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Friday, February 9th, 2018






One time my uncle drove all the way from Ontario to Texas(3082 km/1915 miles) to take a picture of a bird(grackle) and after he got the photographs he wanted he turned around and went straight back home.

…For a grackle?? Aren’t they fairly common? Like, wouldn’t you be able to find one closer to Ontario? Or is it a Very Special Birb?

I have no idea man. He’s kind of a weird dude.

I will assume that he took pictures of the Allgrackle, in which case driving all the way to Texas to snap some pics and then returning home would make perfect sense. :)

All I remember is the name grackle because it’s a really great word. 😊

I’m doing my own version of this this weekend. I’ve sort of fallen for the listing thing kind of hard, and need to visit the northern part of SB county so I can get some of those species I can’t get down here on the south coast for my county year list. Those Snow Geese at the Santa Maria River estuary aren’t going to see themselves…

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Thursday, March 7th, 2013


Portraits of People Posing with Their Passions and Pastimes

Jack Daly, a photographer at the University of Portsmouth in the UK, is working on a portrait project titled People with Passions. Each photograph in the series features a person posing with the objects of their passion (e.g. things associated with their interests, pursuits, and pastimes).

The portrait above is of Portsmouth resident Matt Sills, who’s passionate about photography.

Daly tells us that it started out as a small and simple idea at first:

It started small and snowballed quite quickly into a large project, where some unique and impressive people started contacting me to be involved. People seem to love the idea and the simplicity, as well as learning about the person in each shots life in one image.

These photos inspire me. Not that I necessarily share the particular interests of these people. But the unashamed love they show for the objects around them makes me feel better about my own obsessions.

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