Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Nikon D80

Uschi poses for his close-up.

Well we finally broke down and bought a DSLR, a Nikon D80, what a camera! We went with Nikon because we already had several quality lenses from the film era and because the D80 received very good reviews from online pros and friends. It has so many functions and gives a knowledgeable user the ability to control just about every aspect of taking a picture. We have a lot to learn, but right off the top; the lack of shutter lag, image colors and quality, and flexibility are definite steps up from our little good quality point and shoot. It arrived yesterday and we took a series of pictures in full Auto mode and 100 ISO, just to start playing around with it. Most of the pictures we took didn't come out that great, we had focus, depth of field, exposure, and lighting issues, but we are working at it. Today will just be some of the better shots, even if they aren't totally in focus or lit well. We did get some facial expressions and body positions that we haven't been able to capture, until now.

to go outside.

The brothers watched birds
as their fur ruffled in the wind.

Tanj explored,

Uschi watched.

Tanj came crying,...

but enjoyed the woods.

Back inside Uschi wanted attention,

and found the Da Bird.

Tanj on his perch.

Uschi after his feathers.

T watches Uschi play.

Lean muscular Tanji.

Uschi looking fit.

T working out on the wheel.

T is tired of all this.

Handsome Uschi.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

T's Bed

Tanji and I were sleeping on the bed.

I'm not sure if he was comfortable
with me next to him,...

but I see a smile.

Later I was on the phone and T joined me,

but soon

his little wild head senses,...

Uschiii !!!
coming to visit,...

Tanj protects his bed,
so Uschi watches birds.

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Monday, February 26, 2007


Feathers always get the boys going.

Big eyed Tanj

simply can not control himself,
he goes and goes and goes.

I see the feathers,...

I must get them,... Grrrrr

Eventually, we have to hide the feather toy because,
T is panting so hard that he can hardly stand.
Once the feathers are hidden, he will flop down in
obvious respiratory distress, eyes crossed and
tongue hanging out.

Uschi gets his chance,

and chomps the feathers.

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Sunday, February 25, 2007


Silky smooth Uschi

Happy Tanj has

nice pads

Uschi's shoulder "diamond."

Spotty belly.

Pretty boy-T's salmon nose.

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Saturday, February 24, 2007

Furry Feather Wand

The boys both love to chase feathers, feather wands, and of course their furry feather mice. So what about a furry feather wand?

This is what I'm talkin' about !!!

Wooo Hoooo

My turn,...

Get back herrrre,.... lunge !

I'm warning you,...

I'm sooo good at this,
I don't even have to look at you,...

to catch you.

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Marine Toys

The boys have so many toys that most of them need to be securely packed away. Occasionally, we pull their toy box from under the bed to cycle in new toys, rediscover old favorites, hide some currently "boooring" toys, and to pull out new versions of overly enjoyed toys. Bringing out the toy box is always fun for the boys. They shoot directly under the bed to explore this typically inaccessible place, then they come back out once the box is opened.

Uschi shops for new toys,

and finds

his purple squid.


I think I got some squid ink in my ear.

Wooo Hooo squidy toys are fun,

but what is that,... ?

Oooo Baby, Orange Octopus!



As much fun as toys are,
they are even better if they are
in a package. So, sometimes we hide
toys in empty packages.

What have we here ?

Attack !!!

I smell an Octopus.

There it is,...!

Geeettt out here !

and take your chewin'

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