David Boston

David Boston

Lives in United States Godley USA, United States
Works as a Consultant - regulatory compliance
Joined on May 16, 2002

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  • Submitted a challenge entry The Night before Sandy
    The Manhattan skyline as seen from the New Jersey Ferry Terminal photographed the night before Hurricane Sandy hit New York City.
    Placed 18th in the challenge. The Manhattan skyline as seen from the New Jersey Ferry Terminal photographed the night before Hurricane Sandy hit New York City.
  • Commented on photo Waiting and Watching in the Bear(s) challenge

    Thank you. I'm glad you think that it was worth the wait. While I was shooting it, someone asked why I would shoot with a slow shutter speed. It never occurred to them to do something other than...

  • Commented on photo Waiting and Watching in the Bear(s) challenge

    Thank you. Not sure about your comment about the chunk out of his butt ... it was all there :-)

  • Commented on photo Waiting and Watching in the Bear(s) challenge

    Thank you for the kind words.

  • Submitted a challenge entry Waiting and Watching
    An Alaskan Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) atop Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park & Preserve watches and waits patiently for its dinner, sockeye salmon.

Since I wanted to use a slow shutter speed to smooth the falls, this shot took some patience.  The bear was constantly swinging it's head from left to right as it looked for dinner and I had to time the shutter release at the moment of direction change to minimize the bear's head motion.
    Placed 1st in the challenge. An Alaskan Brown Bear (Ursus arctos) atop Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park & Preserve watches and waits patiently for its dinner, sockeye salmon. Since I wanted to use a slow shutter speed to smooth the falls, this shot took some patience. The bear was constantly swinging it's head from left to right as it looked for dinner and I had to time the shutter release at the moment of direction change to minimize the bear's head motion.
  • Commented on photo Egret, California in the Avians up close and personal challenge

    This is a Great Egret (Ardea alba).

  • Submitted a challenge entry Taking Flight
    Two Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) taking flight at a pond along FM-2331 in Johnson County (near Fort Worth), Texas, USA.  Photographed on my way to work.
    Placed 109th in the challenge. Two Great Blue Herons (Ardea herodias) taking flight at a pond along FM-2331 in Johnson County (near Fort Worth), Texas, USA. Photographed on my way to work.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Brown bear (Ursus arctos) at Brooks Falls
    Brown bear atop Brooks Falls (Katmai National Park and Preserve) watching for sockeye salmon for dinner
    Placed 30th in the challenge. Brown bear atop Brooks Falls (Katmai National Park and Preserve) watching for sockeye salmon for dinner
  • Submitted a challenge entry Coyote Shooter
    A photographer on the banks of the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park photographing a coyote on an elk carcass on the opposite river bank.
    Placed 28th in the challenge. A photographer on the banks of the Madison River in Yellowstone National Park photographing a coyote on an elk carcass on the opposite river bank.
  • I've never seen this bird before, but for a few days before I got this shot, I saw it fly by as I was on my way out to my car to go home from work.  Because it was in the distance and the white part of the head was so distinctive, I thought at first that it was a bald eagle.  On this particular day in March, I was ready and got a few shots.  On inspection of the images, I  realized that it wasn't a bald eagle, and after some research, discovered that it was a Caracara.  They are seen in the North Texas area, but not too frequently.
    Placed 41st in the challenge. I've never seen this bird before, but for a few days before I got this shot, I saw it fly by as I was on my way out to my car to go home from work. Because it was in the distance and the white part of the head was so distinctive, I thought at first that it was a bald eagle. On this particular day in March, I was ready and got a few shots. On inspection of the images, I realized that it wasn't a bald eagle, and after some research, discovered that it was a Caracara. They are seen in the North Texas area, but not too frequently.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Denali Wilderness
    A lone bull caribou (Rangifer tarandus) on a ridge in Denali National Park.

"Wilderness" is defined as "a wild and uncultivated region, as of forest or desert, uninhabited or inhabited only by wild animals" (Dictionary.com).  I think the loneliness of the single caribou on the ridge is a good illustration of that definition.
    Placed 22nd in the challenge. A lone bull caribou (Rangifer tarandus) on a ridge in Denali National Park. "Wilderness" is defined as "a wild and uncultivated region, as of forest or desert, uninhabited or inhabited only by wild animals" (Dictionary.com). I think the loneliness of the single caribou on the ridge is a good illustration of that definition.
  • Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception atop San Cristobal Hill, Santiago, Chile
    Placed 41st in the challenge. Statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Immaculate Conception atop San Cristobal Hill, Santiago, Chile
  • Submitted a challenge entry Dinner time
    A yellow-crowned night heron (Nycticorax violaceus) tosses back a crawfish.
    Placed 103rd in the challenge. A yellow-crowned night heron (Nycticorax violaceus) tosses back a crawfish.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Waiting & Watching
    A Brown bear (Ursus arctos) at watches for dinner at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska
    Placed 1st in the challenge. A Brown bear (Ursus arctos) at watches for dinner at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska
  • Submitted a challenge entry Dawn at Newfound Gap II
    Placed 14th in the challenge.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Dawn at Newfound Gap
    Placed 41st in the challenge.
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