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New Zealand’s Pied Shag: A short video


Here is a very short video of one of the first birds I came across in NZ-

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Some of New Zealand’s birds


I’ve been in New Zealand for almost a week now. I knew I wanted to see and photograph birds, and I have definitely been able to do so. Some of the birds have been a little more challenging than expected, … Continue reading

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Clammers: A photo essay: Part I


I wanted to fool around with the idea of a photo essay, which is essentially a series of pictures with little or no text, but that still tells a story. This is Part I, and it is images of people clamming … Continue reading

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Don’t forget to twist your camera


There are times when I get so focused on what I am taking a picture of, I don’t remember that I can simply rotate my camera ninety degrees and I will have a very different image, that will sometimes be … Continue reading

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Shorebirds of Tomales Bay: The Marbled Godwit


I went kayaking recently on Tomales Bay, and found one of my favorite shorebirds, the Marbled Godwit. It was one of the first sandpipers that I learned to identify, as it is very distinctive with its barred cinnamon coloration, and … Continue reading

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Osprey’s catch of the day


Sometimes the images that are the most fun, aren’t always the best pictures. This series of an osprey, while a lot of fun (and much commented upon,) is not actually the greateset show of technical photography. I’ve cropped them way … Continue reading

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Shorebirds of Tomales Bay: Scrub Jay (video)


This is the very first video I tried making on my new SLR body. You can tell. I don’t have much of a handle on the technique, but the subject matter is fun. I spend a lot of my time … Continue reading

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Focusing on portraits: Animal and otherwise


A portrait tries, with a single snapshot in time, to tell a story. This is true, whether the image is of an old ranch hand, a cow, or a wild animal. Usually this will be a tightly focused image, where … Continue reading

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Walkabout to Abbotts Lagoon


I’m fortunate to have a national seashore nearly on my doorstep. A short drive and I can be kayaking on the glistening waters of Tomales Bay. A little farther and I am hiking tree lined trails that give way to … Continue reading

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