Red-winged Blackbird at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens

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photo by Rob Paine

I photographed this red-winged blackbird last week as it perched on a wire butterfly sculpture at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Va. Continue reading

A Bunny Among Geese

rob paine bunny among geese meadowlark Last week I spent a cool summer afternoon at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna. You always have to be on your toes at Meadowlark as you never know what your might see next. (Please see more text and second photo below) Continue reading

Week in Review – What Was Your Favorite Photo?

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A Year Ago This Week on ISBAA : Fire Ball

Photo by Rob Paine

Photo by Rob Paine

This blog went daily a year ago and I have been fortunate to have a lot of new followers come along for the ride since. I have recently began reposting popular photos I placed on this blog a year ago.

The final day of the (2013) All Star Break is today. I thought it would be a good time to fill the baseball void with a sports portrait from my wayback file of Virginia high school pitching phenom Doug Newstrom.

Doug Newstrom was the the ace of the pitching staff for the W.T. Woodson varsity baseball team in Fairfax, Va. Woodson had won the Virginia State High School League championship in 1989,  with a nearly perfect season. Woodson was primed to repeat this feat in 1990. Continue reading

Blazing Colors at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens, Vienna Va.

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Photo By Rob Paine

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