Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

This Is Only A Test.....

This is a little experiment... In one of my photography magazines, they had a little fun test you could try with nothing more than a champagne flute and a computer monitor. Kind of fun to see the results!

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Matter of Perspective!

Sometimes, looking at things from another angle can be enlightening! Or, just all the blood rushes to your head.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

The Zen of Jellyfish

I could sit and watch the jellyfish at the aquarium all day long. They are like Nature's lava lamp.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Hey Stranger!

Another new bird showed up in my tree yesterday, and I think she's a Downy Woodpecker. She sure looked out of the ordinary with all the robins, cardinals, sparrows, and jays that normally feed at the buffet. I think maybe with the snow, she decided to head to the 'hood in search of grub.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spring Snow

While many people woke up this morning, saw the white stuff, and began swearing.... I was very excited at the Narnia-esque snow that we had gotten overnight. I went out for a hike, and it was so peaceful and calm - almost like being in another world. It'll be gone in a few hours and then things will be a sloppy mess. Mother Nature is just letting us know that she has the reins!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Crane! The Crane!

(A little Fantasy Island play-on-words there.....get it? get it?) Spent Sunday amidst thousands of migrating Sandhill cranes, and it was quite a spectacle to behold.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

March Full Moon

Saturday was the "Super Moon"- where the moon was closer to the earth than ever before, and it was supposed to look bigger than normal. Well, good 'ol Nebraska weather prevented the show. Luckily, I had snapped some photos of the full moon Friday night. Here is a rendition thru some branches.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wee Hawk?

Shot this little guy, and I thought instantly, "Man, that's a small little hawk!" When I got home and did a little research, he sure looks like a Prairie Falcon. Even with Lake Zorinsky drained, still lots of wildlife. Shot a Bald Eagle later on that same walk.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Dargo the Great

This is Dargo, a large Monitor lizard. I am going to be his babysitter, (and his 3 siblings) and yesterday I learned how to feed them. If you like cute, fuzzy rats - a Monitor lizard is not for you. They are pretty neat looking and each one has different coloring.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Spring Forward!

The extra daylight is a welcome treat! The dogs highly approve.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My Favorite....So Far

I am really enjoying taking photos of the migrating eagles. They are such awesome birds. I've literally taken thousands of photos, but this has to be one of my favorites.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm Keeping An Eye On You

This guy let me get pretty close. He didn't seem too worried, but he didn't take his eyes off me either.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

New Bird in Town

A whole herd of these little buggers attacked my tree today to eat the remaining berries. I identified them as Cedar Waxwings. I wish it had been sunny, their colors are quite flashy and the photo would have really popped. Someday the sun will come out again.....

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Photo Shop

I went to a basic photography class and learned some good info. Here is a shot one of my friends playing around.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Big Deer, Little Deer

Here are some of the deer I was able to shoot when hiking back into the trees.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Photographer's Assistant

Here is Tazer staying put while I duck back into the trees to take photos of deer. He is watching the deer intently, but he stayed where he was at!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

What a hoot!

I was walking thru the trees taking photos of deer, and something caught my eye. The last bit of evening sun was shining thru the trees and gave me some great light to catch this Barred Owl.  I was so stoked!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Eagle Eye

I was very fortunate to be able to see some migrating eagles feed from a well-stocked pond. They would swoop down, grab their fish, and away they went! They are amazing to watch, and there were about 80 of them. Look for more photos of these Bald Eagles, I took a ton! Amazing creatures.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blowing Off Steam

Sunset and steam go great together! This was taken right off I-29 before Council Bluffs.