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Most Recent Shoots

24 Apr 2017
Southeast Arizona Bird Photography Trip (Day 3)
Synopsis: Day 3 of this trip started at Ash Canyon B&B where I photographed at a new photo blind on the property. It was a very windy morning, althoug...
23 Apr 2017
Southeast Arizona Bird Photography Trip (Day 2)
Synopsis: Day 2 of this trip started in the Battiste BB&B backyard at Tony's photography setup. This was quite productive with a a few gallery-worthy ...
22 Apr 2017
Southeast Arizona Bird Photography Trip (Day 1)
Synopsis: Day 1 of this short trip started out in Portal in the morning, where I photographed feeder birds at a feeding station just northeast of Port...
15 Apr 2017
LP Supercell near Protection, KS
Synopsis: An awesome LP supercell was photographed this day, one of the better LP storms I have photographed in quite some time. The sunset colors and...
14 Apr 2017
Photogenic supercell at sunset near Sumner, NE
Synopsis: Managed to get some good images of a late-developing supercell storm near Sumner, NE. The storm had fairly decent tiered structure for a tim...

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= Storm Chases & Shoots of January 2017 =



Location: Bosque del Apache NWR, New Mexico

Shoot type: Wildlife
# of images: 13
Synopsis: Second morning at the Crane Ponds, where emphasis was once again on Snow Geese and Sandhill Crane departure. Good light for the second morning in a row as well. Afternoon was spent doing some freestyle shooting along the loop route, where I got good images of Ruddy Duck and Northern Shoveler. For sunset, decided to do a backlight shoot at the Crane Ponds with marginal luck. Cranes roosted pretty far away, but still managed some interesting images.




Location: Bosque del Apache NWR (morning) and Bernardo Wildlife Area (afternoon), New Mexico

Shoot type: Wildlife
# of images: 14
Synopsis: Sunrise shoot at the Crane Ponds. Snow geese were fairly close to photographer row, so managed to get some good images, including long exposure. Sandhill Crane departure photography. Afternoon photography at Bernardo, where a group of cranes were close to the road on the far east leg of the loop road just beyond the tree row.




Location: Bosque Ponds at ABQ BioPark (morning) and Bosque del Apache NWR (evening)

Shoot type: Wildlife
# of images: 15
Synopsis: I did another morning waterfowl shoot at Bosque Ponds where birds included Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Merganser (hen), Lesser Scaup. After that shoot, I drove down to Bosque del Apache, where I would shoot for the next several days. This afternoon I photographed Marsh Wren, Say's Phoebe, Northern Harrier, Northern Shoveler, and of course, Sandhill Crane -- all along the Loop Route.




Location: Sandia Crest (morning) and Bosque Ponds at ABQ BioPark (evening), New Mexico

Shoot type: Wildlife
# of images: 10
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 at the Bosque Ponds, where I got good images of Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Redhead, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Duck, and Northern Pintail




Location: Bosque Ponds at ABQ BioPark, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Shoot type: Wildlife
# of images: 10
Synopsis: Emphasis on waterfowl photography (morning and evening), mostly at the Bosque Ponds, where I got good images of Northern Shoveler, Mallard, Pied-billed Grebe, Canvasback, Lesser Scaup, Northern Pintail, and Wood Duck.




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