Mike Despot

has been a member since Dec 2006 and goes by mdespot.

I am a visually impaired (legally blind) photographer. This presents interesting results for me. I often find elements in my photos that I did not see when capturing them. I am always anxious to get to my computer to seethe details of the photos I have taken.

If you know of anyone with Macular Degeneration and if they might benifit from knowing life is not over, they may contact me at

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Mouth of the Whale

1 Aug 201722 views, 1 favorite
In "Splash"

Rare Sand Whale

1 Aug 201724 views, 1 favorite, 1 comment
In "Imagination Games"

Old Elk

8 Sep 201635 views, 3 favorites, 1 comment
In "Life In Black and White"

Two Eagles

24 Feb 201535 views, 4 favorites, 2 comments


28 Jan 201550 views, 1 favorite, 2 comments
In "4x4"

Boat Launch Ramp Pano

18 Jan 201556 views, 2 comments

Golden Sunrise

17 Jan 201579 views, 6 favorites, 14 comments

N. Idaho Eagle

16 Jan 201519 views, 2 favorites, 2 comments

To Big for the House

29 Dec 201429 views, 2 favorites, 2 comments
In "WTF"

Eagle 5

29 Dec 201414 views

Eagle 1

29 Dec 201422 views, 2 favorites, 1 comment

The Landing

23 Dec 201433 views

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Q: My sister in-law recently gave me a Canon EOS 10D digital camera body. Having only used point and shoot cameras, what would be a good beginners lens to get for this camera? Should I get kit lens to start with?

A: Do you know?