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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Last of the Fall Colors, Lake Barcroft 2015

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So we were given a wonderful warm day this past Friday to get out and enjoy the lake and many of us did. Barges and kayaks, hydrocycles and bass boats, I saw them all.

I took the kayak out for a last look at our fall colors and shot these photographs for everyone's enjoyment. 

Let's hope winter stays away as long as possible.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Birds in the Garden

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Before all the rain, photographed some songbirds in the front garden enjoying the day, including the birdbath.

Here's a Carolina wren in the birdbath:

A chickadee patiently waiting his turn:

Bluejay about to go for a drink:

Chickadee with a big seed: 

Nuthatch in a typical pose:

Hairy woodpecker:

And, if you didn't have a chance to see this video, here it is again. This is a very rare pairing, to me: a black-throated blue warbler and a female redstart visited the birdbath. It happened so fast, it was all I could do but grab my iPhone and take a quick video.I've loaded it below but you can also view it at this link:

Monday, September 14, 2015

New Architecture and Property Photography Website Going Live Soon!

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If you hadn't noticed, I've been shooting a lot of architecture and interior photography the past two years and just created a new website:

I hope you will take a moment to look at it and let your friends and colleagues know about my work. I'm taking assignments for the fall to help realtors, agents, builders, interior decorators, stagers, kitchen and bath designers, and remodelers reach more customers and display new listings, new construction, remodeling projects and more through Dazzling Property Photography.

Friday, September 4, 2015

Late Summer: Wildlife on Lake Barcroft

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A late summer morning kayak excursion on the lake...although a wide variety of wildlife was not evident, I did capture some interesting behaviors of the creatures I did encounter. 

Blue dasher dragonfly

Great blue heron stalking its prey

Turtle love

Smiley face turtle
 A friend, Marilyn, sent me a smartphone image of these two buddies, below, and we thought it was a unique shot...until weeks later, I came across this scene, and there they were again:


Great blue heron staredown

Treading carefully....

What was that?

Darn, missed it...

Great blue landing

This next set is a series of a great blue heron preening. He was standing in this positions for quite a while, burying his head deep in his feathers at some points, then, suddenly, started to cough and whip his tongue back and forth. I assumed he had feathers caught in his throat from the sound of it. 

Finally caught one! Looks like a small large mouth bass.

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Early Morning Kayaking for Wildlife

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Out on the lake at the crack of dawn, 6 a.m. (gasp!) with friends and tour leader Kevin to enjoy tranquil Lake Barcroft before even the wildlife is awake. But they were out there finally.

Here are the results: green heron capturing dragonflies, beaver, great blue heron, kayakers on the lake, barn swallow, sunrise clouds, morning moon over the lake, and more.