Saturday, January 22, 2011

New Blog

I've started a new blog.

Go check it out. pleas.e

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Northern Harriers! These are a type of hawk closely related to kites. They have a curly beak that is used for violently attacking things. The distinctive thing in harriers is the white band on the tail. They fly extremely close to the ground, especially in marshy, lakey areas.

Friday, January 14, 2011

American Kestrel on The Rock

Kestrels are so very special. They are the smallest falcon. They are the prettiest. I want to own one as a pet. And learn how to falcon with it! That would be super fun. Hopefully I can get one in June.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Red-Tailed Hawk

This is a Red-Tailed Hawk, fairly common, eating some poor thing.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


So I went to the Beatle's Love show in Vegas. And believe it or not I had never really listened to the Beatle's cause I was one of those "I only like hip music and stuff" people. Anyways, I went not expecting much and saw the best show of my life. It was amazing. I can't even describe it. The dances were amazingly choreographed to the music. The story plot of theme was unbelievable. It made me shed tears (not really, but close enough). I had my camera but I really don't like to have expensive things out and about in crowded casinos in Vegas because...then something is bound to happen. So I took them really fast and without aiming and stuff. So not good images, but good memories!

Also, I feel it necessary to share my favorite Beatle's Songs so you should too!

1) Eleanor Rigby (Duh, isn't that everyone's favorite?)
2) I, Me, Mine
3) Let it Be
4) Across The Universe
5) All You Need is Love

And now I've decided that this isn't a very good list cause there are like 200 better songs than these, but at the same time; not better. Its more of a confusing type of thing. Basically take quantum physics and apply it to the Beatle's, blink 3 times, clap your hand and maybe you'll understand my crazy head.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Once Again Cool Date

So now it is like the 11th hour on the 11th day at the 11th minute of the 11th year. Oh, and probably if you're looking at this correctly its probably the 11th second.

That has to be good luck right? Cause when you look at the clock at 11:11 on any normal day, its one free wish or good luck. So what do I get tomorrow? 23 wishes? Extra good luck?

Who knows.

I'll make a wish we, wish done now.

Happy Cool Thingy!

Epic Fail!

So basically I was doing some homework when I looked outsider and saw a bunch of birds at my homemade bird feeder. So I run, grab my new camera, put on the super spectacular lens and sneak outside to snap some photos. I was so concentrated on getting the pictures before the birds ran away, I didn't mess / adjust any of the settings. There were just typical birds: Dark Eyed Junco's especially, and a couple of Mourning Doves, oh, and maybe a Western Scrub Jay. Anyways, I just imported them and this.

GRRRRRR. How dare you super nice camera that I have not fully learned how to use! Darn you to the awful abyss of evil stuff that irritates me ! They weren't that cool but just birds. I saw a Tonwsend's Solitaire and a Cassin's Finch yesterday. Those are unusual. I saw a Sharp-Shinned Hawk too!

Happy Ultra Cool 1 Day

So this post was posted at 1 am in the 11th minute, at the 11th second, in the 1st month, on the 11th day, in the 2011th year.

So if I do this is exactly 1:11:11:1:11:11

Cool! Fun. Awesome!

Monday, January 10, 2011

The Almighty Shark Ray / Bowmouth GuitarFish!

This is one cool animal. I caught one once off the shores of Coronado Island in California. It was really funny. We weren't catching anything and then my little brother had jams from IHOP and he asked if he could dip a sardine in the jelly. We all laughed and said whatever. We caught three fish, all with jelly. Moral of the story--fish with IHOP jelly.

It was really cool. It looked like a mini-sting ray. But it actually is in its own family.


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Some Bald Eagles

Juvenile Bald Eagle in flight! So this is a juvenile because it is super splotchy white with random weird spots on it. While it doesn't have the iconic white head.

The same baby bird perching on the ice at the Great Salt Lake.

A raven in the blurry foreground with a real Bald Eagle; the head and everything!

I've seen about two dozen in the last two weeks. They're pretty skittish though, hard to take pictures of.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


These are bison. They are HUGE. I'm not sure if other states really have bison, I believe they are imported to Utah because they are only on one island in the Great Salt Lake. Antelope Island. On the island there are a lot of little buffalo grills. Buffalo is pretty good. It takes like beef but a little more tender, meatier, and healthier. I really like the snow on the ground; it makes them stand out. I wanted to pet one!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Great Salt Lake Sun Set

The sun majestically sets in Utah on a December eve.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

So I thought these pictures were cool because how simple they are. No colors. Simple Angles. Nothing really special. Just a hotel.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Ruddy Duck

Ruddy Ducks are so pretty. Here's the link to their wikipedia page! Their bill is huge and blue. Its almost like a Northern Shoveler and its sky blue. GORGEOUS! The colors on the feathers are magnificent too. Also, the tail is so pointy. Amazing bird. Once again this was at Salt Lake so its kinda rare to see them in this cold, cold frozen weather.

Western Grebe

This is a baby / young Western Grebe. Who look identical to Clark's Grebe! They're very hard to tell the difference but the Western usually has the black cap go upon and over the red eye when clark's black cap stops above the eye.

This is at Salt Lake. Half - 5/6's the pond is forzen so its kinda cool to see water and waterfowl!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Shark Exhibit at Monteray Bay in VEGAS

I used flash to capture this octopus. He's gross!!! I took this picture and looked at it in the camera and nearly through up. He just looks disgusting! It was really dark so photos and subjects were really hard to get lighting on.
This is fun. I love these fish. He is blurred and it makes him look even cooler.
The Komodo Dragon decided to pose for me! He's as lazy as ever. And drooling. Also gross.

A white alligator. My friend has two alligators as pets. They're pretty cool. This looks like a crocodile now that I look at it closer. I don't really know but, a white reptile with sharp teeth that hangs out in water and can kill things!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Favorite Place On This Planet

New Year's Fireworks

So these are fireworks using a long exposure. Its really cool to try to capture the entire shape of a firework. These two images were my favorite. Its almost like abstract light photos only these are random and you're not moving the camera, the light from the firework is changing!

I want to wish everyone a great 2011! I know I'm going to try to make the best of it.


1) BLOG. BLOG. BLOG. I've been awful the last year of consistently blogging. I'm ending that in 2011
2) Focus on school still. Keep grades up and such.
3) Make better more controlled photos. Or even just more photos. I want to shot everything.