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Shooting in Canada
Next month I have an excursion planned to Montreal and Quebec City. I understand that in the U.S, a shot taken on the street or from the street is largely legal. i.e. no expectation of privacy. So, what is the case in Canada? Are there concerns which I must respect there beyond basic respect and courtesy that I need to be aware Of? And thank you for help in this matter.
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fog?
Does this look like fog to you? I was trying to see if I could take a photo that would correctly display the fog in the neighboring field, below the remote tree line. ISO 3200, 1.3sec, f/8.


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Lightroom, etc on Mac
I have a question about Lightroom and other programs. Is it possible to hook up an external hard drive and download the photo editing programs on there or do they have to be installed on the laptops internal hard drive to work? The external hard drive would always be connected but not sure if that would work. I just don't have enough memory to save all of the photo's and the programs too. I have been using an HP w/windows 10 for photo editing programs and files but would like to just use the Mac only. I use my laptop for my real estate business but would like to edit photos in the field when I have to get a listing up asap. Hope I explained my question correctly. As always, thanks in advance for any help or advice.
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Very Large Array
The Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) is a centimeter-wavelength radio astronomy observatory located in central New Mexico on the Plains of San Agustin, between the towns of Magdalena and Datil, ~50 miles (80 km) west of Socorro. The VLA comprises twenty-seven 25-meter radio telescopes deployed in a Y-shaped array and all the equipment, instrumentation, and computing power to function as an interferometer. Each of the massive telescopes is mounted on double parallel railroad tracks, so the radius and density of the array can be transformed to adjust the balance between its angular resolution and its surface brightness sensitivity.[1] Astronomers using the VLA have made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way's center, probed the Universe's cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that produce radio emission.
The VLA stands at an elevation of 6970 ft (2124 m) above sea level. It is a component of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).[2] The NRAO is a facility of the National Science Foundation operated under cooperative agreement by Associated Universities, Inc.


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A Red-Tail's Dinner
I happened upon this immature Red-Tailed Hawk trying to make a meal of this snake. I was only about 15' away but because the snake kept fighting to stay alive (wrapping itself around the hawk's feet, etc.) I was able to watch for about 10 minutes until the snake finally stopped fighting and was devoured by the hawk. The poses weren't the best, but I'll take it. Of the approx. 40 photos I snapped, this best showed the hawk and the snake.


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Kookaburra
Stalking my breakfast.....




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Autumn Color Along the Mississippi
While driving down the Mississippi from Iowa (not sure if I was in Iowa or Missouri at the time), I pulled out at a beautiful spot to see the river and the fall foliage. Here's one I took that captures the autumn hues well.


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Camara lens
Hello! I am interested in everyone's take on camera lens (I have a canon). I know you get what you pay for, but are there any good lens (600mm + ) that won't break the bank that can be trusted? I've seen them run from $167 (650-2600Mm HD Telephoto Zoom Lens Vivitar) up to $12,000+ for others. I primarily shoot bird and nature. Thoughts everyone?
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Getting ready for Fall Foliage; I noticed the view through my amber sunglasses is richer
As I get ready for another leaf peeping season in the mid-west I have a question for those more wise then myself. I buy my eyeglasses through ZinniOptical.com and I "make" my own sunglasses. I order my sunglasses with "80% Amber" tinting. No polarized lenses, I just add the tint to my normal distance prescription. Last year I found that the view of the landscape looked richer (deeper colors) through my glasses. I want to buy a filter for my camera for this season that can replicate that view. Does anyone have any experience using an Amber fitter for shooting the fall foliage? Is there something I should look for when I'm shopping?

Mark
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Boots being his usual uncooperative self
Doesn't know how to pose - or doesn't want to.


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