Lives in United States San Jose', Peoples Republic of Kalifoonia, United States
Joined on Mar 27, 2008
About me:

Sony DSLR-A350, SLT-A77 x 2, ILCA-99M2
Minolta 24-85 f3.5-4.5
Sigma 10-20mm f3.5 HSM
Sigma 18-250mm f3.5-5.6 HSM Macro
Sigma 24-105mm f4 DG HSM Art
Sigma 70mm f2.8 Macro
Sigma 150mm f2.8 EX OS MACRO HSM
Sony 16-50mm f2.8 SSM
Sony 70-300G f4.5-5.6
Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM II
Tamron 60mm f2 macro
Tamron 200-500 f5-6.3
Kenko Pro 300 DG 1.4X TC
Kenko Pro 300 DG 2X TC
Minolta 3600HS flash and Sony HVL-F36AM flash
Minolta 1200AF w/MFC-1000 controller
Kenko extension tubes
Lowpro Flipside 300 and 400 cases.
Giottos MM 9780 monopod, Manfrotto 234RC head
Flashpoint F-2228 tripod, Manfrotto 327RC2 head
Minolta XE, XD11, 400si, 7Hi; Nikon Coolpix 950


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Yes! and please add a short zoom such as 24-50mm.

Link | Posted on Feb 6, 2018 at 01:44 UTC as 9th comment
On photo Where does this "thing" come from? in the Your City - Alien Creatures challenge (7 comments in total)

Cetoniid (flower beetle).

Link | Posted on Nov 8, 2017 at 01:36 UTC as 3rd comment

I really like the workflow hub. Been using them to store my images since March 2015 and I'm not quite half way through the second 512gb SSD. I have a total of 4 which should get me through about another 3 years of images. I may pick up a couple more if the price comes down, but Flash pricing has been up for the last year or so.

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 15:59 UTC as 11th comment
In reply to:

3tagebart: Even if you don't like super zooms like this one, you have to give the manufacturer credit for creating quite an affordable 22x (!) Zoom in such a small package.

Com' on Tamron, do a 24-400mm FF now! :-)

Yeah, a FF 24-400 f3.5-5.6 would be nice, but would weigh about 3lbs. I would love to see even a 24-300mm for FF.

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2017 at 16:09 UTC
On photo Tree Viper in the Beautiful, But Poisonous! (Nature) challenge (11 comments in total)
In reply to:

Cetonid: Nice photo, but a non-venomous rat snake.

Hi Ruth, it's not Trimeressurus (viper), it's Rhynchophis (rat snake). It doesn't take away from the photo... I was just correcting the identification.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 04:34 UTC
On photo Tree Viper in the Beautiful, But Poisonous! (Nature) challenge (11 comments in total)

Nice photo, but a non-venomous rat snake.

Link | Posted on Mar 18, 2017 at 01:12 UTC as 5th comment | 2 replies

Lack of IS was the biggest thing keeping me away from e-mount. The smallest thing is the tiny bodies just don't feel good in my XXL hands. They've fixed one of those.

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2014 at 06:10 UTC as 322nd comment
On photo DSC08578sq in Cetonid's photo gallery (1 comment in total)


Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2014 at 04:33 UTC as 1st comment
On Challenge:9226 (12 comments in total)

9 lizards that are not chameleons or anoles. You would think if someone didn't know what one was, they would look it up. The funniest are when someone puts chameleon in the title to try and make it a chameleon.

And to merops... the slow worm is a classic. Pretty funny.

Posted on Feb 12, 2014 at 07:19 UTC as 3rd comment
On photo What is he ? Can't be a bee .. in the Interesting Insects challenge (2 comments in total)

It's actually a Tachinid Fly

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 22:18 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Winged Rhino in the Interesting Insects challenge (1 comment in total)

Conopid fly. I've watched them dive on bees to lay eggs on them.

Link | Posted on Feb 8, 2014 at 04:28 UTC as 1st comment

I seriously thought of doing this for amphibians, but it is just more than I was willing to pack into the field. Instead, I use a ccdtv security dome attached to the front of the lens. It limits me to shooting at a 45 to 90 degree angle, but way easier to use while hiking a creek canyon.

Link | Posted on Sep 2, 2013 at 21:13 UTC as 25th comment
On photo snake in the Snakes (2) challenge (3 comments in total)

Actually a Scarlet Snake- Cemophora coccinea

Link | Posted on Jul 16, 2012 at 01:12 UTC as 2nd comment
On photo 6U9C8431 in the Snakes (2) challenge (1 comment in total)

That's a lizard (Anguis fragilis).

Link | Posted on Jul 12, 2012 at 21:28 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Snake! in the Color challenge #3: YELLOW challenge (1 comment in total)

It's actually a Coast Gartersnake... thrown off by colors!

Link | Posted on Aug 13, 2011 at 01:54 UTC as 1st comment
On photo Light & Color in the A corner to corner sharp picture challenge (9 comments in total)

Excellent use of that old beercan style lens!

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2010 at 00:24 UTC as 6th comment
On photo Blue-eyed Darner Against a Blue Sky in the Colours - Blue challenge (2 comments in total)

Thanks, I used the autofocus, but I do pre-focus on a spot below or to the side of where they're flying. That way, I have enough time to lock on the focus during the 2 seconds that they stay in one spot while patrolling the shoreline.

Link | Posted on Sep 17, 2010 at 18:49 UTC as 1st comment
On photo angry rattling in the Snakes challenge (2 comments in total)

This one is a Mojave Rattlesnake and it is the only US species with both haemotoxic and neurotoxic venom properties... meaning you need 2 kinds of anti-venom if bit.

Link | Posted on Jun 9, 2010 at 21:51 UTC as 2nd comment
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