Birds Of A Different Feather… | Pet Photographer In The Southwest Part I

Birds Of A Different Feather… | Pet Photographer In The Southwest Part I

We were vacationing in Arizona and California this past week and I had fun photographing some different animals other than the usual furry faces that pass in front my lens. This was my first time trying to photograph birds, which although was quite frustrating at the beginning (they move a lot more quickly than dogs and cats!), I found it can be quite addictive.

But first, this image. On our very first morning, we were treated to a beautiful Arizona sunrise! Apparently, there are not often clouds in the sky in Arizona, so this was a real treat!

We then went to the Desert Museum in Tucson to see some of the beautiful animals that make the Sonoma Desert and meet the birds! My first bird was a beautiful Red Cardinal.

Then, came a Stellars Jay

A Magnificent Humingbird

… and a Black Headed Grosberg.

A Rufous-Backed Robin

…and a pair of happy Doves!

I even got to photograph the Cactus Wren, which is so very ‘south-western’.

Lastly, I got to see a Screech Owl

…and a majestic Harris Hawk.

These were all beautiful birds and I would love to photograph some others! So, if you know any beautiful pet birds in need of a Posh Petscustom portrait photography session, have their humans contact me!

Now, stay tuned for another blog post where you can enjoy some of the other wild animals of the South West!

Project 52 – Smile! | Toronto Dog Photographer

Project 52 – Smile! | Toronto Dog Photographer

So, this week found me driving the length and breadth of Arizona on a little vacation, enjoying the breathtaking Grand Canyon and Sedona. However, for this week’s Project 52 theme, I had to find a doggy that would “smile” for my camera. Fortunately, by the time we reached Lake Havasu City, it was a gorgeous spring day and I found a city full of people walking dogs…mostly in pairs. When I happened upon an off-leash dog park, I met Wally and Tyson, both who were willing to show me their great smiles!

Thanks so much to you both!

Next in the blog circle is Tara Lynn, owner of InBetween the Blinks Photography in Raleigh, NC.  Please click through to see who she made smile this week!