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I usually have a standing rule. No races in the winter. It’s not that I don’t run in the winter I just like to choose the conditions in which I run instead of running in whatever winter throws at me on race day. The one winter race I remember signing up for prior to this year, the weather ended up being so bad that our whole group that was planning to go… Read More

If you have never seen a spotted salamander you should really try to see one. They are phenomenal creatures. Salamanders are usually thought of as tiny little things. But these spotted salamanders are as big as your hand. I was fortunate enough to see these creatures right in my own yard. This image was created in the spring of 2009 during April. The camera body I used when creating this image was… Read More

In this image there is a tiny salamander crawling through some synthetic mulch in our yard. I found this salamander to photograph in the spring of 2017. It was during the month of April. The camera body was Nikon D300S. And the lens I used was a Nikon 60mm macro lens. The camera setting when the shutter button is pressed was ISO 640, 60mm, f/3.2, 1/125 sec. I used Lightroom for post… Read More

A tiny little newt walking in the sunlight The sunlight is so bright it almost washes out the newts entire body. Only the newts head is in the shade enough to allow for much detail to be captured in the image. This image was created in the summer of 2017 during July. This image was created using the Nikon D300S camera body and the Nikon 60mm macro lens. Camera settings on this… Read More

Creatures to photograph can be found anywhere. This tiny salamander was found right outside my house. The photo in this post was taken using my Nikon D300S camera body and 60mm macro lens. To create this image the setting in camera were: ISO 1250, 60mm, f/3.3, 1/100 sec. Then for this blog post I selected a Lightroom preset in post processing. The preset I chose creates a spotlight effect on the salamanders… Read More

Going out to nature related events always has potential for photography opportunities. This photograph was created during a Migration Celebration event in New York. We were there to celebrate spring migration of birds, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find other subjects as well. In creating this image I used my Nikon D300 camera body and my Nikon 300mm lens with 1.4 teleconverter. The settings on this image were ISO 640, 420mm,… Read More

Close up photo of a toad featuring they eye. Not every photo requires a great adventure. This little toad was found right outside our house. This image was captured in June of 2017 in upstate, New York. The tools I used to crate this image include: Nikon D300S camera body and Nikon 60mm macro lens. For this image the camera settings were: ISO 400, 60mm, f/3.5, 1/125 sec. For this current iteration… Read More

I really like this image of a frog just barely visible above the algae in a local pond. I created this image in June of 2019. This photo image was captured at our local park, Sperr Park in, Big Flats, New York. The tools I used in creating this image were my Nikon D500 camera body. Nikon 300mm lens and 1.4 teleconverter. f/5.6 ISO 400 and 1/1250 sec. For this post I… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 365. Well We did it. 1 photo a day for 365 days. That was quite an experience. I was hoping that this Gerbera Daisy would be in full bloom for the final photo of this project. And while it wasn’t quite in full bloom I was able to create some interesting photos. The petals had opened up farther than they were previously. I was able to… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 364. The other day I shared a photo of a Gerbera Daisy I was growing. The flower blossom was jus tin the beginning phases of blooming. Today I have an update to that photo as the flower continues to develop. The flower petals are starting to open up. It is possible to look in and see the yellow center of the flower now. Maybe by tomorrow… Read More

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