Rock squirrels are small rodents in the squirrel family, with short ears, and fur that blends with their preferred places to hang out—on large rocks. Yesterday (5 September) I posted this video to YouTube. The squirrels in the video might well be siblings. Here in Flagstaff Arizona where I filmed them, it seems that all … More Buy a digital copy of this rock squirrel photo!
A while back, I shared with y’all my experiments with starburst patterns. Hard work has paid off. I’ve gotten a lot better at it. Check out this one— and visit my new Facebook page, wilcephotos, and fineartamerica to purchase prints and other items incorporating 10 of my very best photos.
Yesterday (6th May), inspired by Jeff Goulden and Mike Smith on Fstoppers, I shot my first panorama on a camera (having tried without much luck shooting panoramas on my phone). It was hurried, playful, non-serious. Fun! Both Jeff and Mike suggested shooting panoramas handheld would work, and that’s what I tried. As Mike said, just … More Playing, Part II
Until recently, a huge frustration in shooting the bright moon and its dimmer context was this— I could 1) brighten the whole image in order to make the context visible, washing out the features of the moon, 2) dim the moon and make the context even less visible, or 3) use a brush to change … More Moonset in the Mountains 17March2022
“Puddingstone” is the common name referring to the artificial lake at Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park in San Dimas, southern California. It is an excellent site for birding. I was there, outdoorswithcamera, on February 8 and 9. This post focuses on waterfowl photos, all available as digital downloads. I am still saving up for a … More Puddingstone Reservoir February 2022
Taking the shot It’s dangerous to aim your camera at the sun. You could harm it as well as your eye, especially if you loook right at it for a prolongued period of time, or point the camera likewise. I am an amateur like many of my readers, so I am not 100% sure this … More How to take a photo of the filtered sun and get a starburst effect
If you live in Arizona—or in many spots in the Old or the New World!— you can easily see Queen butterflies and Doris Longwing butterflies. But, if you are in Arizona (or any place other than Central America or the Amazon), you are only likely to see the latter, however, in a special place called … More A Tale of Two Butterflies: One Native, One Exotic (Queen and Doris Longwing)
For the very first time, I am making it simple for people to buy my photographs. Read more to see what photos are for sale, how to buy them, etc.! Claremont California occupies a special place in my heart, not only because loved ones live there but because many of my formative years were th … More Launching My Photography Business With This Post! Birds, Bees, And Their Habitat in Claremont, CA
.I found that, as often with sunsets, it is not the hot white globe, even in setting, that is most compelling to me as a photographic subject, but the aftermath especially on a cloudy morning. The photo below can best be viewed, and is available for sale, on SmugMug