Baby Animals

The following is a photo sequence of some baby birds being fed on the fence in our back yard.  What is amazing is how fast the feeding takes place.  The parents go out and get an insect somewhere nearby, then come back to feed, which in this sequence took less than 2 seconds from the first to the last frame.







It was one year ago today that our little Havanese dog, Jamaica entered into this world.  Still a puppy, she is a handful, but she is getting better each day.  Today she saw her first balloon and was not quite sure what to think about it.  In a day or two she will probably be running around the house with the string in her mouth. This was also one of her first times under the studio lights. The key to success here is to shoot fast because she isn’t staying in one place for very long.

Happy birthday, Jamaica.  You’re an awesome dog!


Our Dog Jamaica

A couple of weeks ago we adopted a new dog into our family.  This was a hard process emotionally since we lost Alle a couple of years ago, but the time was right.  Her name is Jamaica and she is a Havanese dog.  She is definitely a puppy with lots of energy and a small bladder.  She is currently about 15 weeks old and weighs in at 7 pounds.  There will be many photos to come, but we wanted to start the stream with this one of her playing in our back yard.

Say hi to Jamaica.



Each day this week I will be sharing some of what we’ve been enjoying in our back yard.  We live next to a canal that are frequented by several families of ducks.  Spring starts out with just the adults, then we start to see some babies show up.  It is a real blessing to see these cute creatures and be able to get close to them.

The week starts out with the above photograph of a mother Mallard and her babies.

Here is a close-up of some of the babies.


I had a great time yesterday photographing our friends new puppy.  His name is Zappa and he was one of the most well behaved puppies I’ve seen. Zappa is an interesting mix of a Rat Terrier and a Chihuahua. Here is one of my favorite images from the photo session.

To see the rest of Zappa’s photos, click HERE to be redirected to my gallery site.


2010-02-05We were invited over to a friend’s house the other day so that we could see their new puppies.  There were about half a dozen of them and they crawled all over each other.  Where do that get all that energy?  It wasn’t too long after their play time that they started to settle down which gave me some time to photograph a non-moving subject.  Here is a straight on shot of one of the little guys.

I’m very surprised that we didn’t take one home with us.

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