Autumn is Asheville, NC

Took a trip to Asheville, NC recently.  We were there about 10-14 days too early for peak fall colors but we still enjoyed our visit just the same.   Had a chance to go to Chimney Rock State Park.  It was the perfect day.  You could see for miles.   NC has many waterfalls.  We had the […]

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Owl

Who goes there? And other things Owls say

I was walking along minding my own business when I heard a “Who”. When I looked up high into the oak tree I saw this great looking Owl. The Great Horned Owl. I was able to taken a few shots and then let him/her alone.  I love getting a good image and then leaving them […]

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Osprey family dinner

Osprey family at dinnertime

A friend of my has a boat dock with an Osprey next 20 feet from the dock.  You can get close enough to watch and take images without being too close and upsetting the birds.  This day, I was lucky to be there where their dinner arrived. I love how the wings are fully open […]

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Eye on a Gator

I was out in our neighbor when I saw his gator.   The coolest part of these images, at least to me, is there is a spider walking on his/her eyelid.  You can see it in the reflection in the water.  There is a LOT of detail in the image.   The gator was on […]

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Good day for bird pics, bad day for ants

So since it wasn’t raining today, I thought I’d go take some birds pics. Long story short- I spent the afternoon in the ER. While I was shooting this Red-shouldered Hawk I was bitten by some ants. 10 minutes later I was swelling up and had hives. I went to ER, they took me right away. […]

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Adolescent Bald Eagle sitting in tree

This is 1 of the 2 Adolescent Bald Eagles that we have in the area.  They are around 9 months old.  I’ve been photographing over that time period but this is the first time he/she came and sat outside my window. He/she likes to sit there and squawk and make noise.  I don’t mind.  I […]

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Osprey hawk came to visit

The Osprey hawk visited today and sat and posed for me. I love the detail in his/her feathers.  Also I love the death stare. There are 3 Osprey that fly around in our area.  This one sat while the other 2 were flying high above. This was taken with Canon 70D with Canon 100-400mm II […]

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