macfred

Lives in United States SF Bay Area, CA, United States
Works as a Retired Electrical Engineer
Joined on Jun 28, 2005
About me:

CP950
CP4500
D70S
D200
D300
D700
D800
Sony A6000
Sony A6300
E16-70mm f4 ZA, FE 70-200mm f4
35mm f2, 50mm f1.8,85mm f1.4, 90mm f2.8, 10-20mm, 18-70mm, 105mm VR, 18-35mm f3.5/4.5,
18-200mm VR, 17-55mm, 70-200mm f2.8 VR, 24-70mm f2.8, 300mm f4, 1.7X TC
SELP1650
SB600, SB800, R1

macfred's recent activity

  • Spotted this little fellow today on my hike at a local park.  They are about 6 inches long, nose to tail.  I was able to get about 2 feet away, and the 16-70mm Zeiss lens does a great job at that ...
  • Replied in Aligator Lizard
    Received my new SEL50mm F1.8 lens yesterday, and took it out for a trial run today.  Found this small Alligator Lizard on the trail.  Lens seems good, but I need to compare it to my 32 mm Touit, ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry BullFrog
    Placed 59th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Giant Darner in Flight
    This Giant Darner Dragonfly was captured in flight at the Cosumnes River Preserve near Sacramento, CA.
    Placed 10th in the challenge. This Giant Darner Dragonfly was captured in flight at the Cosumnes River Preserve near Sacramento, CA.
  • Replied in Beetle Babies
    Went on a hike with one of our local Park Rangers.  She looked down and saw this beetle on a thistle plant.  She said she saw the "babies, but my old eyes didn't really see them until  I looked at ...
  • Replied in Lamancha Goat
    American Lamancha Goat No, someone did not cut off this goat's ears, the naturally are born that way. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Lamancha_goat Photo taken with the Zeiss 32mm f1.8 Touit ...
  • Replied in Vole
    While out hiking I spotted this cute little fellow pop his head out of the ground and then quickly retreat.  A little patience, and having the camera ready I was able to capture him when he came ...
  • Submitted a challenge entry Warbirds
    A P51 Mustang on the chase at the Livermore California airshow.
    Placed 10th in the challenge. A P51 Mustang on the chase at the Livermore California airshow.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Myles and Sampras
    thirteen month old Myles getting a friendly kiss from his dog Sampras.
    Placed 14th in the challenge. thirteen month old Myles getting a friendly kiss from his dog Sampras.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Osprey
    Osprey on the lookout for a fish for lunch.
    Placed 65th in the challenge. Osprey on the lookout for a fish for lunch.
  • Submitted a challenge entry BlueHerons
    Two Blue Herons on watch over their nests at a rookery in Northern California.  I do not believe that any eggs have been laid yet.
    Placed 55th in the challenge. Two Blue Herons on watch over their nests at a rookery in Northern California. I do not believe that any eggs have been laid yet.
  • It is a very good lens for wildlife photography (although a little short in focal length).  Here are a couple of recent examples from our local nature park. The lens is reasonably fast to focus ...
  • Replied in Earth Star Fungi
    It's mushroom season here in Northern California--especially after all the recent rains.  Here is an interesting fungi called an Earth Star.  Captured with my A6300 with the Zeiss 16-70mm lens.
  • Replied in Osprey Bird
    An Osprey high in a tree on the lookout for lunch.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Green Heron
    A Green Heron on the prowl for food in shallow water.
    Placed 50th in the challenge. A Green Heron on the prowl for food in shallow water.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Great Blue Heron
    Placed 27th in the challenge.
  • Replied in DSTE Batteries
    I have the Wasabi 3rd party batteries, and they work fine in my A6300. The Wasabi charger is also very handy.   I have found even better battery life with the DSTE FP-FW50 replacement batteries.  ...
  • Replied in Green Heron
    Trying out my new 70-300mm Sony lens, I shot this Green Heron at a local lake here in Northern California.  I was about 15 to 20 feet away.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Green Shileld Bug
    Placed 53rd in the challenge.
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