Sneaking Up on a Great Blue Heron

I tried to sneak up on a Great Blue Heron at Beaver Lake in Asheville, NC. Next time I’ll keep my mouth shut. I think that’s what scared it off.

Rain Birds

Rain Birds I opened the windows and watched for birds yesterday. I had some luck. I think most of these birds saw me, but since they are pretty used to people, they kept coming to the feeder anyway. Who is Who In order of appearance; house finch – M, mourning dove, house finch – M, […]

French Broad River Academy at Carrier Park, Asheville, NC

I recently bumped into French Broad River Academy instructors David Byers and Willy Kates’ down by the French Broad River. Their 6th and 7th grade students (all boys) were jogging, playing soccer and having a picnic lunch. It looked like a frequent outing for them and I suppose it could be, since the school is […]

Shooting the Harvest Moon

I thought it would be fun to get a pic of the Harvest Moon right at the moment Fall began. This video was taken five minutes or so before that time, as I was setting up the shot. I couldn’t believe the moon was moving off the frame so quickly. It just seems to hang […]

Bears on Town Mountain Rd, Asheville, NC

I drove up on a mama bear and her three cubs on Town Mountain Road in Asheville, NC. They took off away from me pretty quickly, which is a good thing. Bears need to be afraid of people. I used a 200 mm zoom lens so I was not that close to them.  If […]

First Coopers Hawk This Year

While filming for ten minutes in my yard, I saw the first coopers hawk I’ve seen in a year. So cool. I can’t help but think of the chickens that have been introduced to the neighborhood ecology. I’m sure that hawk can’t help but think of them, too. The gear: Apple iPhone 4, iMovie app, […]

10 Min Nature Hunt in My Front Yard

I’m still cranking in my “Daily Wild” project. 3 more days to go. It’s not too exciting folks, but here is another shot at making a nature video a day. The iPhone is a pretty decent companion. The shots came out better than they appear on the small screen. Why not shoot this on the […]

Dogwoods at Beaver Lake, Asheville, NC

Dogwoods at Beaver Lake, Asheville, NC Gear: iPhone 4, iMovie mobile app I shot and edited this on my mobile phone. Pretty crazy! Some day soon, it will be no big deal. I did not upload this version from the phone, however. It’s only a 30 MB file, but the iPhone won’t upload in HD. […]

Crabapple Spring and Fall

My Second “Daily Wild” post, Crabapple Spring and Fall The gear: Canon T2i (550D), 70-200 L, Final Cut Pro, Compressor