We made a quick stop at the lake today and spotted a few American Goldfinch fluttering about the trees. They look great against any background due to their bright yellow color. They do not sit still for long, though, although I was able to get a few images of one getting a quick drink of … Continue reading Goldfinch.


There has been one snowy egret visiting the lake near my home for the past few weeks. Just one. No friends of his, he came solo. It hangs out on the rocks next to the water and lets me get about 10 feet from it, then decides to fly away. I kept trying to get … Continue reading Missed.

My Favorite.

I’ve mentioned before that my favorite bird is a Great Blue Heron. My dog and I were able to sneak up on one at the lake nearby. We were hidden by lots of brush and trees near the shore from where it was hanging out. I’ve spent a lot of time and effort training my … Continue reading My Favorite.

Tulips + Ducks.

Spring time has definitely been showing its face around my side of town. Warmer temperatures, flowers blooming, and lots of birds flying around. Today we explored the lake near our home and saw the usual suspects, except a Great Blue Heron flew over our heads. These are my favorite species of bird. So graceful in … Continue reading Tulips + Ducks.

Mamiya C33.

A few years ago, I inherited a Mamiya C33 from my father in law. He retrieved it from a friend he knows in Iowa for free. He then asked me if I wanted it, but explained that it didn’t work. I took it as I love vintage cameras, especially TLR’s. If you’ve never held one … Continue reading Mamiya C33.