Grown-ish

June is a very exciting time for the two young bald eagles in our area — as well as for those who have been watching their progress these last three months. The youngsters have finally left their nest and are stretching their wings, starting to explore their environment, and flexing their talons as they learn to hold onto branches… and […]

Read More →

Learning to fly

I’ll admit it, I sometimes feel frustrated at my failure to capture awesome shots of bald eagles, green kingfishers, kingbirds, hummingbirds, and other beautiful local birds. It’s too easy for me to start thinking that my equipment isn’t good enough or my technique is useless, that I’m doing nothing more than wasting time and money on my photography hobby. I’ve […]

Read More →

Hoofprints

A nice bit of overcast lured me out of the house this morning and down to Mississippi Bar with my cameras. The clouds burned off by 10 o’clock, and although I had the hiking trails mostly to myself, I did see a few other critters — some horses from the Shadow Glen Stables and a scattering of typically curious blacktail […]

Read More →