Sharing Brian Loflin’s feature article in Bird Watcher’s Digest

12 06 2019

Fellow photographers (especially the bird-loving ones), just wanted to share my former boss / mentor / lifelong friend Brian Loflin’s latest project—a feature article in the current issue of Bird Watcher’s Digest highlighting South Texas photography ranches and bird photography. Brian writes, “These photography ranches earn a secondary revenue stream from this type of activity instead of / in addition to the traditional consumptive activity of hunting. In my wildlife photography course, I try to instill the benefit of participation in, support of and aid in building these activities.”

You can check out Brian’s photography and learn more about this wildlife photography workshops here.

I hope you enjoy the article, which begins on page 58 of the pdf. Click here to download: Loflin-birdwatchersdigestJul-2019

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Altamira Oriole

12 03 2019

Spent a wonderful afternoon at the National Butterfly Center in Mission, TX with my high school friend, Vanessa. I was using my Nikon D850 for macro shots, my iPhone for overall shots, and my Nikon Coolpix P1000 for bird shots. There is such diversity of wildlife in this sanctuary that is adjacent to Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park. I wanted to see this sanctuary before “the wall” cuts through the middle of it. I talked at length with an employee of the center and learned quite a bit about the issues related to the wall, as well as the myriad water and environmental laws that are being circumvented for this project.

This is an Altamira Oriole, just one of the many unusual birds we saw this afternoon.

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iPhoneography: Freeway sentinels

7 02 2018

Playing with Snapseed and Distressed FX apps

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iPhoneography: Birds & branches

12 12 2017

© Cindy Dyer. All rights reserved. iPhone 7Plus, Snapseed border added

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Winter cleaning find

8 12 2017

Yet another spring cleaning session last week…this time in the “craft room,” where I prepare matted photos, make jewelry, sew, craft and such. Biggest task is to go through boxes of papers to file…and I always run across random photos, like this one shot by my friend Karen back in the late 80s. We were outside her townhouse (I rented a room from her, and we had just returned from Giant Food, where we both worked as graphic designers). This little sparrow landed on the brick wall surrounding the back patio and eventually landed on my hand (with a little coaxing with a piece of bread). Everyone who saw this photo said, “oh, it must have been sick.” Seriously? It couldn’t be that I just might be a sparrow whisperer? Hmm? (This was during my curly hair perm days, which earned me the nickname of Curl Girl by my friends Karen and Nina.)

© Karen Byer-Storch

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Flying lessons soon…

10 05 2015

I photographed Mama Dove and her big babies again on Tuesday of last week. I checked yesterday and everyone has left the nest, but Mama and Papa are in view, behaving like sentinels, so I know the babies are now in their “flying lessons” phase and probably resting safely somewhere in my garden!

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Nesting

30 04 2015

A Mourning dove has built her nest in a plant pot on the top of my gardening bench. You can see part of one of two babies to her right (black with white streaks). I can’t do my annual cleanup in that area until after flying lessons are given! Isn’t she pretty? (iPhone 6 with Snapseed2)

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