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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 8:30 PM
Wed Jan 19, 2011, 7:15 AM
Llama, llama, llama, llama, llama, llama, llama, llama, llama, llama- BATMAAAAAAAAAAN!!
Tue Jul 20, 2010, 4:05 PM
Whoa! How long has a shout box been here?
Tue Jun 1, 2010, 6:36 PM
Thu Aug 27, 2009, 4:27 PM
Fri Aug 21, 2009, 2:48 PM
*updates your shoutbox* SHOUT IT ALL OUT!!!
Thu Jul 30, 2009, 3:47 PM
Mon Jun 15, 2009, 6:12 PM
pass zee chocolat pleez
Tue Dec 9, 2008, 2:49 PM
Mmmmmm, Maaarrrrsh-mellllowssss.
Fri Sep 26, 2008, 2:41 PM


Doomed Grasshopper by fogllama
Doomed Grasshopper
Argiope aurantia (yellow garden spider, aka writing spider) closes in on her next meal. Oak Point Nature Preserve, Plano, Texas, August 2016. Used my EF 100mm f/2.8 L Macro. She had friends. There were three females in close proximity and four males (the males are much smaller and boring compared to the glorious females).
Project Gasbuggy by fogllama
Project Gasbuggy
Forgot to upload this. Part of my Atomic Tourism, I visited Project Gasbuggy on August 10 of 2014. Pictures didn't turn out very well. This site is very remote, but the dirt roads to the site were in pretty good shape. Best to have a high-clearance vehicle, but my Subaru did fine with street tires. Google Project Gasbuggy to get directions to the site.
Moss and Web by fogllama
Moss and Web
2016 Jun 25. Canon 6D with EF-100mm f/2.8 IS macro. Wonderful lens. Eisenhower State Park on Lake Texoma on the Oklahoma border.
Summer in the Grasslands by fogllama
Summer in the Grasslands
2016 Jul 09, LBJ-Caddo National Grasslands near Alvord, Texas. Storms cooled the normally hot Texas summer. To the west, the sky cleared as the Sun was setting. The result was gorgeous lighting and dramatic clouds. Canon 6D, Tamron 24-70mm (31mm) @ f/18. 3 exposures on a tripod at ISO-640.
I have three lenses for my Canon 6D I consider essential. Life wouldn't be the same without these.

#1. My main carry-around use-everywhere lens is the Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 with image stabilization. The Canon 24-70 f/2.8L doesn't have IS, and that pushed me over to the Tamron. Most people don't need f/2.8 on a lens this wide. f/4 should be plenty (and MUCH lighter) for most people. I take too many shots in the dark (ballroom shots, for example) and find I really need f/2.8. I find I really like having a quality wide angle option. I would buy this lens again.

#2. Sharing almost equal time with the Tamron is my Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS Macro. This is one of the finest prime lenses made. Period. Abso-freaking amazing. I am sorry I waited so long to buy one. Wow. Just pile on a bunch of superlatives, because this lens deserves it. 

#3. Getting less playtime since I got the macro is my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS II. Another world class lens. I bought this to replace a 70-200mm f/4 L IS that just wasn't fast enough for me. I can toss on a 1.4x extender and still have f/5.6. An amazing lens, but I have been using the macro more. This f/2.8 lens weighs a ton. You really feel it carrying this monster on a hike. The f/4 is far lighter and smaller, and I tried to get by. Really. But in the end I replaced it with the f/2.8 and I am glad I did. 

On my latest hike through the Fort Worth Nature Center and Preserve I left the 70-200 at home. Shocking, I know, but I was fine with lenses 1 and 2 and (combined with a borrowed sling camera strap) was much more comfortable without the extra weight. Seriously, that 70-200 is a barbell. Thing must be lined with lead or depleted uranium. Dang it is heavy.


Tore Bellis
United States
Current Residence: Plano, Texas
Favorite genre of music: Non-English, dance-worth
Favorite dances: Waltz, Samba, West Coast Swing, Bolero
Favorite style of art: Fantasy/Sci Fi
Operating System: Win 8.1 / Android / Arduino
MP3 player of choice: LG G3 phone




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Pajunen Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:
Feba-xylues Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Happy Birthday. :)
fogllama Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
Thank you!
AnnieSwigart Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the llama :)
DanWilliamsPhoto Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks for the favs!
Allethaen Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Happy birthday, man! Hope you have a great one. =D
mist-weave Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
:cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake: :cake:
:party:HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!:party:

May every glowing candle on your cake transform into a wish that will turn into reality.
fogllama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Thank you!
mist-weave Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
You're welcome
La-Hada-Morada Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
Sankyu for zeh llama! :meow:
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