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Since moving here four years ago we’ve had our share of wildlife visiting our backyard and home, and yesterday was no exception. This time, it was thousands of bees, converging first over our backyard, and then settling down in one of our cedar trees. Within a 15-minute timespan the thousands of bees had morphed from […]

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Tennis greats play mixed-doubles match in Charleston

My love affair with tennis began when I was still a kid growing up in Holland, watching televised matches of my then-favorite player, Björn Borg, working his magic on the clay of Paris and the grass of Wimbledon. Today’s game of tennis has come a long way from those times of wooden rackets and serve-and-volley […]

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Pieter - April 12, 2011 - 10:31 am

Amazing sharp and detailed photos under these light conditions. I bow to Els in deep respect.

Els - April 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

Thanks for your nice comment Pieter! :)

MN - April 13, 2011 - 12:41 am

Great pictures. What camera and lens did you use?

admin - April 13, 2011 - 9:47 am

Hi MN, thanks! For these shots I used a Canon 5D Mark II camera with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens. All were taken at 1/500 at f2.8, ISO 1600.

MN - April 14, 2011 - 12:23 am

Unrelated question, were you sitting in Section 104/103? I think I saw someone with the camera you just described :)

admin - April 14, 2011 - 9:49 am

Yes indeedy…section 104 :) Were you sitting near us?

MN - April 14, 2011 - 11:52 pm

:) yeah, my friend and I were in section 104, about 2 rows behind to your left….
I was envious of your camera :)

admin - April 15, 2011 - 2:32 pm

You had a camera too, right? :)

MN - April 15, 2011 - 11:02 pm

Yes, I did. I was trying to take pictures and video at the same time – not a bright thing to do :)

admin - April 19, 2011 - 11:25 am

Ah, the pitfalls of multi-tasking 😉 If you go again next year and happen to see me, please say hi :)

MN - April 26, 2011 - 11:53 pm

No kidding… neither video nor pictures came out nice.
If Martina plays, I will definitely be there :)

Game, Set, Rock! at Family Circle Cup, Charleston SC

I have lots of images still to be edited from the awesome exhibition matches (John McEnroe, Todd Martin, Martina Navratilova, and Chris Evert) last night at the Family Circle Cup, but thought I’d already put up one of my favorites of the night—John McEnroe having another “courtside planter box incident”. More to come!    

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