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Feb. 22nd, 2011

cute suit


San Diego weekend trip

Went down to San Diego this weekend and took pictures along the way. Gallery

Feb. 17th, 2011



Ospreys on the beach

From a recent photo shoot of Jetsam near Half Moon Bay in California.




Feb. 8th, 2011



First post

I've never posted anything here, and it's been dry, so here, have a photo that I thought came out pretty okay.


EDIT: Added for grins, some details of the shot (and the shoot in general, in the set behind the link). Nikon D700, 24-70 f2.8, SB900 flash. Taken at 5.6 w/rear curtain flash. Experimenting with a Rogue branded light bouncer and a camera bracket (never used one before) with different flash modes. Minimal post processing, just a blemish fix on the nose and a bit of highlight dimming on the yellow fur.


Dec. 28th, 2010


Not dreaming of a White Christmas

Because how can you dream of having something you got?

I forgot that I'm a member of this group, but anyway,

I'm in east Tennessee, Sevier County to be exact. On Christmas day, it started snowing at about 6am. We were supposed to get 1-3in (2.5-7.5cm) for the weekend. The snow never let up and we got over 6in (15cm) on Christmas day alone. A TV station in Knoxville said on their 11pm news that it was the 3rd snowiest Christmas ever in Knoxville. We got two more inches by the time it stopped snowing late Sunday night. A gas station attendant said that it's the most snow he's seen from one storm since the blizzard of '93.

I took the first three photos at 9am Christmas day and the other three about 23 hours later. The cat in the 3rd photo is Marmalade, a 2.5 year old who's been having a good time playing in the snow


Oct. 6th, 2010

Abrahm 2


Golf, anyone?


"For camera buffs, Pain was using a Nikon D3S camera, with a 24-70 mm lens and a shutter speed of 1/1000 of a second."

Sep. 25th, 2010

Rural America


"The benefit of bathroom mirror photos..."

Here's a fun, photography related Furry artwork from Redacteur, on Fur Affinity:


Sep. 7th, 2010

lion love


I made the finals for the Woodland Park Zoo photo contest...

Heya camerafurs!

If you have a Facebook account, please take a few seconds to vote for my photo in the Woodland Park Zoo photo contest... just click on the link here and click "Like" underneath the photo to vote. I really appreciate it!

Woodland Park Zoo Calendar Cover Photo Contest Finals

About a month ago I saw an ad for this contest, where members could submit their best photograph of animals from the zoo.  After much deliberation I decided to enter that photo, "Leonine Lovers" which are the two 10-year-old south African purebreds Hubert and Kalisa nuzzling, for this contest. It is a true one-in-a-million shot as I have never seen them nuzzle like that since then (about 2 years ago). 

Here is the photo on my FA

After receiving about 160 entries, the zoo photographers narrowed it down to the top 10, and I made the cut.

Voting goes from today through Friday (September 10) and the photo with the most "likes" on Facebook will win!

The winning photo will be featured on the cover of the official Zoo calendar, which is sent to about 40,000 members every winter and also will get a nice prize package to go along with it.

I'm very excited about this opportunity and I've definitely paid my dues - I've gone to this wonderful zoo nearly 150 times in the past 3 years and it would mean a lot for me to get recognized for my best photography work.

Thanks very much for your support, and please feel free to spread the word!

*hugs all*

Aug. 8th, 2010


IndyFurCon looking for a photographer

Do you want to come to IndyFurCon?
Do you want to not have to pay for registration?
Do you want to get lei'd?
If the answer to any of these is no, there may be something wrong with you. Additionally, if the answer to all of these is yes and you have professional photography equipment, IFC is looking for a photographer. If you have the ability to supply us with such equipment as well as your services as a photographer for the fursuit photoshoot, free registration is yours for the taking*. Just respond back here or to IFC at dealers@indyfurcon.com

--Ted Ursus

*Only one free reg is available in this capacity, it will be based on the first response with adequate skills and equipment.

Jul. 25th, 2010



FA gallery update - a sneak peek

Over the weekend I posted a number of new photos to my FurAffinity gallery, some of my best shots from the past several months.

As usual I haven't been getting out to Woodland Park nearly as much as I'd like, but I'm still making it at least once every two weeks at the minimum, but when I do go I make sure to make the most of it, getting there right at opening and staying long, and I usually get rewarded with some gems :)

Here's a sneak peek of a few of the new shots, to see the rest check out my gallery!

To go directly to the FA page for one of these photos, just click on it :)  Enjoy!

"Is You Can Play Wif Mee?"

Hubert takes a break from being the stoic King that he is and gets in a playful mood :)  Posted vertically for effect.  He totally just looks like a overgrown house kitty that just smelled catnip!

"Soul Reaper"

Tigers steal your soul with their piercing eyes, and this one wants yours for breakfast. 

"Can't we all just get along?"

This just might be my best "action" shot of all-time.  You can probably guess what just happened here, but I will maintain that they're simply having a disagreement as mated couples seem to do on a daily basis ;)

For the curious:

All of my photos are shot with a Canon EOS 10D digital SLR with a 70-300mm zoom lens with Image Stabilizer with a lens filter.  I occasionally use a 35-135 lens (no IS) if the situation calls for it.

Jul. 21st, 2010


Cheap Macro Photography (free!)

I've always been semi-intrested in macro photography. I probably won't ever get too deep into it, as it seems too meticulous, but it can leave some stunning results from this mini world.

I've heard of lens reversing near the beginning of my journey of photography years ago. Problem was, I just never had the correct gear to do it. But I just realized, now I do!

Reading around some quick guide online, I learn that I should stop down my main lens, keep the reversed lens wide open, if I divide the focal length of my main lens by the reversed lens, I can figure out the magnification, and to also use a flash.

So, I throw my 18-105mm Nikon lens on my D200 and zoom into 105mm, stop down to f/16, pop open the built in flash, hand hold my reversed 50mm 1.8 AI-S (wide open) on the front of my lens (reversed lens @ closest focusing distance), hold it all very close to something (inch or three away), let the AF figure it out and BAM. Picture. Holy crap.


(theoretically this is 2.1:1 magnification)

The V key on my keyboard: http://img825.imageshack.us/img825/8169/col0126.jpg
100% crop of the above: http://img801.imageshack.us/img801/2771/col01262.jpg
White on my LCD screen: http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2811/col0128.jpg

I really love that keyboard picture... so cool!

Thanks all for reading this. It was fun :P

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