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Singer

[singlepic id=237 w= h= float=center] A Californian white-crowned sparrow (Zonotrichia leucophrys nuttalli) close to Tomales Point at Point Reyes National Seashore. While we were waiting for some tule elk to move into a more favorable position, this guy was engaging … Continue reading

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Groom

[singlepic id=236 w= h= float=center] This is a male coast range fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis bocourtii), I believe. He was defending his territory by showing off his bright blue throat patch while doing fast push-ups, after which came a display … Continue reading

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Unfolding

[singlepic id=232 w= h= float=center] I really like the lines and the simple structure of this heliconia. The growth pattern of the spoon-like bracts allows for simple scaling and no matter how large they become, they won’t block each other’s … Continue reading

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Simple

[singlepic id=230 w= h= float=center] A Lomo scan from a couple of weeks ago. As I am waiting for my gear to come back from a thorough cleaning session (I have spent too much time in dusty and salty places), … Continue reading

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Horned

[singlepic id=229 w= h= float=center] We saw this Coast Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma coronatum blainvillii) on a hike at Mount Diablo State Park. His tactics to avoid detection seemed to have been to alternately hold perfectly still for a while, and … Continue reading

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Blasted

[singlepic id=227 w= h= float=center] Another shot from Big Sur. When I took this shot we were sheltering behind a rock from the wind and sand that blasted everything around us. This rock looked as if it got blasted quite … Continue reading

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Stellar’s Jay

[singlepic id=225 w= h= float=center] A Stellar’s Jay (Cyanocitta steller), who adamantly demanded to get some of our peanuts. We met this guy at Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park where these jays, but also crows and what sounded like pheasants … Continue reading

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Fly with me

[singlepic id=220 w= h= float=center] I saw this pair at Fort Funston yesterday. Quite a few birds played with the hang-glider but this seagull had taken the most interest in the strange red and white bird. Later I heard that … Continue reading

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Doe-eyed beauty

[singlepic id=219 w= h= float=center] I saw this female black-tailed deer in Alum Rock Park in early November. She saw me when she stepped forward from behind a bush, and fortunately paused briefly before she vanished into the bushes in … Continue reading

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Sanctuary

[singlepic id=217 w= h= float=center] I took this picture yesterday on a photo hike in the Oakland Redwood Regional Park. I liked this scene because the tree’s thick branches leaned towards the bench, which made it look like the tree … Continue reading

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