Category Archives: SLR

Tomales Founder’s Day: Photos of Parades Gone By


This years parade will begin at 12 noon on Sunday, September 4th, 2011. There is a party in the town park afterwards. The town is already filling up. The smell of home made sausages, Indian food, and tri-tip are starting … Continue reading

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The Marsh Wren: An Essay of Photos


New The Marsh Wren can be a secretive bird, but often times its own voice and its curiosity help the interested party to find this diminutive bird, and even to photograph it. I have memorable images taken on kayak photography … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #67: The Kestrel and the Tail


New Most of us have seen it one time or another. A larger bird being mobbed by smaller birds- Red-tails being harassed by ravens, ravens being harassed by black birds. It happens all of the time. It is the preemptive … Continue reading

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White Pelicans: A prehistoric (bird) essay in photos


New When I thought of the idea of doing a post on pelicans and images of pelicans, I had not considered how many images I actually have of them. A lot. A single post I realized is not really feasible, … Continue reading

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Pelicans taking off: An essay in action photos


The marvelous, prehistoric Brown Pelican. It spends its time diving into the waters of the world, scooping up fish with its long ponderous beak. For every dive however, there must be a return to the air. These pictures explore part … Continue reading

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Pelagic Cormorant: An essay of photos


I was just sitting here, watching part of The Blue Planet series- Tidal Seas/Coasts and was feeling overwhelmed by the marvelousness of the world and of some of the footage that people have captured of it. Truly remarkable how complex … Continue reading

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Marine Mammals of Tomales Bay: The River Otter (A video)


I’ve been experimenting with a little voice over on my newest footage of River Otters. Please, let me know what you think and if any of you would like me to continue with the natural history narrative that I am … Continue reading

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The heron eats the gunnel: A short video


Some fish apparently are easier for herons and egrets to eat than others. It seems a good size gunnel fish can take several attempts, especially as the heron had already given it many tries before I started recording video. Hope … Continue reading

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The common Raven: A short video


I went for a hike the other day, and on the way back, we came across this raven sitting near the path. It was very close by, so I thought it was an excellent chance to practice my videography skills, … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #66: White-tailed Kite in flight


I really like my birds of prey, so one day, as I was driving down the road and saw two White-tailed Kites flying fairly low over a field, I pulled over and found myself a good spot to try taking … Continue reading

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An essay in photos: Six species of Grebe


How many of these grebes can you identify? Please, let me know, I can help you with any that you can’t ID Grebes and loons are fairly similar in my mind. Both are diving birds that seem more comfortable on … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a photo #65: Hermit Thrush portrait


Often times when I head out on kayak photography excursions I will put the kayak in the water while it is still dark, or just getting light. This way I can capture not just the changing light of the day … Continue reading

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