When I was in San Francisco the week before Thanksgiving, I was greeted with characteristically sunny, clear days.  My excitement to photograph the Golden Gate Bridge  before dark was quickly crushed when I arrived at Fort Point on a Wednesday and only then remembered that they aren’t open during the week. Fortunately, I was still […]

Red-tailed hawks help maintain the rodent and rabbit population.  I wish I’d seen more red-tailed hawks around my garden with all of the rabbits this year! Click on any image to enlarge

Completed in 1902 in celebration of the 1,000th birthday of the Hungarian state, the Fisherman’s Bastion is one of the most visited sites in Budapest. With lookout towers, arched windows, and wide, sweeping staircases, the bastion was built to deliver a panoramic view of the Danube River and Pest side of the city. Click on […]

While hiking on Strawberry Hill, an island in the middle of Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park, we spotted this red tail hawk thanks to some other photographers who had tripods set up.  Mama hawk was a high in a tree about 50 feet away from her nest, possibly to distract a particularly obnoxious jay […]

The good thing about walking around taking photos in a snow storm with rapidly dropping temperatures is that all of the animals seem to be moving a bit slower.  Take this hawk, for example.  In all of my attempts last year, I could never get a good, clear shot of a bird of prey.  My […]