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Forum: Photography 07-09-2018, 06:05 AM
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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: 728
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: 529
Posted By ezypikns

Canon 5D with a Sigma 150-600 C lens.
Forum: Around the Campfire 06-01-2018, 11:15 PM
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Forum: Photography 06-01-2018, 01:12 PM
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Forum: Photography 05-30-2018, 11:09 PM
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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: 925
Posted By ezypikns

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: 925
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: 987
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: 556
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: 884
Posted By ezypikns

Canon 5D MK I and Sigma 150-600 C.
Forum: Photography 04-21-2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
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: 489
Posted By ezypikns
White Pelicans

At LLELA (Lake Lewisville Environmental Learning Area)
Forum: Photography 03-07-2018, 05:15 PM
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Views: 310
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: 1,234
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.

Forum: Around the Campfire 02-25-2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 642
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: 527
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: 3,679
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Forum: Around the Campfire 02-03-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,353
Posted By ezypikns
Maybe we need.........

Special Urban Bowhunting Permits.

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

And here you go.........also available in...
Forum: Photography 02-02-2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 312
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: 5,763
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: 1,899
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: 1,494
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: 829
Posted By ezypikns
Forum: Photography 01-23-2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
Posted By ezypikns

.......they do.
Forum: Photography 01-23-2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,206
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: 1,238
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: 5,573
Posted By ezypikns
Is anyone here.........

REALLY going to change anyone else's viewpoint?
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 10:22 AM
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Views: 5,573
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.

Forum: Around the Campfire 01-10-2018, 09:30 PM
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Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2018, 09:49 PM
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Posted By ezypikns
M&P Shield

9mm with an Apex trigger (it helps) in a Milt Sparks Summer Special holster.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-07-2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,403
Posted By ezypikns
And Just Wait.......

until you introduce your Grandkids to hunting!
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-07-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By ezypikns
Thanks for the Excellent Comments.

I think everyone is correct.

I really like mine and intend to keep it.

But there were so many sold that it's only natural that some folks would want to go to something else after the "New"...
Forum: The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms) 01-06-2018, 10:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By ezypikns
Why all the VP9's For Sale?

I just noticed that there are quite a few H&K VP9's for sale in the classifieds.

Is there something I don't know?

I've got one with a threaded barrel and night sights and I like mine.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-06-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 8,838
Posted By ezypikns
My Vote

This thing was hours long.......never went anywhere near Paris, Texas......or France neither.........and NOTHING happened in the movie.....NOTHING.

French critics said it was one of the greatest...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-29-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,718
Posted By ezypikns
Now THIS is Funny!

Headline would read:

"Researchers determine that feral hogs swap/trade collars for fun."
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-27-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,000
Posted By ezypikns
Walk around the UT Campus?

And maybe shepherd them VERY carefully down Sixth Street.......and not TOO late in the evening.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-22-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,959
Posted By ezypikns
I Have a good heavy safe bolted down inside my house.

What kind of concerns me is knowing that even if they can't get into the safe, they DO know then that I have a safe, and they might be back when I'm home.

Of course I'm generally ready for that...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-08-2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 7,440
Posted By ezypikns
Bottom line.......

All men (and women) are not equal. In some folks the light of intelligence is not what you see in their eyes.
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-04-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By ezypikns
That's an excellent book.....

If you enjoyed that, read this one.

The Comanches: Lords of the South Plains (The Civilization of the American Indian Series)
by Ernest Wallace et al.

A scholarly book written by...
Forum: Around the Campfire 12-02-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,140
Posted By ezypikns
Bought an AWD SUV........

next one will be a truck.

There are just some places an SUV has trouble going.......for me, that is.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 362
Posted By ezypikns
I just applied for the first time in September.

If she's already signed up for Medicare B prior to this, there's no action required unless she wants to change her coverage to an advantage plan or some other supplemental insurance.

Someone else...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-28-2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,240
Posted By ezypikns
I used to duck hunt down there.....with permission.

As far as I know, that's all privately owned land down there.

Not everyone out there hunting should be.

The other thing is to carry a compass. At least you won't be walking in circles.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-26-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,630
Posted By ezypikns

Weekends are crowded with people who'll shoot at ducks a mile away and a mile high. Many have NO IDEA of the effective range of a shotgun.

If you're able to hunt mid-week, you might have more...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-07-2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 550
Views: 33,753
Posted By ezypikns
I'm just sad that 26 innocent people died.

I don't have anything else.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-05-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,323
Posted By ezypikns
Never had...

any issue buying refurbished.
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,862
Posted By ezypikns
Planned earlier this year to retire at the end of August.

Changed my mind back in June. Decided to keep working.

Then my company changed my mind for me on the 8th of September. They laid me off.

Got a very nice severance package which I just rolled...
Forum: Around the Campfire 11-02-2017, 03:13 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,200
Posted By ezypikns
From an hour before light until 4 or 5 hours have passed.

Then back again at 3:00 until dark.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 846
Posted By ezypikns
Had a place there for a few years a while back.

Whitetails AND Mule deer.

Kill deer early then quail hunt in the afternoon. There were LOTS of birds there.
Forum: Around the Campfire 10-24-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 15,422
Posted By ezypikns
49 Years as a machinist, draftsman, and tool designer

Retired now and this is the best job I EVER had.
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