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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Found this nest next to my car last evening when on my way to a meeting. It was most likely dislodged from nearby branches by the strong winds we've been experiencing of late.
Belonging to Zosterops Japonicus and commonly referred to as Mejiro, Japanese White-Eye or Silver Finch, I've learned that construction of this nest can take 7-10 days. A combination of spider webs, grass, coconut fibers, lichens, moss and mammal hair (this one appears to use shed hair from my dog)are the materials used. They are delicate and intricately woven.
This one contained the fully feathered remains of a fledgling either left behind to starve or unable to extract itself from the nest when it was dislodged by the wind.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Spent a couple of hours last week nosing around the home & studio of artist Deybra Fair (http://www.deybrafair.com). Turning into the hillside drive way I am greeted by the screeching of peacocks roosting in nearby trees. There are found objects and art made of found objects liberally scattered around the grounds, hanging on walls and spilling from every shelf and covering every surface. Deybra's paintings, assemblages and sculpture have been a fixture of the local art scene far longer than either of us care to acknowledge.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Monday morning, bleary-eyed drive to the airport in torrential monsoon rains so that Assistant Niki & I could catch the first flight to H'lulu. Upon landing, we're greeted by sunny skies, picked up & whisked away by our client who transported us to the commercial-fishing waterfront where we would spend the day photographing all manner of tasty offerings from the kitchen of Nico's Pier 38 restaurant. Overwhelmed upon entry by the smells of smoked shellfish and other seafood... mmmmmm!
Friday, February 6, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Reaching out to clients and potential clients with regular marketing spam is one of the necessary evils in pursuit of work. When given the opportunity to, I always ask what their feelings are about receiving these things from photographers. Most are kind and generous and positive about receiving them.
Here's winter's effort... destined for 650 inboxes worldwide.
Monday, February 2, 2015
The best & most productive days always start like this.
After the morning pup stroll, it was back at the desk sorting through emails, going through end of year business for the accountant and organizing a shoot scheduled for Wednesday.
Weather has taken a decided turn for the worse since the dawn stroll and predictions are for heavy winds from the south and rain thru friday. Hoping this doesn't put a damper of Wednesday's project... fingers crossed.