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About TABan

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    Oak Park, IL USA
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    Biotechnology, nature, native plant gardening, politics and photography of course.


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    07 Nov 2003

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  1. I don't expect anyone here to order this, but I thought I'd let you all know about it. Most of my friends know I was an event photographer for Obama for America. What some people may not know is, I met Barack Obama in 2003, when he was a little-known state senator. I have finally finished my photo book, "Barack Obama: From Name Tag to President," chronicling the journey I was fortunate to be a small part of. An ebook is coming. https://www.blurb.com/bookstore/invited/8364942/7725d56c147dfcc2f40665867275c8009c333d13
  2. I totally agree. My sales and CTR were humming along until this month when both nose-dived.
  3. I’m just recovering from a pulled lower back muscle. I have no idea what I did. It wasn’t my camera bag, I shoot micro four thirds, speaking of small cameras. By the way, I bought a used Lumix G9 in mint condition a few months ago and it is ergonomically the best camera I’ve ever owned and its image quality is as good as the Canon 80D I had a few years back. Plenty capable for stock.
  4. Just checked in this morning and saw this. Awful news. Condolences to his family and friends.
  5. I probably won't cease restricting personal use in any case. However, I agree the sizes should be in pixels on the long side? Also, does personal use allow posting online. If so, there is no way I'd allow that.
  6. My zooms have fallen off a cliff in September. I suspect something is not working correctly.
  7. As I live where Echinacea is native, I can tell you that the only non-purple naturally occurring species to my knowledge is the Ozark coneflower, Echinacea paradoxa, which is similar in morphology to the pale purple coneflower, Echinacea pallida, but is yellow. The plants in these photos appear to be cultivars of the common purple coneflower, Echinacea purpurea. There are composites native to North America that are not in the genus Echinacea that are also called coneflowers, which adds to the confusion. The orange coneflower is Rudbeckia fulgida. The prairie coneflower is Ratibida pinnata. Neither of these has flowers that look like different colored purple coneflowers.
  8. The conversation. At the Illinois State Fair Morning commute.
  9. Nearly froze my tush off on this one. The Witch of November. Bare shelves.
  10. Another thing to consider is creating a pseudonym for only deleted images and switching images to it before deleting. This should help move them to the bottom of searches, I think.
  11. Interesting. Bison are the most dangerous animal in Yellowstone. It might have something to do with some people treating them like big cows and getting too close.
  12. 😊 It goes without saying that I made sure both cat and wife were fine before doing the shoot. I've been photographing medical and health related stock since working at a specialty agency in the 90s. I've photographed far worse including gunshot victims. And when life give you lemons, make lemonade.
  13. Shot some images this morning at 8:03 local time, received passed message from QC at 11:14. That's a personal record. Well done, Alamy. My wife had an unfortunate collision with one of our cats while barefoot, resulting in him digging his back claws into her foot while trying to get out of her way. The knucklehead has a bad habit of getting right behind you, so if you turn around, whack. Anyway, we took the opportunity to shoot the scratches and her applying triple antibiotic cream.
  14. You’re welcome. Ah Spain. So now the Spaniards will get to enjoy all the cottony seeds floating around in June and July. 😊
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