Category Archives: Photography

Macro Nature Therapy

If you’ve ever worked with a macro lens on your camera, you know how addictive it can be. It can even change the way you see the world.  Just look at this little  yellow flower, for instance. I found this Black … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Dreaming of Spring

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Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday: Bittersweet Junco

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Herps and Odes, Dragons and Toads

Have you seen any herps lately? Not sure? How about odes? I’m sure you have, they’re hard to miss right  now. I’ve seen tons of them, but if you’d asked me those questions a couple years ago I wouldn’t have … Continue reading

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Nature Lovers Are Some of the Best People

Last night I joined some new friends for an evening of watching Bald Eagles and Osprey at Stony Creek park.  Both species have nests with one nestling each right now, and the nests can be seen from the same spot, … Continue reading

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Into the Fog

Earlier this week we had an entire day with heavy fog, so I thought it would be a fun time to go out and take photos. First I tried shooting our driveway, but it wasn’t quite foggy enough. I really … Continue reading

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“Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, ha ha ha!”

That’s a direct quote from a couple of bicyclists who passed us on a trail while we were birding recently. Their mocking reference to what they probably assumed is a mythical bird was meant to be funny, I’m sure. Little … Continue reading

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Birding by Car at Shiawassee NWR

We’d been meaning to visit Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge near Saginaw, Michigan, for quite some time. So when a fellow birder reported some great birds up there last week, we decided to check it out. It’s only 80 miles from … Continue reading

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Heritage Days Photos

Despite intermittent showers and thunderstorms, our local Heritage Days festival went on this weekend. And as planned, I went there to practice taking photos of people, hoping to get over my discomfort with that particular subject matter. Not too long … Continue reading

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