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The comedy Wildlife photography awards 2021

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  The finalist have submitted their photos and the gallery of those images is now ready to view above is screen capture of the image index. The gallery can be seen at comedywildlifephoto.com   Some of these images are just too funny, enjoy The link will also take to you previous years.

Dear Santa... Could you get these lenses for me

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 Saw this on DPReview newsletter of 2021 06 09 Yes... would be nice... a stop faster than my 600mm f4 with 2x converter on it.  And it has a nice carry handle.  Would look great on a tripod.. Perhaps a new tripod to take the weight.  I would have to give up the IS feature.. B&H was selling one back in 2015 for $180,000 USD.  Only a dozen or so were ever made. A mere 36 lbs.. And I would  be the only kid on my block with one...😋 Same news letter, and this little toy I have a Zeiss Planar lens, 100mm for my old Hasselblad 500 series film cameras.  But this... F0.7  Wow.   And it even has a shutter built in.  Just add film.

Another three winged maple key

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 Found this one on the roof of the BBQ gazebo. Camera: Canon 5D MK3 Lens : Canon 180 F3.5L macro Settings : 1/320 Sec. F14 iso 1000 Shot using a defused light tent in sunlight  

The Demolition of the Bogdon and Gross Plant, Walkerton

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  Over the last few weeks we have been walking over the site of the old Bogdon and Gross furniture factory, which is being demolished to make way for another sub-division. Originally built in the late 1890's by the Knechtel Furniture Co.,  It operated until 1934, closing during the great depression.  Purchased by Bogdon and Gross in 1938. They operated a furniture manufacturing operation until 2017 when it closed and has sat empty since.   A fire in 2020 caused some damage and a permit was issued for the demolition.  I am posting photos taken (usually just with a cell phone) showing the events and the changing landscape. Old photo of plant from the internet archives  Satellite image from google earth before anything happened     2021 02 20 before destruction   2021 02 24 still no changes 2021 03 11 Work has started     Fencing has been put up to keep people out.   Keep an eye on that rail car to right of building. it is sort of an anchor point  2021 03 13  2021 03 15 The rail car i