I just updated the site to fix a rather odd login bug.
The bug is:
- Go to log in
- Enter proper username/password
- Click "Login", only to have it not log you in and not give any "bad password" message
Turns for most cases the issue is because of installed certain toolbars / browser extensions. Depending on the name of the toolbar or extension, the website was tricked into believing the browser was actually a mis-behaving search engine spider. I've relaxed the rules Photographica uses to determine if a browser is in fact a search engine and I believe I've fixed the bug for 95% of all cases.
If you still have trouble logging in, drop me a line with your username and the exact date & time you tried logging in (I need the date & time to check the logs for what might be wrong). My email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ I don't know what to title this story, so .. here it is ~
Another lazy day near the American River... love that place...
As I was sitting taking it all in, this Black Swallowtail Butterfly landed among the wildflowers I was sitting in. So I grabbed my Canon and took the photo op. I turned around a little later and about @#$%-ed my pants when this flew up beside me. It is about an inch long, and fat. Any ideas of it may be ??
As the sun was setting on that gorgeous day, some birds were wading in the shallow water near the shore. I thought I would get a little creative..( what..? me creative ?? ) and PS this one... hope you like it !
Why Hello there Pretty Lady!
We had such a pleasant visitor the other day. She decided to swing by late in the afternoon and check out our garden. She seemed mostly interested in our bean sprouts, but the bell pepper plants caught her fancy as well. I must say, I was smitten by her presence. I sure hope she comes back to visit frequently.
(50mm + 12mm & 20mm extension tubes)
Thanks for looking! Comments of any caliber are always appreciated!
Not MOTHRA !
(Another 50mm f1.8 lens with two extension tubes (12mm & 20mm). Found the guy just sitting peacefully in our carport. He stayed there until someone didn't watch where they were going....)
In My Flower Beds (Not about the flowers)
As I was uploading these shots I was watching my Orioles at my feeder. Until this year I had never seen the whole oriole family at my feeder at one time. I had the male & female and three juveniles on it at one time. I couldn't get my camera quick enough to get a shot....dang it.... But here are some shots of a baby on the feeder. It was funny watching them come to the feeder for the first time. They weren't quite sure how it worked. 1 2 3 4
Now this shot I know is not great by any means but I thought it was funny. This little guy was sooooo tiny and it just looked funny to me. So here it is....
Touch of Spring
Enough of that..here are a few blooms in my yard..a couple of them were taken with Kay's lens and the others with my lens....it will be a while before being able to purchase anything else but one of these days...
he was a great bug...
Theme and a Whazzit...
I've thought long and hard about the celebrate part. With all that's going on in the world, some in our own "backyards", I'm just thankful that God has allowed me to be spared. To be able to get up every morning, live a somewhat worry-free life, be able to see the sights around me, hear the birds singing, have a family that's so close we're almost "meshed" together. Suffer hardships, but always knowing that He will get me through them....I could go on and on. Just being alive and appreciate all that's been given to me is cause for me to celebrate.
Now, for the "whazzit". I found this today and it startled me at first. I'd never seen anything like it. It was about 4 inches long, and easily 1/2 inch in diameter. I googled, and I think it might be either a hummingbird sphinx or a small eyed sphinx. Can anybody help me figure out whazzit? Thanks! FYI: no creatures were harmed during or after the taping of this series.
Hope y'all enjoy!
Bird Food, yum yum
People, Places, and Things
Seems like very few people here like to photograph people - myself, I can't get enough. I wait around with a camera in hand snapping pictures of anything until people get used to the fact that I'm taking pictures of everything - and then they start to ignore me and the camera. This Picture in Picture was shot during this waiting period - I had taken the picture earlier that day and printed it out - and it was sitting on the table in front of me when I snapped another picture of it.
This guy seemed to be having an incredible amount of fun getting his shoulders rubbed by strong hands, almost to the point of Ecstasy.
At sea in the Carribean, I snapped this sunbathersunbather
and this great shot of a cute couple.
Sunset on Lake Jocassee, a frequent vacation spot for me. The fabulous WaterFalls keep me coming back.
What is this Thing that nearly flew into my coffee one morning?
An unrelated event had me staring at the ceiling at the state's capitol building.
I really enjoy taking pictures, but I have this incredible interest in experimenting with MACROS. If anybody can tell me a little about the equipment needed and/or tips on the actual picture taking, I would appreciate it!
Uncle Vern, I hope you enjoy my pics the most.