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Saturday Morning Bench Time

Sat down at the tying bench this morning, intent on tying up some very important patterns for the fall season…

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I’m pretty happy with the way these came out.  I hope the local wild trout are, too…

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Midnight Macros

I couldn’t sleep last night.  Insomnia has always been an issue for me, so I’ve learned to deal with it.  One of my tools is my camera…

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I couldn’t have created better lighting for the green Praying Mantis.  It was sitting on the brass base of my porch light, glowing from the bare bulb above it, and I used a hand-held flash.  I’m pretty happy with the results of all that brass and reflected lighting…

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More from the Tying Bench

Went fishing for a couple of hours this morning, and caught a handful of really healthy browns and rainbow/golden hybrids.  Came home and the urge to tie some flies hit, so that’s what I did…

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Tyin’ Them Flies Again…

I used to tie a lot of fishing flies.  I used to fish quite a lot.  I haven’t done either in many years.  Tough to find time to go fishing remote mountain creeks for wild trout when you’re trying to raise a kid…

I’ve been fishing a few times this season, and I’m going tomorrow.  I’m feeling that buzz again…that itch to hit the water, even if only for an hour or two.  I wanted to share a photo of what I’ll be using…

#18 Parachute Emerger of my own design

Not too bad, I think.  I’ll let you know if it works…

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Been A While…

Wow.  It’s been quite some time.  A lot has happened.  Initially, I was unemployed for a little bit, and anyone that has ever been there knows that priorities change.  The internet had to go.  Time was spent looking for a job, pounding the pavement, rather than walking the streets looking for photographs waiting to be taken.  Money got tight, gas prices rose, and activity in my life ran down to a minimum.

But I’m back.  I’m working, making money, and putting my camera back in hand, and priorities back in line.  So by way of a re-introduction, here’s just a few random shots that have helped pass the time…

Zayne and Great Basin Gophersnake

Spike and Andee

My son and his girlfriend hunting for petroglyphs in the Volcanic Tablelands.

Goldfinch

Zayne enjoying Hot Ditch. Natural reflection from the water cured backlight shadows nicely.

Random front yard flower

1982 Shovelhead Custom Rigid. She will be mine. VERY soon…

So…yea…just a few shots to say, I’m back.  And things are getting better.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Little Lakes Valley

Went for a quick hike up through Little Lakes Valley this morning.  Such a beautiful area…

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My Son, the Dragon…

Had my son outside breathing fire for a few photos this evening…

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American Kestrel Release

We had the distinct pleasure of releasing a gorgeous young female American Kestrel this morning.  She was with us for about a month, learning to hunt and fly, and feed on her own, and she’s going to do just fine out in the wild…

Getting ready to step out

 

Perfect flight to a perfect perch

I also got a shot of our Evening Grosbeak.  He, too, will be released fairly soon…

Evening Grosbeak

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