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Tucson Wildlife – Bobcat

The quail and cactus wren birds usually warn of lurking danger. Just minutes ago, this is what I found them making all the noise about.

Wild Bobcat in Tucson

Wild Bobcat in Tucson

Southwest Wing’s Birding and Nature Festival in Sierra Vista Aug 5 -9

Summer monsoon rain in Sierra Vista Canyons

Summer monsoon rain in Sierra Vista Canyons

The 18th Annual Southwest Wing’s Birding and Nature Festival will be held at the Windemere Hotel in Sierra Vista in Cochise County, Arizona.

The San Pedro Valley offers wonderful opportunities for bird watching. You can find good viewing at Sawmill Huachuca, The San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area, Ramsey Canyon and other canyons including Ash, Carr and Miller Canyons. The Huachuca Audubon Society offer excellent information on birding.

There are some great little B&B’s and cabins in Sierra Visita. Take an extra day and be sure to visit the historic Fort Huachuca Historical Museum.

For more information on Sierra Vista, Arizona, VisitCochiseCounty.com (and view our slideshow of Sierra Vista).

View our photos on ArizonaPhotographer.com and TucsonPhoto.us

Our antique camera collection

Our antique camera collection

It is difficult to give people a long  URL, or web address, when we tell them where to find our photographs. So, we use “domain forwards” to send people to our images. For instance, it is alot easier to tell people to go to TucsonPhoto.us to see a photo, as opposed to www.flickr.com/photos/searchnetmedia. The latter is too hard to remember. TucsonPhoto.us is easy.

So, you can view our weekly uploaded photographs on ArizonaPhotographer.com and TucsonPhoto.us (both easy to remember, huh?).

Thank you viewers!

Santa Cruz Valley folks seek reform of nation’s 1872 mining law

The Sahuarita Sun reports, “Sahuarita has seat at Washington talks on mines”, and that “Farmers Investment Co. owners Dick Walden (Waldens own 5,000 acres of pecan groves) and Nan Stockholm Walden of Sahuarita and two other local activists attended the hearing and presented senators with an inch-thick set of documents on the proposed Rosemont Copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains titled, “An Example of the Devastating Impacts of an Antiquated Law in One of the Most Scenic Areas of Arizona.”

Murray Bolesta photo of proposed mine site

Murray Bolesta photo of proposed mine site

The Sun further stated, “Senators were given a 2008 letter from the Arizona Game and Fish Department to the Forest Service says the mine would virtually destroy wildlife habitat in the northern Santa Rita Mountains, and could jeopardize groundwater supplies in the Santa Cruz Valley for decades.”

Photographs of the of Santa Rita Mountains by Santa Cruz Valley’s own, Murray Bolesta of CactusHuggers Gallery in Tubac, were used as part of effort at US Senate on Tuesday to confront US mining law and the Rosemont situation.

Nice shootin’, Murray!

For more information visit these sites:

US Senate link on issue
Save the Scenic Santa Ritas (SSSR)
Sky Island Alliance
CactusHuggers Photography
Image used with permisson.

Need a taxi in Bisbee?

Bisbee Cab

Bisbee Cab

Our photo of this taxi in Bisbee, Arizona was fortunate enough to make the featured photo on “Webshots Rides“.

BISBEE, ARIZONA is located in Cochise County, and sits at an elevation of 5,538 feet above sea level. It was named after Judge DeWitt Bisbee, of San Francicso, one of the financiers of the Copper Queen Mine. Phelps Dodge halted mining in Bisbee in 1975, and subsequently sold the mine to Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold.

It is a great place to visit and take photographs!

hdr – high dynamic range in st david, arizona

Photomatix is  program that program that creates and processes HDR (High Dynamic Range) images. Worth every penny, and really fun in our opinion. We have not used it that much, though everytime we do it exceeds our expectations. You can use it to make photo images look realistic and rich, or maybe give them a surreal look, like this banjo player in St David, Arizona. There are NO RULES! So, enjoy it and have fun! Here is one of our Photomatix HDR images of a banjo player in St. David, Arizona.

banjoHDR

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