Through Open Lens Turns 1 Today!

It has been one year since my first post.  What a great year!  Thank You everyone for your support.


F/6.3, 1/320, ISO 1600.

Ring-Necked Pheasant

Day 66 / 365 Part 1

“Oh sh*t people, time to run”.

Interesting Fact: Ring-necked Pheasants sometimes cope with extreme cold by simply remaining dormant for days at a time. ( )


F/6.3, 1/125, ISO 800.

Short Eared Owl

Day 66 / 365   Part 2

“I can see clearly now the snow has stopped”!

Interesting Fact: The Short-eared Owl may compete with the Barn Owl in some areas. Some successful nest box programs to attract Barn Owls have coincided with the decline of the Short-eared Owl in the same area. ( )





  1. Congratulations on completing a year of posting! The ring-necked pheasant is nostalgic for me. Born on a farm in Iowa, they were a common site! A beautiful bird, for sure!

  2. Pheasants are fab, remember them in Michigan as a kid – walk through the wood, kicking them up and they fly away. Congrats on one year! May you have many more. 🙂

    • Thank you very much, that means a lot to me. The pheasant and the owl were the first for me, I was very happy to seen and take photos of them on my one year anniversary. 🙂

    • Thank you very much. And you are right it does take a lot of time and energy. But after reading people comments it makes it all worth it. 🙂

  3. Congrats on your anniversary…. extreme cold makes me want to stay dormant too so I understand the Ring-necked Pheasants!

  4. Thanks for all the great shots! Among other genres, you’re a great outdoor and nature photographer!

  5. Love your little bits of trivia! Plus the great photos, of course. 🙂

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