So Close!

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Gila monster, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

Gila monster, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

Yesterday with my camera trap!  The problem with being just two feet from your subject is the limited depth of field.  I typically focus right at the water’s edge as that is where the wildlife stops usually pauses, but unfortunately the gila monter headed right into the water!  So close to being a cool photo, but another near miss.

Jumping Cardinal

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Northern Cardinal, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

Northern Cardinal, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

First time in some time that we haven’t had guests out here at the Desert Photo Retreat – that is a good thing, I’m definitely not complaining!   So last night I went down to the lower blind and had some fun with the birds!  Also set up a camera trap, but unfortunately messed up focus so won’t be showing those photos.  🙂  It is so easy to bump the lens.

Coatimundi

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A Coatimundi near Tucson, Arizona.

Doing a little scouting today at the Colossal Caverns, and was greeted by a pack of Coatimundis! This is one of many places we will be visiting on my Arizona Photo Tour in April in which I surprisingly still have two spots left! I think it is going to be a really fun trip, here is more information on my Arizona Photo Workshop. Hopefully the Coati will still be around!

Spring Brittle-bush

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Brittle-bush, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Brittle-bush, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Today at the Desert Photo Retreat! The wildflowers are really beginning to look good, there are big numbers of little guys, a macro photographer paradise right now. And to think, we may receive more rain on Friday, and most certainly well next week.

Las Vegas NANPA

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The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada.

We are heading off to Las Vegas today for the North American Nature Photography Summit where we will have booths for both Alaska Photo Tours and Desert Photo Retreat.  Stop by and say hi if you are at the conference.

It will be interesting to visit Vegas again as it has been a few years.  During the height of the stock industry, we would make 2 to 4 visits a year to Vegas since it was so lucrative.  It will be fun to be back, at least for a couple of days.