Choosing an image

Choosing an image

Recently, I have had a couple of instances that caused me to look back at my images based on a specific species of bird. One was a need for an image of a Short-billed Dowitcher for the ODF&W website. The other was a request for an image of a Black Oystercatcher...
Is Social Media taking the fun out of Photography?

Is Social Media taking the fun out of Photography?

Over the past few months I have found myself wondering about the impact of Social Media on my photography and whether it is taking the fun out of photography. Like a Pavlovian Dog, I sit up and bark when I get a new follower or someone likes my post (ok, that may be a...
Being Happy

Being Happy

I recently came across a quote that I very much liked. I can’t say for sure that it was John Lennon though that was who it was attributed too. The spirit of the message certainly sounds like him and is what I was most drawn toward. “When I was 5 years old, my...
Opportunity

Opportunity

Recently, I learned there is a Great Horned Owl and her chic at Dawson Creek Park. Since we are in Beaverton, I felt the opportunity should be looked into. I arrived at the Library and wandered out in to the park. It was my first time to visit and I was surprised at...
Rare Birds

Rare Birds

In 2001 A movie starring William Hurt told a tale of an out of luck inn owner who claimed to have seen a rare bird in order to draw guests to the area. While the movie did little for me, it does describe a phenomenon that does occur. When rare birds are observed the...
Creative Bird Photography

Creative Bird Photography

A Mew Gull set against a background of a rocky intertidal area. Photographing birds is challenging and fun. I have had the pleasure of chasing after them for years. The images I get can show the bird as a specimen and, if I try hard, are aesthetically pleasing.  But...
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