The Azure Gate Bed & Breakfast

9351 E. Morrill Way, Tucson, Arizona 85749
Innkeeper(s): Dennis & Christine Widman

Wilson's Phalarope 19 Oct 2014, 6:41 am

Here is a Wilson's Phalarope in breeding plumage. The photo was taken at Lake Cochise in Southeast Arizona. It's fun to watch these little sandpipers because they are constantly "spinning" around like a top stirring up insects from the bottom of the pond or lake.

Wilson's Phalarope

Willet 18 Oct 2014, 6:35 am

Next up, a Willet photo taken in Humboldt Bay, California. How lucky was this. He flew right in front of me while I was looking through my camera lens? A rare opportunity:


Wildflowers - II 17 Oct 2014, 6:32 am

Continuing with my alphabetical series on my "5" Star Photos we come to a second wildflower photo. I like the simplicity of this one which almost stands out in 3D because of the muted background:


Wildflowers and Grasses 16 Oct 2014, 6:30 am

As I've mentioned before, sometimes when searching for particular animals or birds and not having much luck, I look for other photo opportunities. Such was the case on Mount Lemmon one day when I couldn't pass up this beautiful photo of grasses and wildflowers:

Wildflowers and Grasses

Wild Turkey 15 Oct 2014, 7:22 am

Here's a "'5" Star Wild Turkey photo. Two males showing off, not just for the females, but for an audience as well. This photo was taken in Madera Canyon, probably the most reliable place in Southern Arizona for finding Wild Turkeys:

Wild Turkey

White Tailed Deer - V 14 Oct 2014, 7:20 am

And the last of my White Tailed Deer "5" Stars is sort of a fun one, almost a hidden picture:

White Tailed Deer

White Tailed Deer - IV 13 Oct 2014, 7:18 am

The fourth of my "5" Star White Tailed Deer photos was taken in Glacier National Park of a beautiful Fawn:

White Tailed Deer Fawn

White Tailed Deer - III 12 Oct 2014, 7:15 am

The third "5" Star White Tailed Deer photo was taken in Yellowstone National Park. I loved the nice Buck with his velvety antlers lying among the wildflowers.

White Tailed Deer

White Tailed Deer - II 11 Oct 2014, 7:06 am

Here's a White Tailed Deer with her two Fawns taken in Glacier National Park, Montana:

White Tailed Deer

White Tailed Deer - I 10 Oct 2014, 6:58 am

Continuing with my alphabetical series on my "5" Star Photos we come to the White Tailed Deer. Admittedly, I no longer search for White Tailed Deer to photograph. Actually, I don't often stop to photograph one when I see one -- unless there is something unique about the photo op.

Nonetheless, over the years I have taken some nice photos of them. So for the next few days, it's White Tailed Deer. Starting with this photo taken in Sabino Canyon, Arizona and a Doe with cactus thorns stuck in her chin:

White Tailed Deer

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