A Recent Foggy Day

I always find fog interesting, as it seems to add an element of mystery to any subject.

My favorite part about the third one is the fence line.

Dunes Near South Jetty, Florence, Oregon

Here’s a shot from a recent trip to the entrance area of the South Jetty in Florence.

Fog at Golden Gardens

A week or so ago I took advantage of a foggy morning to visit Golden Gardens.  Although the fog was not quite as thick as I would have liked, these two images proved to be the best of the crop:



Well, these aren’t the Steens Mountain

…nope, not Steens.  Just a few local shots.

The first is a rock formation I like along Highway 242, not awfully far from Sisters, Oregon:


This next one is just a shot of light coming through our garage window.  It seemed like gold popping through!


The next three are all from Fern Ridge, just a few days ago.  The first two are very close to the same area, just the timing 3/4 hour apart:



This last one just near the Platform at the end of Royal:


Hopefully worth looking at!  Take care, all!

A Few Sunrises

It’s been a long while since I have posted anything to the Blog.  So I thought I would at least put out a few images today.  You’ve got to love where we live!  Enlarge by double-clicking (hope that works…not always, though!).





I hope within the next few days to post some images from our equinox trip to the Steens Mountain.  Lots of wonderful views of aspen and the open country.

Dunes Shots

When Photo Bud Deigh said he was interested in going to the dunes at the coast, I quickly agreed.  Dunes shots can be SO iconic!

Here are a few of the images I came back with.  I like this one, because it’s almost lemon merangue!


This one, below, carries many different ideas….


This one just shows lines I like:


Fun!!  Thanks, Deigh!  And thanks for breakfast!

Bornean Birds Post #3

Taking bird photos was particularly challenging for me on this trip.  Despite all the usual difficulties (finding the bird within its habitat, getting it in the viewfinder, getting close enough to capture adequate detail), I found the lighting particularly hard on this trip.  Oftentimes, despite cranking up ISO to unbelievable levels, there was still too little light to stop action or secure reasonable depth of field.  Other times, birds were high up in a tree, rendering only horribly backlit silhouettes.  Other times, just your typical operator error.

As mentioned in Post #2, I purposefully reduced displaying images of species that duplicated ones Sally posted a few weeks back.  While there are a few duplicatef you want to see many other wonderful birds, I’m sure we could arrange a way for you to link to them in Sally’s posts if you are not already “friends” with her.  Also, as mentioned in Post #2, some misidentifications are likely and they are my own responsibility.  Most images are simply identified without embellishment.

Black-sided Flowerpecker:


Black-naped Monarch:


Grey-chinned Minivet:


Blyth’s Shrike-babbler:


Pale-faced Bulbul:


Whiskered Treeswift:


White-crowned Shama:


White-throated Fantail:


Copper-throated Sunbird:


Crimson Sunbird:


Chestnut-hooded Laughingthrust:


Wreathed Hornbill:


Storm’s Stork:


Diard’s Trogon:


Blue-eared Kingfisher:


Buffy Fish Owl:


Brown Wood Owl:


These last two, two types of Frogmouth, are really strange, nocturnal birds.  If you look closely you might be able to see their “mouths.”  Strange little guys!

Sunda Frogmouth:


Blyth’s Frogmouth:


If you find a few you would like to view better, then hopefully going back and double-clicking on the image will give you a better view.  Birding trips are for the chance to see rare or local birds that you simply don’t see in these parts!

I hope you enjoyed a few highlights from a far-away place!