High on Photography…


A Dapper Patron of the All You Can Eat Buffet

I’ve imaged Crested Night Herons before but they draw me back with their blood red eyes and long jaunty white head plumes. I tried to catch this pretty boy snacking on the pond fauna but he was too quick for me. Interesting birds, apparently very social, nesting together hidden in trees until evening when they split up for solitary hunts.

not always green …

Dancing in the Wind

These for some of the best soaring shots I got of the Pelicans, plus a little surprise ending 8^) …for more follow link  Read the rest of this page »

The American White Pelican

Sam got me interested in learning a little more about these creatures, 30 million years they’ve been flying the waterways of this Earth in essentially the same form. That is positively prehistoric! Average size is around 5 feet long, 9 foot wingspan, and 15 pounds. Here you can see how their flexible elbow or ulna allows the wing to fold in half for storage when not in flight. For more images click  Read the rest of this page »

Chip: Photography is Like Life, Init?

Photographers know to always be ready. The best shot may be the one you aren’t expecting.

The Balloons Over Bend festival was in town this weekend. I got up early this morning and headed down to Riverbend Park to hopefully get some nice shots of hot air balloons, which I have never photographed before.

I found a spot up on the hill behind the park (the hill where my office is located, in fact), set up the tripod and waited for the festivities to commence. But apparently it was too windy, and sadly no balloons were going to fly. Which sucked – if you’re going to crawl out of bed at 5:30am on a Sunday, you don’t want it to be in vain.

But then, as I was sitting there, this happened. Read the rest of this page »


Between Land and Sky

dining out …

Early Morning Sortie

I don’t think of high plains desert being habitat for sea birds but Colorado attracts a lot of them. Sea Gulls, Albatross, Cormorants, and here three Pelicans loitering over North Sterling Reservoir Northeast of Denver.

Butter: Opinions, Please?

I need your help. I posted that earlier shot of the Darrin rear end, then I got to wondering about the crop. So I tried two more ideas. Which do you like best?

#1: Original Recipe Darrin:

#2: Centered crop Darrin: Read the rest of this page »

leafy palette …


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