A mourning dove from sunrise yesterday morning at the reflection table blind. Funny, I now have 3 separate photo blinds dung maybe the best time of year for my personal use. Should be able to do a bit of photography this month!
A rock squirrel coming in for a drink this morning at the reflection table blind.
A Pyrrhuloxia last week from our evening photo blind.
I have been quiet lately, and a lot of people are wondering what is up with Alaska Photo Tours. Normally by now, our 2021 trips would almost be full. This year, with all the uncertainty, we haven’t even announced trips yet except to folks who had a specific interest in a trip. We will probably announce trips soon irregardless of what is happening, so stayed tuned.
How about 2020? As we have told our guests, we are still hopeful the trips will still happen. However, if trips are cancelled, we have let everyone know they will receive a full refund (less cc fees if you didn’t pay with a check). Or, if they prefer, would be able to transfer to next summer irregardless of any price increases, giving effectively more than a 100% refund. So far our guests have been very understanding, most saying in the case of cancellation they would come back the next year!
The Desert Photo Retreat is still open, and actually a great place to social distance. That said, most folks have opted to cancel their visits and we completely understand. I may be doing a lot of my own photography this month!
A gila woodpecker coming in for a landing. I was having some fun yesterday with the Olympus Pro Capture mode which allows you to buffer images, and the go back in time for the perfect position.
A Curve-billed thrasher from Monday night at the Desert Photo Retreat. One of the complaints I hear from bird photographers regarding 4/3 systems like my Olympus is that you can’t get those silky smooth out of focus backgrounds. I say non-sense!
A Pyrrhuloxia last night from the lower blind at the Desert Photo Retreat. I have been so busy with guest and projects lately, that I haven’t had any time for my own photography. Last night I got a chance to enjoy that beautiful light in the lower blind!
I thought I would take advantage of my experience feeding and attracting birds at the Desert Photo Retreat share my trip and tricks on a Youtube video. If you are receiving this via email, you will need to click on this link: Attracting and feeding birds. Enjoy! Let me know if you have further questions.