Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Humble Tribute To Abe Lincoln

I met a guy totally by accident.  Well, we have actually never met face to face but we have sent messages through our blogs and in e-mail. 

I'm a car guy, even though my blog doesn't seem to meet its title, I have a passion for things that have engines and wheels.  They don't have to go fast but if the engine is in the rear and it's made in Germany then you will find me breaking my neck to see it.  I can even tell you what it is by the sound.  Flat six or thunderous Detroit GM muscle.

While I was jumping all over the place in blog world, I found myself on a site in Argentina. I started looking at the Feeds-It to see where the followers were from and I found a name that intrigued me. That name was Abe Lincoln. He was from the United States. I thought it was a sudo name but I found that he was from a little town in Ohio that I had lived three miles north of him for over twenty years. I spent quite a bit of time in the local hardware store, library, some of the restuarants and their local auto dealership before moving thirty miles or so south to get closer to work after the daughter went off to college.

Well, Abe has been under the weather and I didn't know it. I haven't been able to get on my computer for several weeks because of my schedule. Now that's a joke, I'm retired.  Actually, I find myself a little more busy than when I worked because I find I didn't do anything during the day during the week because of work. My wife took care of the daily tasks that needed done of which I didn't have to be the one to do them. Anyways, I found through my following Abe link that he has had some trouble so I figured today I would post some wildlife pictures I took recently.

About a year ago I went looking for a lens adapter that would give me some greater range with my lenses.  I did a great thing, I spent more money than I wanted to.  I'm on a strick budget since I am on a fixed income and have had help in this matter with my former employer filing for bankruptcy thus loosing medical and pension etc, etc. Things are okay now, adjustment always sets in and rules, if you let it.

Again, I degressed.  I bought a Tamron lens that is 18-270mm in focal ability and 72mm across.  It's a VC lens meaning it has vibration compensation, kind of like steady cam in camcorders.  You don't always want this on, like when you are doing the zoom thing.  I have it on a Canon Rebel EOS XTi that is about fourteen years old and shows no signs of wear.  What this lens does is, I was able to put my other two lenses to rest. I only need this lens for everything I do. It is great for car shows.  I can get right up to a fender or wheel and take a shot of the whole thing or just a corner. Great depth of field the whole time. Only problem, I am still learning how to take great shots, the camera and lense and all their features and power.

So, without future interruption from me, here are some pics to look at and be sure to check out the above link to Abe's site.

Feeding time for the Robin.

Only one left of the original thirteen ducklings.

This is somewhat transparent and only about 1/4 " in body length and 5/8" with legs stretched out.

Great White Herron.  Abe helped me identify this bird.                                                                                

Baby rabbit this spring found up around one of the neighbors yards with 4 more.                                          

Some morning mist on a new cornfield.                                                                                                       


Anonymous said...

Just got around this afternoon. I am not able to sit and breathe very long so will make this short.

I do so much appreciate your little piece about me. Odd, about Atgentina. I followed the couple there for a long time. They own a cattle ranch or did then. I lost track of them. Will have to check it out.

I like your photos on this post. I like the baby rabbit and the egret more than the others. I guess because they are something I can relate to. Though I did a series on the robins a few years back. That was most interesting.

I am still under the weather. Now on Cumadin to thin my blood and try to prevent blood clots. I have to check in tomorrow to see what the numbers are.

My lung are sore from coughing. So I told matter to make an appointment to see my family doctor after the heart doctor visit.

Shantanu said...

Hi. I like your photography. Especially, the pic of morning mist. I am a regular follower of Abraham and have seen his photography as well.

Its good to read your thoughts regarding Abraham and I am in a very good feeling that I am following a very virtuous person, Abraham.

I always pray for his health to my Lord Ganesha. Your passion for cars is something that has clicked me to follow you.

I shall be eager to read more about your passion and your experiences.


Butch said...

Thank you Shantanu. It is the season here for car shows and races. I hope to go one in a week and take some pictures. At least they stand still in comparison to what Abe shots with his camera.