2014—More Birds From Arizona

After reviewing my post from earlier today, I decided I needed to finish posting my favorite legitimate shots from my recent visit to Arizona. I haven’t posted these shots before now because due to “operator error” (read: I have no idea how I create the chaos I do sometimes in Lightroom) I couldn’t review the shots closely until today. I took all of these in Melinda’s backyard on Tuesday, July 22, my last full day in Prescott.

Female Black Chinned Hummingbird, 400mm, ISO 640, f/5.6, 1/250
Goldfinch, 400mm, ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/1250
Juvenile TriColored Heron (I think), 400mm, ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/1600
Spotted Towhee, 400mm, ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/1000

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2014—Arizona Skies And . . .?

I returned home after a week in Arizona a few days ago and I saw no UFOs while I was there. But, that got me to thinking about my previous visit to Arizona in late October when my attempts at photographing the Milky Way resulted in a so-so shot of the Milky Way (the white balance is all wrong) but I also captured a UFO which I featured in this blog post. And it remains a UFO. I still have no idea what it might be. I decided to review my Grand Canyon photographs from February 2013 to see if anything unusual appeared in the Arizona skies and, much to my surprise and awe, the source of the God Beam I was so thrilled to capture was revealed in one of the photos I apparently overlooked until now. 🙂

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