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Beautiful light and a beautiful bird combine in this image. I had never seen an Evening Grosbeak until all of a sudden I saw a lot of them. I had more opportuinities to focus my phtogorapohy on a new species of bird than I almost ver get. All this right at home. NAture is always full of surprises. Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/800 sec…. Read More

Some birds you see all the time. Some birds you see only a couple of times ever. Common Redpolls are cool looking little finch type birds. I have seen them on four occasions. The last time I saw one was in 2013. I have not seen one since. I love the little bits of dappled sunlight hitting the Redpoll in this photo. Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm…. Read More

Some birds are a constant if you are someone who notices birds. The American Goldfinch is one of those birds. I love the sharp side light hitting the Goldfinch. The blue sky in the background and the almost completely dark tree branches help the bird to stand out in the photos. The light side vs the dark side of the bird is interesting as well. Photo details: Nikon D500. Nikon 300mmf/4. Focal… Read More

Sometimes you jest get random surprises. And I love when it coincudes with animals and photogrpahy. One day we started hearing these strange bird calls we never heard before outside outr house. Then sudenly this Northern Bobwhite appeared. We didn’t know what it was at first. We had to look it up. The bird hung out at our hosue for a while. We don’t know if it was an escape from a… Read More

I think this is such a cool shot of Turkey Vultures. It isn’t very often that you have the opportunity to photograph Turkey Vultures in flight and be at eye level if not a little above their flight. I also have not had many opportunities to photograph Turkey Vultures this close and actually capture more than one bird in the frame at the same time. Letchworth State Park seems to be a… Read More

Create photographs wherever and whenever you can. The zoo is a great place to practice your craft. This portrait of a Barn Owl at the zoo turned out beautifully. Photo Details: Nikon D300. 300mm f/4. Teleconverter. Focal Length 420mm. 1/320 second. f/5.6. ISO 1600

This photo is one of the first exciting wildlife photograph I ever captured. This is a Sharp-Shinned Hawk flying with the prey it just caught. I was just starting to get into photography. When this happened I was just walking through town with my camera. No plan. Just hoping to see something cool. I saw something crash into a hedge along a building. Then I saw this bird emerge. I was lucky… Read More

It is so great when a majestic bird lands in a dead tree. The nice open view is so enjoyable. The bright sunlight shining on the side of the Red Tailed Hawk creates such a cool look. The shadows on one side and the bright luminance on the opposite side. It even creates a shadow around the eye. If you love birding and want to get good looks at raptors it could… Read More

Several years ago I went camping with some family at Chenango Valley State Park in New York. It turned out to be a really good spot for birding. And we didn’t even have to leave our campsite. On multiple occasions we were able to watch a group of juvenile Cooper’s Hawks fly around in the forest. This was right near our campsite. It was the prefect viewing opportunity. My dad and I… Read More

This Broad-Winged Hawk showed up and sat vigil on this dead tree. Watching. Waiting. Patient. Never saw the hawk move much. I didn’t see the bird come or go. I am not sure if it ever found its prey. But it was awesome to have an opportunity to simply watch and observe this Broad-Winged Hawk for a good long time. I stood and watched this hawk through a Nikon 300mm f4 lens… Read More

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