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[25 Jun 2014 | One Comment | ]

I talked with Tamron about their excellent new telephoto zoom,
and how I use it for photographing birds.


Tamron June eNewsletter - Rick Lieder Bird Photo Tips

Birds »

[17 Jun 2014 | 3 Comments | ]

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


Mallards transform into golden bullets

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Mallard Duck | Anas platyrhynchos

Birds »

[2 Jun 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

A grackle makes one last attempt to tame the wind.

A grackle makes one last attempt to tame the wind.

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Grackle | Quiscalus quiscula

Birds »

[28 Apr 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

Commanding a spring breeze to change direction,
a nuthatch tells tall tales to a wolf.


A nuthatch tells tall tales to a wolf

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White-breasted Nuthatch | Sitta carolinensis

Birds »

[8 Apr 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

Waking the sky from its sleep,
a songbird flees the empire of clouds.


A songbird flees the empire of clouds

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Sparrow | Passer domesticus

Birds »

[24 Feb 2014 | 13 Comments | ]

A songbird searches for spring, an avian geometer
calculates angles of light between
late winter afternoons.


A songbird searches for spring

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Sparrow | Passer domesticus

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[10 Feb 2014 | 26 Comments | ]

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


An egret leaps into the sun

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Great White Egret | Ardea alba

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[14 Jan 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

An aerial phantom spun from clouds gathers darkness,
almost convinced she’s safe.


An aerial phantom spun from clouds gathers darkness

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Grackle | Quiscalus quiscula

Birds, Insects etc. »

[30 Dec 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

A few of my favorite posts and images from the past year.
Post links to your own favorite photos from 2013 in the comments.

Capturing Angels:
Pulling the strings of the night, a Jewel spider captures
angels lost in every dark corner.
A Jewel spider
captures angels lost in every dark corner
Jewel spider | Gasteracantha cancriformis


Gangnam Style:
A lightening rod of fury sparks a frenzied
Gangnam Style dance, unfriendly neighbors
in a fevered confusion of wings.
Unfriendly neighbors
in a fevered confusion of wings
Sparrow | Passer domesticus


Tomfoolery:
Watching a daring suitor’s aerial maneuvers,
a firefly anticipates tomfoolery in the afterglow.
A firefly anticipates tomfoolery in the afterglow
Firefly | Photinus pyralis


Burning Out the Day:
A confusion of legs eclipse the sinking sun,
obsolete relics in love, burning out the day.
A confusion of legs eclipse the sinking sun
Crane fly | Tipulidae


A Hint of Heartbreak:
A mantis rules a conquered coneflower,
a sleepless widow bewitched
by a hint of heartbreak.
A mantis rules a conquered coneflower
Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis


Birds »

[2 Dec 2013 | 10 Comments | ]

An egret moves through the air like a mirage,
collecting discarded pieces of the sun.


An egret moves through the air like a mirage

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Great White Egret | Ardea alba