Landing Red-tailed Hawk

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This image goes back into my archives about as far back as they go. It was taken on October 1, 2007 – just a few months after I became serious about my photography. I was still shooting with my first digital camera, the Canon Rebel XTi which I still have. It’s an entry-level camera and I still remember what the camera salesman said when I told him that I was planning on mounting that small camera onto a huge Canon 500 mm lens – “well, it will work but don’t you think it’ll look a little silly?” [...]

Sapsucker Nest-hole Attracts Nosy Neighbors

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The Williamson’s Sapsucker nest-hole that I photographed earlier this summer was apparently of huge interest to a variety of other species in the area. [...]