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Hummingbirds on High

Web Rob Paine Hummingbird

During a recent trip to Deep Creek Lake (MD) I was able to get much closer to some hummingbirds than I had been able to in the past. The birds would buzz the feeders and then retreat to nearby trees. I am in the habit of wearing an bright red Washington Nationals cap and I have been told that could be attracting the birds to me too. (please see below for more text and a second photo) Read More

Backyard Birding Photography Made Simple

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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

Houdini the Hawk

hawk rob paineOur home is enveloped by nature. You name it, it has visited us. Deer, foxes, raccoons, chipmunks, woodpeckers and a plethora of other bird species. Turtles and frogs have also made their way into our yard. We love it, our dogs go nuts.

This is the honest to God’s truth : one of our dogs has become so aware of my wildlife photography that when he sees me pick up a camera he goes nuts because he assumes there is either a deer, fox or big bird dropping in for a visit. He is usually right. Read More

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Literacy Live!

The mission of the Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is to teach adults the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking, and understanding English in order to empower them to participate more fully and confidently in their communities.

David Bornstein

Solutions Journalism

Epic Shutter Blog

Freelance Documentary Photographer Hatteras Island, NC ↔️ San Clemente, CA. East Coast to West Coast Photography.

Chronicles of Wonder

Beauty Through Untrained Eyes

Sagittarius Viking

Mindful exploring, through the eyes of a viking daughter.

Southern By Design

Flip Flops, Beach Hair & Life Is Good

Arcane

Magazine WordPress Theme

Enjoying the Wilds

Sharing my Passion for the Outdoors and my Love of Photography

Whisht Lads

Travel, Cooking, Photography & Sound

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