Robert the Parrot

I haven't always been the most trusting of birds.  My (ex) in-laws once owned Lovebirds that would fly directly at my head and poke at my eyes if allowed to perch, and once in Seattle a Cockatoo tangled itself in my hair (don't ask).   However, Robert the Parrot has restored my confidence in winged creatures. …

It all happened so fast

Between the piles of the Coupeville Pier, seagulls were swimming back and forth.  I got plenty of pictures of that, but then one took flight.  If I hadn't already been in the process of putting my camera away, I could have gotten more shots.  Sometimes good moments happen too fast!  I am happy with this …

With a Side of Bonocore

I love WordPress for many reasons, not the least of which is all the interesting people it puts me in contact with.   One particular new cyber friend is Michael Bonocore, who specializes in HDR photography in San Francisco.   I chatted with him via Skype, asking for photo advice this afternoon, as I edited this bird picture. …

Just for you, David

I took a trip out to Shaw Island on Saturday with some friends.   Few people seem to know that Shaw exists, which is good because without the touristy vibe and the traffic experienced other places in the San Juan Islands, it makes for a peaceful afternoon. These well fed birds hitchhiked over to Shaw with …