Flying Flowers

My infatuation with butterflies was always strong. I like these little creatures for their fragility and grace. Their wings are so colorful and beautiful. Butterflies are like flying flowers with singing and dancing souls.    

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Observer

That was a cloudy evening on Bear river and I had a difficult time sometimes to get a proper shutter speed. When I saw this bird the sun came out from under clouds for a few seconds and I was able to take a few pictures of her. I believe this is a female Yellow-headed […]

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Humming Bird

I never thought that some day I would be able to take a picture of a humming bird. First, I was trying to capture her when she was in the air and beating her wings very fast but it was impossible. After a few attempts I gave up and just watched a humming bird and […]

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American Avocets

Time flies. It seems that only recently was March and I was learning how to photograph American avocets in flight. The whole experience was exciting but not very promising and often frustrating. Looking at these photographs I think how elegant and beautiful these birds were, how excited I was watching them and taking photos. Things […]

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American White Pelicans

  There are hundreds of pelicans at the Bear river in July. They are on the shore close to each other and immature ones are very curious exploring the river. Immature pelicans are adventurous, they come close to you. This time of year American white pelicans are staying at Bear river in feeding flocks gorging […]

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Ducklings

There were eight little ducklings by the pond sleeping and moving sometimes. Unfortunately,they were quiet far away. My first pictures didn’t look good on the screen of my camera. I thought if I move little by little closer perhaps I can get a few decent pictures. I also thought if I would be at the […]

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Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret was preening himself with his beautiful wings spread wide, he was examining every feather carefully aligning them in the way that he could fly easily. I read also that the birds during the preening spread the oil onto each feather to keep them clean and healthy.    

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Clark’s Grebes

A young brave grebe eventually got closer to the shore and then a couple showed up . I was hoping that some of these grebes would perform a show for me running across the water as part of their courtship ritual, but none of them did. Their courtship ritual will continue through July. I still […]

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Long-Billed Baby Curlew

There were three Long-billed Curlews; mama, a baby and dad. Mama tried to stay close to her baby and dad was wondering on his own, far away from his family. The baby decided to cross the road and that was the last time his mama and I saw him. He went into tall grass and […]

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Yesterday and Today

I met her yesterday. She found the way from the mountains to our field and then to our yard where she stayed for awhile, drank water from the neighbor’s bird bath and left. This morning she visited us again and gave me an opportunity to take her pictures. There was a long silent staring at […]

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