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Unsociable

I realised last Saturday that I am an antisocial photographer. Or maybe unsociable is a kinder way of putting it. Either way, I am not sociable once I have a camera in my hand. It was my big day out to a photography event at the local Birds of Prey centre last weekend, and the evening before it suddenly struck me that everyone else would know more than me and I would look, not to put too fine a point on it, stupid. I also realised that I would have to be sociable whilst taking photographs,... continue reading

Birds of Catalonia

During the last days I made some sales which had native birds of Catalonia as a subject. They were neither made at the same place nor at the same time but I am grouping them together. The Spotted Crake is a rather shy and difficult to observe bird which likes swamps and marshes hiding in the dense vegetation. This photo was made at the Aiguamolls del Emporda nature parkin northeastern Catalonia, very near to the french border. The Bearded Vultureis a very interesting type of vulture... continue reading

This bird was begging for it.

Sometimes you just have to take the photo.My wife and I recently made a trip through the California Mountains and of course from time to time we would pull over on an overlook to take a break and enjoy the view.And naturally my friend Mr. camera is always along and on the ready.On one of the overlooks it had a very nice view but it was early morning and had just a hint of fog hanging over the valley.Nice to look at but not to great for photos.But then along the side of the Mountain... continue reading

Carrion Birds: Avian Janitors

It's a dirty job, but somebody has to do it!Carrion birds, like this Common Raven (Corvus corax), might not be the most attractive creatures on God's green Earth, but they serve a valuable function for the environment, and their specialized features allow them to more efficiently perform their task.For instance, the oversized beak of the raven is a powerful tool for ripping flesh from bone, and the featherless head of the vulture helps maintain good hygiene while feeding on carrion.Likewise,... continue reading

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