Field notes and photography by Bryan D. Hughes

South Mountain, Phoenix AZ 03-15-08

Kelly and I finally got out of the house to try out luck in the low 70’s weather we’ve been having. We’re both still getting over being sick so lazily poking around a local mountain was a great time. We saw a lot of side blotched (Uta stansburian) and Ornate Tree (Urosaurus ornatus) lizards, but no snakes or chucks. Oh well. It was a nice day and we made the most of it by finding a nice place to sit for awhile, and for me to practice a little with some high dynamic range photography on my new camera. I saved them as high-res desktop graphics for wide-format monitors. Download them and check them out.

Regular picture of a regular lizard out looking for a girlfriend (this isn’t the HDR, obivously).


Desert HDR 1 (right-click to save as):


Desert HDR 2 (right-click to save as):


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