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Photo Opportunities Abound

Each morning’s walk in the park and, later, coffee in our back yard continue to yield photo opportunities. BeforeView full post »

Close-Ups

Sometimes good light and relative proximity make close-ups of distant subjects possible and an opportunity to discern aView full post »

For the Birds: The Amazing Nikon 1 V3 and 70-300mm Lens Combo

In some ways, the Nikon 1 V3/Nikkor 70-300mm lens combo is miraculous. Its small sensor has a 2.7 conversion factorView full post »

South Carolina Birds

This is a potpourri of South Carolina flyers whose images were captured in various Charleston, SC spots. A maleView full post »

Backyard Birds – 1

Excursions to bird paradises like Boca Grande and the Center for Birds of Prey (please see previous posts) are well andView full post »

Backyard Birds – 2

Female Cardinal Eastern Bluebird Canadian Geese Blue Jay Red-Shouldered Hawk Red-Bellied Woodpecker BrownView full post »

Backyard Birds – 3

Mockingbird Robin Black Vulture Brown Thrasher Mockingbird Black Vulture  View full post »

Birds of Prey – Hawks and Vultures

The Center for Birds of Prey in Awendaw, South Carolina offers amazing opportunities to see avian prowess up close andView full post »

Birds of Prey – Owls

During my recent visit to the Center for Birds of Prey, two sets of owl chicks were presented. It’s hard toView full post »

Boca Grande – Osprey

An Osprey with takeout. According to the National Audubon Society’s “Field Guide to Birds,” the birdView full post »

Boca Grande – Herons and Egrets

In the first two shots below, four Great Blue Heron youngsters awaiting the return of their parents. Their nest wasView full post »

Boca Grande – Pelicans

For those of us new to bird photography, pelicans are near-perfect subjects. Besides being generally fascinating,View full post »