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Monday, January 31, 2011

Molly B eludes death again

A few years ago, while I was the photo editor at The Great Falls Tribune, a report came over the police scanner of a cow running through town.  After an all-day chase the cow was captured, but the her story gained national attention and my photos ran, via the Associated Press, all over the world.  The cow was named Molly B and saved from slaughter. She has lived the last few years at an animal rescue facility in Montana.  The facility recently hit hard times and Molly has been saved once again from near death.  Here is the AP story of her new adventure.
After Molly's original escape a couple of local disc jockeys in Great Falls set her story to song and we turned it into an amazing slide show.  The Molly B story was one of the highlights of my 19-year career as a newspaper photographer.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Mushroom closeup in Smithsonian

On Thursday used a photo of mine with a fun story about mushroom picking in Oregon.  The article says there are over 5000 species of mushrooms growing in the Pacific Northwest.  I believe it.  I have no idea what type are in my photo.  I don't think I'd eat them. 

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Lambing season

During a spring-like day in southern Oregon, a newborn lamb naps in the sunshine in a pasture near Glide, Ore., on Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011.
The weather may be cold and nasty on the east coast, but out here in Oregon it feels like spring.  I found these cute little guys while taking a drive in the country this morning.  Check out more of my nature and wildlife pictures here.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Win a free engagement photo session

Visit my booth at the Wedding Dreams Forever Bridal Event at the Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville to win a free engagement photo session.  The bridal show in Sunday, Jan. 30, 10:30 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

On the hunt

My photo was picked up by in the Animal Tracks gallery this week.  Check out more of my award winning animal and nature pictures.  Reprints are available from the gallery.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Roseburg engagement photos: Spencer & Sarah

 The engagement photo session with Spencer and Sarah was amazing.  So cute and in love. We scheduled the photo session not knowing what the weather would do, but we lucked out with a beautiful day.
I love mixing the natural light with my portable studio lights.
 Check my website so see my portrait and wedding package rates.  I have lots of open dates, but my bookings are starting to pickup for summer and fall. 

Friday, January 21, 2011

Doggie in the window

An old photo of mine is getting lots of exposure on the web today.  The Associated Press moved a story called, "Do pets pose another threat to safe driving?" and used a file photo of mine for illustration.  I've gotten about a dozen Google Alerts about my name showing up with the story from all over the country.  Sites from to are using the photo.
I wish I had a nickel for each time the photo is being used. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hunting heron

 A friend told me about this great blue heron hunting along Deer Creek in downtown Roseburg, Ore., today.  I used a slow shutter speed to show movement in the water.  The deep green colors are fantastic.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Robin by Robin on

My photo of a robin taking a bath in a puddle at River Forks park near Roseburg, Ore., is featured on this week's Animal Tracks gallery on  They're one of my best clients for critter photos.  Click here to see more of my animal and nature pictures.  Prints are available from the gallery.

The New York Post used one of my other photos of the bird bath robin.  The Post did not give me credit, but I believe they picked the photo up from Zuma Press, one of the photo agencies I work with.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Rising waters

People watch as muddy water rushes over the Winchester Dam on the North Umpqua River near Roseburg, Ore., on Monday, Jan. 17, 2011. Heavy rain and melting snow have pushed the river to near flood level.  

Photographed with my tilt-shift perspective control lens.

Turtle excusion

I spotted this western pond turtle making his way slowly along a country road near my home in Douglas County, Oregon this afternoon.  He looks down-right happy with his situation.  I guess all of the recent rain has been good news for some.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Water dog

Another wet day in Oregon.  Just the kind of weather to go for a hike in the forest with my best friend.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Raindrops keep falling

Water drops cling to a small clover plant growing in our orchard this morning.  It's been raining all day here in southwest Oregon. There's a flood advisory for small rivers and creeks, but it's still beautiful. Photos taken with Nikon D3s, 105 f/2.8 Nikon micro lens, extension tube.
So far it's been a warmish rainstorm.  It's only January, but hopefully we'll have an early spring.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Bath time

An American robin splashes while taking a puddle bath in a parking lot at River Forks Park near Roseburg, Ore., on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. With more rainy weather predicted there should be no shortage of puddles in the area over the next few days.

Wedding photographer ad

This morning I designed an ad to run in the Bridal Guide of The News-Review in Roseburg later this month.  I'm not much of a graphic designer, but I think it looks pretty nice.  I love a bit of white space in graphic design.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Waiting for the male

WAITING FOR THE MALE: A female Columbia whitetail deer stands near a row of mailboxes along a country road near Roseburg, on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011. In much of their range the Columbia whitetail deer are protected by the endangered species act. In their range near Roseburg they have been taken off the endangered species list.

Represented by Zuma Press and Corbis

A search window from Corbis Images shows some of my photos.
My photojournalism and nature photography is represented by both Zuma Press and now Corbis Images.  I'm a contract photographer with Zuma Press.  Zuma is the one of the world's largest independent press agencies and wire services.  Corbis Images is privately owned by Bill Gates. It holds over 100 million images .
Some of my Zuma Press Images

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mossy salamander

The late afternoon sun paints a wild salamander as it climbs on a mossy log in a wooded area in rural Douglas County near Elkton, Ore., on Monday Jan. 10, 2011.  

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bridal show success

Wow!  I just got home from two days at the Oregon Wedding Showcase bridal fair in Eugene. I'm tired, but very satisfied.  I got lots of positive feedback.  Seeing all of the vendors with their amazing products and meeting so many brides was a real kick.

If you missed this show, I'll have my booth setup in a few weeks at the Formally Yours Tuxedos Bridal Fair at Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville.  The show is on Sunday, January 30th, 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My interview on

Check out this video from about their Week in Pictures feature.  I was interviewed and they used a few of my pictures.The Week in Pictures is updated every Thursday.  Viewers get to vote for their favorite image of the week.  I've won the peoples choice award a few times.

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Oregon Wedding Showcase

Look for me this weekend at the Oregon Wedding Showcase in Eugene. The show is open Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 11-4:30 at the Lane Events Center, 796 W 13th Ave.  My Open Air photobooth will be on display and I'll be giving away free photo strips.  This is my first big wedding show and I'm really excited.
I have coupons for $1 off admission available at my studio at 830 SE Rose Street in Roseburg.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Death of a Doe

While walking on the ranch Saturday morning I spotted a very skinny deer. She appeared malnourished and sick. She jumped a fence and slumped to the ground. A few minutes later she was dead.  Strange way to start the new year. 
I spoke with a State of Oregon wildlife veterinarian today and showed her some of these pictures.  She believes the deer died of adenovirus hemorrhagic disease. It’s a disease specific to deer.  Pets, livestock, and humans do not get it.  It kills most of the animals that are exposed.
The glassy eye of the doe moments after she died.

According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, infected deer can have clinical signs common to other diseases such as bluetongue or pneumonia. Chronic symptoms include ulcers and abscesses in the mouth and throat. Acute symptoms include rapid or open mouth breathing, foaming or drooling at the mouth, diarrhea (possibly bloody), weakness, and copious amounts of fluid in the body cavity. Death can occur within 3 — 5 days from the time the deer was exposed to the virus.