Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty

I love cats, I love cats of all cats. Big ones, small ones, ones with spots, ones with stripes, ones with a plain coat. Some of these big cats can be enjoyed in regional zoos like the National Zoo in Washington D.C. or the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore. Lounging around these cats get to warm…

Wishing for Warblers

Allow me to first thank everyone for your loving support and kind comments about my noble beast Javalin. As you can imagine, it’s been a hard week to recover from the loss of such a wonderful partner, but your thoughts have given me strength. My need to find solace guided my footsteps to spend as…

Springtime at the Barn

Spring has sprung and all of the flowering trees are bursting with color. One of my favorites is the Kwanzan Cherry tree, which surprisingly I’ve never taken the time to photograph one. Driving over to the barn I spotted many of them and tried to pick one that would be the best one to work…

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…