Beautiful day birding at Brazos Bend!

We had a fantastic day at Brazos Bend! We hiked Live Oak Trail, Pilant Sough Trail, Spillway Trail and part of 40 Acre Trail Lake. The weather was great, it was a little overcast and sprinkled rain for just a few minutes but the breezes were cool. Here’s a link to the trail map. The…

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Automobiles and the Sigma 105mm, 18-250mm with Nikon

We had the opportunity to go see a friend’s new house. He let me take pictures of his car collection and it did not disappoint. We had a really great day and I was thrilled with how the photos turned out. I took two different options – the Sigma 105mm Macro and the Sigma 18-250mm.…

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Birds in Houston! Birding in the backyard!

I wanted to compile a simple list of all the birds I’ve seen in Houston. Trust me, there’s more than you ever thought! I would have never imagined that birding could be so wonderful and fulfilling – most of which I can photograph in my own yard or backyard. This so far has been an…

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Telephoto showdown: $100 Big Mike’s 500/1000mm Vs $1000 Sigma 150-600mm

A few weeks ago we went out to Huntsville State Park to get a chance to take some shots with the Sigma 150-600mm. It was awesome and we got some great photos. I thought it would be a great opportunity to use the 500mm manual lens I bought from Amazon a while back for the…

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Sigma 150-600mm with a 2x Magnifier with the Nikon!

I was already in love with the 150-600mm lens, head over heels, couldn’t get enough – in love with it. Then, the 2x Magnifier that we ordered for the Sigma 150-600mm arrived and took my emotions to an entirely new level. THESE ARE ALL SHOTS FROM OUR BACKYARD! Two cons about the magnifier: When you’re…

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Review: Mcoplus macro extension tube set

I recently purchased this set for Christy for Valentine’s Day. We rented a macro lens a few weeks ago and she really enjoyed using it. We thought about purchasing a dedicated macro lens – until we saw the price. I just wasn’t sure I could justify the cost of a lens like that, especially since…

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Victory Cup Polo and Hot Air Balloon Festival

Saturday, we went to the Victory Cup Polo and Hot Air Balloon Festival. The weather was super cold and we primarily utilized the 70-300mm kit lens. It was a great day and very exciting! We really enjoyed the polo matches and stayed warm bundled in extra blankets, beanies and gloves. We wish it had been…

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