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The Gambel Quail

A proud male as seen near Hoover Dam, the Arizona – Nevada border.  From DesertUSA:  DescriptionGambel’s quail are pear-shaped birds with short legs and roundish wings. Both sexes are gray above and buff below, with white-streaked russet sides. Males have … Continue reading

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Searching for John Wayne

(Nikon D90, f11, 1/125s) Here is another image from our trip out west last fall.  Monument Valley was one of John Wayne’s and Director John Ford’s favorite locations for filming westerns.  It’s easy to see why.  While the vastness of … Continue reading

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Entering Monument Valley

(Nikon D90, 1/500s, f8) Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park is a part of, and managed by the Navajo Nation. There are some 300,000 Navajo people living within the 16 million acre Navajo Nation. This spactacular area was one of the … Continue reading

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