Wednesday, December 24, 2008

You better watch out, you better not cry...

Well I'm in Illinois for the holidays and enjoying all the winter weather here, along with a Chicago Bears victory monday night! I've been shoveling and snowblowing the continual snow - over a foot has fallen this week with more to come. There hasn't been any snowy owls around for me to photograph, so I'm pulling out some birds from back in Arizona to post. They are quick edits, as the good files (and good computer) are not with me. Happy Holidays!


Black-throated Sparrow


Curve-billed Thrasher


Loggerhead Shrike


Western Meadowlark


Vermillion Flycatcher

Monday, December 15, 2008

Desert Birds

I spent some time recently photographing desert birds with my friend Ethan Meleg, who is on his year and a half photo trip of North America. You can follow his trip and the excellent images he's creating along the way at http://www.ethanmeleg.blogspot.com/. We had a great time down in the Sulpher Springs Valley of southeast Arizona. It was very windy with the winter weather arriving, but we did quite well with the conditions. Here are a couple shots from the trip now, with more to follow later. I'll be traveling home to Illinois for the next two weeks and might not have the capabilities to process more images. Maybe I'll just get out in the winter there and create some more. Anyway, enjoy the images and Happy Holidays!

Loggerhead Shrike


Northern Harrier (very difficult and frustrating bird to shoot!)