Wow, what luck! Not one…or two (seen here) but THREE juvenile Barred Owls in Forest Park. We were riding back for the night, nearly finished with our ride when we saw a large bird fly in front of us. Then a second. As we stopped to take photos, a third owl perched right above our […]
This beetle, the size of a penny, was such a good model for me tonight. It sat on my deck and on this flower with the patience only an invertebrate could have.
She returns in the early morning light for breakfast. Mmmm, sugar-water.
“I bring you all here today to witness my ascension to greatness.” “Frank, you’re a chickadee like both of us. We can ALL fly” “Bob, can you…just…give me this moment?”
We spent our Saturday riding the mountain bike trails at Alsea Falls just Southwest of Corvallis. The weather, trails, and flow were all perfect.
PHOTOBOMBED. I was trying to get a nice photo of the Black-headed grosbeak when all of a sudden this house sparrow jumped in the way to hog what little limelight was left in this tree. What’s so special about the Black-headed grosbeak? They’re a migratory bird that is only in this area for summer breeding […]
“My Tail is delicious!” Sure, Mrs Squirrel. Delicious. What other lies do you have to perpetuate on the delicacy of squirrel anatomy? Squirrels aren’t exactly known for their honesty.
Even while spending my entire weekend in front of a computer monitor, I still found a moment to appreciate the birds in our front yard. Black-capped Chickadee.
A real world example of what artists call “1-point perspective”. Notice how this road of petals disappears into a single point in the center. Billions of blossoms died to pave the way for a lady and her dog to “go walkies”.
It’s Springtime in Portland! The cherry blossoms are in bloom and will peak in the next few days. Love this time of year as everything starts growing at a crazy pace, pollen fills the air, and birds are in constant song. I’ll definitely be posting some more cherry blossom photos in the next couple of […]
I never get tired of trying to photograph the hummingbird. They move so fast and never stop for more than a blink of an eye. During the time it takes to read this post, the hummingbird has flown the distance of 4 light-minutes. They exist throughout space-time, always and never here nor there. I love […]
Drive-thru birding at Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge. We stayed inside the car the entire time, but was saw so many birds during this visit. Now that I have a 600mm lens, I can finally zoom in and get an eye-full of all the avian glory. Literally, thousands of birds, mostly waterfowl but also included dozens of […]