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What did 2018 Bring us for nature Photography

Its the end of 2018. Happy almost 2019!

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Birding Photography 12

Happy birding Photography 12. Today we are going to talk about the Eastern Bluebird.

The color vareriants of the male bluebird and the female bluebird are very different.
The male is brilliant blue above, throat and chest. sides are orangeish color. Female has a blue grey head, back is scaled dark brown. It perches on wires and tree limbs.

Its call is very musical to hear when you hear it call.  Its a resident in the southern party of the united states.

Have an awesome New Years Eve and Evening and Party like its 2019 already!

Another throwback from 2011

Heres a picture from 2011 I took in Myrtle Beach on this day from 2011. Int has been 7 years since i did this  silhouette of a horse and horse back rider in the ocean at myrtle beach.


I will be posting more throwback pictures in 2019.

Flashback to 2017

Another blast from the past. But this one is cool type of photograph I took of icy conditions in my neighborhood pond 1 year ago today. Its amazing to see how far I have come in photography since I started doing digital photography in 2009.



A flashback sunset at Myrtle Beach 2011

Heres a flashback sunset I did at Myrtle Beach when I was vacation there 7 years ago.


I was there enjoying the ocean and photography that I wanted to do while I was on vacation and especially on New years eve 2011 to the beginning of 2012.



I enjoy taking pictures of sunsets and sunrises everywhere I am on vacation and when I am not on vacation.



A flashback from a year ago

Hey Hey .. Its the day after Christmas. Hope you all had a great Merry Christmas. I am throwing back a picture of a Great Blue Heron I took a year ago on this day for the blog. This is a pretty cool that I am starting some  throwbacks into the blog again for this year and next year.

Throwback on Christmas to a full moon

I wanted to a throwback on this day to a full moon, which I took on this day in 2015. Its been three years since this full moon was on Christmas and before that was  on my 24th Birthday that same year.


This was incredible to catch both full moons on the same day a month apart from each other, which was rare but very cool to photograph them that year.





Another Throwback to 2016

Hey, Hey its another flashback from the past. I took this the sharp shinned Hawk eating a mouse. This was taken in my backyard on December 24, 2016. Hard to believe I took this picture 2 years ago already. Maybe this Red Shouldered Hawk will yet return again this year so I can get more pictures of it in my backyard.

Have a Happy Christmas Eve Everyone!

Birding Photography 11

Happy Birding Photography 11. Wahoo number 11 which is amazing for this theme on going.

This a Turkey Vulture and  they are in the american vulture family.

They can be found in woods and fields. The call of the turkey vulture is grunts and hisses and usually silent. They are resident in the Southeastern part of the United States.



I have photographed many turkey vultures during the past couple of years doing many different things such as their territory marks .


Hope everyone is ready for the new year soon!!


Merry Christmas!!

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. I can't believe how fast 2018 is coming to a close in 6 days.
Which means at midnight  on December 31st 2018 will go timber just like the song and 2019 will begin at midnight. Yeah my favorite year so far was 2018 maybe next year too.

Hope we have more snow in January 2019 in North Carolina!
Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone !!

Lets dig in the stockpile for today for winter solstice

Happy winter solstice 2018. Today I am going to dig into my stockpile for photographs for today as it the shortest day of the year.


This is a grey catbird I took at my neighborhood pond a few days ago before the winter solstice so I could post it up for today.






This is also a photograph I took at my neighborhood pond. I heard the call of this woodpecker and i knew the call that it was a Downy Woodpecker.  This a downy woodpecker on a branch while it was pecking at it.







These are canadian geese which I also photographed at my neighborhood pond a few days ago as well to post up on the blog for this day.

































Sunset Conditions

The sunset conditions were ideal for this day for me as a nature photographer. I went outside that afternoon to my neighborhood pond to see what I could photograph at the point of the year for my pictures for the winter of 2018-2019.


The sunset was beautiful but I had to deal with the conditions which it had produced during the sunset.

I had to underexpose a lot to keep the light of the sunset colors golden.  I have got many different sunset and sunrise conditions during my nature photography which I do in my free time .


Hope you all got to see the sunset on this beautiful December day!












Birding Photography 10

Hoot Hoot its Birding Photography 10. Todays birding photography post is about the Barred Owl.  I photographed this Barred Owl at Mason Land Preserve in Chapel Hill with my mentor Al D or go on his blog http://wading-in.net/walkabout/. You will find more about his writing essay and photography and all that jazz.                                                                    Now back to the Barred Owl . The barred Owl is resident in the southeast. It can be found in woods and sometimes in trees and on limbs just like this one was at Mason land Preserve.   They have a familiar call to a lot of owl spotters which is hoo notes.


Snow storm Diego!!

Welcome back everyone to the winter storm of Diego a recap of it.

This snowstorm Diego was predicted to hit the Central part of North Carolina on Sunday, December 9, 2018 with tremendous amounts of snow, sleet and even freezing rain.

I have been out the last three days photographing the snow and even during the snow storm on Sunday and Monday to get pictures that I did not get last year when we had the snow storm in January 2018.


The snowfall totals around the central area of North Carolina from Snow Diego were:



Person County: 14 inchesWake County: 8-9 inches (in parts)Alamance County: 11 inchesDurham County: 12 inches to 14 inchesGranville/Vance County: 10 inches Orange County: 10.5 inches Halifax County: 7 inchesJohnston County: 3.8 inchesChatham County: 8.6 inchesFranklin County: 11 inches

This was another major snow storm in 2018.



Hope everyone stayed warm and safe during this winter storm weather we had this week.



























Birding Photography 9

Happy Birding day 9 on my blog. This is Brown Pelican that I also photographed at Ormond Beach .They are in the pelican family. They can be found in oceans, bays, estuaries, few wader inland. The brown pelican feeds on fish They are a resident in Florida and very common on the coastal areas of Florida.



Birding Photography 8

Happy Birding Day!  This is common Ring - Billed Gull that I photographed during sunset conditions at Ormond Beach, Florida.  They are in the gull and tern family and the latin name for them is Larus articilla. They can be found in all coast areas of Florida. There voice is high pitched.


Sunset conditions are great times to capture birds .