Monday, September 22, 2014

Hawaii Moments

Sunrise at Lanikai Beach, Oahu, Hawaii

Kona Sunset, Big Island, Hawaii

Honu, Kona, Big Island, Hawaii

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Tourist in China

Old Dali Town. Out for a walk and always with their hats on.

Nanzhao Island on Lake Erhu. These women carried these heavy loads of bricks for hours.

Children on a school trip to see the pandas. Chengdu Breeding and Research Base of Giant Panda

Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Scenic Area
Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Scenic Area

Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Scenic Area

Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Scenic Area

Jiuzhaigou Huanglong Scenic Area. Before the wedding the bride and groom and a photographer go to a scenic area and take photographs for an album that will be displayed at the wedding.  The bride was wearing jeans under her dress.
I went on a three week trip to China fully prepared for the beautiful scenery, but found that the most intriguing photographs were of the Chinese people.

More Hawaiian Birds

Common Mynah

Red-vented Bulbul

Spotted Dove
These are some of the first photos taken with my Canon t2i and my new Canon EF 70-300 1:4-5.6 L IS lens. I think I'm going to love it.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

More birds at the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge

Male Northern Shoveler

Asian duck vacations in California

I spent New Year's Day on a platform in the Colusa National Wildlife Refuge snapping photos of a stray male Falcated Duck, common in China but pretty unusual in California. There have been birders and photographers here from all over the country since it was first spotted on Dec. 8. If the length of the camera lenses that day is any indication of the quality of the photos there are some pretty awesome shots out there.  Here are a couple of mine taken with a relatively short lens, Canon 55-250. The duck slept on a log most of the time I was there, but also performed in the water for his audience on the platform.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A Few Hawaiian Birds

Common Waxbill

I'o - Hawaiian Hawk hanging out in the parking lot of the Kona Reef in Kailua-Kona
Red-Crested Cardinal
Spotted Dove
Blowin' In the Wind -- Cattle Egret
Golden Plover