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Upcoming birding events

I'm now leading outings for Santa Clara Valley Audubon to various locations around the county (and occasionally wider afield). For those curious about birding or wanting to learn more about birding in Santa Clara County, consider joining me for one of these upcoming...

Grinding it out

About a week ago I took a quick trip down to Morro Bay, so I could spend some time at the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal refuge, a place where the seals haul out on the beaches every winter to give birth, nurse their young and mate before returning to the seas. I've...

The Elephant Seals of Piedras Blancas

I first visited the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal rookery in 2011, and have been photographing them ever since. I try to visit every year or two, usually in January at the peak of the activity. Why? I find them a fascinating and complex species with a lot of...

What it was like getting the X-T3 repaired by Fuji

At the end of December, my Fuji X-T3 fell off a table and landed on the floor. The bad news: it broke and wasn't usable. The good news: the lens that was attached to it -- the 100-400 that is more expensive than the camera body -- was fine. But this meant I needed to...

Why I’m leaving Instagram and returning to Flickr

At the start of the year I decided I needed to review my use of social media and where my time and energy is going and make some changes. I'm now making the first of those changes, so I thought I'd discuss them here with all of you. I'm leaving Instagram About a week...

Thought’s on Jim Goldstein’s Best of 2018 Project

Every year photographer Jim Goldstein organizes the "Best of the Year" project, where photographers can submit a set of their best photos. There's no prize, there's no competition, the goal is to share your work and explore other photographer's work to find...

2019 Photography goals

I've been trying to figure out how to write about what I want to accomplish in 2019 with my photography, but I have a challenge: my primary goal in 2019 is to think less about accomplishing things with my photography, and actually do more photography instead. I've had...

The 2018 Twelve Days of Photos: Yellow-billed Magpie

Welcome to my 2018 Twelve Days of Photos, where I look at one of the images I chose to include in my best of year selection and talk a bit about it. To see the entire list of images I chose and learn more about my year in photography, please check out my 2018 Best...

The 2018 Twelve Days of Photos: Killdeer Bathing

Welcome to my 2018 Twelve Days of Photos, where I look at one of the images I chose to include in my best of year selection and talk a bit about it. To see the entire list of images I chose and learn more about my year in photography, please check out my 2018 Best...

The 2018 Twelve Days of Photos: Great Blue Heron

Welcome to my 2018 Twelve Days of Photos, where I look at one of the images I chose to include in my best of year selection and talk a bit about it. To see the entire list of images I chose and learn more about my year in photography, please check out my 2018 Best...

The 2018 Twelve Days of Christmas: Savannah Sparrow

Welcome to my 2018 Twelve Days of Photos, where I look at one of the images I chose to include in my best of year selection and talk a bit about it. To see the entire list of images I chose and learn more about my year in photography, please check out my 2018 Best...

The 2018 Twelve Days of Photos: Tropical Kingbird

Welcome to my 2018 Twelve Days of Photos, where I look at one of the images I chose to include in my best of year selection and talk a bit about it. To see the entire list of images I chose and learn more about my year in photography, please check out my 2018 Best...

The 2018 Twelve Days of Photos: Columbian Whitetail Deer

Welcome to my 2018 Twelve Days of Photos, where I look at one of the images I chose to include in my best of year selection and talk a bit about it. To see the entire list of images I chose and learn more about my year in photography, please check out my 2018 Best...

The 2018 Twelve Days of Photos: Tufted Puffin

Welcome to my 2018 Twelve Days of Photos, where I look at one of the images I chose to include in my best of year selection and talk a bit about it. To see the entire list of images I chose and learn more about my year in photography, please check out my 2018 Best...

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