The Roving Photographer


Simple Clicks – Olympus 75-300

Got out one evening last week with my newest lens, the Olympus m.Zuiko 75-300mm.  Back when I was getting the E-M5 I wasn’t very complimentary towards this piece of glass; it’s slow, with an aperture of f/6.3 at 300mm, and at $900 it’s overpriced for what basically amounts to a consumer-grade telephoto.  But it’s also […]

Review – Panasonic Leica 100-300mm

Pansonic’s 100-300mm telephoto was one of the first lenses I bought for my m4:3 system. It was the replacement to my venerable Canon 300L f/4 IS, which was a spectacular lens itself, albeit a very large, heavy lens to lug around. I had high hopes for the 100-300, as I’d seen a number of really […]

Swan Lake

Actually, that title should be “Swan Pond,” since these images were taken at Fords Pond, a favorite nearby location. This is the latest addition to the family of wildlife I have photographed at the pond, which includes Red-winged Blackbirds, a Great Blue Heron, Cedar Waxwings, Yellow Warblers and common Snapping Turtles. On inspecting this swan […]

Simple Clicks – Olympus 75mm f/1.8

Just a few odds and ends shots taken with the new Olympus 75mm f/1.8.  As I mentioned before, I’ve only had a few days to work with it, but it is one seriously impressive lens.  These shots don’t really fit in anywhere else, but I liked them enough to want to share them.  I especially […]

Olympus M.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8

Despite being very attractive, I was on the fence about the Olympus 75mm for several weeks after it first started to become available. From all accounts it was simply excellent, but it was also expensive, and I was looking forward to the forthcoming Panasonic 35-100 as an alternative. Then the weekend of a wedding shoot […]


Went out shooting with Paul yesterday morning.  When I dropped him off at his place, we spent a few minutes troubleshooting some issues with his garden, and I settled in by the feeders with the 100-300mm to grab a few bird shots, since the crowd there was pretty active. The last time I tried this, […]

Turtle Soup

Just before Memorial Day this year, Brent and I paid a visit to Ford’s Pond, one of our favorite places for catching some wildlife. Unfortunately, it was a pretty gloomy day and not even the birds felt much like stirring. As we packed up and headed out, however, we came across a pair of other […]

Olympus OM-D E-M5 Review: Wildlife

While portrait and commercial shooting is my professional niche, wildlife photography is my personal addiction. The challenge of finding critters, of learning their habits and behaviors, and then pulling it all together to make portraits of them in their wild environments is a rush. On a good day, at least. (On a bad day, when […]

The Eagle Has Landed (Again)

This unseasonably warm weather has had many positive effects; not the least of them is the return of at least one Bald Eagle to the Merli-Sarnoski Park. I had been anticipated a return, but was admittedly caught off-guard yesterday when Brent and I were at one end of the lake while he was doing some […]

Don’t Bug Me

As I’ve said before, I don’t have all the fancy bells and whistles when it comes to photo equipment. I make do with what I have, as most people do, with a bit of patience and a willingness to try a different approach. I don’t have a macro lens for close up photography, so I’ve […]

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