Some days the magic works…

Many years ago, I met and fell in love with a wonderful woman.  In one of the greatest moments of my life, she consented to share my life and allowed me to share hers.  A couple weeks before we began our journey together, I started a very brief career as a Deputy Sheriff.  My fellow deputies were always joking about a book we should write, called “Things You Want to Say in Court, But Aren’t Allowed To.”  One of the things we wanted to say was “…some days the magic works…”  This would be in response to questioning by the defense attorney regarding the reasons a procedure, practice, or investigative technique worked (or didn’t work) in one case but not another.  Those funny (and sometimes not so funny) things we always wanted to say have come to mind many times over the years – most recently in the last week.

As you know, I’m marketing note cards featuring my images.  My first note cards were made using a card stock and were 8.5″ x 5.5″ (A9 size, in printing jargon).  Several customers requested smaller note cards on a glossy paper.  After some looking, I found note card blanks that fold to 5.5″ x 4.25″ (A2 size), with a glossy surface for printing.  I bought the paper and began making note cards with wonderful results – until a week ago.  Last week my printer adopted the “some days the magic works” mindset.  After several frustrating days on the phone with technical support, I finally found a way to make the printer work correctly.  The jury is still out, however, as I’m waiting for better consistency (some days the magic works).

Between the printer and other things occupying my time, I haven’t been out shooting as much.  I’ve been watching a Great Horned Owl’s nest in nearby Carson City.  I saw that the eggs hatched and there are two little ones in the nest.  Take a look!

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The first time I saw a baby – peaking over the edge of the nest but not far from Mama.

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Yesterday, Mama was on a limb below the nest. The little ones were very active and loud. I’m not sure if they were hungry or just mad that Mom was taking a break.

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This little one was looking over the edge of the nest towards Mama.

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Today, Mama was back in the nest and the little ones were laying low. The leaves blocked the view (there’s a hint of a fuzzy little head just to the right of Mama) of anything fun.

There are a few more images on the Birds page – take a look!

Into the future, car show season is just around the corner.  I’m working with a new neutral density filter system to make shooting in bright daylight a little easier.  The results will be great.  Until next time – ENJOY!  Photorogr

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