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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

I love birds. Especially birds of prey. Owls are such a unique type of birds. I have not had many opportunities to photograph them in the wild. However, I have had opportunities to see them up close in other circumstances. It is really fun to get to look at them so close up. Being able o study them and see their mannerisms. Creating these nice close up photographs of these owls was… 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

One of my favorite places to watch and photograph birds is Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge sits atop Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes Region of New York. There are just so many opportunities to see so many different varieties of birds. There are opportunities to see birds you’ve never seen or see birds seldom seen in new ways. I’ve seen Northern Harriers off in the distance from time to time…. Read More

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