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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!!


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

Thanks for taking the time to look!


Spike and Marla

I went for a drive to the Reno airport today with my son and his girlfriend.  I managed a couple of sneaky shots before Marla had to catch her flight…

"Which gate do I need?"

 

Spike and Marla

And I just happened to catch sight of this one.  I found it amusing…

Wrong Way

Anyhow…just a quickie.  Thanks for looking!


Slowing Down…

The summer is finally winding down.  I hope to be getting out and shooting a little more, now that baby bird season is fairly well behind us, and work is winding down.  For now, I took a couple of shots while walking around the park with my daughter today…

She really is growing up far too quickly…

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American Kestrel

These are some absolutely amazing little raptors  I love seeing them darting around out in the wild, but this is the first opportunity I’ve ever had to work with them up close and personal…

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Am I THAT Old?!?

Man…my baby girl is growing up WAY too quickly.  It seems like just a couple of months ago I was changing her diapers and she was falling asleep on my chest in a rocking chair…

  About 2 weeks ago, she asked me if she could pierce her ears and cut her hair short.  The earrings we had discussed before, and I told her I didn’t care if her mother didn’t care.  The hair was hard.  All of her life I have adored her long, golden locks, and now she wanted to cut them off.  “It’s your hair”, I told her.   “If you’re old enough to ask me for permission to cut your hair short and pierce your ears, I suppose your old enough to decide for yourself.”  And so she did…

My Heart, My Soul, My Everything

Her mom was picking her up for the weekend, and so they decided to make a “Girl’s Day” out of it, and go to the salon for haircuts and earrings.  I’m telling you…I almost cried when I saw her.  I have to admit she looks absolutely adorable.  But she looks so…grown up!  She ain’t no tiny baby girl no more, and that means I’m getting old…

Wanna know something else?  I have a 21-year-old son whom I haven’t seen since he was 2.  He has no memory of me whatsoever.  He is coming out to meet us for the first time this April.  You have no idea how flippin’ excited I am!!!

Thanks for taking the time to read!


Orchids and a Rose

50mph winds and heavy rains all day kept me inside, nice and warm.  So what better way to kill time than with the 105mm macro lens?

These are my girlfriend’s orchids.  I got them for her for Valentine’s Day.  They’re cool, and she is WAY better at keeping stuff alive than I am.

Next up is the Rose…

 

Rosie Posie is my girlfriend’s daughter, and she is always down for getting her picture taken…

Thanks for looking!


More from yesterday morning…

Just a couple more shots from yesterday morning I felt like sharing…

Bishop Range-Eastern Sierra

Jessica, James, and Little Man

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