Some Cool Dinosaurs (With Feathers)

May 18, 2014 at 7:12 am (Colorado, Colorado birds, Dinosaur National Monument, National Parks, Nature, Nature photography, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , )

Mountain bluebird male

Mountain bluebird male

Since I will need to expand my repertoire to include dinosaurs now that I am working at Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado for a few months, I felt it appropriate to show some living dinosaurs – BIRDS!   Yesterday morning was my first in my new one-bedroom apartment in the housing area, and it was an exceptional one.  There were dinosaurs everywhere! Read the rest of this entry »

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Tiny Jewels with Wings

January 15, 2014 at 11:12 am (Big Bend National Park TX, Birds - Big Bend TX, Birds - Texas, fine art photography, Nature, Photography, Southwest Birds, Wildlife) (, , , , , , )

Calliope Hummingbird male detail

Calliope Hummingbird male detail

Most of these hummers were photographed in 2011 in Arizona, New Mexico, and Big Bend National Park in Texas.  I finally got around to making this collection.

Magnificent Hummingbird male

Magnificent Hummingbird male

Magnificent Hummingbird male

Magnificent Hummingbird male

I did have to do a lot of digital enhancements – my Nikon D80 doesn’t have the resolution that the D600 does, nor does it focus as quickly.  I prefer to darken the background and add a digital blur when necessary to minimize hotspots and noise. Read the rest of this entry »

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