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Readers Photo Challenge: Birds of a feather

The latest Readers Photo Challenge assignment of “birds” has been a great success. Readers have taken to it like ducks take to the water. The response to this assignment was tremendous, so much so that we may revisit this challenge again in the future. Twenty-four readers sent in 148 photos and there was nary a […]

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The Great Backyard Bird Count

The current Record’s Reader Photo Challenge assignment of “birds” is halfway done. An event that dovetails (pardon the pun) neatly with this challenge is the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The count, put on by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, was started in 1998 and was the first online citizen/science project […]

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Readers Photo Challenge assignment: For the birds

The subject for the next Readers Photo Challenge assignment is for the birds. Actually, it is birds. The trickiest thing about photographing birds of almost any type is that they can be very skittish. It’s very difficult to get close enough to get a good shot of one or even a flock of them. A […]

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Fine feathered friends

I shoot hundreds of assignments a year, and occasionally there are a few days that what I shoot seems to have an unintentional theme. I had one of those days a few weeks ago. In the morning, I had an assignment to cover WWII-era veterans being flown to an air show at Travis AFB via […]

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Hole in the wall

(Camera: Nikon D300. Lens: Nikkor: 300mm. 1/2000 sec. @ f/5.6. ISO: 200) On the southwest wall of the Stockton Arena, about three-fourths of the way up is a small circular opening in the mahogany-colored panels. From the ground it looks like the end of a very large PVC pipe. When shooting Ports baseball games at […]

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The nature of nature

When our kids were younger we shielded them from the harsh, circle-of-life reality of the nature shows on public television. They’re older now and we figure that they can handle those programs now. We just didn’t think we’d be watching them out our backyard window. For a while I’d noticed that, while the robins that […]

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