Bluedicks w/snail

This photo, taken several years ago at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (how’s that for a long title?), is probably the best one I made with my Sigma 50mm macro lens.  I’ve since moved to Canon’s 100mm f/2.8 macro, which I am very happy with.  Although one of the 180mm macros would…

Birding at Carmel River State Beach

Saturday, Septermber 13, 2008:

Sarah was in a nearby salon, getting a trial up-do and make-up in preparation for our upcoming wedding, so I whiled away a couple of lovely hours at Carmel River State Beach.

Heermann's Gulls by you.

Heermann’s Gulls

A large group of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts congregated in the parking lot as I arrived, shortly departing in a roar of un-muffled exhaust, but it was otherwise pretty quiet at this great birding location.