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Two Suns

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

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

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?

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

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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Seekers and Finders

Seekers and Finders

In a world that is so rigged to addict us, it’s no wonder that we seek external solutions for inner muddles…

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Frosty Belt of Venus

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

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

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

Janus Geese“We all have two lives. the second one starts when we realize we only have one.” – Tom...

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Goose Bombs

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!

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!

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

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?

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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Battles Worth Fighting

Battles Worth Fighting

o be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight…

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Twilight Flight

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

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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Golden Hour Party

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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Fields of Gold

Fields of Gold

You’ll remember me when the west wind moves upon the fields of barley
You’ll forget the sun in his jealous sky as we walk in fields of gold…

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Sandhill Landing

Sandhill Landing

One of the things I love about wildlife photography is the unpredictability inherent in every image. More often than not…

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Wolf Moon

Wolf Moon

Perhaps it was simply my sense of anticipation about this “wolf moon,” but there was an eerie quiet that seemed to spread across…

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Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl

As I rounded a corner on the northern loop of the Bosque del Apache last month, I spotted the unmistakable silhouette of a

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Sandhill Cranes at Sunset

Sandhill Cranes at Sunset

Greetings from the Bosque del Apache, home to thousands of migratory birds during the winter season. Visiting this place has become…

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Happy V Day

Happy V Day

Happy V DayIt might be Valentine's Day everywhere else in the world but I think it's way more...

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Fly away home!

Fly away home!

Fly away home! Alas! Today is the day I fly away home to chilly New Mexico. This snowbird has had...

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Great Blue Sentry

Great Blue Sentry

I’m convinced birds can read a photographer’s mind, waiting for the moment we turn our backs or pull our cameras away from our faces to finally do something. This guy, however…

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Heron Dance

Heron Dance

Discover how I took a lackluster but promising image and turned into a photograph I love with a little bit of faith and a lot of emotional labor.

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Wingman

Wingman

As the sun begins its final descent into the horizon flocks of ibis, heron, and egret are easily spotted flying somewhere to roost in a northwesterly direction. It’s quite a site to see…

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King Egret

King Egret

Ever since my trip to Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge a few days ago the shadows of tropical birds have etched their outlines in my mind. Every time I close my eyes…

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Skimming Heron

Skimming Heron

I took this photograph just after sunrise on my first morning here and decided to try my hand at a technique called panning. In nutshell, panning involves…

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