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  1. OC Wildlife

    11/04/09 01:05:19 | 0 Comments

    Now, I am fully aware of the importance of preserving nature and wildlife areas.
    I have now begun to change my galleries so purchases of my photos will allow me to donate towards the preservation of Orange County wildlife. I see it disappearing every day.
    My website is OCwildlife.com
    I wish I had more time to sit here, but my neck won't let me. The eyes after ten years on the net are also saying no. ;~)
    This month I managed to get another, longer lens and am having a blast. It's very heavy though. Talk about a neck wrecker! ;~)Here's some more fun I've had!
    A gorgeous Mandarin Duck in OC!
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    Bighorn Rams above Lake Mead, unreal, I just sat down amongst them.
    The horns clanking when they get nervous is a sound to remember...
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    Roadrunner
    Netgarden > Kites, Roadrunner, Quail, Osprey, Sora 500f4 OCwildlife photo

    Osprey with big fish
    Netgarden > Now what shall I do with this huge dinner!

    Quail
    Netgarden > Kites, Roadrunner, Quail, Osprey, Sora 500f4 OCwildlife photo

    Sora, very unusual around here
    Netgarden > Sora (porzana carolina)

    Pelican up close
    Netgarden > Kites,...
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  2. bad again! Oct. 18, 08

    10/19/08 02:19:52 | 0 Comments

    Well, its been months since I got to my blog. I've had such a fun summer.
    I've shot Bobcats, chased Bald Eagles and seen alot of wildlife, even locally.
    My albums are filling...I'll share a few with you, maybe some I won't get a chance at again...
    pretty special to me, to capture a moment in time with nature. I'm probably going to spend more time promoting the importance of wildlife especially in my neighborhood.
    A wild bobcat cub, just couldn't sit still long, the mom finally giving up and finally sauntering off with them to the creek...
    Netgarden > Back Bay wildlife, baby Bobcat
    Netgarden > Bobcat family in Irvine, ca. wildlife area.
    the baby wanted to stay and play...
    Netgarden > Mark III OCWildlife, Bobcats photo
    but finally followed his bro and mom off to the creek.
    I finally got to shoot some bald eagles up north. My sister
    called and said there were eagles near where she camped
    So I hopped a plane and drove the rest of the way...a friend
    gave us a boat ride to look for them, we found two. They mate for life...
    Netgarden > California Bald Eagles, Reddish Egrets photo
    it was rainy, I was lucky to get these...

    Netgarden > California Bald Eagles, Reddish Egrets photo

    Netgarden > California Bald Eagles, Reddish Egrets photo
    beautiful raptor...so glad they are doing well...
    some rare reddish egrets...
    Netgarden > California Bald Eagles, Reddish Egrets photo


    Netgarden > California Bald Eagles, Reddish Egrets photo




  3. June 26, 2008

    06/26/08 21:09:23 | 0 Comments

    My bad, I have not managed to get in here to my blog! A very busy summer and alot of fun shooting. My friend and I found owls and hung out at the Osprey and Kite nests. It's so enjoyable watching and capturing nature...dinner anyone?
    the Osprey~
    Netgarden > Harriers, Osprey prey, and White Tail Kites  '08 photo

    Netgarden > Harriers, Osprey prey, and White Tail Kites  '08 photo

    Netgarden > Harriers, Osprey prey, and White Tail Kites  '08 photo

    Netgarden > Harriers, Osprey prey, and White Tail Kites  '08 photo

    Netgarden > Harriers, Osprey prey, and White Tail Kites  '08 photo
    the White tailed kite family
    Netgarden > Harriers, Osprey prey, and White Tail Kites  '08 photo
    the kids practicing warfare
    Netgarden > Playful practice

    Netgarden > Harriers, Osprey prey, and White Tail Kites  '08 photo

    the fledging screech owls
    Netgarden > Summer 2008 Wildlife and Harriers photo
    Black Crowned Night Heron
    Netgarden > Summer 2008 Wildlife and Harriers photo
  4. Happy Spring March 28, 2008

    03/29/08 06:11:38 | 0 Comments

    It's been beautiful here. Some rain gave us some wildflowers first time in many years. The Northern Harriers at the back bay.
    Netgarden > Spring Nature and Birds '08 photo

    Netgarden > Spring Nature and Birds '08 photo

    Netgarden > Spring Nature and Birds '08 photo

    Netgarden > Spring Nature and Birds '08 photo
    some desert fun, Death Valley
    Netgarden > Death Valley Feb 2008 photo

    Netgarden > Old jail with a view of the bank.

    Netgarden > Death Valley Feb 2008 photo
    and Anza Borrego
    Netgarden > Anza Borrego Wildflowers, Eagles Mar '08 photo

  5. Jan. 22

    01/24/08 05:15:10 | 0 Comments

    The year is starting out right. Have had alot of fun outdoors, including a bird banding trip, bobcat encounter, and learning new landscape shooting techniques.
    Netgarden > HDR
    Netgarden > Standard non HDR photo.
    Netgarden > Landscapes and HDR '08 photo

    Netgarden > Audubon photos, raptor portraits photo

    Netgarden > American Kestrel

    Netgarden > Audubon photos, raptor portraits photo

    Netgarden > Ferruginous Hawk

    Netgarden > HDR attempt with using one photo, adding 3PP exposures

    a few infrareds after a storm
    Netgarden > Landscapes, Panoramas and long exposures 2007 photo

    Netgarden > Landscapes, Panoramas and long exposures 2007 photo





  6. Jan. 02 08 Starting the new year just fine

    01/03/08 05:20:38 | 0 Comments

    The new year 08 has started out stellar. I have been to the ocean, beautiful days. I've been tracking this bobcat for months, and finally, FINALLY he came out of hiding and today he walked right up to me. Awesome fun!

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    Netgarden > Winter wildlife '08 photo

    Netgarden > Winter wildlife '08 photo

    Netgarden > Winter wildlife '08 photo
  7. Dec. 31, 2007 Last day...

    01/01/08 18:50:28 | 0 Comments

    The last of '07! Except for my parents poor health it's been a good year.
    Taken on New Years eve day, a nice way to end the year. A pair of Harriers.
    The gray one is the male, called the Gray Ghost, a hard shot to capture, as they are shy
    animals. The females are brown and we see them often on the back bay. And a few red tails.
    Netgarden > The Gray Ghost

    Netgarden > Fall Winter Wildlife II 2007 photo

    Netgarden > Winter wildlife '08 photo

    Netgarden > Fall Winter Wildlife II 2007 photo

    Netgarden > Fall Winter Wildlife II 2007 photo

  8. October 27, 2007

    10/28/07 05:00:58 | 0 Comments

    Perfect month to visit some real ghost towns. Our OC group and I went to Yosemite, Bodie and Cerra Gorde. Great trip! Exausting sun up 'til after sundown shooting. All in 3 days! Night panoramas, landscapes, portraits and infrareds all in one trip. Couldn't ask for anything better than that! Here's some of my favorites...
    Netgarden > Bodie,  Cerra Gorde,   Ghost towns October 2007 photo

    Netgarden > Bodie,  Cerra Gorde,   Ghost towns October 2007 photo

    Netgarden > Bodie,  Cerra Gorde,   Ghost towns October 2007 photo

    Netgarden > Bodie,  Cerra Gorde,   Ghost towns October 2007 photo

    Netgarden > Yosemite October 2007 Infrareds and Landscapes photo

    Netgarden > Yosemite October 2007 Infrareds and Landscapes photo

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  9. September 9, 2007 The Surf

    09/10/07 03:00:15 | 0 Comments

    hello and happy Fall in the northern hemisphere!
    I've been very busy and not in my forum much. The weather is great in California and I've been photographing the surf here. You can purchase my photos here at Eppicsurf.com : https://eppicsurf.com/view_profile.php?u=sweet%20light

    I got a new 40D and took these with the 300f4. The waves have been so fun!
    Netgarden > Surf Photos Orange County photo

    Netgarden > Surf Photos Orange County photo

    Netgarden > Surf Photos Orange County photo

    Netgarden > Surf Photos Orange County photo

    Netgarden > 09 04 07-09 05 07 the Wedge



    Netgarden > Surf Photos Orange County photo

  10. August 20, 2007

    08/21/07 00:11:48 | 0 Comments

    Well I havn't been here in two months! Been a busy summer and I have enjoyed so many "first times" with photography around here. Mainly I am learning the species of nature in this area and have met alot of really great people who love photography and observing the wonders around us that everyday life contaminates us from.

    I'm adjusting a new LCD screen and hate the colors but getting there. Only a nature photographer would understand the importance of subtle colors and all 256 of them, as the LCD screen have difficulty doing. [unless you want the whole world to look like the Caribean, lol. ]

    My recent stuff:
    Netgarden >  > Nature photo

    Netgarden >  > Nature photo

    Netgarden >  > Orange County and Back Bay  birds 2007 photo

    Netgarden >  > Orange County and Back Bay  birds 2007 photo


    Netgarden >  > Orange County and Back Bay  birds 2007 photo

    Netgarden >  > The SJ Ponds, Bolsa Chica and local wildlife photo


  11. June 12, 2007

    06/11/07 23:11:21 | 0 Comments

    Our group went to the Arboretum in L.A. this weekend. Such a nice time. The peacocks were amazing. I love my 70-200f4IS lens! beautiful day...hope you get out today!
    Netgarden >  > Deviants Photo shoots 2007 photo

    Netgarden >  > Deviants Photo shoots 2007 photo

    Netgarden >  > Deviants Photo shoots 2007 photo

    Netgarden >  > Deviants Photo shoots 2007 photo
  12. May 21, 2007

    05/22/07 02:55:29 | 0 Comments

    Enjoying getting out, even on a cloudy day.
    My new young Osprey friend
    Netgarden >  > California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007 photo
    Netgarden >  > California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007 photo
    Netgarden >  > California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007 photo
    Netgarden >  > California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007 photo
  13. April 12, 2007

    04/13/07 04:54:33 | 0 Comments

    Busy week! Where else on earth can you find wild baby Bald Eagles, wild turkeys, buffalo, and huge waves at the beach all in 2 days! I'm lucky to live here. No more complaints! ;~)
    Check out these massive 15 ft. + waves and the young body surfers...UNREAL!
    Netgarden > Had to be over 15 ft.
    Netgarden >  > The Big Waves, California photo
    Netgarden > No one managed to ride one wave to the end. They were all overtaken by the waves.
  14. April 10, 07

    04/11/07 17:57:14 | 0 Comments

    I managed to drive an hour and 40 minutes to the eagle nest. Borrowing a friends longer lens, was hoping to capture some closer shots this time. Actually, my canon 300f4+1.4x focused better and quicker than the 500! All pictures but one ended up with my lens, although they are too far away and hard to get detail. Amazing to watch the father of the fledgling keep him in the nest. The baby will fledge soon. So cool to capture this, even if the pics aren't that good.
    Netgarden >  > California Bald Eagles photo

    Netgarden >  > California Bald Eagles photo

    Netgarden >  > California Bald Eagles photo



  15. April 8th, Easter

    04/08/07 20:38:15 | 0 Comments

    Today is Easter. I hope everyone had a good day, a chance to appreciate all that they have, and the wonderful nature around them. It's very simple to appreciate life on earth.
    I've had my lens in the shop, I fell on it and took it in for calibration. It took three tries but I've got it back now. During the 'no long lens' week, I dabbled with some macros...fun!
    Netgarden > My favorite Tamron 90mm 2.8 macro
    Netgarden >  > Macro 2007 photo

    Some fun CD and water drops macro with onboard flash

    Netgarden > Beginning of CD Art

    Netgarden >  > Macro 2007 photo
  16. March 7, 2007

    03/08/07 05:24:38 | 0 Comments

    Finally got my 300mm back today from Canon. Still have some focus problems and threw away all but a few photos today taken at the Back Bay...I hate to take it back in! Great day tho!

    Northern Harrier

    Netgarden >  > California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007 photo

    Red Tailed Hawk

    Netgarden >  > California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007 photo

  17. February 27, 2007

    02/28/07 05:43:08 | 1 Comments

    Been awhile. I've been busy and had a chance to drive down to shoot some bald eagles, unusual for California. It was so fun! We found them, but unfortunately they were too far away. I will go back with a 500mm!

    Today I went back to the park to check on my little hummer family. The mother watched me closely and then fed them for me and my camera. I was so stoked! Very strong species that female is! Hope the hawks don't get them...

    Netgarden >  > California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007 photo

    Netgarden >  > California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007 photo

    Netgarden >  > California Birds, Hummers and Raptors 2007 photo

  18. February 12, 2007

    02/13/07 00:51:42 | 0 Comments

    Had a nice time in Palm Springs yesterday, in Tahquitz Canyon, and did some infrared work. It was 75* and pretty hot for my type of hiking! [which is very little, lol] But I hiked about 4 miles with gear. I am thrilled with that.

    Netgarden > Infrared

    Netgarden > Infrared

    and a favorite Red Shouldered Hawk a few days ago near home...

    Netgarden >  > California birds and Raptors 2007 photo

    been a fun week, except for the sore wrist and body! lol

  19. February 7, 2007

    02/08/07 01:41:04 | 0 Comments

    I just had to go back down to the bay, and look for the Harrier. It was superbowl sunday so I knew it would be quiet there. It was so enjoyable, and sure enough he scoped me.

    Netgarden >  > Orange County and the Back Bay birds photo

    Netgarden >  > Orange County and the Back Bay birds photo

    Netgarden >  > Orange County and the Back Bay birds photo

    got a Kestrel also

    Netgarden >  > Orange County and the Back Bay birds photo

    Birds really are curious little guys...great day...78* outside too. Really lucky to be here.

  20. January 26, 2007

    01/27/07 02:23:59 | 0 Comments

    I drug myself outside again today. We have some really nice open

    space trails around here. This time of year, lots of hawks, falcons

    and unusual birds. The weather is warming. I shot this week some

    Red Shouldered Hawks, White tailed/grey Kestrels, American Kestrels,

    Red Tailed Hawks and a Harrier. It's addicting. I just wish I could carry

    bigger equipment. I'm becoming a recluse.image

  21. January 23, 2007

    01/23/07 18:59:43 | 0 Comments

    Had a great time this week, meeting a new friend at the Back Bay, where we had numerous raptors to choose from. Fun! I was all over the place with exposure...darn.

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