

My sidewalk
Kimberly, Wisconsin
March 13, 2011

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Photo of the day 3/12/11

I did today what I hoped this ‘project’ would get me to do, that is, to go out and take photos. I’ve been doing quite a bit of reading and watching tutorials about photography lately. So I took some of the guidance and put on the 100-400 and went out to find things I probably otherwise wouldn’t. There’s no question in my 3.25 mile snowshoe trek that I passed by many opportunities because I was looking too macro, but I did get a few that are OK. So here’s to the photo of the day effort.

Memorial Park
Combined Locks, Wisconsin
March 12, 2011

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Photo of the day 1/16/11

No photo of the day yesterday due to my moving jeffasman.com to a new host.

Kelli and I got the snowshoes out again today and headed down to 1000 Islands Nature Conservancy in Kaukauna for a late day, 2.5 mile hike. I haven’t been down there in a long time and forgot how nice it is. Was wishing I brought the 7D, but only had the pocket cam with us.

Fox River
Kaukauna, Wisconsin
January 16, 2011

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Photo of the day 1/11/11

I’m restarting my pic of the day series to force myself to get out taking photos and to edit some of those that have been piling up. Here’s the first.

Overlooking foggy Yellowstone Lake at Yellowstone Park, Wyoming.
May 31, 2009
Location: http://maps.google.com/?ie=UTF8&ll=44.567006,-110.383587&spn=0.01784,0.046756&t=h&z=16
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I gave Kelli some snowshoes for Christmas 2009, but we never made it out with them until 12/23/10 when we took a nice walk from one end to the other of Memorial Park in Combined Locks. I was surprised at how fast we could walk in them. We started walking down the frozen Garners Creek, until….well, you’ll see….

We really enjoyed it. If you have snowshoes and want to join us sometime, let us know.

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