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[16 Feb 2015 | 9 Comments | ]

Conjuring the future from the past, chasing
the twilight before the first bombs fall.


Canada geese chase the twilight

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Canada goose, Branta canadensis

Birds »

[3 Feb 2015 | 14 Comments | ]

Kicking from birth, waging battles
in the clouds, angels in free fall
push their luck.


Starlings in free fall

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Starling | Sturnus vulgaris

Birds »

[19 Jan 2015 | 11 Comments | ]

Bored with beauty, a cardinal glances
to the side and then blinks,
the only one still awake.


A cardinal glances
 to the side and then blinks

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Northern Cardinal | Cardinalis cardinalis

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[29 Dec 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

No Boundaries
Making up for lost time, an egret leaps
into the sun, a showgirl with no boundaries.
Egret

The Walls of Heaven
Like a wizard crafting spells in threes, a gyrfalcon
so bright he dissolves the walls of heaven.
Gyrfalcon

Fiery Tails
Trailing the last moments of daylight
in the twilight streets, fiery tails
excite the air.
Fireflies

As part of “Canton’s Acts of Culture Week 2014”, I held a photography workshop
at the Canton Public Library. Some of the best photos were taken by Akash Nallani.
Akash Nallani

Dick Wagner
The great rock guitarist Dick Wagner is gone. I’ve been a fan
since his time leading The Frost; I was fortunate to see them
many times at sock hops around Detroit.

I made this portrait of him not long ago and it was a real pleasure
to know it was one of his favorites; he used it as the cover
of his last album, “Captured”.

It takes a great spirit to make such great music – rest in peace, Dick Wagner.
Dick Wagner

Golden Bullets
Late for a forgotten appointment with the sun,
mallards transform into golden bullets.
Mallards

Hiding Her Obsessions
A newcomer to the pollination game, she slips
out of focus while arranging her flight, hiding
her obsessions to keep the world at bay.
Honey bee

Lost God
Looking for cab fare, traveling from dawn to dusk,
a lost god falls into a colorful snare.
Ant

Birds »

[22 Dec 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

Leaping into a new year, memories of
the past evaporate in the wind.


An egret leaps into a new year

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Great White Egret | Ardea alba

Birds »

[17 Nov 2014 | 24 Comments | ]

Like a wizard crafting spells in threes, a gyrfalcon
so bright he dissolves the walls of heaven.


A gyrfalcon so bright he dissolves the walls of heaven

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Gyrfalcon | Falco rusticolus

Birds »

[22 Oct 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

A songbird in a rush to find his lost youth, searching
through the silence, one tiny ripple
in an infinite sky.


A songbird in a rush to find his lost youth

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Sparrow | Passer domesticus

Birds »

[6 Oct 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

Sharp as a mirrors’ broken edges, a songbird
directs traffic with supernatural sensitivity.


A songbird directs traffic with supernatural sensitivity

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Sparrow | Passer domesticus

Birds »

[22 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

From Hawkfest over the weekend, a celebration of the
annual fall migration of birds of prey – hawks,
owls, eagles, falcons and vultures.

Soaring through the shadows, she unhooks
the wind from its shackles.


A bald eagle unhooks the wind from its shackles.

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Bald Eagle | Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Birds »

[18 Aug 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

Rushing to meet another day, a wide-eyed
goldfinch bluffs his way through flight school.


A wide-eyed goldfinch bluffs his way through flight school

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American Goldfinch | Carduelis tristis