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October 18, 2018
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Photo – Old Fence

Hi Everyone,

This is part of an old fence. It’s around the field of yellow flowers that I posted yesterday.

Let me know if you have any questions about using, or taking, photographs.

You can purchase this, and many other photos, at www.JeffColburn.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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October 17, 2018
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Photo – Horse In Field

Hi Everyone,

This horse must thinks it’s in heaven with a field of yummy flowers, all to itself.

Let me know if you have any questions about using, or taking, photographs.

You can purchase this, and many other photos, at www.JeffColburn.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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October 11, 2018
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Photo – Common Birdwing Butterfly (Troides rhadamantus)

This is a Common Birdwing butterfly (Troides rhadamantus). The yellow is their second set of wings, which are all yellow, but the first set of wings lays on top of them, so you only see a little yellow.

Let me know if you have any questions about using, or taking, photographs.

You can purchase this, and many other photos, at www.JeffColburn.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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October 10, 2018
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Photo – Orchid

Here’s another orchid from Butterfly Wonderland.

Let me know if you have any questions about using, or taking, photographs.

You can purchase this, and many other photos, at www.JeffColburn.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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October 3, 2018
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Photo – Thoas Swallowtail Butterfly (Papillio thoas)

Here’s a Thoas Swallowtail butterfly (Papillio thoas).

I’ve always like swallowtail butterflies. They seem a little fancier to me.

We just came back from a week in New Mexico and Colorado where we photographed a lot of ancient Native American pueblos.  I’ll have some photographs of these amazing structures soon.

Let me know if you have any questions about using, or taking, photographs.

You can purchase this, and many other photos, at www.JeffColburn.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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September 19, 2018
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Photo – Monsoon Lightning

The monsoons have ended, but we were supposed to have a lightning storm today. Instead, it’s just gray with a little light rain once in a while. Better luck next time.

Here’s a shot from the last monsoons.

Let me know if you have any questions about using, or taking, photographs.

You can purchase this, and many other photos, at www.JeffColburn.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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September 12, 2018
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Photo – Pitcher Plant

This is a Pitcher Plant (Nepenthes truncata). Insects are attracted to the plant, land on the slick edge of the “pitcher” and fall into the water that’s inside the plant, where they are digested. This type of plant usually lives in poor quality soil and used the insects as a source of nourishment.

Let me know if you have any questions about using, or taking, photographs.

You can purchase this, and many other photos, at www.JeffColburn.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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September 6, 2018
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Photo – Orchid

Here’s an orchid that I found growing in a tree at Butterfly Wonderland. I really love that place, and need to get there more often.

Let me know if you have any questions about using, or taking, photographs.

You can purchase this, and many other photos, at www.JeffColburn.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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September 5, 2018
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Photo – Butterfly

Here’s a nice little butterfly.

Let me know if you have any questions about using, or taking, photographs.

You can purchase this, and many other photos, at www.JeffColburn.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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September 4, 2018
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Tracking Fall Colors 2018

I can’t believe that Fall is almost here. I was in Flagstaff, Arizona last week and one species of tree was already changing color. I know it’s not quite Fall yet because this weekend in Phoenix it’s going to be 107 degrees. The days are not getting cooler in Arizona yet.

Soon, the reds, yellows, oranges and other colors will be popping up everywhere, so grab your camera and take some great photographs of Mother Nature’s big show.

To help you get the most out of your shooting, I’ve updated my annual list of links about Fall colors and where to find them. Since I live in Arizona, I’ve put together a special section for my state.

As you go to these sites, you will often find many links to other sites. You could easily spend an entire day following link after link, or just go to the main pages I have listed here.

I hope you get some fantastic photographs this year. Feel free to leave a comment with a link to your images of changing colors. I’m sure everyone would love to see them.

Have Fun,
Jeff

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Arizona

Finding Fall Color in Arizona – An About.com site with lots of links to information about changing colors in Arizona.

Fall Colors on the Coconino – This Coconino National Forest site explains why leaves change colors, what trees produce what colors, and hikes to see this wonder of nature.

Fall Colors – Current Forest Information – You can find up-to-date changing color information here.

The Rest Of The Country

Natural History Coverage – California – Lots of links for California’s changing colors.

Natural History Wanderings – Colorado – Plenty of links for Colorado.

Fall Colors – The Great Smokey Mountains – A National Park Service site with detailed information about leaves changing color in the Great Smokey Mountains, as well as hikes and drives to take.

Fall Color Report – Minnesota – Detailed information on where the leaves are changing color in Minnesota.

Fall Color Report – Wisconsin – Detailed information on color changes, and when the colors will peak.

The Foliage Network – This is a list of scenic drives all over the country.

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Current Fall Foliage – The Weather Channel has a map of the U.S. showing where the leaves are changing colors by region.

Natural History Wandering – National – A list of links to National, State and Regional tracking sites.

Leef Peepers – Links and phone numbers for fall foliage information for New England, Midwest, Rockies, West and South.

National Fall Color Website – See a national map showing color changes and select a state or forest to see events in the area.

The Foliage Network – Lots of information and videos on Fall Foliage for the Midwest and East.

State by State Guide to Fall Foliage – An About.com site with information on changing colors in many states.

Travel Notes – A list of links from various states.

Natural History Wanderings – Webcams and Articles – Webcams, so you can see what’s really happening out there.

Fall Color Webcams – Webcams across the country.

There’s a National Fall Color Hotline too, 1-800-354-4595. Call this number and choose the area of the country you’re interested in and get information on leaf color, scenic drives, peak times for the colors and other fall activities.

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Canada

Natural History Wanderings – A list of several sites that track changing colors in Canada.

Articles

How To Take Photographs On A Windy Day – This is one of my articles, and it will help you get great photos of Fall colors even if there’s a little breeze, or howling wind, when you arrive at your shooting destination.

Natural History Wanderings – Articles – This page has links to articles that will help you take great photos of the Fall colors.

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