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Forum: Around the Campfire 10-14-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 48
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Posted By ezypikns
My Dad's Fault.

And all grandfathers as far back as I know were hunters and fishermen too.

I can remember when I was a LITTLE kid my Dad coming home with quail, ducks, doves, squirrels, rabbits, fish, frogs,...
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-01-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By ezypikns
Very sad.

Being older isn't helping me much either.
Forum: Photography 09-22-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,029
Posted By ezypikns
Great Site for Used Cameras

usedphotopro.com

I've purchased used cameras and lenses from this site. Never disappointed yet
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 09-14-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,236
Posted By ezypikns
I'm an old fart.

Every firearm I've ever shot or owned (shotgun and rifle only) had a safety. Once in 71 years I forgot to take the safety off a rifle as I was bringing it up to my shoulder.
Missed a nice buck. I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-12-2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By ezypikns
Bought one years ago.

Learned some basic tunes fairly quickly. Learned to pick a little guitar and play a harmonica on a rack. That's even more fun.

I'm not too good, but I like to make a little music. Makes me happy.
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-07-2018, 09:14 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 5,166
Posted By ezypikns
Prayers for all.

Try to be as understanding of your Dad as you can. I've been through this with my wife.

When you first get the news it's like being hit head on by a semi.

After a while you learn to breathe...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 7,341
Posted By ezypikns
Prayers for All.

Medical science and the power of prayer can accomplish miracles!
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-06-2018, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By ezypikns
If you're there from September 13 to 23........

be sure and visit Little Italy. They close down Mulberry St for the Feast of San Gennaro (patron saint of Naples).
Lots of street food and other neat stuff.
All (or many) of the restaurants set up...
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 09-05-2018, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 552
Posted By ezypikns
He's also NOT a fan of Donald Trump.

I happen to feel that's a good thing.
Forum: Photography 09-04-2018, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By ezypikns
Nice photos!

That's a trip I'd like to make!
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 14,208
Posted By ezypikns
No words.

Only tears,,,,,,and prayers.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-25-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,692
Posted By ezypikns
A Fine Man

A Patriot.

R.I.P. Sir
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-24-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 4,412
Posted By ezypikns
This is BASICALLY true, but...........

I'm an old fart (71 today as a matter of fact). I remember hunting when I was a kid. We did have a few "blinds". We nailed boards to a tree and when we came to a fork, we made a half a**ed platform...
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-17-2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,489
Posted By ezypikns
Prayers and more......

Prayers. So sorry.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-12-2018, 04:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,145
Posted By ezypikns
Congratulations!

Simply Beautiful Boots!
Forum: Photography 08-10-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,035
Posted By ezypikns
Just a few pics......

from this morning.
Forum: Around the Campfire 08-10-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,237
Posted By ezypikns
You don't tolerate misbehavior in your kids.......

Why in Hell would you tolerate misbehavior in your dog?
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-31-2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 757
Posted By ezypikns
And once you turn 65.....

and are a resident of Texas, you don't need an Oklahoma Fishing License.
Forum: Photography 07-27-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By ezypikns
A Little Macro Action

This is a Robber Fly eating a Velvet Ant.....Really.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-20-2018, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 763
Posted By ezypikns
Drive the high road to Chimayo north of Santa Fe in the late afternoon.

Beautiful sunset. Eat at Rancho Chimayo. Great New Mex Mex. Sit outside on the patio.

Have a breakfast burrito at Tecolote Cafe in Santa Fe.

Several neat Native American museums there.

Love...
Forum: Photography 07-09-2018, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By ezypikns
Great Photo!

Did you use a Macro lens?


By the way, that's a Common Sanddragon (Progomphus obscurus). Found that on a Texas Dragonflies website.
Forum: Around the Campfire 07-01-2018, 09:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By ezypikns
I worked there for a couple of years.....

26 years ago. So long ago that it wasn't Lockheed then, it was General Dynamics. It became Lockheed Martin about halfway through my brief stay there.

I remember it as being a fine place to work....
Forum: Photography 06-03-2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By ezypikns
Using........

Canon 5D with a Sigma 150-600 C lens.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By ezypikns
Forum: Photography 06-01-2018, 01:12 PM
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Views: 718
Posted By ezypikns
Forum: Photography 05-30-2018, 11:09 PM
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Views: 571
Posted By ezypikns
Photos From White Rock Lake in Dallas

Great Egret, Wood Duck, Barn Swallow, Green Heron
Forum: Photography 04-27-2018, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By ezypikns
Thanks.

I've seen Bald Eagles at a distance before, but this guy just sat & posed for me.

And you're right about Hagerman.

I'd drive up there every day if I could afford it!
Forum: Photography 04-27-2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,064
Posted By ezypikns
Photos From Hagerman NWR Today

Bald Eagle, Redwing Blackbirds, Dickcissel, and Great Blue Heron
Forum: Photography 04-26-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,102
Posted By ezypikns
Don't Overlook A Good Used Body......or lens.

Keh Camera is a reputable dealer, and Roberts Camera out of Indiana has a used camera/lens link on their website. I haven't been disappointed doing business with them.

You can't beat the warranty...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-22-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 598
Posted By ezypikns
The Museum at Ft Sill.........

is supposed to be interesting. Covers the entire history of the Post, even back to the Red River War against the Kiowa & Comanche. I think Geronimo was a prisoner there and his grave may be there too.
Forum: Photography 04-22-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By ezypikns
Thanks.

Canon 5D MK I and Sigma 150-600 C.
Forum: Photography 04-21-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By ezypikns
A Few From White Rock Lake (Dallas) on Friday

Mallard Pair, Snowy Egret, and Male Eastern Bluebird.
Forum: Photography 04-02-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By ezypikns
White Pelicans

At LLELA (Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area)
Forum: Photography 03-07-2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 340
Posted By ezypikns
Purple Finches and a Whitewing on My Feeder

Photos from this afternoon.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-27-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,292
Posted By ezypikns
Mandina's on Canal Street

Not in the Quarter, but a very nice place. New Orleans Italian and seafood.

Try the turtle soup, and if they ask if you want sherry on it, say yes.

Fantastic.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 656
Posted By ezypikns
How is it these days?

Used to go many, many years ago and it was fun.
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-12-2018, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By ezypikns
I'm a big fan of Milt Sparks holsters.

I have a Summer Special 2 for my 1911 and have had it for quite a while. Great quality and very comfortable. If you order from Milt Sparks there's a long wait, but Brownells stock Summer Special 2's...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,764
Posted By ezypikns
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,379
Posted By ezypikns
Maybe we need.........

Special Urban Bowhunting Permits.

I think that might be a real thing in some other states.


https://www.marshalltown-ia.gov/217/Urban-Bow-Hunting


And here you go.........also available in...
Forum: Photography 02-02-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 354
Posted By ezypikns
Hoodman Loupe

Does anyone here use one of these to check the LCD display for sharpness on your camera back?

My old eyes don't work quite as well as they once did, and I have checked sharpness on the LCD in...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-02-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,928
Posted By ezypikns
I've seen worse.

What you tend to forget is what an absolutely murderous place the west was.

Also, don't know if anybody here mentioned it, but this was supposed to have taken place in 1892.

I don't think the...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-30-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 1,960
Posted By ezypikns
Reading constantly.......

Probably between 25 and 30 books a year. Having the Kindle app on my iphone allows me to read anywhere. Lots of history.....some novels, usually historical too, but not always.

By the way, if...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-29-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,528
Posted By ezypikns
Formula for a Great Western:

John Ford as director

John Wayne or Henry Fonda as leading man

Supporting cast of Ward Bond, Victor Mclaglan, Harry Carrey Sr, Ken Curtis, Ben Johnson, etc.

In My Opinion
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 863
Posted By ezypikns
Forum: Photography 01-23-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By ezypikns
Yes........

.......they do.
Forum: Photography 01-23-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,278
Posted By ezypikns
Stunning Photo

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to photograph wildlife?
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-23-2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,257
Posted By ezypikns
How about this......

North American Arms .22 Mag.

Better than nothing......or a Raven, which is basically the same thing.


Around 200.00
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,615
Posted By ezypikns
Is anyone here.........

REALLY going to change anyone else's viewpoint?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 5,615
Posted By ezypikns
I usually drive about five miles over the speed limit.

In the right lane.

unless I have to pass.

What scares the s**t out of me are the people.......sorry, mostly in pickups, who roar up behind me and get about six inches off my bumper.

Believe...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By ezypikns
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