Normal Dogs Catch Frisbees: Vancouver, BC

Boston Terrier carrying a small tire

Boston Terrier carrying a small tire

Normal dogs catch frisbees. This Boston Terrier does not. Her owner throws what looks like a small rubber tire and the Boston Terrier would run afterward. She never attempted to catch it, she was running after it. She would slow down enough for the tire to make a big “thud” and roll on the ground. Then and only then did she get there, lift the tire with her nose …

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Catching the Frisbee: Vancouver, BC

Rhodesian Ridge Back catching her Frisbee

Rhodesian Ridge Back catching her Frisbee

This female Rhodesian Ridge Back just caught her Frisbee. Look at the grace, the perfect posture. The head held high, the tail held high, and the legs are stretched and in opposite position of each other.

Her name is either Wendy or Willie and she’s two years old. Her owner was busy talking to some friends when I interrupted. She would bring the Frisbee to her owner, drop …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Optical Image Stabilization

Fujifilm have never been big with image stabilization. Only some zoom lenses and now the X-H1 has a built-in image stabilization.

BTW, Fuji people, when asked about why they didn’t include it in the XF 16-55 f/2.8 lens, have said that stabilization degrade the optical quality.

There are two optical image stabilization options with the zooms:

  • Mode 1: Continuous image stabilization on
  • Mode 2: Shooting only image stabilization which is enabled only …
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First Contact: West Vancouver, BC

Border Collie Diving in Sand

Border Collie Diving in Sand

This Border Collie was busy chasing his ball and this is the first contact. He’s ready to kill it and return it to his owner. His owner was quite far away and throwing the ball with one of these plastic extender to throw the ball further away.

The Border Collie is diving in the sand to grab his prey as quickly as possible.

Border Collies are workaholics, they need …

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Some Cats Own the Place

White cat sitting on counter

Cat Sitting on Counter

Some cats live in a place. They are just residents, they go through a place. They have a bed, a bow to drink and to eat but these cats are just residents.

Some cats own the place where they live. This happens more often with indoor cats, but not with all indoor cats.

The desk becomes their place and the humans have to work around them.

This cat is Sandie, I …

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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Memory Cards Myth

This applies to all digital cameras including: Fujifilm, Canon, Nikon, Sony…

Myth #1: Do not erase images from the camera

Deleting images while reviewing is supposed to corrupt the memory card. Why don’t you try it yourself:

  • reformat the card in the camera
  • take a dozen photos of whatever is in front of you, your window, your desk, the wall…
  • start reviewing the images and delete image #3, image #5 and image #8. This …
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Hipster Dog, Vancouver, BC

hipster dog

Hipster Dog

This dog and his owner are regulars on the Vancouver Seawall, I’ve seen them on a regular basis. The funny part is that his owner is a “younger” girl in her 20s. She dresses her dog like hipster with the bandanna and the sun glasses while she dresses herself with what I would call regular clothes.

Since people wear sunglasses, shouldn’t dogs also wear sunglasses in the sun?

BTW, the lenses …

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Intrigued: Vancouver, BC

Intrigued French Bulldog

Intrigued French Bulldog

She’s trying to figure out what’s happening.

  1. I’m kneeling on the floor
  2. In my left hand, I’m holding the camera and my dog with his leash
  3. In my right hand, I’m operating the camera. The camera makes clicketty noises from the mirror slapping up & down and from the shutter when taking the photos.
  4. I’m making some weird noises. Not that weird, it’s my impression of …
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Fujifilm X-PRO2: Where are the blinkies gone?

  • The blinkies are not on any of the menus.
  • The blinkies are (kind of) shown on the info display of the playback mode.
  • Press the DISP/BACK button until you cycle through the various display modes. With the thumbnail and the info the screen will show:
    • blinkies
    • a green cross indicating the focus point used

The problem is that the blinkies are displayed on the thumbnail and that’s extremely difficult to see.

Blinkies are …

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The Last Few Sunny Days

Cat in Window

Cat in Window

It’s fall, it’s sunny and the days are getting shorter. It’s getting colder and the cats know it. There are a lot less cats roaming the streets. Even indoor cats know that it’s the fall and they take advantage of the last few rays of the sun by basking on the window ledge.

I walk by this apartment complex almost everyday, and this cat is in the window …

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Tied to the Bike: Vancouver, BC

Yorkie tied to the handlebars of a bike

Yorkie Tied to the Handlebars of a Bike

This Yorkie was patiently waiting in the carrier basket and her leash is tied to the handle bar so she can’t jump out.

I didn’t see the owner, she (it was a bicycle for women) must have been in one of the stores along the street. The bike was against a bicycle rack but the bike wasn’t tied to the bike rack so anybody …

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