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Festive Dragon

Festive Dragon completes the dragonfly image trilogy to be on display beginning June 1st 2012 at the Magale Library, Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana.  The photo exhibit features images taken at the Red River National Wildlife Refuge in northwest Louisiana.  The Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge, a non-profit support group and advocate for the […]

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Red-eye Flight

Great Blue Herons and Great Egrets can be found on Lake Caroline at Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit throughout the year.  During spring, summer and fall Cattle Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, occasional Tri-colored Herons, Green Herons, Yellow-crowned Night-Herons and Black-crowned Night-Herons may all be observed on and around the lake.  Of […]

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Freebird

Ask a hundred random people in Shreveport or Bossier City, Louisiana if Bald Eagles were ever seen around these parts and what do you think they would say?  I’m going to venture a guess and say the majority would say there are no Bald Eagles around here.  For those birders, boaters and others that spend […]

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Hydraulic PTO (Pelican Take Off)

One sure sign of fall in north Louisiana is the arrival of the American White Pelicans and Double-crested Cormorants in large numbers.  Such was the case in early November 2007 at Red River National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters Unit.  On this particular day, for whatever reason, thousands of cormorants and hundreds of pelicans decided to land […]

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Identity Crisis

Identity Crisis appropriately describes this often seen but frequently overlooked bird.  This is a female Red-winged Blackbird.  The wings aren’t red.  Nor is the plumage black.  As is the case so often in the animal world, the male has brightly colored and distinct markings while the female is drably colored.  Blending in with the surroundings […]

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Plum Pretty

Plum Pretty will be on display at the upcoming Magale library art exhibit at Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana.  The exhibit runs from June 1, 2012 and continues throughout the summer months during regular library hours.  Sponsored by the Friends of Red River, a non-profit group dedicated to promoting and helping the Red River National Wildlife […]

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The Mallards

The Mallards are a featured image in the upcoming art exhibit at Magale Library at Centenary College located in Shreveport, Louisiana. The exhibit runs from June 1st 2012 throughout the summer months and is open to the public during regular library hours.  Sponsored by the non-profit Friends of Red River National Wildlife Refuge, the exhibit […]

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Harrier Stare

Photographing birds in flight is always challenging.  They are often too small a target for the autofocus to reliably lock on.  Ducks lifting off the water make wonderful images, but getting them in focus with a background full of trees is not so easy a task.  Out in an open field, the Northern Harrier is […]

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Dragon Feast

What do dragonflies eat?  They do eat, but you are more likely to notice a dragonfly either on patrol defending a territory, or resting in the grass or on a branch or the ground, or perhaps mating.  They are cannibals and will eat each other.  As shown in the image here, butterflies are fair game […]

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Thunderbirds

The Defenders of Liberty 2012 Air Show at Barksdale Air Force Base was held this past weekend.  Here’s an image of the Air Force Thunderbirds captured as they fly in formation near the boat launch in Bossier City just off the A.R. Teague Parkway. I like to see how the pilots heads are turned and imagine […]

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