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Capturing Flying Flash Butterflies

Capturing Flying Flash Butterflies

Meadow fritillaries and Queen Anne's lace. Photo © Steven Russell Smith. If you are like me, butterflies were the inspiration and springboard for your pursuit of serious photography. Through the...

In Search of Ducks!

In Search of Ducks!

Floating waterfowl blind. Photo © Dogwood Ridge. Oh no, I thought, I didn’t put the flippers on my boots. I will have to wade back to the shore.After some awkward minutes trying to figure out...

Build a Floating Blind for Waterfowl Photos

Build a Floating Blind for Waterfowl Photos

Waterfowl blind. Photo © Nathan Leinbach. One brisk morning at dawn, I drove toward the spot where I like to float my floating blind in the creek. I slipped on my waders and set my “ship” afloat.My...

Marvels at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Marvels at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Photo © Julia Dutill. If you ever have the chance to visit Charleston, South Carolina, I would suggest you visit a lovely public gardens close by—Magnolia Plantation...