It's been difficult finding wildlife to photograph in recent weeks. The heat and drought seem to have driven many of the birds to other areas. But I'm still hitting the local parks on weekends. I'm just not finding much to shoot.
I also spent two days shooting professional tennis at the Western & Southern Open near Cincinnati, Ohio.
The tournament attracts the world's top tennis professionals as they prepare for the U.S. Open, the last major tournament of the year.
I usually spend Monday and Tuesday at the tournament and see dozens of top players on the courts. A change in the format a couple of years ago gives the top seeds - people like Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Agnieszka Radwanska and Serena Williams - first-round byes, so they usually don't play until Wednesday. But I did see a number of top 10 and top 20 players and some great matches.
UPDATED: Sept. 3, 2012