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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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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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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Mississippi Bar mornings

Even though large portions of Mississippi Bar are rocky, flat, and treeless — and sun-baked during the hot summer months — it’s still possible to find nice shady spots, even on a warm day in June. Still, it’s best to get outdoors early so you don’t melt on the hike back to the car! Once the spring rains dry up, […]

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