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.

Arizona Photo Tour

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Wildflowers at the Desert Photo Retreat near Tucson, Arizona.

Wildflowers at the Desert Photo Retreat near Tucson, Arizona.

We have a few spots left for our Arizona Photo Tour!   This is an awesome all inclusive photo tour based at the famous White Stallion Ranch.  There we will be able to photograph the wranglers and all types of Western activity, along with a rodeo from inside the ring!  Plus, with all the rain we have received, should be seeing some amazing wildflower for landscape opportunities along with Arizona’s famous sunsets.  Plus, we will spend some time photographing the birds and wildlife at the Desert Photo Retreat – this is a perfect time for migrating birds.  We will also visit the world famous  Sonoran Desert Museum, and even the Colossal Cavern!  Plus more!  We will cover a lot of what Arizona has to offer!

This is all inclusive, even transportation.  You get your self to Tucson, we will take care of the rest.    Check out the above link for details.

White Stallion Ranch, Tucson, Arizona.

White Stallion Ranch, Tucson, Arizona.

 

 

Spotted Towhee

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Spotted Towhee at the Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Spotted Towhee at the Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Having fun with a Spotted Towhee on this rainy Sunday. This is a new species for us this winter – now I just need to get it up to a better perch.

My Camera Trap Photography Setup

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Camera trap setup, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

Camera trap setup, Desert Photo Retreat, near Tucson, Arizona.

A lot of people have been asking about my camera trap setup, and how I’m able to get the animals to face me.  We here are some photos.  I built a temporary wall to not only protect my camera, but to limit access to the water hole.  My camera is in the wood box, and I have wireless flashes in the two plastic containers.

Front side of my camera trap.

Front side of my camera trap.

This is the view from the other side showing the water hole.  On the left you can see my trigger which here I’m using a Cognisys Sabre which has a very sophisticated LIDAR (like laser) system.   If you want to learn more, I’m offering an ongoing workshop where I cover many of the aspects of camera trapping, and then we set your camera up for the night.  You should come away with something as we have multiple visit to the water hole each night. Last weekend I had a guest come away with two gray fox and a full moon in the same frame!  For more information:  Camera trapping photo workshop.