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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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August 29, 2018
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Photo – Lightning

Here’s another lightning photograph from Arizona. The monsoons are starting to wind down, so there may not be too many more storms.

While up in Flagstaff the other day I even saw one species of tree starting to change color. We may have an early Fall this year.

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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August 23, 2018
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Photo – Black Butterfly

Here’s a pretty black and white butterfly. I’m always amazed at all the colors and shapes that butterflies come in.

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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August 22, 2018
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Business Tip – Name Badges

Get creative with your name badge.

I current use a badge I created that has one of my photographs on it, with my name and occupation over the photo. It works great, and people instantly see a sample of my work.

I also used to use a LED name badge. The letters were made of red LED lights, and I had it scroll. It would show my name, then scroll and say Photographer. The lights were pretty bright, and people would often walk across a large conference room to see what bright, red, moving light thing was on my chest. It was a great icebreaker.

Let me know how well this tip worked for you.

There are more business tips on my blog at www.TheCreativesCorner.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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August 16, 2018
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Photo – Lightning

Here’s another lightning photo from a recent monsoon storm.

If you want to do your own lightning photography, check out these two articles on the Articles page on my site at www.JeffColburn.com:

  • How To Photograph Lightning and Live to Tell About It
  • The Lightning Bug – Lightning Trigger

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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August 15, 2018
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Business Tip – Magnetic Business Cards

Hi,

Magnetic business cards are a nice marketing tool. They can be placed on filing cabinets, refrigerators, and other metal objects. It makes them easy to find and they will be seen more often. I have at least half a dozen on my refrigerator right now, and they all have photographs on them.

Let me know how well this tip worked for you.

There are more business tips on my blog at www.TheCreativesCorner.com

Have Fun,
Jeff

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