Long-Billed Curlew AB 8-5-11 2 f200

Long-Billed Curlew AB 8-5-11 2 f200

A Long-Billed Curlew Numenius americanus walks across the mudflats of the Albany Bulb Marsh in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Promaster 100-400mm lens (at 400) on an unknown film emulsion. (possibly of a Fuji ISO 200 flavor…) Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped heavily to a 4×5 aspect ratio.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2012-04-03 18:13:01

Tagged: , Long Billed Curlew , Numenius americanus , Albany Bulb Marsh , geotagged , Promaster 100-400 ƒ4.5-6.7 , Albany, CA , Nikon N75

Sonoma Chipmunk LTRP 5-11

Sonoma Chipmunk LTRP 5-11

A Sonoma Chipmunk Neotamias sonomae sits on a pathway border rail in the Lake Temescal Regional Park in Oakland, CA. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80 ƒ3.3-5.6 G kit lens on Fujicolor Superia 400. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped to squareish.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-14 17:27:44

Tagged: , Lake Temescal Regional Park , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia 400 , geotagged , ebparksok , Temescal , squareish , Sonoma Chipmunk , Neotamias sonomae , Oakland, CA , Just Geotagged Flowers and Wildlife , Nikon N75

Iris EC 6-11

Iris EC 6-11

Iris seen in the El Cerrito Plaza shopping center. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80mm ƒ3.3-5.6 G kit lens on Fujicolor Superia 400. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-19 15:23:50

Tagged: , Iris , flower , El Cerrito, CA , Nikon 28-80mm , Fuji , Superia 400 , geotagged , Just Geotagged Flowers and Wildlife , Nikon N75

UCSF PD 6-11 1

UCSF PD 6-11 1

University of California, San Francisco police car # 2271, a Ford Police Interceptor, sits in the Emergency entrance to the Parnassus hospital campus. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80 ƒ3.3-5.6 G lens on Fujicolor Superia 400. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-15 16:34:00

Tagged: , University of California, San Francisco , UCSF , UCSF PD , San Francisco, CA , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia 400 , geotagged , Ford , Police Intercepter , police car , Nikon N75

Wild Turkeys in Albany?

Wild Turkeys in Albany?

On December 27, 2011 these Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo intermedia hens were seen in my neighbor’s backyard on the 1000 block of Kains Avenue in Albany, CA. Turkeys, possibly these same individuals, have subsequently been seen on rooftops on the same block… on Jan 30, 2012 (the date this was posted) several toms and a whole flock of hens (maybe including these two…) were seen on the block… Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Promaster 7 100-400mm lens (at 400) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Camera’s on-board flash fired. (How much good that did at this range [~50 feet] is debatable…) Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010. Dust removal, gamma and color correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. This is a full-negative scan…

Note that these birds are fully capable of being eaten, but the problem is catching ’em – shooting with a gun is out of the question in this densely populated (…by people…) area! (bow and arrow is a possibility…)

Please note that these two are the Rio Grande subspecies M. g. intermedia, common through the Great Plains of the USA – that was the sub-species introduced into California. (The subspecies is distinguished by much longer legs than any other Meleagris gallopavo subspecies…)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2012-01-31 02:11:08

Tagged: , Wild Turkey , Meleagris gallopavo , geotagged , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , Promaster 100-400 ƒ4.5-6.7 , Albany, CA , Nikon N75

Pumpkin Pie 2011 1

Pumpkin Pie 2011 1

Pumpkin pie (9 inch, deep-dish…) made by the photographer early in January 2011 from fresh pumpkin – not canned. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikon N75 with a NIkkor 28-80 kit lens on Fuji Superia 800. Exposure unrecorded; Nikon Speedlight SB50DX used. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust and crumb removal, color correction, and gamma correction all done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-02-18 20:48:01

Tagged: , Pumpkin pie , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia 800 , Speedlight SB-50DX , Albany, CA , Nikon N75

Sink Spider Jan 2011

Sink Spider Jan 2011

Spider of unknown (to the photographer…) species seen over his kitchen sink in Albany, CA. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80 kit lens (at 80) on Fujicolor Superia 800. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2

The photographer only counts seven legs on this spider, BTW… spider appears on my 17" CRT screen at 1152×864 resolution at slightly larger than life-size: Actual spider was about 20mm, (13/16ths of an inch) head to end of thorax… (maybe 1.25:1 here)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-02-21 19:30:04

Tagged: , spider , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia 800 , Albany, CA , Nikon N75

corner spider

corner spider

Spider found in a corner of my kitchen, of unknown (at least to the photographer…) species. Taken in Albany, CA by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80 kit lens (at 80) on Fuji Superia 800. Exposure unrecorded: on-board flash used. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2. Cropped lightly to 4×5 aspect ratio.

Subject is about 1:3 on the film plane: above photo, when viewed on my 17" CRT monitor at 1152×864, is at least twice life size… hind end is UP! (h/she was hanging this way!)

Some of the leg shadows don’t touch the end of the leg because the legs are on the spider’s web!

This may be a cast-off exoskeleton…

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-02-20 19:00:44

Tagged: , spider , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia 800 , Albany, CA , Nikon N75 , Built-in

Lizard 2 JM F200

Lizard 2 JM F200

A lizard of unidentified species clings to a twig In Joquin Miller Park in Oakland, CA, in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Promaster 7 100-400 lens (at 400) on an unidentified film emulsion, possibly a Fujicolor ISO 200 version. Negative scanned into computer by an HP G4010, dust removal done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2, color and contrast corrected in Piknik®.

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2012-03-30 17:58:26

Tagged: , lizard , Promaster 100-400 ƒ4.5-6.7 , Nikon N75

Unknown weed flower

Unknown weed flower

An unidentified weed flower at an unremembered location. Taken by a Nikon N75 with a Nikkor 28-80 ƒ3.3-5.6 G lens (at 80) on Fujicolor Superia Xtra 800. Negative scanned into computer with an HP G4010. Dust removal, color and gamma correction done in Paint Shop Pro Photo X2.

As seen on my monitor, (17" CRT, 1280×1024…) this is about 2x life-size (at the normal 640×396 display size…)

Posted by THE Holy Hand Grenade! on 2011-07-04 15:15:02

Tagged: , flower , Nikon 28-80mm , Fujicolor , Superia Xtra 800 , Nikon N75