Just pictures … for the summer

I'm taking a summer break from my writing here at the blog, to finish some creative projects. I'll be back in the fall -- maybe a bit sooner.

Until then ...

I'll be posting some of my favorite photos in this spot.

Thanks, my friends, for sticking around and for giving this space a little heartbeat. :)

PHOTO(s) OF THE DAY

Many Mouths to Feed ~ Part 2

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Part 2 of Brandt’s Cormorant pics Part 1 — parents and chicks — is here. The parent/chick feeding behavior of Brandt’s Cormorants on the west coast. Photographed in Monterey, California ~ July 2014. The rookery is near a public pier but protected from people by a metal gate and fence. The cormorants seem well acclimated to wildlife watchers passing […]

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Brandt's Cormorant with chick in Monterey California

Someone to Watch Over Me ~ Part 1

Part 1 of Brandt’s Cormorant pics Part 2 — feeding behavior — is here. The first image is of a Brandt’s Cormorant parent and chick, with the other parent looking on. Photographed in Monterey, California ~ July 2014. The rookery is near a public pier but protected from people by a metal gate and fence. The cormorants […]

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Plenty O’ Pelicans

12-frame panorama stitched in Photoshop. Near Pismo Beach, California … a Brown Pelican colony atop this Pacific rock … with some gulls and cormorants sharing the space. Photographed late in the afternoon under overcast skies. VIEW LARGER SIZE - Click here, then click again to expand

American Bushtit eating insect in Seattle

Bushtits Getting What They Want …

…. which is: BUGS. Individuals of our local Bushtit flock, foraging for insects in a fir tree Seattle, Washington • Just outside our flat Olympus E-M1 + Zuiko 50-200mm • 1/800 • f5 • ISO 800   Bushtit Stories: This piece about Bushtit flock fidelity starts with a anecdote about how a Bushtit flock waited for […]

Chickadee nesting in madrona tree seattle

Graffiti Nest

I’m taking a summer break from my writing here at the blog, to finish some creative projects. I’ll be back in the fall — maybe a bit sooner. Until then … I’ll be posting some of my favorite photos in this spot.  Check out the first photo(s) of the day: Dragonfly Cleared for Landing. Thanks, my friends, […]

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EARLIER BLOG POSTS …

Raccoon at a Seattle dumpster

Postcards from a Freegan Raccoon

If I had a photography motto it might be “follow the crows.” As sentries of the canopy, crows know what’s going on. So I pay attention. If it mattered at all to crows, they could tell me who shattered my car window last month and who stole our Christmas tree (with decorations) back in 1995. […]

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North American Beaver … Eating Lily Pads Like Enchiladas

It’s like waiting for a geyser to erupt … or an eclipse. There’s a start time to this endeavor. At 6:45p, we’re told, a North American beaver or two (or more) will swim into this stew of lily pads and systematically take them down for dinner. They have a lodge not far away, this family of […]

Osprey Pair on Ballard Locks Nesting Platform Seattle

Ospreys in the Red Corner

Welcome to Commodore Park, Seattle … home of the 18th weir and today’s main event. In the red corner, weighing 4.4 pounds, with a wingspan of 70 inches, coming straight off a 1200-mile migration … Pandion haliaetus.   And in the blue corner, the opponent, weighing 1.2 pounds … undefeated with 172 professional, aerial wins … Corvus brachyrhynchos. […]

Rorschach Heron

Rorschach Heron

Great Blue in a single-wing stretch … reflected in Elliott Bay like an ink blot.

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