Archive for April, 2015

Lion Photos – Tanzania Safari – 2007

Thursday, April 30th, 2015


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The lion is often called the ‘king of the jungle’, as he is near the top of the food chain. They are quite a sight when the pack hunts, however about 99% of the time they just rest and sleep

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Girrafe Photos – Tanzania Safari – Jan 2007

Wednesday, April 29th, 2015


Img7More animal photos from 2007 safari. Girrafes this time. Interesting fact that we and the girrafe have the same number of neck bones.

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Cheetah Photos – Tanzania Safari 2007

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

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In Jan 2007 some friends and I booked a safari to Tanzania, Africa. Untold numbers of birds and animals. You should have a safari in your “bucket list”. Here are a few photos of the world’s fastest animal.
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BirdNotes – 27 Oct 2008

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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After several months off … I’m back home in La Ribera, Baja, and again online. So I’m re-starting the (somewhat) daily notes of my morning birdwatching trips including pictures that I took. Unfortunately my computer hard drive crashed and many addresses were lost. I reconstructed some old back up adress books and have tried to remember the old bird notes list. Some of could care less about birds … if so, drop me an email and I’ll take you off the list. (more…)

Close-up Bird Portraits

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

Bird Portrait Photography

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How-to for shooting Bird Portraits for both Birders and Photographers

Prolog – A Visual Tour of Bird Portrait Photography

Before we begin this book, I wanted an easy way to show you what I mean by Bird Portrait Photography. I will show you seven photographs, detailing your step by step trip from your first sighting of a bird, then thru your 8X binoculars and then step by step to a extreme closeup portrait. A cautionary note for birders … the discussion that follows uses words like “mm equiv”, “zoom factor”. “resolution”, These words were written for the photographers, you will soon come to know these words, but for now ignore them … the photos explain themselves.

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BirdNotes – 30 Aug 2014

Monday, April 6th, 2015

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male Phainopepla

Day start clear and a warm 85 … today will be a really hot one. Had not been back to the coffee berry bush in a week and wanted to check if more birds were feeding there. There were birds but the bushes provide so much cover that not many photos.

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BirdNotes – 5 Apr 2015

Sunday, April 5th, 2015

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Another beautiful day, warm, light cloud cover and calm. Didn’t go birding yesyerday, instead worked on the book. Also I want to thank all of you who wrote in response to my last BirdNotes. Will consider all of your suggestions. Thanks again. (more…)