American Avocets

American Avocets are one of the more beautiful shorebirds in North America. We see avocets in Florida in the winter, but they are just getting into the breeding colors when it is time for them to fly back north to their nesting grounds. During my recent trip to Arizona,...

Sunrise Opportunities

This past winter, I had two mornings with quite a few sunrise opportunities that I was thrilled to capture. Normally I try to capture sunrise images as landscapes with something interesting in the composition. On these particular mornings, my goal was not to capture the sunrise, but to capture...

Hooded Mergansers

I thought I would take a break from the Oregon posts and tell a quick story about some Hooded Mergansers I shot at the Viera Wetlands in January. Hooded Mergansers are small ducks that have a really cool hood or crest on the top of their heads. They can...