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A Grounded Red-Tailed Hawk

Normally I don’t get to photograph red tailed hawks very often. In fact, I can only remember a couple of times I have even gotten a decent image of a red tailed hawk. They are camera shy as most raptors seem to be. The other day, however, I came across one sitting in a cut […]

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A Late Season Monarch Butterfly On A Windy Day

It’s late in the year for monarch butterflies to be seen but I am still finding one here and there on my photography travels. Yesterday, a sunny but quite windy afternoon, was no exception. Typically this time of year I start to switch modes from butterflies to birds. Fall migration is well underway and migrating […]

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Great Blue Heron Close-Up

Yesterday, while contemplating starting a blog dedicated solely to the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge, I decided to take a drive on the refuge auto tour route. As my truck slowly made its way around the gravely refuge road I came across a great blue heron perched on a pile of reeds. I fumbled for […]

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A White Face Ibis And A Virginia Rail

This particular image has a little bit of irony for me. A couple weeks ago I went out in search of virginia rails to photograph but found this white faced ibis instead. I was then photobombed by a virginia rail in the background, the bird I set out originally to photograph. A couple weeks ago […]

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The Challenge Of Photographing Monarch Butterflies

Photographing monarch butterflies, well any butterfly for that matter, can be a difficult endeavor. Don’t get me wrong, they are easy to find and snap pictures of but to get a truly outstanding photograph and not just a snap shot of a monarch butterfly takes time and patience. I have found getting the side view […]

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Head Study Of The Snowy Egret

I don’t often photograph head shots of birds. I typically prefer a portrait of the whole bird but on occasion when I have little other choice I find myself taking a head portrait shot of a bird. This is usually, however, in response to the photographers least mentioned frustration, the bird being too close. Yes, […]

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Quite Possibly My New Favorite Monarch Butterfly Image

I spent the morning on the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge today in search of pelicans, butterflies and whatever else I could come across. I usually visit the refuge with a pretty open mind and not specifically looking for any particular creature to photograph but I always do hope for a chance to photograph a […]

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Quite Possibly My New Favorite Monarch Butterfly Image

I spent the morning on the Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge today in search of pelicans, butterflies and whatever else I could come across. I usually visit the refuge with a pretty open mind and not specifically looking for any particular creature to photograph but I always do hope for a chance to photograph a […]

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A Black-necked Stilt In Flight

Birds in flight are always an interesting photography subject for me. It doesn’t matter what the bird species is, birds in flight just fascinate and intrigue me. I have always had interest in birds and that interest seems to translate into my strong desire in photographing them. Growing up I had pigeons, finches and parakeets […]

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A Monarch Butterfly With Back Lighting

A couple weeks ago I had a brief opportunity to photograph a monarch butterfly. Not an unusual incident in the least but I did something I don’t often do when photographing butterflies, or anything for that matter. I used back lighting to give it a bit of a different look and feel. Normally I prefer […]

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