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What you won’t see with the naked eye

What you won’t see with the naked eye

Marty’s photo of the day #2458: One of the things I love about photography is that it helps me see items that I wouldn’t notice with the naked eye. We’ve all seen Canadian geese, but have you ever seen water droplets bead up on their chests? When I took this photo the lighting was perfect, […]

Ravens in the morning

Ravens in the morning

Marty’s photo of the day #2039: If you’ve read either of my books, you know that Deb and I have had some great adventures together. But since I’m a morning person, and she’s not, I usually fit in a morning hike while she sleeps in. Last week two “beach dogs,” Chaco and Toby (more on […]

Can you guess what this is?

Can you guess what this is?

Marty’s photo of the day #1912: Some of my favorite nature photos are those that you don’t know what the subject is until someone tells you what you are looking at. On a blog, it’s hard to hide the answer, but I am going to try by adding a completely unrelated sequence of words to […]

Photographic Oops!

Photographic Oops!

Marty’s photo of the day #1909: Here’s another of my favorite bird photos from Deb’s and my late-August Rock and Roll Road trip. But believe it or not, I actually screwed up on the shot. The evening before, I was on Antelope Island, photographing giant mule deer in late twilight. To get those shots, I […]

The Rufous hummingbird challenge, Part 2

The Rufous hummingbird challenge, Part 2

Marty’s photo of the day #1830: On Sunday I spent two hours stalking Rufous hummingbirds, determined to get one in flight. It was more challenging than I expected. I ended up with dozens of shots, including two that I consider high-quality. Yesterday I shared one of those shots. Here’s the second one.

The proper crop

The proper crop

Marty’s photo of the day #1714: I hadn’t started this week out with a theme in mind, but I rediscovered a bunch of cool macro shots from my second trip to the Amazon Rainforest. Here’s a photography secret: sometimes the correct crop makes all the difference. This lizard from the Amazon Rainforest has been sitting […]

E is for Elephant

E is for Elephant

Marty’s photo of the day #1457: It’s “Animals A thru Z Month.” Each day in June, I will post an animal I’ve photographed—somewhere in the world—in alphabetical order. I’ll post the letter “E,” and three others, twice (with different animals) to fill out the month. E is for Elephant. Did you know that elephants can’t […]

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