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Backyard Beauty

Photo by Rob Paine Copyright 2017

This morning while eating breakfast we had the thrill of seeing this magnificent bird about 20 feet out our back window. What a site!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by, Rob

Don’t Forget about the Nature in Your Own Backyard

Photo by Rob Paine/Deep Creek Images/Copyright 2017

One of my photo mantras is “don’t forget to look in your backyard.” Often we are lead to believe that to find great photo opportunities we need to travel to exotic locations that require great amounts of time and expense. While I do not knock the idea of photographing in a variety of locals, it is always a good idea to pay attention to what is around you, which was the case with this photo shot across our fence into a neighbor’s yard one morning where a blue heron decided to take a break. Read More

You Don’t Have to Travel Far to Capture Nice Bird Photos

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Rose-Breasted Grosbeak

Many of the best bird photos I have taken did not involve super telephoto lenses or expensive trips to exotic locations. I did not have to sit in a freezing rain or endure hours or harsh sun to shoot all of the photos (including the Rose-Breasted Grosbeak shown above) on this post.

These images were all taken on a back porch on the same day at Deep Creek Lake. (please click here to read more and see many additional photos) Read More

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