I spent Friday, December 16 with two of my all time heroes - Art Morris - one of the greatest bird photographers of all time and Denise Ippolito - probably his most accomplished student and a world class photographer as well. You couldn't meet two kinder, more down to earth people. We spent the day on the Jetty at Barnegat Light, New Jersey. In the early morning the winds were up to 50 miles per hour on the jetty, but they calmed down and the three of us lugged our long lenses down the beach and up onto the jetty and got some shots (see below) of the Harlequin Ducks, Purple Sandpipers, Dunlin Sandpipers, and Rudy Turnstones. Life does not get better.