Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Monday, September 26, 2011
|Wink, wink. This week I'm helping out with the fruit harvest. It's lots of work, but I've found a few crazy critters to photograph in the down time. Check out more of my nature photography.|
|Caterpillars climb on a fruit box at a farm near Elkton, Ore., on Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011. The caterpillars were in the box because they fell from a tree while prune plums were being harvested.|
Saturday, September 24, 2011
A grasshopper perches on the points of a teasel head growing in a swampy area near Oakland, Ore., on Saturday, Sept. 24. The teasel plant is native to Europe, Asia and Africa. In traditional medicine the teasel plant was used as an antibiotic, to improve circulation, and as a cure for warts.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
For the last couple of weeks I've been documenting the construction of a home near Roseburg for a local forest products company. The other day the guys stopped their nail gunning long enough to pose for a couple of portraits. It's Lyle Lee and his crew.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Checking out the chimney swifts in Roseburg, Ore., from a different angle tonight. As dusk falls hundreds of Vaux's swifts swoop into their roosting spot inside an unused chimney at a community center in Roseburg. The flock of Vaux's swifts, also known at chimney swifts, use the chimney every year for a few weeks during their migration through the area.
A great egret hunts for fish in a pond near Roseburg, Ore., on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2011. The great egret has a large and expanding range in North America. An image of a great egret in flight is used as the logo for the National Audubon Society.
A great blue heron hunts in the same pond about 100 yards from the egret. The great blue heron is found throughout most of North America and into South America.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
As dusk falls, hundreds of Vaux's swifts swoop into their roosting spot inside an unused chimney at a community center in Roseburg, Ore., on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. The flock of Vaux's swifts, also known at chimney swifts, use the chimney every year for a few weeks during their migration through the area. A representative from the Audubon Society estimated about 2600 swifts entered the chimney Wednesday night.
Families gather to watch the spectacle.
The swifts are difficult to photograph. Mostly because it's starting to get dark as they gather and dive into the chimney.galley of my animal and nature pictures. Reprints are available from the gallery.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Italian prune plums ripen in our orchard near Elkton, Ore,. last night. The difference between plums and prunes is small. Plums are clingstone (the pit does not separate easily from the flesh) and prunes are freestone. We'll be harvesting the Italians on Thursday.
I shot this at about 7:30 p.m. and fill-flashed it with light from a Nikon SB-600 on a synch-cord.
I often use a similar lighting technique when photographing couples on their wedding day.
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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
A large nutria feeds on aquatic plants in a pond in Roseburg, Ore., on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011. Nutria are semi-aquatic rodents originally from South America. In most cases they are considered an invasive pest species in North America. Feral population have been reported in 40 states. According to a report from Portland State University, research suggests that the highest population densities of nutria in the world may be in Oregon's freshwater marshes. Check out more or my nature pictures. Reprints are available from the gallery.
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
|I had some fun with angles and light yesterday during a commercial photography shoot near Roseburg. My client is having me document the construction of a house being build using material produced mostly by a local wood products company.|
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