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May 18, 2012


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  • Listening to: Alone but never alone
  • Reading: Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire
  • Watching: Domino
  • Playing: Cher -
  • Eating: Road Kill
  • Drinking: Egg McMuffin and a beer
New artist this week that I think anyone that enjoys crafts will enjoy so please welcome and check her page!

Arancia Banana by cottonflake Ruru by cottonflake  Kala by cottonflake

Those of us using a DSLR need to be aware of the number of shutter actuation's. Every DSLR will, sooner or later, have it's shutter give out. We don't want that to happen on an important photo shoot or while on vacation so do yourself a favor and check it. I use this site -
Just upload the latest shot without resizing or changing it in any way and it will give you the exact number of times that your shutter has been cycled. I know most of you already know this but thought I would pass it along for those that don't. When that number gets close to the manufacturer's estimate it's time to have it rebuilt.

Love birds? love islands? then checkout…
Spend some time looking at the videos etc. on the site.
It's an island off the coast of Georgia. Great place to spend your vacation if you love sand sea and birds. LOL I don't get a penny to say this but it is a great place to enjoy life and photography without needing a passport :)

Another new DA joined today that I think my watchers might enjoy her work.
Fusion Pump by Gerifish  Minimalism by Gerifish  Indie Geri by Gerifish

I think my watchers will enjoy this DA that has been here only 3 weeks. Take the time to checkout her gallery.
Letchworth in the fall by sweatangel Sunrise by sweatangel  Monarch butterfly by sweatangel

Do you guys enjoy beautiful redheaded ladies? Well your in for a treat I wanted to share.
Portrait by LizzyMeow God Save The... by LizzyMeow  Lady In Red by LizzyMeow
We see so much trashy nude stuff on DA lately I thought I would share one that is anything but trash.
Poison Ivy by LizzyMeow
Only 13 faves!!! are you kidding me
Painting by LizzyMeow
If she happened to be here in the USA I would promo her to the fullest. Sheeeeeeeeez how could anyone not just want this redheaded beauty to succeed.
I thought my watchers would enjoy reading this.
In the early days of periodical printing in the Unites States, humor magazines were much more common than they are today…
This shows a number of magazine covers way back when highlighting Christmas.

Just wanted to show the work of this artist. Yes maybe not photography as such but for sure art.
Elemental power by Italiener

Hey folks check this computer generated music thingee and tell me what you think!! For me it was a super WOW!!…
It has become time to decide here in my country what is important to YOU and YOURs -- putting politics before being a patriot or the reverse. Frankly I don't give a crap what your political views are but I sure as hell care what you put first. When Facebook decided to pull the remarks made by our patriot American SEALS that was the straw that broke the back for me. Oh yes NOW Facebook sez it was a mistake LOL you believe that I will be happy to sell you a bridge in NY. Yes of course I could go on about the death of our diplomat and the other patriots that died with no help from our government but why bother when it seems politics outweigh being a patriot. Take the time to think about what really matters to you!!!


Ok based on the murders of our embassy diplomats in Libya what course should we take? Oh of course we could walk into their embassy in DC kill everyone we can find which of course being an honorable country with respect for international law we would never do. Then of course we could nuke Libya to the point that country could no longer be inhabited. Of course Regan should have done that years ago. Since the UN will just punt on this I think we should just nuke Libya so badly it can never be inhabited again ever. If we don't consider this--other nations will think hey why not kill our diplomats we will do nothing to protect them based on international law.  What say you?

I thought my watchers and others might be interested in this.
Samsung Unveils the "Smartest Camera Ever"
New device combines camera capabilities with Android OS and wireless connectivity.
I was going to put more info here about it but it's a long article with pics of this. Check it out. :)…
Welcome this new DA artist. She just started today.

Crowded by sunnyraina4  Marigold by sunnyraina4  Veins of Beauty by sunnyraina4

Why is it that photography like this gets so few favs?? I know my watchers are more into flowers scenes etc. But I think sometimes we overlook artistic photographs of people like this, I can only wish I had her talent to photograph people!
Stay Beautiful- by Sarahmillerphoto  Misunderstood II by Sarahmillerphoto  What Surrounds Me by Sarahmillerphoto

I found this new artist :iconkynthianahimana: been on DA for a week and thought my watchers will love the work!!
The Last Goodbye by BloodyMary-NINA  A Mystery Lady by BloodyMary-NINA  :thumb290274240:
I really like this artists work and thought my watchers would too.
Ask yourself this!!! Is it money that drives you or is it better to help others in need? Think about that for awhile --- do some soul searching........... For me I will always choose to help a friend that really needs help. You might not be able to help with money but you can always offer support to another in need. Candy might be mad at me for saying this but she could use some help especially now. So please give her your support.

Ok I don't think I have ever recommended a film to watch but I have to give a grade AAA to this one. It's a Robert Redford production called DOMINO about a female bounty hunter. I have watched it at least 3 times including just now. It is only available on the Sundance channel and maybe on the net somewhere but if you get a chance to see it you should!! BTW don't let young children watch it but it is outstanding.
OK I admit it I have a love for red hair LOL anyway here is a new DA that just opened an account today.
:thumb317703559:  :thumb317701440:  :thumb317697052:
I think my watchers will enjoy her work so let me know if you agree!!

A new artist here on DA for one week that I thought my watchers would like to welcome her and watch her work.

2/2 series duck by Bluebuterfly72  Purple by Bluebuterfly72  Fractured Sun by Bluebuterfly72
I found this new member to DA today and thought my watchers would enjoy her work as much as I am enjoying. Give her a look and let me know if you agree.
some of her work just posted.
Egret by Kirs10c  Pretty Butterfly by Kirs10c
If you have been listening to news broadcasts you aware of some malware that will remove your internet connection on July 9 if not removed. Here is a government site to use to check to see if you have the malware and remove it. I promise it is ligit I just now used it. Here is the website this will show links to various worldwide sites to use to check for the malware. If you haven't done so please do so. I don't want to see my DA friends without the internet.
I have a question for my Nikon friends. I have been thinking about buying the Tamaron 18-270mm macro street price about $600. Now I see Nikon has come out with this lens. AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR priced at $999.99 :) I can't find any reviews about the Nikon lens but have read several on the Tamaron. Have any of my Nikon friends used or have read reviews on either of these?? I have been using the 18-105mm Nikon lens for portraiture but really do need to use one of the two I mentioned above.
I have to say without a doubt my all time favorite lady from Spain is :iconlenslove78: she has an awesome gallery and a dear friend of mine. She even gave me an extension on my premium account. If you haven't checked our her beautiful gallery you really should and watch her it will be well worth your while to see all her work. She is an outstanding artist to enjoy so why not check her gallery out???
Wanta be introduced to one of the best photographers here on DA? Meet :iconshellybad: I have had her on my watch list for a long time.  I quickly picked just 2 because her gallery is filled with outstanding images. If you don't know her you should. She is from Spain.
A word only by ShellyBad Sweet Dreams by ShellyBad I should have spent more time in her beautiful gallery to pick just 2 of them but I hope you will take the time to explore it. I promise you won't regret it.

LOL don't you just love the scams on Craigslist :) I posted an ad for one of my D90s body only with a still in the box new MB-D80 grip today so here comes the scams OH my daughter is off in Africa I will pay you more than your asking just send it to her asap. I will pay you with paypal LOL oh then about a month ago I was selling a very old antique china cabinet so this guy says I am off to sea as a marine biologist and want it. Will pay you by paypal moving van will be to your home to pick it up today and will pay by paypal. Folks just be careful of all the scams on craigslist there are many to say the least :):)

OK :):) I want to thank the DAs that didn't change their name cause at my age I can't figure out who is who any more LOL! :)

I am wayyyyyyyy behind doing features of my watchers so if your interested in me featuring you just NOTE me with 4 thumbs of the images you would like me to feature for you and I will be glad to feature your work on my page.

Before I bought my Nikon D7000 I was and still use 2 Nikon D90s. I had read reviews on the D7000 and they say basically no difference unless doing video LOL obviously they ignore the wonderful detail especially in the shadows that the D7000 has and leaves the D90 in the past. Also the noise in the D90s is very obvious and the D7000 eliminates most if not all of it. I would appreciate anyone commenting that sees things differently.

Just look at this image Blue Jay 5-16-12 by Tailgun2009 compared to others shot with my D90s in my gallery and the difference is obvious.
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morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Professional Artist
If you can swing it Nikons D-5100 is a Pro camera....for us poor folks...I have one..(a gift)....I have so much to learn..
my last real camera was a Canon AE-1....THE BEAUTY IS...FILM IS FREE!! ...IT IS ALL... THAT..IF YOU GET THE KIT..
Tailgun2009 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thanks Mark, Think I will stick with my new D600 and D800 Nikon's :)
morningstarskid Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional Artist
:faint:....I guess you will..:lol:
Welcome my friend!!
CASPER1830 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I tried doing it and this is what came up:
It looks like your camera doesn't supply the necessary information.

Do you have to do it directly from your camera or can you use an image that is saved to your computer?
Tailgun2009 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
I have Nikons so am not sure about other cameras. I upload to that site after I download the pic from my camera. Maybe your camera doesn't include the shutter info in the images.
CASPER1830 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I don't think it does, even though on the site it says my camera has been used.
Thank you for the info.
TomKilbane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
100,000 for the Nikon D3200 i am at 4,500
Tailgun2009 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
Looks like your in great shape. I'm glad my post helped.
TomKilbane Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
how do you find out how many shots you have left?
Canankk Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
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