Macro Monday, Week 6

I wrote about the Pacific chorus frogs in my post last Monday; at the time I was a bit discouraged because I hadn’t been able to spot any on the local trails where I’ve seen them in past years. It could be that — like much of the other wildlife — they’ve been a bit late this year because of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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California ground squirrels

The area around Negro Bar State Park is practically teeming with these little guys; they especially like to hang around the picnic areas, scavenging leftover scraps of food. I normally don’t pay too much attention to them, but they do make good practice subjects for wildlife photography. They’re extremely shy and very fast runners, disappearing into their burrows, into the […]

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