Remember to hug someone today.
This owl would like to wish some of you an irritating Hey, Remember You’re Still Single Day, in case you somehow missed all of society’s usual micro-aggressions on the topic.
Slowing posting because AfterShot Pro doesn’t yet support my new camera, so I have to edit in Lightroom, which takes forever.
Worth it for some shots, I think.
Sometimes you can’t come up with a good joke, even after looking at the photo for several minutes.
Q: Why is a hummingbird small, brightly coloured, and feathery?
A: Because if it were large, grey, and wrinkly, it would be an elephant.
Fortunately, bad jokes abound.
These are the two most important bits of a rattlesnake.
Side by side, the ocotillo looks like it isn’t even trying.
A couple of years ago, I started playing with a new technique that is only useful in specific cases. At the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, they have a free flight demonstration against a (usually) clear sky. This allows me to do a multiple exposure so you can see the different movements of a hawk’s flight and how they gain speed. Here, it’s particularly interesting how hawks become almost vertical when turning.
Snakes are made by gluing all the scales you have into a big long tube, then, when you run out, sticking the eyes on one end.
This jay suddenly realized that Burger King has been around for 62 years, which is near the upper end of a monarch’s reign and wonders what they have decided in terms of succession planning.
This snake just saw someone on an Internet forum complaining that oil for his brand new $30,000 car cost $22 per quart.
Wakes up in the middle of the night and wishes there was a name for the sort that dream that isn’t a nightmare, but whose happiness and joy leave one saddened and mournful because waking life can never, and will never, compare.
This is a new-to-me photo technique that I’ve been experimenting with when I have a chance. It’s not usable in most situations, but when it is, I quite like the effect.
Without looking at a composite like this, it can be hard to see how birds actually use their legs.
In Arizona, these guys live under couches. Think on that before you go to rescue those cat toys.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography is a way to deal with the fact that too much light in one area of an image (like the sky) can make the rest of the image too black. To do it, you need to take several photos together and then super-impose them.
This works better on landscapes than it does on animals.
Turns out, getting photos of hummingbirds in flight can be a bit of a challenge.
Bark scorpions fluoresce under ultraviolet light, so you can get neat photos like this with appropriate UV illumination.
However, when attending scorpion raves, it is best to avoid the mosh pits.
Three hours after his interview, he suddenly realizes that “chytrid fungus” was not the best answer to “What is your greatest weakness?”
Flies sure have a lot of bonus parts.