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Yearly Archives: 2014

This fall seemed to have been excellent so far for vagrant western species of hummingbirds making their way to Wisconsin and to the Great Lakes area in general. Several Rufous Hummingbirds and the state fifth record (pending acceptance by the records committee) of Anna’s Hummingbird were among the species reported from the southern part of […]

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In the previous post on the subject I talked about the correct equipment needed for macro photography. Here we will talk about the next step i.e what to do with it. First – here are some new macro images to whet your appetite.

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The second half of my trip to Alaska this June was spent on the little rock called Saint Paul Island. A small (very small) Saab aircraft took us from Anchorage on a 3-4 hour flight (air travel like other things is flexible in non-urban Alaska) to this small island. There was some excitement as tsunami […]

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When summer sets in and spring migration is done with, there is a lull in bird activity and my attention turns to macro photography. While this is not my primary interest, I find the variety of insects near my home in Southern Wisconsin to be very photogenic. You just have to know to look. Here […]

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I’m just back from havingĀ spent a week observing and photographing breeding birds in the tundra of Barrow, Alaska – the northernmost city in the United States. The trip was exhausting and exhilarating at the same time. My flights involved connecting through Minneapolis, Seattle, Anchorage, Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay for a grand total of over 20 […]

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