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Full-Page Sandhill Cranes!

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Recently I was contacted by the non-profit organization Pacific Forest Trust.  They had seen one of my Sandhill Crane images on Flickr, and they wanted permission to use it in their magazine.  I said OK, if they would credit me and send me a copy of their magazine.  It arrived in the mail today, and I didn’t expect to get such a thrill when I opened it up and found my full-page image to introduce their lead article!  The little “Jessica Yarnell / www.catandturtle.net” credit on the left side looks so professional! :) Thanks to Kim at Pacific Forest Trust for the little “thank you” post-it note that came on the article.  I’m glad that my work can contribute in some small way to protecting the environment that I so enjoy photographing.

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Something New Hatched on catandturtle.net!

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Mobile Home

Something new hatched on catandturtle.net over Labor Day weekend!  I spruced up the website, adding a homepage to feature some of my best content.  I realized that with over 1500 posts, it’d be good to introduce first-time visitors to the highlights of my site.  So I added a slideshow header bar that links to some of my favorite photography experiences.  I also highlight some of my most popular pages, like my backyard bird identification page and my backyard rose page.  Both of those pages now allow you to sort the pictures by type to aid in identification.  The site is also fully responsive, meaning that it looks good on the computer, on your tablet, and on your phone. I had a good time customizing some of the CSS and PHP code to tweak the theme the way I wanted it.  I’m not quite finished, but most of the new features are in.  I also corrected several embarrassing errors on my backyard bird identification page – I should update that more often!  I’ll be adding more birds over the next several weeks. What do you think of the new site?  I’d appreciate the feedback, especially if something is not displaying correctly on […]

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How Cute!

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Old 16MB CompactFlash card

No, for once I’m not writing about a cute baby bird… As I went through some old camera bags this weekend, I came across this 16MB Compact Flash card.  It was the starter card for my Nikon Coolpix camera back in 2003.  (Yes, once upon a time I was a Nikon gal!) 16 MB was a lot of memory back in the day.  According to the back of the card, I could store up to 64 2-megapixel images.  When I studied abroad in Spain, I took a 256MB card and it lasted me a month! Guess how many RAW images from my 1D Mark IV or my 7D will fit on this card today?  Not even one! :)