Photography ~ The Sun & the Moon, Fayetteville, North Carolina–400mm Super Telephoto, 07/31

Taken late afternoon

In 21 days, these guys will hook-up for a Total Solar Eclipse across the USA.

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Photography ~ Basil Flowers, Cedar Gardens, 07/30

Yesterday–their growth. Today, their blossoms…

Basil Flowers

Home ~ Landscaping, Backyard–more flower beds, 07/29

It will soon be 2 months [08/03] since I put these plants in the ground.

The basil has doing very well [comparatively].Herbs

DIY [#28] ~ Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Solar Filter, 07/28

A sheet of 4″x4″ Solar Filter arrived today.

IMG_4250Using a template I cut last night, I cut the medium to fit in 77mm to 82mm step-up adapter ring. On top of it, I placed an 82mm to 86mm SUAR. It holds the filter medium in place. I now await a telephoto lens hood for the top ring. It should arrive Tuesday, 08/01.

This DIY is needed because the lens filter I ordered may not get here in time. I canceled my order and made one instead.

Sun pictures this cloudy afternoon using the solar filter. I am getting closer to being prepared for the 08/21 Solar Eclipse.


Photography ~ A jacket for my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens, 07/27

Ten days after I received my 400mm lens, I received this Moss Camouflage Cover from Outdoor Photography Gear in the United Kingdom, thanks to my photo buddy, Anthony Martin.

Portrait pics, taken with my iPhone 7 Plus

Outdoor Photography Gear Ltd, UK

Thank you, Tracey, for processing my orders. I received both today. I guess it did not take that long after all.

Photography ~ Practicing Moon Shots [Waxing Crescent] as It Sets, using my Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens, 07/26

I took a lot more than you see here…

With more time, I will eventually get the shot I want. Moon set tomorrow night is 34 minutes later and larger. If the sky is clear, I may try again…

Photography ~ Rainbow, Lillington, North Carolina, 07/11

Captured about 2 weeks ago along Highway 401.