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    Burnin' Sky (sun's on fire in California)

    The fires out in California (once again!) provide some great conditions for photography, if nothing else. I shot this one last evening out of my living room window with an older Nikon COOLPIX L810 grab-and-go camera at max zoom (who goes outside anymore, and especially when everything is on...
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    Calliope Hummingbird

    This Calliope Hummingbird has been a willing (usually) model for the last five years while I brought my equipment and technique up to the task of photographing him. It's been a bit challenging to make the picture I wanted because of the remote location in the Sierra Nevada, the limited time he...
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    Ruby-crowned Kinglet

    IMBY, 25 December 2019
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    I've recently added a 600mm f/4 lens to my toybox toolbox. It's a beast and it attracts too much attention, but having said this I'll let the photos speak for themselves.
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    recent photos

    Marin County California, 04 October Sacramento County, 10 October
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    Light Capers in Death Valley

    More in my blog post.