Tuesday, December 26, 2006

food poisoning in Florida -

I'm down in Florida for a quick holiday visit with family, and just my luck - I ended up with food-poisoning (I suspect it was raw oysters, but who can say for sure). For a couple days, I felt so wretched I'd rather have been dead. The only consolation was that it was rainy and heavy overcast those days, so I wasn't missing out on much shooting.

Things are much better today (for both my stomach, and the weather), so I went to Fort DeSoto on the Gulf Coast. Below are a few of the results.

Hope you're having a great holiday season!

1. Great Egret
2. Herring Gull with crab
3. Wood Stork in flight

(all taken with EOS 1DS mark 2, EF 600/4 lens)

Saturday, December 16, 2006

Great Gray Owl cover

My high-speed satellite internet connection was installed today, so from here on, I'm one click closer to the rest of the world. I can't tell you how much easier this will make my life, being able to upload high-res photos without tying up my phone line for hours. I'm elated!

Here's a cover that I just found out that I got with one of my Great Gray Owl photos.... it's actually the second cover for this shot.

I'm off to Florida in a few days for a quick holiday trip with my family (conveniently, located near some great spots for bird photography!). Will upload a few photos between glasses of eggnog!

Have a great holiday season - and hopefully Santa brings you all the camera toys you asked for!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Going High Speed - YEAH!

For years I've survived (coped) with the world's slowest dial-up internet connection. It's not easy running a stock photo business on a dial-up connection. Emailing/FTPing photos is like trying to stuff a watermelon through a garden hose. Most of the time I end up having to drive into town, and poach a wireless connection with my laptop.

But heh, this is my tradeoff for living in a wild area with endless inspiration and opportunity for nature photography.

Well things are looking way up. In about a week, I'm having a two-way satellite internet connection installed. At long last, I'm going high speed! YEAH!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Frans Lanting's "Life Through Time"

I just bought a copy of Frans Lanting's new book "Life through Time" and I've got to say, this is one fine book. Frans sets the standard for picture books, and Life Through Time is no exception.
He developed an online slideshow to promote/accompany the book. If you haven't already seen the show, definitely go check it out when you have a half hour of time. www.lifethroughtime.com

cheers on a cold, blustery day!