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Upcoming Shoots

>> Early Spring 2017 -- Ducks -- Southwest & Central Kansas, as time and work schedule permits late February-April

>> Spring 2017 -- Songbird Migration -- Sierra Vista, Southeast Arizona, April 22-24

>> Spring & Summer 2017 -- Supercell Thunderstorms -- Great Plains, as time and work schedule permits April-August

>> Late Spring 2017 -- Annual Storm Chase Vacation -- Great Plains, specific dates to be determined

(Updated February 12, 2017 6:17:29 pm CT)

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Most Recent Shoots

10 Mar 2017
Wildfire Aftermath at Clark State Lake
Synopsis: I drove down to Clark Lake this morning to check out how bad Clark Lake burned from the recent, historic wildfire of March 6, 2017. Nearly t...
22 Feb 2017
Trumpeter Swan at Hain SFL
Synopsis: A Trumpeter Swan showed up at Hain SFL this afternoon. I notified Jeff Calhoun, and he showed up to join me for this Ford County rare bird. ...
21 Feb 2017
Early Morning Ducks at Hain SFL
Synopsis: Morning shoot in my homemade floating blind with good, warm morning light. Ducks photographed included Redhead, Gadwall, and Ring-necked Duc...
3 Feb 2017
New Mexico Bird Photography Trip (Day 8)
Synopsis: Fifth and final morning shooting at the Crane Ponds. Good long-exposure crane departure images again in good light. Spent quite a bit of tim...
2 Feb 2017
New Mexico Bird Photography Trip (Day 7)
Synopsis: Fourth morning at the Crane Ponds. Emphasis on long-exposure Sandhill Crane departure with decent luck. Drove around the loop route after th...
1 Feb 2017
New Mexico Bird Photography Trip (Day 6)
Synopsis: Third morning at the Crane Ponds for more Snow Geese and Sandhill Crane departure. I decided to hang around and shoot Northern Shoveler and ...
31 Jan 2017
New Mexico Bird Photography Trip (Day 5)
Synopsis: Second morning at the Crane Ponds, where emphasis was once again on Snow Geese and Sandhill Crane departure. Good light for the second morni...
30 Jan 2017
New Mexico Bird Photography Trip (Day 4)
Synopsis: Sunrise shoot at the Crane Ponds. Snow geese were fairly close to photographer row, so managed to get some good images, including long expos...
29 Jan 2017
New Mexico Bird Photography Trip (Day 3)
Synopsis: I did another morning waterfowl shoot at Bosque Ponds where birds included Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Merganser (hen), Lesser Scaup. ...
28 Jan 2017
New Mexico Bird Photography Trip (Day 2)
Synopsis: I made an early morning drive up to Sandia Crest to photograph the reliable rosy-finches, then in the evening I did another waterfowl shoot ...

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Tue, 2 May 2017 22:59:08 -0500
Assortment of images from Day 1 of 3 -- 2017 SE Arizona bird photography trip. 22 April 2017

Crissal Thrasher

Gambels Quail

Streak-backed Oriole

Streak-backed Oriole

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Green-tailed Towhee

Black-throated Sparrow

Woodhouses Scrub-Jay

Broad-billed Hummingbird

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Brown Creeper

Townsends Warbler

Magnificent Hummingbird

Blue-throated Hummingbird

Bridled Titmouse

Ash-throated Flycatcher

Western Screech Owl
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Scott's Oriole, male, at Ash Canyon B&B. 24 April 2017
  
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Protection, KS LP Supercell at sunset. 15 April 2017
  
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Early evening setup shoot with House Finches. My backyard. 6 April 2017






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A more carefully processed image of drake Hooded Merganser at Hain SFL. 6 April 2017
  
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Hooded Merganser and Ruddy Duck early this morning at Hain SFL. 6 April 2017





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Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:30:22 -0600
Assortment of images from Day 8 of 8 -- 2017 New Mexico bird photography trip. 3 February 2017

Sandhill Cranes in motion, departing roost

Sandhill Cranes about to take flight from roost

Drake Northern Shoveler

Drake Northern Shoveler

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Drake Northern Shoveler

Drake Cinnamon Teal

Drake Northern Shovelers

Drake Cinnamon Teal

Drake Cinnamon Teal

Trio of drake Cinnamon Teal

Loggerhead Shrike

Loggerhead Shrike

Western Meadowlark

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes about to land at roost

Sandhill Cranes about to land at roost
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Assortment of images from Day 7 of 8 -- 2017 New Mexico bird photography trip. 2 February 2017

Sandhill Cranes and Snow Geese in Landscape before sunrise

Sandhill Crane in motion, departing roost

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes in their leaning posture about to take flight

Sandhill Cranes, some morning goofing around

Ross's Goose

Snow Goose in flight

Ross's Geese with a few Snow Geese mixed in

Large gathering of primarily Snow Geese, with a few Ross's Geese

Sandhill Crane amongst Snow Geese

Birds in landscape shot at Bernardo Wildlife Area

Snow Geese and Sandhill Cranes

Long exposure showing Snow Geese in motion taking flight
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Assortment of images from Day 6 of 8 -- 2017 New Mexico bird photography trip. 1 February 2017

Snow Geese in motion

Sandhill Crane

Snow Geese

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Cranes

Drake Northern Shoveler

Drake Cinnamon Teal

Drake Cinnamon Teal

Drake Northern Shoveler

Drake and hen Northern Shoveler

Rooster Ring-necked Pheasant

Sandhill Crane

Sandhill Crane corn cob toss

Sandhill Crane parents dancing with immature learning and imitating

Sandhill Cranes in motion
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Tue, 21 Feb 2017 22:39:51 -0600
First waterfowl shoot of the season with the floating blind at Hain SFL. 21 February 2017

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Drake Redhead

Drake Gadwall

Drake Gadwall

Drake Redhead and American Coot

Drake Redhead

Hen and Drake Gadwall

Drake Gadwall

Drake Ring-necked Ducks
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