Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Monday, December 5, 2016
I have three corvids for you this morning. The first is a Fish Crow shot in Clearwater, Florida.
This is an American Crow shot in Gloucester, Massachusetts. The American crow is larger than the Fish Crow. Note the heavier bill.
Finally a Common Raven which is easilly determined by its large size and huge schnoz.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
As I mentioned yesterday, I was on business travel to Nashville, Tennessee. The downtown scene was pretty busy and there was a lot going on. Stevie Nicks was in town with the Pretenders, the Nashville Predators were having a hocky game and the American Vacuum Society Symposium was in full swing. I was there for the latter.
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Once again, I find myself on the road. This time I was on a trip to Nashville, Tennessee for a professional conference. I knew that I would be just a couple of blocks off of Broadway, so I brought out one of the big boy cameras to play with the light.
Thursday, November 10, 2016
When I was in Colorado, I had an opportunity to scamper up to Rocky Mountain National Park. As [bad] luck would have it, the lighting was very flat. But I didn’t care. I was in Colorado.
I drove up the road to the continental divide. I was at 11,200 feet and my head was spinning a bit.
It was the end of October. The birds were at lower elevations, the pica and marmots are already hibernating. I did not see elk (wapiti) or bighorn sheep. I did see one very large mule deer, Stellar’s Jay, Mountain Chickadee, Pigmy Nuthatch and a Clark’s Nutcracker.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Monday, November 7, 2016
I took a walk through Dogtown on Saturday afternoon just to get some space. The colors in Dogtown were dominated by the yellows of the American beech that grow plentifully there. The red and white oaks are putting on a good show too.
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Saturday, November 5, 2016
Friday, November 4, 2016
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
As luck would have it, when I had a chance to get out shooting in Balzers, the sky was overcast and the lighting was difficult. But you have to be fearless with the light.
This is the steeple clock tower of the church of Saint Nicholas.
The Church of Saint Nicholas and Gutenburg Castle in the background.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Monday, October 31, 2016
Sunday, October 30, 2016
Saturday, October 29, 2016
At the invitation of my hosts, we had dinner at the BERGGASTHAUS STAUBERN. Staubern is 1751 meters/5744 ft above sea level on the eastern ridge of the Aplstein. I has a spectacular view of the Rhine valley as it flows between Lichtenstein and Switzerland.
The most expeditious way to get to the inn is to take the cable car.
This is the veiw over to Lichtenstein taken from the base station of the cable car.
This is the view out of the gondola as we climbed to the top of the ridge.
Up we go!
At the top! From here, you can see Switzerlan, Austria, Lichtenstein and Germany!
The day is starting to wind down as the sun sinks in the west.
Did I mention that it was steep? This is the view up towards Austria.
This is a veiw of the back side of the ridge looking down as a whisp of a cloud forms below.