A Little About Me

Black Chin

Here is a shot of a Black Chin Hummingbird, this was taken right outside our Casita. There are so many hummingbrids here they fight over the right to use the feeders.




Well we are in Arizona photographing birds. We flew in to Tuscon and then drove out to Green Valley. Stopped at a place called the pond at Elephant Head. We spent about 2 full days shooting there and got some good stuff. Here is a shot of a hooded Oriole. We captured many others and I will post them as I get some more time.



Big Nor'Easter

Well after spending the last week in Dallas TX for training, it was very easy to get used to 75 to 80 degree temperatures everyday. Of course I come home to some serious rain, lets see my rain gauge says 5 inches already and its not over yet. If it was snow? Hmm I don't even want to think about that! In a few days I'll be off to AZ for some humming bird photography.

Here is a shot of my friend Bluey. He and his partner have been visiting us and giving us the opportunity to enjoy them raising their young for the last few years. I took this shot out my back door, I set this perch up exactly 19 feet from the camera body inside the door to the tip of the perch. It works great, I put some mealworms out on the deck and just wait. I can whack off couple hundred shots in about 20 minutes.


Here is a shot of some Great Horned Owls that I was lucky enough to photograph last year, these guys took over an osprey platform out in a local river. It was great fun watching this little guy grow up. I also met a few good friends out there. Thanks to Tom for helping me get these great images.



Spring Sure Is Slow In Getting Here

Well here it is April 6th and its only 39 degrees outside. What gives? I think Mother Nature is a bit confused. Or it could be that we are making up for the first few months of winter when the the temperatures were above normal. Some how it all has to balance out. In any case, there are some birds around but its still a bit to nippy to take the gear out and try to get some keepers. The Bluebirds were checking out the boxes this morning, they haven't decided which to use as their home yet. In the mean time here are a few images to keep our spirits up.


Here is an intersting tid bit of information. This shot of the song sparrow singing his heart out was taken just last year. The date was March 31, thats right it was already spring this time last year. I had a great time capturing this image, it was a quick stop before heading to the office. I think it was around 7 am or so. I have seen and heard song sparrows around already this year, but still its a bit to windy to go to this spot and try for another.


This Gull shot was taken down at the West Haven Boat Launch, right around April 6th last year. I had set out to try and get some flight shots with my new 70-200 VR. A quick stop at McDonalds for some fries to throw up in the air and off I went. To my surprise I didn't need the fries, some one was there feeding them bagels. This guy would throw out a pile of bagels and the Gulls would come in from all over. Eventually I got him to throw them up in the air so I could nail a few in flight shots. This is one of the better ones of the 300 or so I took. Next time I'm going to put the 1.4x on and try it again.


Nature Images

I thought I'd give this a try and see if I like it or if it works. I'll post a few images up and we'll see what they look like.

This Blue Wing Warbler was taken in New Haven County very local to where I live actually. These guys are great fun to watch and try to photograph.


This Lesser Yellow Legs was taken at Jamacia Bay National Wildlife refuge in NYC. This was an enjoyable trip that I plan to do again soon. We had a great time laying in the mud and the goose poop! Thanks to Jim Zipp for leading us on a very productive day.


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