Sometimes I’ll be watching a television show that takes place in San Francisco and I remember the day we went to the Presidio and watched the pelicans dive. We don’t have Brown Pelicans here, but the White Pelicans are nice to watch. The gray heads that you see above are part of an eclipse plumage, [...]
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Yesterday was hot! We went to Farmington Bay and stayed just long enough to get some good pictures. Can you see how the heat warps the picture in the distance? I’m going to learn a lot this summer about how to take pictures in extreme heat. The birds were feeling the heat too. Check out [...]
The Presidio of San Francisco is a former military installation that was turned into a park in 1994. It’s an excellent park for Californians because it includes water, trails for biking and jogging, and a cafe with many vegetarian options. Our timing was perfect today because the fog was in the process of lifting when [...]
Today I was experimenting with a new lens. The lens lets me capture images that are quite far away so I can go from this: To this! The double-crested cormorant is quite common where I live, which I now know thanks to my new lens. I’ve seen brandt’s cormorants and pelagic cormorants in Monterey, CA, [...]
I love capturing birds in motion. The most common, scrappy bird becomes a piece of art. Below is a pigeon flying after pieces of bread. This may be my favorite bird picture because his head and the pieces of bread are in focus, while the wings become out-of-focus at the edges. This is a brown [...]
One of the best things about living on the coast is the water birds. Pelicans are my favorite. They travel in large flocks, especially when it’s cold and windy outside. Usually, I get nice pictures of their underbellies, but today, I got a really good shot of one. I love their faces. My goal [...]