Month: July 2017

A Common Raven On A Slow Day

A couple months ago I found myself on one of those birding excursions where nothing was happening. Yes, it happens and I hate to admit it happens quite often. Finding and photographing birds isn’t always an easy endeavor and there is never a guarantee birds will be there to photograph, even in the best of […]

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Trying a new way to post

I am trying a new way to post to the blogosphere. I have been wanting to try from a mobile device as I don’t always have a computer with me but still want to share images while out in nature. This image is of a butterfly I was able to photograph yesterday but as of […]

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My Heart Has Turned To Butterflies

I admit summer is usually a time for pelicans and other wildlife but this year my heart has literally turned to butterflies. I have been spending as much time as I can photographing butterflies but I have started to get interested in their biology as well. I have started to raise monarch butterflies from caterpillars […]

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Another Close Encounter With My Resident Juvenile Coopers Hawk

I seem to be quite lucky lately with catching glimpses of one of the juvenile coopers hawks that was raised in a nest in my yard. I just had another close-up but brief encounter with what I think is a female juvenile coopers hawk due to it’s larger size than the other juvenile. As I […]

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It Has Been A Slow Year For Owls, At Least For Me

I have been fascinated by butterflies and sunsets lately but let’s get back to what I love to photograph the most, birds. And owls are very near the top of the list of things I love to photograph. This year, however, has been slow for me in finding owls to photograph and observe. I have […]

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A Recent Butterfly Field Trip Has Given Me a Great Love For Butterflies

Recently I have been bitten by a bug. Nothing serious or what one might think from such a statement but rather the butterfly bug. You see, yesterday I went on a field trip here in northern Utah to go look at some butterflies. I have always liked butterflies but didn’t know much about them and […]

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A Small Brag With My Resident Juvenile Coopers Hawk

Ok, I have to admit I am pretty lucky some days. Today is a good example. I am sitting here in my backyard editing butterfly photographs I took today and have been hearing a screeching sound off in my trees for about an hour. I know it is one of the juvenile coopers hawks that […]

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A Drake Cinnamon Teal Keeping An Eye On Me

I admit, despite how humbling it is however to do so, I have a few nemesis birds I most definitely struggle getting great images of. I have a few, with the northern harrier at the top of this list mind you, I struggle to even get a poor photograph of. The drake cinnamon teal is […]

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Reminiscing About The Importance Of Good Light On A Cloudy Afternoon

I am sitting here on my porch on this very windy, cloudy afternoon. I don’t have to tell you how many photographers hate such conditions, especially when photographing birds. There are, however, some subjects that actually do well in the soft, filtered light from a few clouds but this amount of clouds as well as […]

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Taking The Camera To The Limit And Playing With Different Settings

When I shoot sunsets I hope for bright colors and distinct patterns. I love it when the sky lights up with brilliant reds and pinks in a fire show of color and patterns. Sometimes, however, it doesn’t happen and I have to get creative to come home with something for my efforts. Some of the […]

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