In Memoriam Dudley, an amazing Great Horned Owl

Dudley, a Great Horned Owl

It’s a cold, rainy day today, the middle of November, a time when the summer is past. I just received an email from the Carolina Raptor Center that Dudley, a Great Horned Owl and long time resident has passed away. I guess the timing is appropriate, since Dudley was a joy to a many visitors and supporters of the Carolina Raptor Center. (more…)

Raptor Photography at the Carolina Raptor Center

Portrait of an American Bald Eagle

Today’s post is about Raptors, or more specifically, about Raptor Photography at the Carolina Raptor Center.

Raptor Photography is all about predators, strong, fearsome and solitary hunters.  For wildlife photographers interested in this specialty, the Carolina Raptor Center is heaven on earth. They host two events each year, one in the spring, another in the fall, usually October.  They two events each year, one in the spring, another in the fall, usually October. (more…)

Flowers from the Garden

Yellow Asiatic Lily

As much as I enjoy flowers from the garden, I find it hard to find the time to enjoy the gardening process as much as would like. While time is always a big factor, I have another hurdle to overcome as well. Deer.  The end result is that only hardy and native species survive year after year. (more…)

A Few Notes on Songbird Photography

Northern Cardinal

Songbird photography is one of my favorite pastimes. It has everything a serious amateur could ask for. You don’t have to travel far to get good shots. It doesn’t require hyper expensive equipment. And a big bonus is that a lot of people are fascinated by bird photography. (more…)

Colorful Summer Flowers

Hybrid Camelia

It’s that time of year when colorful summer flowers are everywhere. A great time to get out and enjoy mother nature, and a most excellent time to put a macro lens on your camera. (more…)

Exotic Butterflies – About their Lifestyle

Heliconius doris

Today I’m showing some images of exotic butterflies from the Magic Wings Butterfly house in Durham, North Carolina. It’s really a great place to capture images of nature’s jewels, both for yourself and to share with friends. Beyond that, you can also learn something about their lifestyle and habitat.  It’s a great way to further your understanding of nature, always a good thing.

Now on to the images. (more…)