Rene Villela [Rene]

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BIOGRAPHY
I thought it was time to write something in here. Well, everything started so many years ago when my dad met my mom and... wait! That's way behind, let's start at the age of 18. Well, at 18 I bought my first SLR. I had been interested in photography since the 7th grade or so. I used to shoot 110 mm. The first kit i bought was a Canon AE-1P and a NFD 50f/1.4. I still have them now. I really had so much fun with that kit but I used to dream to buy an F1. I never did. Instead in 1986 I bought a Canon T-90 which I also still have. I have always loved to drive and stop for pictures. Now that I'm older I get to do it more often and of curse I can afford more toys now. I took a break from photography for a long while. The reason being that I moved to Japan and there is not such an open space like in The US. Any picture I took when I look closer there was an electric line, a car or anything that I didn't want in my shot. I just gave up coz it wasn't fun anymore. In 2006 I went digital. I bought a Nikon D80 and that got me hooked again. I find it more rewarding to be able to go out, take a picture and come back home and see the result right away. Since I'm older now I'm also more patient and I take the time to make sure I don't get any unwanted things in my frames. Photography for me is only fun. No money involve and not worries, just plane fun. Also let me thank Photo Net for this great site and also all the guys working hard to keep it running. It's been such a great help for me and I think I have learned a lot since I found it. The picture here was taken by my youngest son (8 y/o) so I decided to share it here. Maybe is time to get him a DSLR too. That's it for now, thank you for taking the time to read this. René Villela

Country: JP

GALLERIES

B&W-01

Kids

Jiroh

Niigata Prefecture, Ojiya & Nagaoka Fireworks 2007

Niigata Prefecture, Ojiya Summer Festival 2007

Flowers

Japanese Castles

Hertfordshire, England. January 2008

Small Birds

Tokina 11-16 f/2.8

August 2008 Fireworks

August 2008 Dinosaurs Display, Niigata

Small Animals & Insects

October 2008 Frisbee Dogs

August 2008 Ojiya Summer Festival

2008 Chrysanthemum Festival

Ducks

Swans

Herons

Egrets

Raptors

Other Birds

Roses

Biwa Lake

Landscape Single Shots

Varied Shots

Night Photography

Woodpeckers

Nikon Forum WedNEsDAy PiC (2009 Series)

A Few Hours in London (Sept. 2008)

2009-04 Italy (Pisa - Florence)

2009-08-03 Fireworks, Summer Festival - Nagaoka, Japan

2009-04 Homersfield Lake, UK

2009-04 Madeira, Portugal

2009 Cherry Blossom, Joetsu, Japan

2009-08 Switzerland

2009-08 Germany

2009-08 Driving Through Austria

2009-08 Punkevni Caves, Czech Republic

2009-08 Czech Republic

2009-08 Ojiya Summer Festival

2009-09 Katakai Fireworks

2009-10 Prague

2009-10 Prague at Night

Nikon Forum WedNEsDAy PiC (2010 Series)

2010-03-19 Nikon AFS 24 f/1.4 Test Shots

2011-03-14 Sendai, Japan... The Aftermath

2011-03-17 Iwate,Kamaishi

2011-04-03 Ojiya Charity

PHOTOS

White Orchid

Waiting for a command

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Walking the dog

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Takada Castle, Niigata

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Akita Prefecture

Matsumoto Castle, Nagano Prefecture

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Takada Castle, Niigata Prefecture

Yukyusan Castle, Niigata Prefecture

Yukyusan Castle, Niigata Prefecture

Yukyusan Castle, Niigata Prefecture

Poppo park, Niigata

Credits to: Alexa Halford

Homework

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Riding the subway

Ishikawa-prefecture, Kanezawa castle

Ishikawa prefecture, Kanazawa castle

Ishikawa prefecture, Kanazawa castle

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Norfolk, UK

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Norfolk, UK

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Yokote Castle, Akita Prefecture, Japan D80 AFS 17-55 f/2.8

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Nikon D80 / AF 180 f2.8

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Matsushima Castle, Sendai, Miyagi prefecture

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14 mm f/4.5

16 mm f/11

12 mm f/11

16 mm f/11

11 mm f/11

13 mm f/5.6

11 mm f/5.6

11 mm f/5.6

15 mm f/2.8

11 mm f/2.8

11 mm f/5.6

13 mm f/5.6

Nikon D300 / AF 105 f2.8 D Micro

Nikon D300 / AF 105 f2.8 D Micro

Nikon D300 / AF 105 f2.8 D Micro

Nikon D300 / AF 105 f2.8 D Micro

Nikon D300 / AF 105 f2.8 D Micro

13 mm f11

11 mm f11

11mm f4.5

11 mm f11

11 mm f5.6

11 mm f5.6

16 mm f2.8

11 mm f10

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Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8 Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8 Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8 Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8 Micro

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G DX

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8 Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8 Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8 Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8 Micro

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4

Nikon D300 - AF-S 300 f/4 - TC-17e II

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF 105 f/2.8D Micro

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - AF-S 17-55 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Nikon D300 - Tokina 11-16 f/2.8G

Great Tit

Daurian Redstart

Great Tit

Blue Rockthrush

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Wing Flapping Pintail

Pintail (Female) Taking off

Pintail (Female) Taking off

Pintail (Female) Taking off

Pintail (Female)

Mallard

Pochard

Swan IF

Swan Taking Off

Swan exercising

Gray heron IF

Gray Heron Building Nest

Gray Heron Portrait

Great Egret IF

Little Egret, Lost in the Crowd

Black Kite IF

Peregrine Falcon

Peregrine Falcon, No Manners

Black-Tail Gull, Portrait

Black-Headed Gulls on the run

Common Coot

Greylag Geese

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Sunset, Yamagata Prefecture

Old Train Bridge, Fukushima Prefecture

Okudami Mountains, fukushima Prefecture

Yahiko Mountain, Niigata Prefecture

Test, AF-S 300 f/4 + Kenko TC 1.5x + Nikon TC17e II

Nishikigoi, Ultra-wide Angle efect

Shiba Dog

Scary Face

Mean Beauty

Pintail

Great Spotted Woodpecker

Daurian Redstart

Black Kites, Top Gun

Tufted Duck (Female)

Pintail, Wing Display

Pochard, 100 Meters Torso

Crow and his lunch

Niigata City, Tokimessei Trade Center

Juhmonji, Akita Prefecture

Juhmonji, Akita Prefecture

Mountains in Miyagi Prefecture

Yokote Castje, Akita Prefecture

Senshu Park, Akita Prefecture

Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture

Bull Fight, Niigata Prefecture

Shoes

Hello Kitty Sandels

Which Way?

Tuffted Duck

Swan portrait

Great Tit, playing with his tongue

Lunch Time

Common Cormorant (Silhouette)

Shiga Prefecture, Nagahama Castle

Japanese Pygmy Woodpecker

Dusky Thrush

Pale Thrush

Pale Thrush

Pale Thrush

Daurian Redstart (Female)

Black Kite (Hunting)

Black kite IF

Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture

The Morning After (From My Backyard)

Great Crested Grebe (Hunting)

Great Crested Grebe

Little Grebe

Dusky Thrush

Dusky Thrush

Brown-eared Bulbul

Brown-eared Bulbul

White Wagtail

WedNEsDAy PiC #5 Brown-eared Bulbul

Great Spotted Woodpecker

WedNEsDAy PiC #2 Run Ducky! Run!

WedNEsDAy PiC #3 Brain transplant on Macbook Pro

WedNEsDAy PiC #4 Signal, Japanese style

WedNEsDAy PiC #6 Russet Sparrow

Rustic Bunting

Eurasian Wigeon

Swan Reflection

English Swan

English Swan

WedNEsDAy PiC #7 Long Tailed Tit

London

London

Apple Store, London

Royal Guard

The EYE

Big Ben

House of Parliament & bent Ben

Sea Food at Harrods Store

Harrods Department Store

Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace Main Gate

Buckingham Palace Royal Guard

London

London

London Bus

Down To The Tube

The Tube

To The Tube

WedNEsDAy PiC #8 Uonuma Shrine, Niigata, Japan

WedNEsDAy PiC #9 Hot Air Balloon Festival

WedNEsDAy PiC #10 Azure-winged Magpie

WedNEsDAy Pic #11 Mew Gull (Hovering)

WedNEsDAy Pic #12 Green Pheasant

WedNEsDAy Pic #13 gray Heron

WedNEsDAy Pic #15 Japanese Dance

WedNEsDAy Pic #14 Jiroh September 27th 1997 - March 30th 2009

WedNEsDAy PiC #16 Takada Park

WedNEsDAy Pic #17 Homersfield Lake, UK

WedNEsDAy Pic #18 Roofs at Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

WedNEsDAy Pic #19 The Old Bridge, Florence, Italy

WedNEsDAy PiC #20 My Friend playing Stairways to heaven

WedNEsDAy PiC #21 Rose

WedNEsDAy PiC #22 Crested Grebe

WedNEsDAy PiC #23 Egyptian Goose

WedNEsDAy PiC #24 Deer (Wide Angle)

WedNEsDAy PiC #25 Swan

Pisa Tower

Pisa

My First look at florence

Florence

Florence Mail Box

Florence

Florence Ambulance

Florence

Florence

Bikers in Florence

My Friend's Harley

Florence

Florence

Florence

The Old Bridge - Florence

Florence

Artist

Statue of David (I Think?)

Night View

Florence at Night

WedNEsDAy PiC #26 Night View of Florence

WedNEsDAy PiC #27 Sunset from my rear view mirror

WedNEsDAy PiC #28 Singer

WedNEsDAy PiC #29

WedNEsDAy PiC #30 Egyptian Goose

WedNEsDAy PiC #31 Canadian Goose

WedNEsDAy PiC #32 Nagaoka Fireworks

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WedNEsDAy PiC #33 Punkevni Caves, Czech Republic

WedNEsDAy PiC #34 Würzburg Castle, Germany

WedNEsDAy PiC #35 St. Vaclav Square, Prague

WedNEsDAy PiC #36 Lake Lucerne, Weggis, Switzerland

WedNEsDAy PiC #37 Somewhere in Austria

WedNEsDAy PiC #38 Mandoh, Summer festival, Ojiya, Japan

WedNEsDAy PiC #39 Ojiya Fireworks, Japan

WedNEsDAy PiC #40 Biwa Lake, Shiga, Japan

WedNEsDAy PiC #41 Malostranska Bridge Tower, Charles Bridge, Prague

WedNEsDAy PiC #42

WedNEsDAy PiC #43 Sidewalk

WedNEsDAy PiC #44 Prague

WedNEsDAy PiC #45 Niigata, Japan

WedNEsDAy PiC #46 Cormorant

WedNEsDAy PiC #47 Common Coot

WedNEsDAy PiC #48 Kohaku

WedNEsDAy PiC #49 Landing

WedNEsDAy PiC #50 Nikon / Ducati

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WedNEsDAy PiC #51 Swan IF

WedNEsDAy PiC #52 Vienna City Hall

WedNEsDAy PiC #53 Old Town square, Prague

WedNEsDAy PiC #1 Walking around Zurich, Switzerland

WedNEsDAy PiC #2 Florence, Italy. New Year's Day

WedNEsDAy PiC #3 Catello di Prato Ruins, Italy. Main Gate

WedNEsDAy PiC #4 Ambar

WedNEsDAy PiC #5 Tunnel to the Metro, Vienna

WedNEsDAy PiC #6 January Storm

WedNEsDAy PiC #7 Golden Pavilion, Kyoto, Japan

WedNEsDAy PiC #8 Daurian Redstart

WedNEsDAy PiC #9 Landing Swan

WedNEsDAy PiC #10 Little Egret Landing

WedNEsDAy PiC #11 Eurasian Wigeon Water Skiing

Nikon D700 f/5.6 1/50s

Nikon D700 f/8 1/30s

Nikon D700 f/8 1/2000s

Nikon D700 f/8 1/2500s

Nikon D700 f/8 1/1250s

Nikon D700 f/8 1/1000s

Nikon D700 f/4.5 1/8000s

Nikon D700 f/4.5 1/3200s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/1600s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/8000s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/8000s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/2500s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/6400s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/5000s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/2500s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/6400s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/4000s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/6400s

Nikon D700 f/4 1/8000s

Nikon D700 f/5.6 1/6400s

Nikon D700 f/1.4 1/200s

Nikon D700 f/1.4 1/1000s

Nikon D700 f/1.4 1/60s

Nikon D700 f/2.8 1/25s

Nikon D700 f/1.4 1/600s

WedNEsDAy PiC #12 Pint Tail IF

WedNEsDAy PiC #13 Threesome

WedNEsDAy PiC #14 Swan IF

WedNEsDAy PiC #15 Biwa Lake, kyoto, Japan

WedNEsDAy PiC #16 Singer

WedNEsDAy PiC #17 Frozen Birds, Osaka, Japan

WedNEsDAy PiC #23 Dunluce Castle, Northern Ireland

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Smoked turkey being prepared

Over all view with the city gymnasium on the b/g which is being used to shelter 200 people.

Cash booth. Notice the green color tickets being sold to regular visitors.

A refugee girl waiting for her smoked turkey. Notice the pink color ticket.

This man is preparing SOBA. A kind of noodles very popular in our place.

A singer from Niigata city.

A view from the stage

People enjoying an outdoor lunch under a beautiful Spring day.

People waiting for YAKINIKU or grilled beef.

Some kind of a story teller from tokyo

Mr. DOMINO. A juggler from Niigata City

Mr DOMINO again using a different toy

RIKA-Chan. A 15 years old singer and keyboard player.

A young 18 years old magician from Niigata City.

Igarshi Mizumo. A professional singer from Shibata City, Niigata.

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