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Breakfast for Butterflies

This is an old image I updated by adding textures. The butterfly was photographed at the Butterfly Pavilion at the Desert Botanical Garden. The garden no longer houses as many varieties as in past years. They now mostly have Monarchs. Still fun to see but not as exciting.

Red Tailed Hawk Juveniles

I spotted these sitting atop a Palo Verde tree near my front door! They stayed just long enough for me to run in and grab a camera. My exposure wasn’t the best but with added textures and processing, I really like how it turned out. Either way, a great memory 🙂

Glided Flicker Textured

This female Gilded Flicker was so engrossed in eating she didn’t mind me moving in for a closer look. I noticed she had a crooked beak but it didn’t seem to hinder her eating. (Another old image reworked with added textures). CLICK HERE and then click on View All Albums to see more of my photos on Google Plus

Harris Hawk Juvenile

This Harris’ Hawk was very noisy which probably means he is a juvenile. I learned that young ones will call and complain just like they used to do in the nest when they wanted to be fed. They hunt in family groups and we’re very lucky to see them regularly. In fact, when I first got the outside enclosures for the cats, we had a couple of Harris Hawks land close to check them out! I was afraid they might be able to lift the enclosure but they just looked and flew away.

I added some textures to this because the sky was boring.

Cicada Art

This week, I conducted an Elements 10 class explaining Layer Masks and showing the fun things you can create with them. This Cicada was one of the textured images I showed. I photographed this Cicada on concrete and then added two textures. Very easy and I think he looks great 🙂

The Watchman and Virgin River

Photographers who go to Zion National Park probably end up with dozens (or even hundreds!) of this quintessential view of the Watchman. How can we resist?! It was overcast and drizzling when I got this shot but I added a few textures to age it a bit and I ended up with something a little different.

Cutleaf Coneflower Art

I’m hoping to find Cutleaf Coneflower in bloom on our upcoming road trip to Flagstaff. This photo was taken on the Schultz Pass trail last year about this time. The background was pretty boring so I played it up by adding various textures. It made a fun print!


I’m not feeling well this morning so here’s a photo of a wild geranium taken last summer in Flagstaff. At least I think it’s a geranium. I usually write down the name but forgot. (Flower with 4 textures and color tinting.)