Tag Archives: animals and nature

a tiger in the zinnias

One of the classic phone camera butterflies, a tiger swallowtail. This one is old and canny, with notches in his wings. He led me quite a chase, taking 15 minutes in the hot sun and a couple dozen exposures before … Continue reading

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the very patient dragonfly– pentax

Finally, a serious look at our friend on the end of the radio antenna of the Miata. That’s the official definition of “very patient” as it applies to dragonflies: a very patient dragonfly is a dragonfly who hangs around while … Continue reading

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the very patient dragonfly– Fuji

On Saturday, I told you the story of the very patient dragonfly, who hung around on the very end of the radio antenna of the Miata for a good half an hour on a cloudy afternoon, posing for photographs from … Continue reading

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hulk write small poem

Hulk write not-Hulk-ku. About bird. Two robin baby Grow big in summer maple tree. Monday, mother father bird Chase air conditioning man Away from nest. Thursday, everybody gone. (Birds not take long.)

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the white coyote of data management

Yesterday’s post, as blog posts sometimes do, gave rise to an idea. What if, out there in the Knotted Rope, there was a minor Saint* called the White Coyote of Data Management?  Call on the White  Coyote of Data Management … Continue reading

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housewarming break!

That didn’t take long.  The new trees are doing their job and the robins have taken up residence, building one of their trademark sloppy nests. That’s a lot of nest for a new tree.  Better there than on top of … Continue reading

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return to antelopia

Antelopians include more than just antelopes. This many-named cat poses with a wild turkey in the background, giving this shot a totemic quality. Do you call your totem a mountain lion?  Or a puma, a cougar, a panther or a … Continue reading

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butterfly break!

We’ll get back to Antelopia eventually, but this is a break in the sense of breaking news.  The butterflies are back and so is the little bit of luck (and patience on the part of the butterflies) that makes it … Continue reading

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a weekend in antelopia

Let’s spend the weekend in Antelopia– the world of taxidermied antelopes (and other creatures), who are among my favorite photographic subjects.  I like the real live ones better, of course, but they are harder to find. Once you develop an … Continue reading

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the silver lens

I am now the proud owner of this silver lens– a 20-40mm f/2/8-4 zoom.  (Yes, if you saddle up a Canon or a Nikon, or even a Sony, that’s going to seem like a weird range of focal lengths, but … Continue reading

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