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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

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 have been working towards photographing the 200 waterfalls in this book that I have. Today I was able to make it to a few more. I went to the village of Honeoye Falls in the Finger Lakes region of New York. The first subject I wanted to photograph there was the waterfall, Honeoye Falls. I wanted to share a before and after photo series here. The image straight out of the… 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

If you see an American Kestrel perched in a tree it is easy to think that is is just another pretty song bird. They are beautiful birds. They had interesting markings along their heads and wings. They have bright orange hues coloring their feathers. They are rather small birds. Easy to mistake for a song bird. But they may just as easy eat a song bird for lunch. American Kestrels are indeed… Read More

One of the most fun things about being a photographer based out of my home town has been to watch the osprey. I am not sure I even knew what an osprey was before I started photographing them. At some point one osprey nesting platform was erected along the river that flowed through town. Eventually osprey began nesting there. Then more nest platforms were constructed. And that drew more nesting pairs of… Read More

Growing up I loved animals. I was very interested in wildlife. But I did not grow up with much exposure to wildlife in any real way in my actual in person experience. I remember being fascinated with animals though. One animal that always interested me was the Bald Eagle. Bald Eagles are simply iconic. They are the bird often seen soaring overhead in movies, despite the sound often played with them often… Read More

Today I was up in the Ithaca, NY area. I was there to run the first of the January, Winter Chill 5k series hosted by the Finger Lakers Runners Club. The Winter Chill 5k series is a members only series of 5k races that takes place each Sunday in January. I have never done this series before but it seemed like a good way to commit to keeping my training going in… Read More

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