The sun rises behind Newport Fishing Pier in Sunny Isles Beach, Fla.

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Photo of the week: 09.24.23 — Male gnatcatcher

I do a lot of bird photography, so much that I’ve reached the point where I can often anticipate the behavior of different bird species and position myself to get the photo I want. For instance, I know that Eastern Bluebirds will often land on top of the tallest nearby plant in a field. I have a number of photos of bluebirds perched on tall plants above a field. Goldfinches also hang around  …  Continue reading

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Featured gallery: September — In the wild

I spend a number of hours each week carrying camera equipment through woods and fields while chasing photos of small birds. During these excursions I often encounter “non-feathered” wildlife, but anything larger than a chipmunk or squirrel can be difficult to shoot because of the long lens I’m using (Canon EF 600 f/4L with a 1.4x teleconverter, the equivalent of 840mm  …  Continue reading

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