Even the Hummers Need to Stop and Rest

I walked out on my porch and this beautiful little hummingbird was taking a rest. I thought he was hurt, since his wings were out. Usually the hummers fold their wings in close to their bodies when they stop flying. He patiently awaited while I went in to get my camera, then crouch down and move within […]

Cautiously Waiting For Traffic To Clear – Just Like His Mother Taught Him

This traffic-savvy roadrunner (Geococcyx californianus) has more common sense than a lot of humans I see wandering out into a major thoroughfare to cross the road.   Image copyrighted. Use requires licensing from Martha Lochert. http://www.MarthaLochertPhotography.com

Catching that Moving Target

This is one of the thousands of seagull inhabitants of Mono Lake in central California which I photographed a few summers ago. I pulled up this photo as I was assembling samples of “panning” to show my photography students. Panning is a technique where one tracks (with the camera) a moving subject at the same […]