My “Big Bang In The Garden” photo was printed in Today’s Arizona Republic newspaper. The image of a Trichocereus Hybrid Flying Saucer was captured at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix on March 29th 2015. Below is a link to the complete Arizona Republic Weather Photo Gallery.
We visited the Desert Botanical Garden this morning and were lucky enough be there to see two Greater Roadrunner fledglings. Below are a sequence of photos of what we believe was the first trip for one of the fledglings out of the cactus they have called home since their birth.
The nest is getting a little too small for two.
Getting ready to serve up a little lizard for the family.
The fledgling exploring outside the nest.
One of the parents waiting for a fledgling to leave the nest.
Out of the nest for the first time and already has an attitude.
The new sheriff in now in town.
The Greater Roadrunner is a long-legged bird in the cuckoo family. It can outrace a human, kill a rattlesnake, and thrive in the harsh landscapes of the Desert Southwest. The Greater Roadrunner is also known as the chaparral cock, ground cuckoo, and snake killer. The Roadrunner nests on a platform of sticks low in a cactus or a bush and lays 3–6 eggs, which hatch in 20 days. The chicks fledge in another 18 days. Pairs may occasionally rear a second brood.
Had three images selected for the Celebration of Artists 2015 Juried Exhibit. The exhibit will be on display in the Peoria City Hall Art Gallery from March 23rd through May 14th, 2015. Gallery hours are 10 am – 4 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and from Noon – 6 pm on Thursdays. There will be an Awards Reception on Thursday the 26th of March, from 4 pm to 6 pm at the Gallery.
Three of my photos were selected to be displayed at the ASU Fletcher Library Art Exhibit at the ASU West Campus from September 1st through November 30th. The exhibit is located at 4701 W. Thunderbird Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85306.
Artwork On Display
The photo “Light Falling On The Canyon” is from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The image was captured on 07/05/2014 (photo info: 11mm, 1/10 sec, f/14, ISO 100). The image was printed using an Epson Pro 3800 on Epson Exhibition Fiber 17 x 22 Professional Paper using Epson UltraChrome K3™ ink technology.
Below is the photo “Five Point Red Star” from the Desert Botanical Garden. The image was captured on 05/31/2014 (photo info: 90mm, 1/160 sec, f/16, ISO 400). The image was printed using an Epson Pro 3800 on Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster 17 x 22 Professional Paper using Epson UltraChrome K3™ ink technology.
The photo “Diving Lady All Lit Up” is from the Starlite Motel in Mesa. The image was captured on 04/02/2013 (photo info: 100mm, 2.5 sec, f/29, ISO 100). The image was printed using an Epson Pro 3800 on Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster 17 x 22 Professional Paper using Epson UltraChrome K3™ ink technology.