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Really?

April 18, 2024 - Sometimes birds seem like humans. LOL
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Leaf Design

April 07, 2024 - Loved the shapes and colors combination.
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In the Green

April 03, 2024 - Just really liked the composition with all the green leaves.
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Downy 2

March 27, 2024 - The smallest of Woodpeckers.
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Candida White

March 24, 2024 - This beautiful flower was only about a half inch long.
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Orangy

March 20, 2024 - Really liked how the Tufted Titmouse matched the background!
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Two as One

March 16, 2024 - Love the colors.
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Red-bellied woodpecker

March 13, 2024 - Caught this beautiful bird while at NC Botanical Gardens.
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Drops

March 10, 2024 - I liked the flowers delicate nature.
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Purple Rain

March 05, 2024 - True Story...I actually was involved with originally processing the negatives to the Original Prince Purple Rain Movie P...
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Rare Honey Bee

March 02, 2024 - Loved the lighting on this.
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Vanellus chilensis Rio Hato Panama

February 25, 2024 - For more depth, I included the mate in the background.
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Ribbon

February 21, 2024 - For some reason this picture reminds me of Easter.
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Twice as Bad

February 16, 2024 - Turn two into Four! LOL
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Cracked Mountain

February 11, 2024 - I liked this because the mountain is kind of in the shape of an egg and the mountain is split down from about the center...
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Daisy Design

February 06, 2024 - These flowers popped out from the dark.
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Caterpillar Travels

February 03, 2024 - The flower and caterpillar weren't more than an inch to inch and a half long.
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Lazy Leg

January 12, 2024 - Really liked how the morning sun brought out the colors to the bird. The non-distractive background highlights the bird...
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The Abys

December 27, 2023 - Usually you see the side or front of a Butterfly or moth. What an endless world it must be for an insect.
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Center Stage

December 20, 2023 - He's hiding pretty good! Does it feel like he's ready to pounce?
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Rio Hato Panama Sunset

December 18, 2023 - Not bad for a phone shot.
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Disturbed Rio Hato Panama

December 16, 2023 - I guess he got a bit to close to the waves.
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Mums

December 13, 2023 - A lesson in lighting. What do you think?
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Flower Balls

November 28, 2023 - This bug was less than an inch long and often missed by people walking by.
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Strike a Pose Grey-Capped Flycatcher

November 18, 2023 - Pretty little beach side bird. Little thing was just hanging out. I moved to the angle I wanted because it didn't seem t...
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Magnificent Frigatebird Against the Moon Rio Hato Panama

November 08, 2023 - Caught this Frigate with what was left of the Harvest Moon.
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Rio Hato Panama Beach Sunrise

November 05, 2023 - Loved this drift wood shape against the morning sea. I left the net in the foreground to pull together the boat in the b...
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Great Egret Rio Hato Panama

November 02, 2023 - He was Ruffling his Ridges.
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Topper Rio Hato Panama

October 26, 2023 - Common Birds on the beach.
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Harvest Moon Rio Hato Panama

October 24, 2023 - Not to bad for an iPhone night shot.
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Fiery Skipper

October 21, 2023 - Shot at NC Botanical Garden.
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Looking glass Falls

October 18, 2023 - Boy, was my tripod wet. LOL
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I See Food Peck Peck Peck

September 22, 2023 - I just thought that this was a unique angle on this Downy.
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Carolina anole

September 07, 2023 - I watched this little guy go from Brown to Green to almost Yellow as he went from dead leaves to fresh ones.
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Must Bee Good

August 28, 2023 - Wow, this flower must really Bee good!
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Bee Design

August 13, 2023 - I liked the design element for this image. A type of Symmetry.
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Pretty Purple

July 30, 2023 - Just a gorgeous flower.
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Thailand Great White Egret

July 25, 2023 - First time I've seen an Egret fishing in the ocean.
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Touch

July 10, 2023 - The Heron was flying across the pond and I guess he liked to just barely touch the water.
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Working

July 05, 2023 - I like the dimension of the white flowers.
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Lilly

June 17, 2023 - Really liked the color of this Lilly.
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Heron in Green

June 12, 2023 - I liked how the fresh green leaves kind of frames the Heron.
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Milan Moorhen

June 03, 2023 - Pretty Bird. Wild in Milan.
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Excuse Me! Hello.

May 28, 2023 - Okay, maybe it's just me. I see a female stick figure character. Granted...she's missing her right hand. LOL
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Delighted Daffodils

May 09, 2023 - The light was perfect. Shot during Basics Location Shoot.
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Milan Blue Heron

May 04, 2023 - What's more beautiful than a flowering tree? A flowering tree with a Heron under.
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Interesting Yarn Plant

April 22, 2023 - It just looks a lot like yarn.
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Blue Bird

March 29, 2023 - Shot taken while on Basics Location shoot.
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Thailand Congregation

March 05, 2023 - Maybe I should have called it the "Mating Rock". Before I could get a picture there were 3 times as many butterflies on...
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Just One

February 19, 2023 - Saw this flower with minimal light on it, but enough to separate it from the darker greens. This flower was maybe a half...
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Peacock Orchid

December 28, 2022 - Beautiful flower found at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens.
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Fall Colors Stylized

December 04, 2022 - I used several filters to give the image a soft feel, but keep some detail.
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Other Side of Madness

November 23, 2022 - Fly got lucky.....this time.
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Mums the Word

November 17, 2022 - In this image, I felt reticulation enhanced the feel of moisture. The shallow depth of field helps, I believe, to make t...
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Beautiful Colors

November 12, 2022 - Probably the Prettiest Female Cardinal I've seen.
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800mm Downy Woodpecker

October 20, 2022 - This was shot handheld at 800mm and manually focused. Nuff said.
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Centered Beauty

October 13, 2022 - Beautifully ornate flower.
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Female Cardinal Lighting

September 20, 2022 - I waited and caught the perfect spray of light on her face.
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Durham Flowers

August 30, 2022 - Shot this against a dark brick wall while teaching a class in downtown Durham.
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Caterpillar Blight

August 15, 2022 - Well, it was a bad year for my organic vegetable garden. Three of these critters that I could find had almost completely...
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Paeonia suffruticosa

August 03, 2022 - Picture I took this year in my yard with my cellphone camera.
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Waterfall Level 6 Thailand

June 15, 2022 - There were 7 levels to this one waterfall or 7 waterfalls in one.
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Berry Nice Cardinal

June 03, 2022 - This is kind of opposite from what I normally do, but can anyone of my students guess what assignment this would be from...
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Brahminy Kite - Thailand Sea Eagle w Fish

May 30, 2022 - Beautiful bird, kinda like Thailand's type of Bald Eagle. This guy had just caught his lunch.
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Moray eel

May 25, 2022 - This eel was not happy I was there. This isn't a great shot, but considering I got one was a plus. As I tried to get clo...
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Female Cardinal

May 24, 2022 - Amazing light on the Cardinal, but not on the trees behind it.
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High Key Winter Rose

May 23, 2022 - Really like how soft the petals look.
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Anemone

May 20, 2022 - Was doing some underwater diving in Thailand and was attracted by all this blue. I can't see him...can you? LOL
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Thailand Cave Monkey

May 16, 2022 - Love the eyes on these little guys.
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Brahminy kite Thailand Sea Eagle

May 09, 2022 - This beautiful sea eagle was shot at Panyee Island in Thailand as it was hunting it's prey.
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Simple is Best

April 30, 2022 - Shot this with my cellphone camera. Liked the design and the white flowers against the blue sky. Hadn't post in several...
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Nap Time

April 06, 2022 - Monkey's surviving on a small island in Thailand.
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Mountain Fishing

April 01, 2022 - Captured this while flying by in a private speed boat in Thailand. The mountains were gorgeous!
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Plus One

March 18, 2022 - Hi all, I haven't been posting many pictures lately. I have tons of new work including a documentary that I am working o...
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Nuthatch

February 10, 2022 - Not bad for ISO 2500. This used to be impossible with anything less than a medium format.
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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

December 25, 2021 - Well....at least it's Christmas colors!!! A non-traditional picture for a very non-traditional Covid Year! I hope you ha...
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Winter Rose

December 15, 2021 - I liked the nice soft light falling on the rose.
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Attractant Tube

December 12, 2021 - The Pitcher Plant has beautiful colors in the Fall.
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Piper Party

December 02, 2021 - I liked the reflection and that he is not running. He is engaged in his dinner party.
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Winter Pansy

November 23, 2021 - For some reason I have never been able to get a good picture with Pansys, until now.
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Sunrise Osprey Catch

October 31, 2021 - Was shooting sunrise and Osprey caught a fish. Breakfast...yum.
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Abstract Azalea

October 22, 2021 - This is close to total abstraction. The stamen is the only thing holding the subject together.
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Ocean Osprey

October 16, 2021 - Loved the Light on the feathers.
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Flaming Hibiscus

October 02, 2021 - Yes, this is it's true colors! Shot with my phone camera.
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Sensual Purple

September 27, 2021 - I like to think that sometimes I see things that other people don't. Taken with my phone camera.
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Coming or Going

September 13, 2021 - Title says it all. Which is it?
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Soft Light

September 08, 2021 - Nice light.
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Water Lilly One Third Light

September 04, 2021 - Waited a little to take this picture and have the one third of light on the stamen.
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Cool Tree

August 16, 2021 - Really liked this tree by Blue Note Grill. Taken with phone camera.
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Dueling Butterflies

August 04, 2021 - Caught these two at Eno River with my phone camera. Really like the flowers.
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Lilly

July 25, 2021 - Just a shot with my phone camera in my yard.
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Bark Abstract

July 20, 2021 - Found this bark laying in the water. Maybe from Sycamore tree. I liked the texture and abstract design, also in relation...
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Yellow Monarch

July 16, 2021 - Interesting flower and pretty butterfly.
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Red Water Lilly

July 13, 2021 - I used the leaves to balance the flower. Shot with my phone.
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Honey Bee on Clover

July 11, 2021 - Picture isn't anything that special. Shot this with phone. It's just that you just don't see many Honey Bees anymore....
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Purple Yard Iris

July 03, 2021 - Another flower from the garden shot with my phone.
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Rhododendron

June 14, 2021 - Just another flower in my garden.
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Trolling

May 27, 2021 - This Pelican was just gliding along the tip of the wave with such grace and ease. You can even see his shadow across the...
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Purple Iris

May 23, 2021 - Shot this with my phone in my backyard.
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Luna Moth

May 22, 2021 - These moths are just so beautiful.
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White Peony

May 17, 2021 - Peonies fist developed popularity in the 1800. This is one of the flowers growing in my yard that I shot with my cell ph...
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Yellow Iris

May 15, 2021 - Taken in my backyard with my iPhone camera.
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Sandpiper

May 07, 2021 - This little guy is fun to watch. I liked how the morning sun was illuminating his back.
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Backlit Pelican

May 03, 2021 - Really liked the way the light showed through the Pelicans feathers.
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Light through Daffodils

April 03, 2021 - Just playin around with my phone camera. HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE!
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Pretty Bird

March 25, 2021 - Come on...isn't this the face every mother could love?
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South Africa Waterfall

March 05, 2021 - I like all the greenery and rock formations.
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Downy

February 15, 2021 - Cute little guy.
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Disillusioned Heart

February 09, 2021 - Really cool leaves.
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Yellow Finch

February 03, 2021 - I believe this is the female.
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Blue Bird

January 30, 2021 - Sitting there looking so Astute!
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Cool Wall Paper

January 21, 2021 - The longer I stare at this the more I see. I like the flow of the flower's lines. The blurry leaves on the left side kee...
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Here's Looking at You Kid

January 10, 2021 - I just couldn't help myself with the title.
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Pretty Maids All in a Row

January 03, 2021 - I like the way this plant almost makes it's own bouquets.
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Smiling Cardinal

December 28, 2020 - I know I know, but I could swear he's smiling!
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Red-bellied Woodpecker

December 14, 2020 - The Red-bellied Woodpecker is named for its light red belly, but because it so often has its belly against the tree, we...
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Iris in Detail

December 10, 2020 - Love the Shape of the Petals.
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Woody Flower

December 08, 2020 - I believe these "flowers" grow more in the shade. I think they are really interesting because of their wood like texture...
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Clover Like Flower

December 04, 2020 - Not sure what plant this is, but the flower looked similar to Clover. The flower was only about a half to one inch wide.
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Strange Calyxes

November 24, 2020 - Unusual plant has one big leaf.
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Subtle Mist

November 05, 2020 - I love how the mist seems to outline the various mountain ranges as the sun starts to break through to the day.
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Morning Foray

October 11, 2020 - I was busy taking pictures of the moon when this Osprey decided to fly by.
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Jordan Lake Sunset Sky

October 10, 2020 - Just imagine being able to see it at that angle.
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Pier Pleasure

October 07, 2020 - I enjoy hangin out at the pier....only I use a fishing pole.
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Jordan Lake Silhouette

October 01, 2020 - During sunset the water had this beautiful color reflected in the water.
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Portrait of a Lion

September 27, 2020 - Really liked the soft lighting on the Lion.
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Jordan Lake Sunset 4

September 22, 2020 - Another Sunset at Jordan Lake. Which one did you like better?
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Jordan Lake Sunset 3

September 20, 2020 - Found this really nice textured tree to basically kind off frame the sunset.
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Right Red

September 19, 2020 - Really liked the light coming in on these flowers.
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Jordan Lake Waves

September 17, 2020 - Love the pattern and color of the waves. Gets better the larger it is.
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Jordan Lake Osprey

September 13, 2020 - Caught this Osprey going over my camp sight on Jordan Lake.
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Jordan Lake Sunset

September 11, 2020 - Took this while on vacation at Jordan Lake.
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Rhino Friend

August 31, 2020 - Bet ya thought it was an elephant. I call this Rhino my friend because he didn't kill me. I was at one point 2-3 feet aw...
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My Friend

August 27, 2020 - Can you guess what animal this is? Yes I was this close up.
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Lilly Flower Design

August 15, 2020 - The light was perfect.
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Luna Moth Late Night Catch

August 12, 2020 - Was gettin a bit dark when I saw this young Luna Moth. Glad he didn't mind my phone.
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Hummingbird in Flight

August 10, 2020 - Matching colors, so how do we separate? Had to use a high speed for the shutter speed.
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Lunar Eclipse

August 02, 2020 - Oops. Forgot to add the eclipse. Sorry. Guess it was kinda Shady. All kidding aside, I do think the Penumbral Lunar Ecli...
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Pose

July 20, 2020 - In this COVID-9 crazy world where classes will now be online, I thought a look back to the good ole days were the studen...
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Colorado River

July 13, 2020 - Sorry, this is just a sweet landscape. Many things to like about it.
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Rose in the Sky

July 03, 2020 - It was a cloudy foggy morning and the roses hung over a trellis.
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Heron Flight

June 28, 2020 - Just thought it was a nice close-up.
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Hydrangea 2

June 26, 2020 - On the same plant next to the Purple and Blue flower was this lighter color. Not sure which I liked best.
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Nevada Wild Goats

June 23, 2020 - These guys just roam anywhere.
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Hydrangea

June 21, 2020 - Really liked all the colors in this one.
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Red Bud Spaces

June 18, 2020 - Liked the Positive and Negative space. Shot at ISO 3200 because it was getting dark at dusk.
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Hanging Rock Falls 2

June 15, 2020 - Liked the many layers this has.
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Baby Praying Mantis

June 12, 2020 - Shot with my cellphone. This baby Praying Mantis was not much more than an eighth of an inch long.
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White GUll

June 11, 2020 - Not anything fancy. Just a nice pic of a gull. Thing that intrigued me the most is how far from sea it is.
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Fern Tree

June 06, 2020 - I've always liked ferns for some reason. These baby ferns were growing on the moss side of a tree.
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Heron Silhouette

June 05, 2020 - The Heron is basically silhouetted against the sky. There is a little detail left in the Heron to give it some shape. I...
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Leaf Cup

June 03, 2020 - Close-up Butterfly.
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Dying Iris

June 01, 2020 - Even though old and dying, there is still beauty left to give. This Iris was close to falling off the stem. I took an ar...
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Morning Heron

May 31, 2020 - Really liked the morning light on his face and the way he is looking out gives more depth. Shot at 3200 ISO.
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Heron's Catch 4

May 27, 2020 - Fish looks good enough to eat.
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Heron's Hunt

May 21, 2020 - Interesting to watch them hunt.
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Lilly in Yellow

May 20, 2020 - I really like the detail from my cellphone camera.
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Cormorant By Two

May 18, 2020 - Panning shot.
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Desert Glow

May 17, 2020 - I love this time of day where the sun light silhouettes its subject.
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Baaah

May 16, 2020 - Interesting color and design.
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Heron's Catch 3

May 15, 2020 - Liked the reflection.
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Butterfly Eyes

May 14, 2020 - Just look at them peepers.
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Heron Wheels Up

May 13, 2020 - An unusual position.
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Red Bud Light

May 09, 2020 - The Dusk Light made the red leaf transparent. Always liked these leaves. Shot with my cellphone.
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Wolf Portrait

May 09, 2020 - Up close.
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Heron's Catch 2

May 07, 2020 - Caught this picture just after he caught his catch. I liked the diagonal design of the water to match the direction of t...
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Hanging Butterfly

May 06, 2020 - Hadn't seen one of these before. The blue was opalescent.
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Lone Wolf

May 05, 2020 - Looks like he's just enjoying the sun light.
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Heron's Catch

May 04, 2020 - Right at the exact moment the Heron caught its prey.
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Herons' Bristle

May 02, 2020 - This is his full spread.
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Portrait

May 02, 2020 - A very unusual angle. Just imagine if you looked like that. LOL
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Orchid Dragon

May 01, 2020 - Like the whiskers.
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Blue Bird on a Stick

April 30, 2020 - Really liked the background in this.
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Alpaca 3

April 28, 2020 - This is the third Alpaca in my Three Stooges Series.
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Purple Star

April 27, 2020 - Beautiful simple flower. I like a lot about this image.
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Long Drink

April 26, 2020 - Liked the angle of the butterfly's tongue.
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Abstract Mallard

April 24, 2020 - Really liked the abstract nature of the water.
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Daffodil Expression

April 22, 2020 - Artistic rendition of a Daffodil close up. Best when viewed on computer.
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Alpaca 2

April 22, 2020 - Sometimes you feel like a nut.....
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Close Sip

April 21, 2020 - Liked the texture in the butterfly wings.
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Toadshade

April 19, 2020 - Been wanting to get a decent picture of this plant for a long while. Hard to get. This ones not to bad.
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Goldeneye

April 18, 2020 - Unique eyes for Ducks. Liked reflected sky off the water. Does this bird have a crazy hair-do or what?
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Transparent

April 16, 2020 - Liked this angle with the butterfly looking down and his shape in the leaf.
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Wild African Violet

April 16, 2020 - While a very common Spring Flower, The Wild African Violet is only about a half inch wide and often overlooked.
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Lemur Really

April 13, 2020 - Just couldn't resist this one.
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May Apple

April 10, 2020 - Beautiful wild flower grows in early Spring.
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Hangin Butterfly

April 09, 2020 - Thought it was a unique angle for Butterfly hanging upside down and light that is affecting the Butterfly.
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Alpaca 1

April 08, 2020 - Doin a few funny Alpaca pics.
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New Growth

April 06, 2020 - Just as nice as any flower.
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Butterfly on Leaf

April 05, 2020 - Liked how the outline of the butterfly and leaf repeated the form of an open winged butterfly.
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Winter Cardinal

April 04, 2020 - Shallow DoF for bird.
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Forest Flower

April 03, 2020 - Nice early Spring flower.
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Butterfly Bar

April 01, 2020 - Chose the background brighter than the foreground.
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Downy

March 31, 2020 - Caught this guy scurrying up a tree.
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Spring Crocus

March 29, 2020 - Beautifully small simple flowers growing from the winter debris.
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Mallard Swirled

March 28, 2020 - Liked the colors of the duck with the colors of the water. Shot at ISO 12,800.
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Daffodils in Light

March 25, 2020 - Loved how translucent the flowers are.
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Malard Abstract

March 17, 2020 - Really liked the design in the water. Shot at 12,800 ISO.
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Yellow Lilly

March 02, 2020 - Exercise in use of color and light for separation.
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Upper Antelope Canyon 3

February 12, 2020 - Just amazing rock formation.
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Upper Antelope Canyon....or Mars

February 03, 2020 - As the sun light filters down through the Canyon rock, so many different colors appear. It gives such an other worldly f...
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Beautiful Light

January 29, 2020 - The light falls in just the right places.
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Horseshoe Bend, Arizona

January 15, 2020 - Here's my "me too" (LOL) of Horseshoe Bend. Not bad for the very limited time I had there. Shot at 11mm (full Frame)....
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Peekaboo

December 19, 2019 - Don't ya just hate it when they stare.
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Falls' Christmas Tree

December 12, 2019 - Yep, it was pouring down rain. Shot at ISO 8000. Little guy was just hit by a rain drop in his eye.
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Downy

December 06, 2019 - Shot at ISO 8000 and in the rain.
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Sandpipper

November 20, 2019 - Liked the background and foreground to this image.
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Orange Balance

November 19, 2019 - The orange color really popped behind the dark background.
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Lower Cascade Falls

November 05, 2019 - One of the many waterfalls at Hanging Rock.
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The Schweddy Plant

October 31, 2019 - Just thought this was an interesting plant. Notice how the pods stick out from the shaft.
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Butterfly on Red

October 28, 2019 - Shot during Basics student location shoot.
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Sheep Dog

October 20, 2019 - Really liked the hair patterns and color.
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Butterfly Flower

October 18, 2019 - Loved the way the two blended.
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Waggle Wader

October 03, 2019 - This dog isn't afraid of the water.
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Grasshopper Split

September 27, 2019 - I waited for the grasshopper to move into this position. I saw the light on his tail, but shadowed on his body. By waiti...
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Hummingbird

September 24, 2019 - I wanted to freeze the head and body, but let the wings show motion.
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Caterpillar

September 12, 2019 - Er go. (see previous blog photo)
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Pink Bouquet Flower

September 05, 2019 - Just enough light.
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Bouquet Flower

September 02, 2019 - Pure White.
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Purple Cone Flowers

August 19, 2019 - Just really liked the arrangement.
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Field Flowers

June 02, 2019 - Nice fresh Spring flowers.
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Black-eyed Susan

May 30, 2019 - Really like the intensity of this flower.
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Backlit Bud

May 23, 2019 - In addition to how beautiful the leaves are, I liked the positive and negative space.
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Clematis

April 17, 2019 - Nothin special, just cellphone picture of the Clematis Flower in my yard.
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Purple Flowers in Reeds

April 13, 2019 - These flowers were little more than a half inch tall.
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Female Titmouse

April 07, 2019 - I believe I caught her mate too.
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Nuthatch

April 02, 2019 - I don't think this little guy can see me.
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White Throated Sparrow

March 29, 2019 - Felt using artistic brushes worked better than the straight photo.
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Mother Natures' Collage

March 27, 2019 - Yeah, sure.....at first glance you'd probably pass this by. Heck you're probably ready to do that to this photo. That is...
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Pine Warbler

March 15, 2019 - Puffed out for winter. Shot at ISO 2500.
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Medusa

March 12, 2019 - Love the winding tentacles.
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Under Flower

March 11, 2019 - Delicate flower shot in NC Botanical Gardens.
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Dark Eyed Junco

March 08, 2019 - Positioned myself for a dark background. Image shot at a very high 2500 ISO.
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Calla Lillies

March 04, 2019 - Just a cellphone pic.
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Catch the Wind

February 20, 2019 - Pelican was gliding in the wind. The image states a lot about man versus nature.
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Anemone

February 15, 2019 - Just a very interesting creature all by itself.
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Rains Edge

February 04, 2019 - Was driving down I40 in the rain when I crossed an almost straight line of rain clouds into a clearing. On one side was...
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White Light

January 27, 2019 - The light falling on this flower caught my eye.
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Decked Out Egret

January 23, 2019 - Utilizing patterns and depth of Field.
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Heron in Reeds bxw

January 20, 2019 - Here is my BxW version of Heron in Reeds. Compared to the previous picture, which do you prefer?
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Heron in Reeds color

January 20, 2019 - Ok, I just can't decide if I like this in color or BxW best. Please feel free to post your opinion based on this and the...
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Butterfly Grass

January 13, 2019 - Slightly modified with Lightroom. Shooting into the sun and fog with semi-transparent subjects.
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Say What?

January 08, 2019 - I can't decide which one is funnier? The one with the mouth open is funny, but I like the neck attitude in the other....
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Heron Flight

January 06, 2019 - Liked being able to see all the back feathers in this one.
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Cormorant in Blue

January 03, 2019 - Apparently there is so much oil in the skin of a Cormorant that water just rolls off there body.
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Strike a Pose

December 28, 2018 - Perched Heron on Jordan Lake.
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Blue Bird 2

December 16, 2018 - For those of you that felt the last image wasn't your cup o tea, here is a straight shot. This image was taken at the hi...
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Three Strange Bedfellows

November 20, 2018 - Interesting group.
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Pollen Drop

November 11, 2018 - Apparently the bee dropped his load, pollen that is.
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Sensual Flower 2

November 09, 2018 - Shot during my Macro Seminar Location Shoot.
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Fly in the Mix

November 08, 2018 - Saw the fly on the flower and really liked his orange eyes. Shot during my Macro Seminar location shoot.
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He and She

September 29, 2018 - Found this angle so that you could see the front and a back of the flower at the same time.
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Butterfly Star

September 18, 2018 - I liked how the light, Plant and Butterfly combined to make a star shape.
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Lace White Flower

September 18, 2018 - Felt this flower had a very soft lace like quality.
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Hibiscus

September 16, 2018 - Just a pretty flower with a nice hot pink.
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Pitcher Perfect

September 14, 2018 - For various reasons explained in my Lens Seminar, I used 70mm to take this shot. I liked the way the top of the Pitcher...
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Eno Mask

September 07, 2018 - Really liked this little rapids, but I mainly liked the smooth rock to the right. The rock looks like a face. I've been...
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Hurried Heron

September 04, 2018 - The Heron kind of used his wings to hoist himself up out of the water and onto the rock. I liked the balance of the yell...
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Planter Rocks

August 30, 2018 - Nothin fancy, I just like the textures and shadowing on the rock.
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Eno Green

August 29, 2018 - Just a really beautiful setting on the Eno. I love this landscape. The bird is just extra.
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Hungry Heron

August 26, 2018 - He had just spotted food.
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Hey Guys....What's Up?

August 26, 2018 - Title has two different meanings. If you can think of a better one to go with the picture....post it in my messages/comm...
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Eno Heron

August 24, 2018 - I liked the angle of looking down the river.
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Fun Fungus

August 22, 2018 - All types of nature can be beautiful. Found this fungus along a path at Eno. Really liked all it's color.
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Heron Eyes

August 20, 2018 - He was definitely checking me out!
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Mid Day Heron

August 18, 2018 - Even Herons need a little shade to cool off.
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Mushroom Split

August 16, 2018 - Figure this one out!
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Blue Crowned Hanging Parrot

August 15, 2018 - I like the texture and shapes.
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Look of Lemurs

August 11, 2018 - Pretty cool that these two variations can get along so well together.
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Levitating Chimp

August 11, 2018 - Funny Monkey.
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Fairy Bluebird

August 08, 2018 - In this case, I felt the best angle was from the back of the bird. Pic was shot at ISO 3200.
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Gorilla

August 06, 2018 - Image looks better large. Liked the way this looks with artistic brushes.
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Flamingo

August 05, 2018 - Really liked the light on this beautiful bird.
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Wild Sweet Pea

August 01, 2018 - This flower was about a 1/4" to 1/2" big and easy to pass hiking through the woods. Saw this while hiking through the En...
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Eno River Rock

July 30, 2018 - I doubt there are many places that look like this. It's unique.
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Wild Hibiscus Seaforth Jordan Lake

July 28, 2018 - Lots of these flowers blooming in a semi-swampy area.
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Lily in the Dark

July 27, 2018 - Just a pretty flower with pretty light.
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Moments Peace

July 24, 2018 - I liked the water reflection, the light, the Dragonfly, the texture of the leaves and the positive/negative space....
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Heron's View

July 22, 2018 - I went wider on this shot. I think it gives more of a feel to the birds surroundings.
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Eno River Few's Ford

July 20, 2018 - Beautiful day in the sun!
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Heron Glide

July 14, 2018 - Paying attention to your background is Important.
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Dragonfly 3

July 12, 2018 - Like the eyes.
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Ruffled Heron

July 05, 2018 - You don't see that everyday.
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Dead End 2

July 03, 2018 - Which one do you like better (from the previous blog post)?
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Dragonfly Detail

July 01, 2018 - I like the way you can see the hairs on his neck.
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Sensual Light

June 29, 2018 - You could turn this photo in any direction and still have it look like something.
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Heron Flight

June 28, 2018 - Just the right light.
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Dead End

June 27, 2018 - Not often you see a snail on top of a plant.
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Lilly and Leaf

June 26, 2018 - I found the leaves as interesting as the flower. They also gave more dimension to the picture.
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Dragonfly

June 25, 2018 - Liked the colors on this guy.
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Male Yellow Finch

June 22, 2018 - Hey...don't put that in your mouth!
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Blue Bird

June 18, 2018 - Always liked these little Blue Guys.
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Titmouse

June 14, 2018 - Cute little guy.
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Female Yellow Finch

June 09, 2018 - Back lighting.
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Nuthatch

June 06, 2018 - Had others, but the light caught him just right in this one.
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Iris 3

June 03, 2018 - Really liked how the sun made the petals iridescent in spots of the flower.
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Sunbittern

May 27, 2018 - Interesting bird. Reminds me of a Guinea Hen.
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Purple and Orange

May 22, 2018 - These flowers were about an inch or less.
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Cardinal and the Hand

May 21, 2018 - Really liked the lighting.
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Leaf Design

May 19, 2018 - Really like the shadowing and depth.
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Flicker

May 17, 2018 - Woodpecker
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Purple Flowers 2

May 16, 2018 - Really interesting Flower.
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Iris

May 15, 2018 - Beautiful Lines.
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Lion Eyes

May 11, 2018 - Really liked the lighting on this one.
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Mallard

May 06, 2018 - Shot at ISO 3200.
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You Lookin at Me?

May 05, 2018 - Can you feel him staring at you?
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Eclectus Parrot

May 03, 2018 - Shot at 3200 ISO.
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Golden-crested Mynah

May 01, 2018 - Shot at 3200 ISO.
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Flamingo

May 01, 2018 - Liked the lighting and positive and negative space.
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Same to You Buddy

April 29, 2018 - Well Rock...at least mine is a real Gorilla.
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Reflections

April 25, 2018 - Framed
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Ocelot

April 25, 2018 - Big Kitty.
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Blue Bird

April 23, 2018 - Pretty Bird.
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Shadow Image

April 20, 2018 - Time to use your imagination? I was walking into OCC and saw this interesting shadow.
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Dogwood Bouquet

April 18, 2018 - The Dogwood was just completely covered with all these blooms.
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NC Spring Tree

April 15, 2018 - Just thought they were really nice flowers for a tree.
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Flow of Leaves

April 13, 2018 - Just a really nice flow of lines.
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Cardinal Couple

April 03, 2018 - Gee....I wonder what he did wrong?
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Water Bud

March 30, 2018 - Really liked the translucence of the emerging flower.
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Cardinal Conundrum

March 30, 2018 - Oh yeah....Fooled me. He's not even red!
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Amongst the Leaves

March 29, 2018 - The two mixed together well.
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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

March 27, 2018 - Poor little guy got named "the Lesser".
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Yellow Finch

March 25, 2018 - Shot at NC Botanical Gardens.
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Spotted Flowers

March 08, 2018 - Interesting little green spots at the tips. The flower itself was only about a half inch tall.
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Depth of a Sunflower

February 17, 2018 - The interesting thing to me...is seeing all those tiny threads attached to all those tiny seeds. The seeds get smaller a...
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Raggedy Snow Ann

January 26, 2018 - Just thought it was a fun picture. This snow Ann is way raggedy. Plus I thought it was a nice background of the lake....
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Snow Glow

January 25, 2018 - This is from the day after the snow. The sun light was passing threw the trees and creating a glow around the snow....
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Snowman

January 24, 2018 - I was kinda going for a Norman Rockwell type of look.
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Snow Gulls

January 23, 2018 - What makes this picture unique to me is that this is the first time I have ever seen Sea Gulls in snow. Not even sure ho...
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White Road

January 21, 2018 - I was shooting some trees and turned around to look up the road and saw mother and daughter coming home from sledding. T...
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White Pines

January 18, 2018 - Snow had just covered the pines and I found the channel of the trees and depth interesting.
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Snow Cap

January 17, 2018 - Hey...dog's gotta stay warm too! Lucy...rockin her snow cap! LOL
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Looking Glass Falls

January 17, 2018 - Tried to balance out the foreground with the background with the rushing water.
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Heron on Grass Edge

January 11, 2018 - Another Heron from Jordan Lake, NC
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Perusing

December 30, 2017 - Maybe the other direction is better than the last one? LOL
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Spray

December 29, 2017 - Really like the spray coming off the Cormorant.
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Hawk Eye?

December 28, 2017 - The Heron was intensely staring at the water between the two rocks.
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Eno Flight

December 22, 2017 - Caught him right before his feet left the water.
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Eno Dinner

December 19, 2017 - Tasty Morsel! LOL
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Weaved Petals

December 14, 2017 - Again, more of my artistic side. I had to use several brushes and techniques to get this to look the way I wanted.
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Heron Around the Corner

December 14, 2017 - The Heron had just turned the corner around the rock when he obviously spotted something.
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Star Flower

December 09, 2017 - I really liked the uneven growth of these petals.
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Parkwood Lake Mallard

December 07, 2017 - I don't usually take pictures of common Mallard, but this was so pristine and such interesting water that I couldn't res...
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Parkwood Lake Cormorant

December 06, 2017 - Close-up from my local Lake.
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Furry Moth

November 30, 2017 - This moth had amazing colors.
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Pre-flight

November 29, 2017 - Caught this Heron just before flight.
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Nature Appreciation

November 26, 2017 - I could say many possible scenarios and connections here, but....I'll leave it up to you.
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Black Eyed Susan Abstracted

November 26, 2017 - Really Liked the metamorphosis from the center.
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Wild Flower

November 24, 2017 - I liked the spacial design in this one.
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Simple Elegance

November 21, 2017 - It's amazing how something so simple can be so beautiful. The freshness of life in just a plain setting can be just as i...
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Fern Script

November 20, 2017 - This Fern just reminds me of script writing or Asian Script.
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Ripples

November 19, 2017 - Like the water reflections. Water was really low on Jordan Lake.
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Fall Color

November 18, 2017 - Really liked the color, shapes and texture.
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Leaf Lines

November 17, 2017 - These dried Fall leaves were about 12-20" long. Personally, I can find beauty even in decay. Let me know if you can agre...
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Tranquil Eno

November 16, 2017 - Just a nice tranquil pic of the Eno river.
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Fall Ginkgo

November 15, 2017 - I've always thought this was an amazing tree. I liked the design, colors and positive/negative space. This was shot in f...
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Husky

November 14, 2017 - The Husky was on the Eno River suspension bridge when I shot this.
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SHROOMS

November 12, 2017 - I decided to put these recent Shrooms pics together. Let me know if you have a favorite?
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Heron on Jordan

November 10, 2017 - That water must be really cold!
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Ostrich

November 06, 2017 - I am sure there could be soooo many captions to go with this picture.
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Balance

November 05, 2017 - The Heron had just slid down the rock. Shot at ISO 1600.
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Catch of the Day

November 01, 2017 - Dinner time on the Eno.
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Eno River Cabes Ford

November 01, 2017 - Really liked the reflections that lead up to the trees.
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Heron Against the Eno Geography

October 28, 2017 - The perfect Eno background. In my opinion.
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Catch of the Day

October 27, 2017 - I liked the contrast between the man and the grass. An uncluttered background, but interesting environment.
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In The Way

October 27, 2017 - What can I say...you don't see this very often.
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ENO River Heron Close

October 25, 2017 - I was about 5-6 feet away from the Heron.
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Heron Silhouette

October 23, 2017 - I waited till the Heron got to the brightest point of the reflections to create basically a silhouette of the bird.
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Veins

October 18, 2017 - I liked the combination of the veins in the leaf and the ones in the rock.
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Turtle Heron More Turtles

October 18, 2017 - Harmony or Fear?
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Flowerbud Painting

October 17, 2017 - This picture is just as good as any painting. Many brushes and decisions of style were made.
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BYOB

October 15, 2017 - Beautiful Yellow Orange Butterfly.
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Purple Pleasure

October 12, 2017 - Just beautiful.
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Leaf Light Abstract

October 09, 2017 - I think these type of leaves are interesting enough just in themselves. What drew me to this leaf was the lighting. The...
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The Kiss

September 20, 2017 - More Phone Fun!
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Luminous Leaves

September 01, 2017 - Really liked the positive and negative space. The texture of the leaves is interesting too.
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Waiting

August 22, 2017 - Yeahhh...what he said.....Where's that shrimp boat?
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Heron in Reeds

August 13, 2017 - If this picture was larger, it would be easier to see the detail of the design. Of all the paintings I have ever seen of...
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Floating Butterfly

August 11, 2017 - This little guy was pretty.
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Heron in the Clouds

August 10, 2017 - What I think is fairly unique about this picture, is seeing a Heron high up with the clouds. I just couldn't remember se...
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Net Fishing

August 09, 2017 - I really liked the shapes made from the grass, path and shadows.
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Sound Side Wrightsville Beach

August 07, 2017 - I debated for a long time about this picture with Flare. I decided this is one of the "few" times that flare is actually...
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Bald Cypress

August 06, 2017 - Well, this pic may not be very popular or fancy, but I just really love these Cypress's. Their Bright green just pops fr...
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Adult Bald Eagle

August 06, 2017 - Best shot I got of a Bald Eagle for a day trip on Jordan Lake.
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Cormorant Showing His Stuff

August 04, 2017 - An interesting bird with emerald eyes. This was shot on Jordan Lake, NC.
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Show Me Some Leg

August 02, 2017 - Just look at how strong the legs are. Look at how sharp those talons are. His one leg is holding himself up. You know he...
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Osprey in Flight

August 01, 2017 - Such majestic Eagles.
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Shake it Off Shake it Off

July 30, 2017 - This is what the Heron did immediately after missing its prey. I wonder if this is a behavioral response.
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Pounce

July 28, 2017 - Heron in a more natural environment. This was the very moment before he pounced on his prey.
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Baby Grasshopper

July 26, 2017 - Yes Grasshopper...you must learn to see! Taken....yes again...on my Cell Phone Camera. This little guy wasn't much more...
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Osprey and Marsh

July 24, 2017 - I like the marsh just as much as the bird. I went BxW to help bring out the "tone" of the trees.
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Heron in Flight

July 22, 2017 - The sun was bright on the Heron and water grass, but the background was in dark shade which made for an intersting image...
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Unusual Backyard Butterfly

July 20, 2017 - Took this pic with my cellphone. I have never seen one like this in NC. It was the most beautiful one I have ever seen h...
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Heron Perch

July 20, 2017 - Another Heron from the Jordan Lake boat trip.
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Heron Ready for Flight

July 17, 2017 - Caught this Heron just before lift off.
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Osprey Silhouette

July 13, 2017 - I really like how the sun illuminates the feathers!
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Heron on Jordan

July 12, 2017 - Took this on a Basics class trip to Lake Jordan.
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Vibrant Plant

July 09, 2017 - Took this with my LG Phone Camera. I liked the lighting on this plant.
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Interesting Flower

July 07, 2017 - This is an unusual Flower made up of a bunch of little bow ties. (taken with my LG G4 Cell Phone).
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Mighty Spread

July 07, 2017 - The amazing spread makes me think of an Archangel.
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Osprey Stare

July 05, 2017 - Ok Ok....I just gotta say it! "What.....you lookin at Me?" Unless you gotta better one?
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Hydrangea

July 02, 2017 - Another pic of my garden Hydrangea on my cellphone.
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Hydrangea

June 07, 2017 - Just a pic of my Hydrangea flowers taken with my cell phone camera.
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Azaleas Instruction

June 07, 2017 - Just a little education for my students. This was taken with my phone camera.
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Life Cycle

June 03, 2017 - Leaves can be just a beautiful as the flowers.
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Two Ocean Renderings

June 01, 2017 - I just can't decide which one I like better. They both have a similar rendering effects applied to them. Need your help!...
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Circling

May 31, 2017 - Was a very foggy morning when I noticed the birds "circling" around a particular area of the calm ocean. With part luck...
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Sea Bird See Water

May 25, 2017 - I personally found the Sea Water to be as interesting as the bird.
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"Makin My Move"

May 20, 2017 - Title; "Makin My Move"
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