pretty cute little vole

July 25,2021 Just another visitor I spotted in the gardens going about his business.

Hemaris thysbe

July 15,2021 A moth of the family Sphingidae. Some call them clearwing moths, or hummingbird moths, but I believe the proper name is Hummingbird Clearwing. Of course I could be wrong. I don’t know what the little one is. And I believe the last is a Silver-spotted Skipper ? All hanging about one of our potted plants […]

dragons and other flying objects

July 13,2021 Macro photography is an immersive pastime. These tiny subjects force you to slow down and really concentrate as so often they can go completely unnoticed. Reducing your focus and attention to an area of about 1 square foot or smaller is almost zen-like and very tranquil. I spent about 6 hours over two […]

eye contact

Sometimes I get so engrossed by what’s staring back at me thru the viewfinder that I get mesmerized, and for an instant, my brain forgets to tell my hands what to do. June 19,2021

great blue heron overload

May 17,2021 Monday morning I got a tip off the photography forum I frequent that the carp were stranded in a channel somewhere in Montezuma NWR. There were reports of 50-75 Bald Eagles congregating to take advantage of the stranded fish. I booked a room in Seneca Falls, packed my gear, made the 2 1/2 […]

burrowing owls

May 19,2021 The following from Wikipedia; The burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) is a small, long-legged owl found throughout open landscapes of North and South America. Burrowing owls can be found in grasslands, rangelands, agricultural areas, deserts, or any other open dry area with low vegetation.[2] They nest and roost in burrows, such as those excavated […]

coyote cafe

May 14,2021 Never in a million years did I envision myself sitting in someone’s backyard in California photographing coyotes. While visiting my daughter and son-in-law last week I’d get up early, make a pot of coffee, and wait for these beauties to pass by on their daily hunting runs. I’m sure the locals are not […]

Huntington hummingbirds

May 5, 2021 While visiting in California we made an unexpected stop at the Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Fortunately I had packed my Nikon 70-300 AF-P FX as a “just in case” lens. A little more reach would have been nice but the small size and light weight of the 70-300 […]


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