An Osprey Sunset

I’ve been keeping an eye on Skyfire which is an paid addition to the app The Photographer’s Empheremis on my iPhone for the past two months. Skyfire is a sunrise and sunset color predictor and can look up to three days. While not 100% perfect, it at least narrows down the poor days of that…

Update on Zorro & Esperanza

Since the return of Zorro and Esperanza to their Osprey platform, I’ve been watching them each day. At first they spent a lot of time away from the nest, but daily I could see that more sticks had been added in the early morning. Esperanza has been quieter this year, not crying as much as…

The Colors of Weather

Nature has shown such amazing color in the last day. A big spring storm was projected for the day, and indeed the prediction was right. Bands of heavy rains interchanged with sunny skies and finally finished late in the afternoon. While watching Esperanza on her nest preening after the rain, I watched the moon rise…

Black Crowned Night Herons

The Black-crowned Night Heron rookery at the Smithsonian National Zoological park is thriving strong and well this spring. Wild as they may be, these birds have coming to the National Zoo for over 100 years to raise their young. As the only rookery in the Washington DC area, the next closest place known for them…

A Birdy Landscape

There are times when out looking for birds to photograph they can be elusive. Far away and part of the landscape, the ability to capture a beautiful bird image just isn’t possible. It is a time to switch the thinking process and consider the scene as a landscape image with the birds as an element…

A Blue Heron

It was nice light this afternoon and I decided to spend some time by the water and hope for some nice Osprey shots. While I watched Zorro and Esperanza in their favorite tree way across the river I decided to find something closer to photograph. As I awaited a Great Blue Heron flew in onto…

Cat on a Roof

What’s better than having a worldly view? Sitting above all else feeling supreme and untouchable. Of course, it takes a cat to figure out how it’s done.

Barns in a Tiny World

It’s been an easier week for me and as spring has begun, I’ve been out every day chasing birds and looking for migration to really kick in. Today’s adventure was to a favorite, but not-often visited place located in the countryside of Marlboro, Maryland. Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary is a state run property that provides a…

Blue Poppies at Longwood Gardens

There are times when things just seem to fall in place. Something out of the ordinary for me this week as I helped a friend by transporting her horse up to New Bolton Vet services in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The best part of this is that the facility is less than ten minutes away from…