Starry Fox

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Gray fox under the stars, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

Gray fox under the stars, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

This was last night with my camera trap.  Working on capturing the stars at the same time as the fox in a single exposure.

Scott’s Oriole

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Scott's Oriole, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

Scott’s Oriole, Desert Photo Retreat, Arizona.

A Scott’s Oriole on a tree outside our RV a few minutes ago.  Guests have reported seeing three Bullock’s orioles this week – the migrants are definitely beginning to pass through!

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.