Monthly Archives: December 2010

YELLOWSTONE BIRDS

While not specifically a birding trip, my recent visit to Yellowstone did allow me to click at whatever target of opportunity happened to fly in my way.  Although the lateness of the season mitigated against an abundance of birds, I … Continue reading

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MERGANSER MADNESS

About a month ago, before freeze-up, I spent a late fall afternoon at a local lake to photograph mergansers passing through the region.  These birds are notoriously shy and hence difficult to photograph. However, by studying the pattern of their … Continue reading

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YELLOWSTONE GEOTHERMAL

With half of the earth’s geothermal features, Yellowstone holds the planet’s most diverse and intact collection of geysers, hot springs, mudpots, and fumaroles. Its more than 300 geysers make up two thirds of all those found on earth. Combine this … Continue reading

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BEST OF L'HEURE BLEU

OK, it’s that time of year for a critical evaluation of personal growth over the past 12 months. Without a doubt, I believe the greatest progress that I have made  has been in low light photography. Here I unabashedly give … Continue reading

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FIRST IN FLIGHT

Kitty Hawk, North Carolina is the home of modern flight. This is the location chosen by the Wright brothers for their historic experiments in powered flight. Life size mock up of the original flight in  December of 1903 as seen … Continue reading

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SOUTHERN RELIC OF COTTON ERA

I came across an historical cotton press standing in cotton fields outside of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The following images unite this trip with my visit to Manchester, England earlier this Spring. In the 19th century, Manchester was the linen … Continue reading

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EASTERN SEABOARD DASH

A late fall birding opportunity with my good buddy Paul presented itself for a quick trip down the eastern seaboard of the United States.  Despite the freezing weather that dogged us the whole way, we managed to cover nearly 3,000 … Continue reading

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