Since I have not posted in a while I am starting over again. It will be mostly about outdoor photography and all things related.
Most recently I was in Las Vegas for the Shot Show and came upon a Couch's Kingbird. It had recently arrived there and was the first recorded sighting ever in the state. This is a bird from south Texas and the eastern side of central america. Beautiful specie and fortunate sighting for me.
Also, I got to spend some time in the dunes just Northeast of Vegas. The late light was sculpting everything in sight, a photographers dream.
Dunes at Dusk
There is a lot to do there outside of casinos and indoor entertainment.
Roger Tory Peterson called it "one of the most breathtaking of the world's weirdest birds." A century ago plumage hunters drove the Roseate Spoonbill to the edge of oblivion. Now, after decades of painstaking recovery efforts, the bird may again be headed for trouble. As poor water management and development afflict southern Florida, scientists are rushing to reverse recent population declines. Read More
Finally, back on track. Yesterday I headed out to shoot an orchid that has eluded me for years ( see "Should've Been Here Yesterday".) Yes, I got it thanks to a helpful friend. But more importantly, I put one more image On A Roll, the first image since September 2012 and the 20th image since starting in December of 2011. I have also expanded this roll to include the entire state instead of only Madison County. In the heat and humidity of Mississippi in July I found a gem. It was all worth it.