RRFjt's photos


  • Operatic Debut

    On occasion a girl just has to burst into song. Mattie's most frequent vocalization consists of what is known as "The Cattle Dog Screech" but from time to time she likes to sing an aria.

  • Here's Your Hat

    Mattie's a "helper dog" and she likes to make sure everyone around here is cared for properly. One of her self appointed tasks is to make sure my husband has his hat when he goes out to take care of the animals in the morning.

  • Anyone Home?

    Mattie asks "Anyone home in there?" From our walk on Tuesday. We encountered this desert tortoise and Mattie was very curious. I don't know what she would have done had he stuck his head out and hissed at her. She probably would have jumped straight up in…


  • Bees in the basil

    More of a close up shot than macro, handheld while using a macro lens. These two seemed to be sipping from the same flower or perhaps they were just communicating. They remained in this position for quite a while (for bees anyway, usually they are flittin…

  • Great Horned Owl

    We have these owls in our pine trees nearly all year round. Right now there are two residing here. The other evening I looked out the kitchen window to see both drinking from our little fish pond. It would have made a great photo but this time of year we…

  • Summertime in The Desert

    Our nighttime chorus - these little guys sing their hearts out every evening during the warm months. The Red-spotted Toad - Bufo punctatus is small about 1 1/2" to 3" in size. They like to be around moist areas or water when available but like most desert…


  • Summer

    Summer is here for us - in the mid-90's today. I may live in the desert but I am not a big fan of hot weather.

  • Bet He Can Make You Smile!

    Bodie's enthusiasm for this game can get a little over-the-top. Once he starts herding the gorilla ball he becomes more and more intense. We have to impose rest time. For those who don't know, gorilla balls were originally designed as play toys for zoo a…

  • Bodie

    Bodie herding the "Gorilla Ball" in our round corral. The corral is one of the truly flat places on our property so it is a great place for the dogs to play ball. If we play in our driveway or other areas around the property the ball gets moving so fast t…


  • Trying Mental Telepathy

    Mattie testing out her powers of mental telepathy - let's go for a walk. Used a LR Preset from Pretty Presets called Marilyn. I think it was a freebie a while back. I've wanted to do a composite for a while now - the background is a photo my husband snapp…

  • Sunset View

    Mattie at sunset while perched on the rocks near our barn. The blue colored mountains in the background are in the area of Big Bear, CA. and Rimrock, CA. Mt San Gorgonio sits to the left although not viewable in this shot. It is viewable from our house bu…

  • Coyote Play

    My dogs play the same way. This was shot about a year ago. Was cleaning out some old files and came across it, thought it was a fun shot worth sharing. Last year all of the coyotes in this area had mange, some much worse than others, which is why there ar…


  • Bobcat

    Shot last night, handheld. In this shot the bobcat was posed on a pile of rocks above me. When I spotted this young bobcat I just quickly grabbed the camera without making any changes so my white balance was in cloudy had to tweak it in LR. Using Auto ISO…

  • Great Horned Owl

    Probably the main reason we find quail feathers strewn across the yard most mornings. Generally the owls don't perch low enough to get a fairly clean shot of them. A group of Scrub Jays were hassling him so much that he seemed to weary of the indignities…

  • The Snake Charmer

    This little coyote was being curious and was not harmed. She rapidly leaped away and left the area. Also the rattlesnake had apparently just fed (note the big lump in the middle) and as a result was fairly lethargic. An outside my window shot - taken from…


  • Whatsup?

    Love the body language going on here. An "Outside My Window" shot. Light texture application, one from Jessica Drossin (Golden Child).

  • The Hawk

    Another outside my window shot. This one was hand held, shot from the kitchen window relatively early in the morning. There was a bit of a stiff breeze blowing which accounts for the ruffled feathers but I kind of like the effect. I'm not the steadiest ph…