Just humming along…

Photographing the hummingbirds at Lake Natoma is starting to become a bit of an addiction lately! It’s partly because I’m sure to find them hanging around the tree tobacco, and also because I know that in a few short months repair work is due to begin along this stretch of the bike trail, and this perfect hummer habitat will cease […]

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Lake Natoma early birds

It used to be when I thought of the birds of Lake Natoma, Canada geese and various types of ducks sprang to mind. Then of course bald eagles were added to the list! But lately I’m finding that early morning weekdays seem to be my best time for photographing some of the many smaller species I never paid much attention […]

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By the lake

Lake Natoma is basically a roughly 5-mile section of the American River flooded beyond its natural banks by a dam on either end — Folsom Dam to the north and Nimbus Dam to the south. And yet there is so much more to this lake embedded in suburbia. Mornings are my favorite time to visit, and I never get tired […]

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Deer hunting

In a little over a month from now, the Big Guy will be off to the mountains to go deer hunting (he hunts with a compound bow). These days I stay home for the actual hunt, but I’ve seen enough pre-season scouting trips to pick up a few things applicable to nature photography. I’ve learned to dress in neutral colors, […]

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