Birding Weekend

SONY ILCE-1, 1⁄2,000.0 sec, f/7.1, ISO 320

Last Saturday and Sunday we drove South to the Santa Cruz Flats to shoot some birds – one reason to drive to the Flats always is the Caracaras that can be found there – another reason is that we discovered

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Winter Wonderland in the Desert

SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄2,500.0 sec, f/5.6, ISO 125

After months of no appreciable rainfall, the Phoenix metropolitan area finally received a variety pack of precipitation over the last several days: Rain, hail, snow and something called graupel fell over different parts of the Valley depending on the elevation.

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Urban Coyotes

SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄320 sec, f/6.3, ISO 2000

For the last few weeks we have been watching a pack of coyotes at the Veterans Oasis Park in Chandler, AZ. It is interesting to see how they live in such proximity to people and their pets without attacking them

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Happy Holidays

SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄60 sec, f/16, ISO 320

What a year to look back to! It didn’t take long for things to get “uneasy” after the holidays last year. I’m not sure what was first but Corona became a topic quite early in the year and sadly our

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Fall has arrived in Arizona

SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄1,000.0 sec, f/7.1, ISO 800

It is already late in the year, but because it has been such a warm summer and fall, we can expect to still see some fall colors up in the mountains. Since we have hardly any aspens or oak trees

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AZ Bush Fire

SONY ILCE-7RM4, 1⁄160 sec, f/10, ISO 640

On Saturday, June 13th a car caught fire on the HWY 87 just outside of town and only a few miles away from our new home. The driver pulled over and the fire quickly jumped over to the brush and

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