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Two Suns

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You too? I thought I was the only one. – C.S. Lewis

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Red Wing

I took a ton of shots of this little red wing blackbird without any expectations for a good shot. I was pretty far away…

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Red Wing Ruffle

Men do change, and change comes like a little wind that ruffles the curtains at dawn, and it comes like…

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How Dare You?

How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy for you to be remarkable? – Seth Godin

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Sheep Heaven

I’m pretty sure the luckiest sheep on the planet reside in the San Luis Valley of southern Colorado. Lucky…

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Frosty Belt of Venus

The Belt of Venus – not to be confused with Anais Nin’s Delta of Venus – is a delicate, rosy band of light that appears on the opposing horizon just before sunrise and just after…

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Chilly Monte Vista Sunrise

This is the first photograph I’m posting from the photo workshop in the San Luis Valley led by the masterful wildlife and landscape photographer…

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New Moon

As I watched the tiny sliver of a new moon make a rapid descent through a narrow veil of clouds last night I was reminded of just…

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Janus Geese

Janus Geese“We all have two lives. the second one starts when we realize we only have one.” – Tom Hiddleston ( or Confucius, depending on search results) Photo Credits: Janus Geese by Susan J. Preston, Monte Vista Wildlife Refuge, Colorado © 2019, all rights...

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Goose Bombs

As an introvert with some seriously shy tendencies in certain situations, I can say the reason I crawl is I’d rather NOT come across like a goose…

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Let’s Go!

There’s nothing like standing along the edge of a pond and witnessing thousands of snow geese take flight all at once! 

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Making a Ruckus!

I arrived in Del Norte, Colorado a day early before what I’m sure will be a wonderful San Luis Valley photo tour led by the talented wildlife photographer, Ed MacKerrow. This afternoon I visited the Monte Vista…

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Landing Together

No bird can fly without opening its wings, and no one can love without exposing their hearts.– Mark Nepo

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Wolf Moon or Goose Moon?

So what if it’s handheld and so what if the geese are a bit soft? I love this image because it captures the feeling I was experiencing while watching…

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Twilight Flight

After sunset, you can stand on the edge of one of the cornfields in the Bosque del Apache and witness thousands of sandhill cranes take flight in small family groups, soaring over….

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Moving Through the World

My prayer for this generation is to wake up and recognize the presence and the vanishing of beauty. We aren’t as different as we are inclined to…

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Slow Shutter Snow Geese

Slow Shutter Snow GeeseI love this shot and will share more from this particular set at some point. Considering that 1/1000 of a second is required when shooting wildlife in motions – especially when the camera is handheld – this exposure at 1/50 of a second is quite...

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Golden Hour Party

Shooting straight into the afternoon sun poses significant challenges and this shot is no exception. I knew this series would be tough when…

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