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David Tennis

I'm a story teller more than a photographer. I like to shoot birds, flowers, nature. I don't have any training or style. I try for realism but like the rest of life sometimes it turns out to be surreal. I'll be publishing mostly photos here. But a story or two might find their way here. I'm nurse. I work nights so I have a few favorite haunts that are pretty close to my house. This year only bird that seems to find my lens is cedar waxwings and the occasion eastern bluebird. Those cedar waxwings remind me of American gang members with their black eye bands they look like addicts that are trying to hide their eyes. Very Gentle birds. I find their habits and voices serene. The first time I was carrying a decent camera with me and I saw them, a flock of cedar waxwings were sharing an apple trees blossoms and twitting away quietly. But the have very fine feathers and a can't and subtle color changes. I welcome anyone's advice no matter how harsh (expect maybe my older brothers theres a bit of a friendly rivalry there) . I'm closing on fifty. If I could afford it I'd quit my job and go to school and take pictures and write. Economics make that impossible and there are some many talented photographers on this site. So enough of the nice capture. Tell me what you would have done or used on a particular shot. I'm using a nikon d7000 presently mostly with a 70-300mm lens or the sigma 150-500mm. Would love some advice on an affordable macro lens for my d7000

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