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merlin last won the day on 22 December 2016

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    abstract expressionist painter, writer, musician, kayaking, hiking, cooking
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  1. Your kind wishes are greatly appreciated, Mike!
  2. Excellent capture of the elusive fella!
  3. Thanks! I am now 78, and very fortunate to still be able to explore places like this.
  4. Thanks very much, Mike and Alan. I often see faces of animals, humans, and other creatures in the rock formations in the back country and on the river. Also in some clouds. Will have to look into a GPS for myself. Thanks for mentioning it!
  5. We gamboled amongst huge boulders, gnarled juniper, and piñon pines, mountain mahogany, scrub oak, and other shrubs, scampered over rocks, side-stepped across steep slopes, bushwhacked through ravines, and managed to avoid the yucca and cholla and opuntia cacti. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. We had the entire expanse to ourselves, and the warm sunshine, deep blue skies, stillness, vistas, and other wonders of nature were awe-inspiring. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. It was an adventure that Alan especially would have enjoyed!
  6. Thanks for this info, Dallas -- much appreciated! KEH is a big-time reseller of used camera gear, so they offer less than what one might get in a private sale. But selling to them means no hassles, and they pay for shipping.
  7. No sale prices for the X-T2 here. In fact, B&H is awaiting new stock. I can get about $365 each for my X100S (which I almost never use since getting the X30) and X-T1 from KEH, but that still requires about $900 more for the X-T2. At the moment, it would be a stretch.
  8. I am wondering if it might be worthwhile for me to upgrade. I only post my photographs on the web or share them via email, and never print them. Also, I only occasionally crop, as I much prefer to compose in the EVF. So having 8 more mpx does not seem like a good enough reason to spend USD 1600. My subjects are almost entirely stationary, e.g. landscapes and portraits, and I rarely move the focus point from the center position, preferring to focus and then, if needed, re-compose. But perhaps there are other considerations...
  9. Thanks for your gracious words, Mike! We were lucky to find some cacti that had open blossoms. That species is rather few and far between, compared to opuntia and cholla, and all are off the trail. But the color stands out amongst the rocks, shrubs, and trees.
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  11. It inspires me to use mine more!
  12. Lucky you!!!
  13. Wonderful photographs with that amazing 16mm lens!
  14. Lovely springtime blossoms, captured excellently!