Monthly Archives: August 2012

Nature’s Calendar by Ron Toel

SEPTEMBER MAMMALS Antlered animals begin the rut. Fawns loose their spots. Squirrels are storing food. BIRDS Osprey begin migration. Hawks begin migration. Dabbling ducks migrate. Terns migrate. Swallows migrate. Nighthawks migrate. White Pelicans Migrate. WILDFLOWERS IN BLOOM Goldenrods Asters Many … Continue reading

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Staying Red & Bird Light

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One of the things that I have (over?) stressed in my writings, is to never limit yourself as far as how many subjects you can photograph, or how many different ways you can  “see them” with your camera. Sometimes we … Continue reading

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Commensalism by Ron Toel

Commensalism, another form of symbiotic relationships, is defined as symbiosis between unrelated organisms: the relationship between organisms of two different species in which one derives food or other benefits from the association while the other remains unharmed and unaffected. As … Continue reading

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Yep….More Thoughts About Pictures & Other Stuff

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I love these twisted old trees whether they are Bristle Cone Pines or Junipers like the one you see below.  My goal was to show the overall habitat but feature the twirling tree trunk.  As is usually the case, I … Continue reading

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Detail and Depth of Field With Birds

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It seems like whenever I write about getting detail in birds, two species become the birds I use as visual examples.  I often find myself very close to Mourning Doves and Barn Swallows. Today I will use a photo of a Barn … Continue reading

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8/21/12

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Please excuse the two posts in one day.  I had the depth of field article ready to go when I decided to send out these few images that I made on Tuesday morning. For all of you who live in … Continue reading

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Symbiosis by Ron Toel

 Symbiosis by definition is defined by Webster as…….Living together. When one says symbiotic relationship, the first thing that comes to ones mind, is Nemo, the clown fish, and the anemone. There are so many more in our natural world…..some of … Continue reading

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