Last week I had LOTS of warblers chasing flying insects at my house and I tried chasing them with my D5 and my biggest lens. It was impossible to follow their movements with my eye in the viewfinder. I knew of a “dot sight” that allows you to keep your eye on the whole scene … Read more
I spent Sunday and Tuesday mornings at the La Jolla Cove, with only Brandt’s Cormorants on my radar. These visits were part of my campaign to capture and document with images, the young birds growing up. These were the fifth and sixth of seven visits I made over the course of this spring in 2012.
This Monday was my third trip following up on the nesting Brandt’s Cormorants at La Jolla. Most of the eggs I’d seen under brooding adults in February had turned into strange looking alien creatures. During feeding time for the young birds, there were elements of a horror show. It seemed as if the parents were … Read more
I made seven trips to the La Jolla Cove between February and May 2011. This Thursday I toured the coastline, looking for any subject that might offer itself to me. When I realized the local Brandt’s Cormorants were either courting or already on eggs, I knew I had a long-term mission to address. The unobstructed … Read more
Three species of cormorant exploit the cliffs and surrounding waters by the La Jolla Cove; Double-Crested, Pelagic and Brandt’s. I found Brandt’s Cormorants on eggs and raising babies in full public view and took advantage of the opportunity to capture images. I also sat out on Point La Jolla watching the cormorants doing flybys and … Read more
My dad and his three older sisters were born in La Jolla during the early 1900s. The village was a humble place in those times. Streets were cobblestone and homes were tiny by today’s standards. Sometime in the mid-1900s the village turned into town for the wealthy. Huge houses began replacing the quaint cottages of … Read more
Sunday I ventured into the “natural” world and took a much-needed break from the rigors of my house remodeling. I made the La Jolla Cove the focal point of my adventure. When I arrived a favorable parking place presented itself, which is always a good Sunday omen. So needed was this outing, I might have … Read more
This was an exciting day for us and would be our first contact with terra firma in three days. We’d travelled approximately halfway down the Baja peninsula. Our time on these rocky islands was brief. And while few expected ground-breaking science to precipitate this day, but I realized how eager all our members were to … Read more