Category Archives: nature

Idaho sky

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Death next door

Found deer remains on the property adjacent to mine. Not sure if it was hit by a car or taken down by coyotes, more likely the former. The 45mph road is only 10 yards away. No extra holes in the … Continue reading

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A walk in the woods does a soul good

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A quiet day in nature

I love Tennessee Autumn…mid-November with 70*F weather. The targets we set up in the woods get populated with lead and copper, but without our ears getting a beating. This rifle is one of five SU16s built by keltec in 300 … Continue reading

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The most relaxing way to spend the election day morning

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In America, even lizards are into rifles.

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Texture library update

More free textures for designers… Larger files are available on request.

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Earlier today, I was doing photos of boots and shotguns with a friend. Ran across turkeys, at least three pairs of toms and hens. They were not too worried and grazed within 20-30 yards of us. I took a few … Continue reading

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Hazards of modeling: the hungry beasts

So you are just standing in a meadow, trying to look properly angsty…and this big beast comes up and tries to nibble on you!

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What’s the situation in Puerto Rico now?

In June, Puerto Rico gun laws got struck down. What does it mean in practice for the island residents and visitors? (The rifle is Henry octagon pump in 22WMR. The beach is on Vieques Island.)

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Squirrel eating a flower

It got close enough for theĀ 55mm lens I had mounted.

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Leopard got a monkey!


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Where in the US could I find this kind of forest?

I am looking for coniferous trees, moss, mushrooms, wild berries, something like this photo set.

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Having an awesome time in Idaho

Taking hundreds of photos daily, observing much wildlife (deer, turkey, quail, various raptors, ground squirrel), eating well (both home cooked meals and amazing CD’s BBQ) and hanging out with great people. Also sharpening my rifle and shotgun skills….apparently, I can … Continue reading

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What kind of bird was this?

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Various recent photos


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Various birds

Not sure what species this is.   Blue Heron? Seen from afar.    

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Just got back from Pennsylvania

Spent a week with Crickett Rifle company, have many new photos. They also have a very interesting new product in the works to be announced later this year, a logical extension of their expertise in precision manufacturing.

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One way to handle switchable barrels.

This 455Lux rifle is in 22WMR. It also accepts a 22LR barrel — with its own sights — and appropriate magazines. Plink with cheaper ammo, bust tree rats with faster 22 Magnum. Don’t have to re-zero.

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Domestication as an evolutionary success?

Domesticated animals have been around for tends of millions of years. Many ant species look after aphids in exchange for sugary secretions from their six-legged flocks. Human domestication of selected species certainly assured their survival to a far greater degree … Continue reading

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