So got a new lens for Christmas ...
... and now you get-->pics of my cats (oh goody you say)
The lens is a Nikkor Micro AF-S 105mm 1:2.8 G with VR (vibration control) and it is great! These were taken indoors with available light, camera handheld ISO 1600, f/3.2, 1/3s.
BTW-the cats are lynx point Siamese, names are Hawaiian ('cause we just been there on vacation when we got them). Ahi is firey, Popoki is cat and both are abandoned cats we adopted from a rescue association so they're a bit odd. Ahi looks adorable but don't try petting her or picking her up. Popoki is the cat equivalent of a dumb blonde (sorry for the stereotype).
Have to end with a good close up!
He's our special boy!
My Pet Chuckles
Another Family Member
So hey, that's what fish do, but, I am hoping to make it a bit more interesting. I'm thinking of throwing in a Piranha or two, or maybe a small Beluga. That should make life a bit more interesting for Biscuits.
Meet Gilligan ~~ My L'il Buddy
Gil Is BIG
From this pic you can get an idea of how BIG Gil is as he drinks from a regular sized pop can. He is 35 1/2 inches from tip of beak to end of tail.
He doesn't always Pay Attention
He has a mind of his own and does not always pay attention.
Gil likes to Go for rides
In this pic Gil is riding in my 1966 Corvair ( he refuses to wear a seat belt )
Pretty Bird !!!
The same pic as the Thumbnail -
The White is skin the black are small feathers and are just like a fingerprint NO TWO birds are alike
His Jimmy Durante Pose
Ha Cha Cha Cha Cha Jimmy Durante has NOTHING on me. For those to young to know Jimmy Durante was a gravely voiced actor/comedian with a big Proboscis ( nose ). Ha Cha Cha was his catch phrase. Jimmy would sign off every show with "Goodnight Mrs Calabash where ever you are" to his deceased wife -- she called him "Mr. Calabash" ( which is like a big gourd ). I seem to recall he had a top 40 hit with "When I was 17" back in the 70's -- ( look it up on "Limewire" or "Napster" )
He Likes his Beer too
Gil can open up the cans by himself and you can see vid clips of him doing that on "My Profile page's Website' link -- just look for the Gilligan page. Note the BEER IS NON-ALCOHOLIC
The smoking lamp is lit
Gil also gets cigarettes for me ( he doesn't smoke and keeps telling me NOT TO !!!!!!! Gil is very bright for A Blue and Gold - he has a 40 word vocabulary and about 16 phrases such 'What cha doin"
'How Are You"
I's So Pretty Bird"
"I love you"
"I want an apple"
He also quacks like a duck and laughs. He is the best friend a guy could have
That spiked Look
Gil likes that spiked look occasionaly
A bike ride
He likes to ride around the neighborhood on Bill's Shoulder and greet all the neighbors with BIG 'Hello's' and 'How Are You's
Swimming in The Calosahatchee
Gilligan also enjoys a dip with Bill In the Caloosahatchee River - NEAR the Caper Coral YACHT cLUB beach
Finally, another post and a first theme post!
Another Fall Day!
It was just another fal day here in MIchigan...cloudy, cool and drizzle. I did get out and take some Fall Color shots. Acrons are everywhere this year....the squirrels will be happy this winter. There was so much Color on the ground today....and in the Trees. As I left I took the Stairs to the upper part of the park. Tyler took these cat photos...of Curious George and a big Smile.
I started my education in Greensprings School, second row from the left, third boy from the back
Greenspring School (BTW, the school had no running water or indoor bathrooms) I always had the latest hair styleHair
As most here know, Cindy is the center of my life Cindy My favorite snack is her cookies Cookie A few fine kids, Chris the electrician is the guy in the cap on left, and Mandy in college standing next to him and their spouses kids A mother-in-law who I dearly love even though she is silly as a goose The Momma (What the hell made her buy that umbrella hat?) Cindy's grandmother who is a real sweetheart Cindy & Nana
I do like to have fun, and I am a pretty handy guy around the housePaulamouse the Artist
But, I do clean up pretty good sometimes too Paul & Cindy
All in all, just a country kid.