Dressed with the Splendor of Kings
Watching You Like A Hawk
Cackler's Sunrise Flight
Dancing in Snow
Three in Blue
Closer Inspection
Bare Trees Winter Blush
Frosting
Cold Coots
The Introvert
Portrait of an Egret
Bleak Winter Descent
Pea Soup Slough
Puffy Little Down Jacket
Day's Last Drink
Magnificent Glance
An Eye On Dinner
Ring-Necked Duck
Fog at First Light
Stern Look
Coming For You
The Tree
Can't Bare To Watch
Cranes in the Foggy Mist
Wide Eyed
Look Who's Back
Crown Point Summer Sunrise
Emerald Tide
St John's Bridge into the Sunrise
Mama Anna's
Little Jouster
Joshua Tree Sunrise
Sandhill Crane In Flight
1, 2, 3, Lift Off
Photographer's Dream
Mt Hood Under the Covers
Meadowlark in the Grass
Hawaian Stilt
Tropical Paradise
Lone Patriot
Dreaming of Spring
Burnt Sky Over Portland
Precision
The Lush Side of Maui
Fire Alarm
Pretty in a Bit of Pink
Northern Harrier in Flight
Foggy Tumult
Immature Eagle
Hunting Heron
Tilikum Crossing in Morning Mist
Cherry on a Palouse Sundae
West Hills Clear Dawn View
Dancing in Winter Sunshine
We Can Wish
A Boy Named Anna
Clear Blue
Hooded Merganser's Autumn Swim
Winter's Song
Mt Hood in the Spotlight
Egret with Flare
Blood Moon Over Portland
Sunset Catch
Dressed with the Splendor of Kings
Watching You Like A Hawk

a juvenile red-tailed hawk gives a piercing gaze into the camera lens

Cackler's Sunrise Flight

cackling geese take to the skies under a golden winter sunrise at the Ridgefield NWR

Dancing in Snow

a male California quail scampers across fresh snow

Three in Blue

a clear and chilly winter blue hour dusk settles over Portland, Oregon

Closer Inspection

a great blue heron focuses in on a small fish, allowing close access and some nice portraits on a memorable and foggy morning

Bare Trees Winter Blush

a rare winter viisted the Pacific Nortwest, and this pretty pink winter sunset light nicely decorated these frosted winter trees in Hillsboro, Oregon

Frosting

some neighborhood shrubs and trees frosted with fresh snow after an unusually heavy snowstorm

Cold Coots

a small flock of American coots huddles together for what little warmth can be found at dawn on a frigid winter morning at Ridgefield NWR

The Introvert

American bitterns obviously prefer not to be seen, and in this dry winter grass they usually get their way.

Portrait of an Egret

this egret let me dad and I take portraits of it for several minutes during a memorable winter visit to the Ridgefield NWR

Bleak Winter Descent

a tundra swan descends toward Rest Lake at Ridgefield NWR in front of a leafless and bleak backdrop of trees

Pea Soup Slough

a cold winter fog greets the morning and is reflected on the calm, glassy water

Puffy Little Down Jacket

this male Anna's hummingbird puffs his coat of feathers so it insulates better and keeps him warm while snow falls and a cold wind blows

Day's Last Drink

a sandhill crane looks skyward to swallow a drink of water as dusk approaches

Magnificent Glance

a male Anna's hummingbird's magenta gorget appears electric when the angle is just right for a brief moment

An Eye On Dinner

a juvenile bald eagle spots some left overs along the shores of Rest Lake at the Ridgefield NWR

Ring-Necked Duck

a male ring-necked duck basks in the warm tones of reflected autumn color late in the afternoon

Fog at First Light

a low fog moves up the Willamette River as dawn breaks over Portland, Oregon

Stern Look

a female northern harrier passes by while hunting at the Ridgefield NWR

Coming For You

a great blue heron appears to be hunting photogrpahers

The Tree

This little tree is world famous and just happens to be a few short miles from my home, and as you can see, looks spectacular in autumn. For that reason travel form around the world to photogrpah it. Lucky for me, I don't have to go very far. This photo was made two years today. Have a great evening everyone, and stay safe!

Can't Bare To Watch

a pied-billed grebe appears to hide its face from the photographer

Cranes in the Foggy Mist

a line of sandhill cranes departs the fields at the Ridgefield NWR at dawn on a foggy early autumn morning

Wide Eyed

a fledgling mourning dove hunkered down in courtyard of my townhome, and let me get surprisingly close to it for this photo

Look Who's Back

Female anna's hummingbirds have remained at my feeder all year long, but each spring the males leaves and then return in mid August. Just this past week I spotted a male at the feeder for the first time in months, and I was quite happy to have my little friend back!

Crown Point Summer Sunrise

a hazy and humid summer sunrise lights the Columbia River Gorge in orange and pink color

Emerald Tide

tractor tracks stripe the rolling spring wheat fields of the Palouse

St John's Bridge into the Sunrise

a stellar pink June sunrise left us wanting more color, but this would be all the color we'd get in the sky behind the picturesque St John's Bridge on this morning

Mama Anna's

this female Anna's hummingbird successfully raised one little juvenile hummingbird this spring, and has the battlescars to show it in some missing wing feathers

Little Jouster

a marsh wren calls from the cat tails at the Ridgefield NWR

Joshua Tree Sunrise

a freezing spring sunrise greets the unique joshua trees in the Joshua Tree National Park

Sandhill Crane In Flight

a sandhill crane banks just for show in spring at the Ridgefield NWR

1, 2, 3, Lift Off

hot air balloons take flight at sunrise over the colorful fields of the Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm

Photographer's Dream

Some mornings are just prettier than others! I was glad to catch this morning's magical blossoms and light dancing together for almost an hour together with many other Portland photographers. What a beautiful city I'm so fortunate to live in!!!

Mt Hood Under the Covers

the sunshine finally breaks through a bank of clouds over the horizon to begin a new day

Meadowlark in the Grass

a western meadowlark rummages through the dew filled morning grass looking for moth larvae

Hawaian Stilt

a hawaian stilt pulls some grub from the water in Maui

Tropical Paradise

a lush green gulley on the tropical side of Maui, Hawaii under puffy clouds and a blue sky

Lone Patriot

a single patriot tulip adorned in bokeh of like tulips

Dreaming of Spring

rows of spring cherry blossom trees in a dreamy, out of focus scene

Burnt Sky Over Portland

a 103 second long exposure turns clouds into backlit brushstrokes over Mt Hood and Portland, Oregon

Precision

a Hawaiian stilt (ae'o) forages in shallow wetlands on the island of Maui

The Lush Side of Maui

bright orange Afirican tulip trees scatter the foreground, and the Pacific Ocean is seen in the background off Maui's northern coast

Fire Alarm

For a brief moment, a magnificent sunrise blankets Portland with rich pink, orange and puple colors

Pretty in a Bit of Pink

a female Anna's hummingbird hovers, showing her iridescent gorget in winter sunlight

Northern Harrier in Flight

a female northern harrier cruising over a grass meadow in search of voles

Foggy Tumult

a cold winter fog overtakes Portland at sunrise

Immature Eagle

an immature bald eagle in flight on an overcast morning

Hunting Heron

great blue heron stalks its prey in warm autumn afternoon sun

Tilikum Crossing in Morning Mist

Portland's Tilikum Bridge spanning the Willamette River in a misting dawn

Cherry on a Palouse Sundae

the sun sets over green rolling hills of Palouse wheat fields

West Hills Clear Dawn View

clear dawn view from Portland's west hills

Dancing in Winter Sunshine

a male hummingbird hovers in warm winter sunlight

We Can Wish

spring's blossoms hold too much beauty for the brief amount of time we have each year to enjoy it

A Boy Named Anna

a hovering male Anna's hummingbird's gorget is seen in full magenta iridescent display

Clear Blue

first light on a clear and cold early winter morning at Trillium Lake and Mt Hood

Hooded Merganser's Autumn Swim

a male hooded merganser is reflected in bronze autumn color

Winter's Song

a red-winged blackbird sings on an unusally cold and frosty morning at the RIdgefield NWR

Mt Hood in the Spotlight

a small hole in the clouds right over Mt Hood gives a bit of a heavenly dawn scene over Portland, Oregon

Egret with Flare

an egret flares for landing at Fernhill Wetlands, in Forest Grove, Oregon, on an overcast day, colorless day

Blood Moon Over Portland

a composited photo showing where the fall 2015 blood moon would have risen over Portland

Sunset Catch

egret catching fish in sunset reflection