Mia McPherson

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Warbling Vireo About To Lift Off - A Vireo Photo I'm Happy With

Four days ago I wrote about the difficulties I have had in obtaining high quality vireo photos, today I am sharing a Warbling Vireo image I took …

Birds

Colorado Hairstreak Butterfly Photos From The Wasatch Mountains

I’m always delighted to take a photographic “lifer” whether that is a bird, wildflower, mammal or insect that I’ve never photographed or as was the …

Insects

Focusing On Juvenile Gray Catbirds Learning To Be On Their Own

It was a lot of fun photographing adult Gray Catbirds earlier this year and photographing the juveniles learning to be on their own as been equally …

DSLR Cameras

Black-capped Chickadees Photographed In A Mountain Canyon

I spent some time yesterday morning observing, photographing and enjoying the songs and calls of Black-capped Chickadees in a high mountain canyon, …

Birds

Warbling Vireo In A Wasatch Mountain Canyon

So far obtaining high quality vireo images have eluded me, sure I have taken images of them in Florida, Montana and here in Utah but none of them …

Florida

Pine Siskin Close Up Photos

I am always glad when a bird unexpectedly flies in so that I can take close up photos because close ups show so much fine detail in their plumage and …

Nature

Birds & More Birds in The Wasatch Mountains

In the past week I have photographed so many birds in a Wasatch Mountain canyon that I thought I would share a group of them in a photo gallery. If …

Birds

Young Bull Moose Plus Least Chipmunks In A Mountain Canyon

I haven’t just found and photographed birds this week, I have also had some furry creatures in my viewfinder including a young bull Moose and plenty …

DSLR Cameras

Focusing on Young Chipping Sparrows Foraging in Chokecherry Trees

Berries and Birds seems to be my theme this week along with smoky, hazy skies. The haze wasn’t nearly as bad yesterday morning up in the canyons of …

Birds

Photographing Immature American Robins In A Smoky Wildfire Haze

I went up into the Wasatch Mountains to look for and to photograph birds yesterday despite the thick, smoky haze from the wildfires here in the …

DSLR Cameras

Orange-crowned Warbler Feeding On Utah Serviceberry Berries

The smoke from the wildfires in the West wasn’t as bad yesterday morning and the sky was almost clear so I went up into the Wasatch Mountains to see …

Nature Photography

Monarch Butterflies and Rocky Mountain Bee Plants in Northern Utah

I haven’t been getting out into the field much lately due to smoky skies from all of the wildfires in the West or because of clouds from seasonal …

Stormy Sky With A Great Blue Heron In Flight Over Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

I’ve spent some time lately looking through images I have taken during the month of August at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge when there was ample …

Birds

Downy Woodpecker Close Up in the Wasatch Mountains

Who knew that Downy Woodpeckers have eyes the color of a fine Cognac? I didn’t until I took this Downy Woodpecker close up in the Wasatch Mountains …

Birds

Over the Shoulder Look from a House Wren - Plus an Illusion

On the last day of May I was high up in the Uinta Mountains photographing Tree Swallows, Yellow Warblers, a bull Moose in velvet and nesting House …

Lighthouses

Blue Elderberry - Native Food Source For Birds, Wildlife And People Too

Another non-bird post this morning about Blue Elderberry shrubs which are a native food source for birds, wildlife and people too. I’ve photograph …

DSLR Cameras

Juvenile Mountain Bluebird Perched On Sagebrush - Small In The Frame

For the past month I haven’t been seeing the Mountain Bluebirds up in the canyon that I have been photographing in frequently this summer but …

DSLR Cameras

Drake Redhead Photos Taken in Different Lighting Conditions

Smoky conditions here in the Salt Lake Valley have kept me from being out in the field lately, I’ve found that my images look a bit funky when there …

Female Great Spangled Fritillary Nectaring on Musk Thistle in the Wasatch Mountains

This time of the year finding birds gets a bit harder as the summer heat and doldrums set in so while I am looking for birds to photograph I also …

Birds

Least Chipmunk Eating Utah Serviceberry Berries

Yesterday I shared a photo and video clip of a male American Goldfinch on a Musk Thistle and today I am sharing photos of a Least Chipmunk in a Utah …

DSLR Cameras

American Goldfinch Perched on a dried Musk Thistle Blossom & Short Video Clip

Male American Goldfinch perched on a dried Musk Thistle blossom – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/1600, ISO 500, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light<p>I’ve …

DSLR Cameras

Lark Sparrow With Droopy Wings On A Hot Summer Morning

In some domestic birds such as chickens or caged exotic birds such as parrots drooping wings can be indicative of poor health and cause for concern. …

Birds

Juvenile Western Kingbirds in Box Elder County, Utah

Last week while I was up in Box Elder County looking for birds I saw several juvenile Western Kingbirds begging to be fed by the adults that were …

Nikon D-series

First Winter Drake Common Goldeneye Close Up & Close To Home

The summer heat here in northern Utah has begun to get to me and I’ve spent time over the last few days looking at images I have taken during the …

Winter Fashion

Blooming Common Mullein In The Wasatch Mountains

As a child I remember plucking the leaves of Common Mullein just to touch them because the leaves were as soft as well worn flannel, their yellow …

DSLR Cameras

Singing Vesper Sparrow in a Wasatch Mountain Canyon

For several weeks I repeatedly saw and heard a Vesper Sparrow in a canyon in the Wasatch Mountains and early in July I was able to take some decent …

Hiking

Crappy Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron in Flight Photo

Crappy photo of a juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron – Nikon D500, f7.1, 1/1000, ISO 400, Nikkor 500mm VR with 1.4x TC, natural light<p>I’ve taken my …

Birds

Male Flame Skimmer Dragonfly - Libellula saturata

I drove up north into Box Elder County yesterday to look for birds to photograph and I found some but I also found other things with wings including …

DSLR Cameras

Incredible Phalarope Migration Happening Now at the Great Salt Lake

Red-necked and Wilson’s Phalaropes have started their fall migration and one of the places where they gather in large numbers is the Great Salt Lake …

Salt Lake City

Female American Robin in a Mountain Canyon

I see American Robins all the time at home and in the field, in the field they usually aren’t very cooperative so when I find one that is obliging I …

Nature