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Valley Specialties

March 25, 2017 - There are a number of birds that, if you'd like to see them in the U.S., you generally need to venture to south Texas in...
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Happy Valentine's Day 2017

February 14, 2017 - Smile and do something joyful today! ~ Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, October 2016
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Winter Birds

January 12, 2017 - With today's high temperature predicted to be 79 degrees, it's hard to imagine just how cold it was here in Texas this p...
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2016 Sixteen

January 03, 2017 - It's that time of year when photographers post "my favorites from 2016" so here's my take on that - Kirsten's 2016 Sixte...
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2016 Birds

December 19, 2016 - It's that time of year again. Grab a cup o' your favored beverage and sit for a spell to enjoy a video of 2016's birds....
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Christmas Vacation 2016

December 15, 2016 - On average, every other year for the past 12 or so years, I've taken a holiday vacation to the Christmas Markets in and...
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Take Your Camera Everywhere

November 28, 2016 - I recently took a road trip to Florida to care for my mother post hip-replacement. I was able to snap a few photos along...
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10/1/16 Balloon Glow Timelapse

October 15, 2016 - 500+ shots in 20 seconds! 10/1/16 Balloon Glow at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
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Up Up and Away with Crystal Blue

October 13, 2016 - An amazing ballooning experience! Click for the full balloon ride story...
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Balloons!

September 26, 2016 - I like balloons. I bought a Mickey Mouse balloon inside a balloon at Magic Kingdom a few years back; dragged it around f...
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Flowers at His Feet

September 19, 2016 - This quote from "Les Misérables" seemed a perfect match for this image. The photo is a focus-stacked composite of eight...
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Todd Lake

September 08, 2016 - One beautiful August night at Todd Lake in central Oregon + three photos + many hours in Photoshop = The original sho...
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Smith Rock Sunset

September 01, 2016 - Here's a sneak peak of what I'm shooting in central Oregon this week. "Smith Rock Sunset" Stars, milky way, etc. pho...
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Shall We Dance

August 26, 2016 - The other night I dreamed of a hummingbird, fuchsia and blue and... it's too faded now to recall. But, it's made me go b...
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The Lucky First-Time Cruiser

August 19, 2016 - For a few years before my mother retired, I'd said I'd take her on a Norwegian fjord cruise when she did. It was time to...
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Nambia 2016

August 10, 2016 - I discovered Adobe Spark a couple of weeks ago and thought it might be a good format to present my recent Nambia photo s...
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Hottentots Holland Day Tour with Birding Africa

July 19, 2016 - When I began to plan my Namibia trip, it became clear that RT airfare to/from Cape Town was going to be significantly le...
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"Kings of South Georgia" is Wildlife Photo of the Day for 7/14/16!

July 14, 2016 - A happy moment of recognition today, "Kings of South Georgia" has been selected as the Wildlife Photo of the Day for 7/1...
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"Aren't You Afraid to Travel Alone?"

June 17, 2016 - I can't help my enthusiasm. In a few days I depart for South Africa and Namibia. When I tell people where I'm off to and...
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Black-billed Nightingale Thrush

June 13, 2016 - Hello! I am the Black-billed Nightingale Thrush. I can be found in Costa Rica and Panama. Listen for my song - https:/...
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Arizona Is Not Just Desert

June 08, 2016 - The Waterfall Trail at Fossil Creek near Pine, AZ is not a place you decide to just pop over to. You must intend to visi...
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Arizona Birds, Part II

June 06, 2016 - "Hey, Kirsten - got any more bird photos from Arizona to share?" Well, of course I do! Eared Grebe Abert's Towhee...
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Petrified Forest National Forest

June 03, 2016 - A couple of hours east of Flagstaff lies Petrified Forest National Park. If you like geology and landscape, you should v...
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Lower Antelope Canyon

May 20, 2016 - Everyone and their brother has photographed Lower Antelope Canyon near Page, AZ, but I like to think it's still possible...
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Thar Be Dragons!

May 16, 2016 - Along with squirrels and birds, I'm really loving the dragons lizards here in Arizona. The Desert Spiny Lizard who suns...
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Arizona Birds

May 11, 2016 - Before I visit a new place, I make a bird "wish list". What have I never seen that I might find in this area? My list f...
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Squirrel!

May 02, 2016 - Greetings from Flagstaff, Arizona where I've become smitten with the Abert's Squirrel! More to come of these little dev...
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Texas Panhandle

March 31, 2016 - I made a brief stop in the Texas panhandle last week. I really ought to spend some extended time here. The landscape is...
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Ahhh...

March 29, 2016 - You know how great it feels to find something to reach that itchy spot on your back that you can't reach yourself? Yea,...
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Atop of Osorno, Photographer Problems

March 08, 2016 - To the tune of ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY "Atop of Osorno, all covered with snow. I lost my poor lens cap; know not where it...
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The Cape that Could

January 28, 2016 - Sometimes you find yourself in a place so marvelous you don't want to leave. Cape Bougainville (The Falkands) in January...
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The Fludgling

January 25, 2016 - Fludge (verb) - to accidentally fledge. I recently took a cruise vacation in South America. While I wade through the pi...
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Birds of 2015

December 22, 2015 - You may guess from looking at this photo blog that I have become an avid birder in the last couple of years. 'Tis true!...
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Florida Sandhills

December 10, 2015 - In most parts of the U.S. Sandhill Cranes migrate, but in Florida there are populations that reside year-round. I recent...
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Got to Be a Part of It

November 19, 2015 - I have extended family near New York City, so I try to get up there every year or two. I took a quick trip at the end of...
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Channeling My Inner Mangelsen

October 12, 2015 - One of the first names that comes to mind when you mention "wildlife photographer" is Tom Mangelsen. If you've ever been...
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Grand Prismatic Spring

October 09, 2015 - Late September 2013 - destination Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Then, there was a government shutdown whic...
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Mills Lake

September 10, 2015 - While in Colorado last month, I visited Rocky Mountain National Park twice or more a week. I explored much more of the p...
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Greetings from Colorado (Part III)

August 30, 2015 - Wow, does a month go by quickly?! It's nearly time for me to head back to Texas. Lest you think I only shoot photos of...
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Greetings from Colorado!! (Part II)

August 21, 2015 - Still loving my time here in the Rockies! Here are a few friends I made this past week. Mule Deer Yellow-bellied Marmo...
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Greetings from Colorado!

August 12, 2015 - I've left the heat and humidity of August in Houston behind and escaped to Colorado! It's so nice to get outdoors and sh...
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Puffins!!

July 07, 2015 - Puffins are so fun to watch and photograph!
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The Good and the Bad

July 04, 2015 - I’ve been aboard the National Geographic Explorer on an arctic journey of Svalbard, East Greenland and Iceland since Jun...
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Electricians Needed??

June 18, 2015 - Part of the fun of traveling is seeing how other cultures do things. Part of the horror of traveling is seeing how othe...
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Happiest Army on Earth

June 12, 2015 - From the files of my very first photography tour. Bhutan, November 2008. We passed a military transport of the happiest...
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Travel Takes My Breath Away

June 09, 2015 - There are some travel spots that actually exceed the hype. The first for me was Macchu Picchu. I'd planned to go there s...
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White-throated Magpie-Jay

March 11, 2015 - Last week I took a little vacation to Costa Rica. It wasn't truly a birding trip, but I did my best to make it one.;) B...
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Zum Christkindlesmarkt

January 21, 2015 - In 2006 I took my first Christmas markets trip along the Danube from Nuremberg, Germany to Vienna, Austria. That began a...
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