My backyard in December through my Nikon D7000 and 85mm/1.4g lens (Danville, CA)

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my lemon tree

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My 855mm/1.4g  lens I hadn’t unpacked in over a year since we moved to California!  Yikes!

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Port Angeles sunset with fire haze – magenta halo with Nikon D7000

2015-firehaze-sunset-haloHey shutterbugs!  Anyone have tips on removing the magenta halo around sunset shots?  I have tried the natural and vivid picture settings and this halo shows up with both settings.  Appreciate the help! – Amelia

Whales! Photos taken from the shore near Monterey and Capitola, CA

I have neglected blogging, and taking photos, since we’ve moved to California but, decided it was time to share a few shots of whale sightings in the Monterey Peninsula.  It’s been such a thrill and delight to watch whales several times in the last few months, just from the shore. Powerful, peaceful and magical whales…they calm and astound me.

Humpback whale lunge feeding - Capitola, California

Humpback lunge feeding off the shores of Capitola, CA (July 2014)

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Two of the six humpbacks I watched from Moss Landing near Monterey, California (September 2014)