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Bears are amazing creatures. Having the opportunity to see a Black Bear is always a highlight of any day, month, or year. Even more special is being able to actually capture photos of a Black Bear. I always enjoy providing habitats for birds in our yard. Our local Black Bear also enjoy that I provide habitat for the birds. They have partaken of bird seed from feeders on multiple occasions. On this… Read More

The Wood Duck is a bit smaller than the more common duck the Mallard. Wood Ducks are a brightly colored beautiful bird in the male ducks of the species. This is probably the way one most often sees them photographed. I often like the more subtle colors in birds. The female wood duck is a beautiful more subtle shade of colors. In my recent photography adventures with the Wood Duck I was… Read More

The Ruddy Duck is one of the variety of birds I often look for during spring migration. I try to stop at one of our local parks that features a pond regularly looking for migrating birds in the early spring. Some days are better than others. Sometimes I don’t see any migratory birds passing through. Other days I am treated to a wide variety of migrating birds al in one visit. It… Read More

The Northern Cardinal is probably one of the more well known bird species in my area. They are known for their song and most significantly for their bright bold red color. The bright red color is great. But for me it is all about the more subtle colors of the female Northern Cardinal. I love the subtle brown color of the feathers that cover mosst of the body. The brown is set… Read More

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

Early on in my photography I was lucky to have some amazing experiences with a bird that isn’t all that common in our area. Especially not common to get to see and photograph so closely. We had a peregrine falcon that would regularly show up in a pretty specific spot. Not only would it be there, but it would hang out and stay there for awhile. It was possible to just stand… 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

One photo a day challenge: Day 220. We went to the park for a walk today. There were rabbits everywhere. Seemed like a good time to make friends with the tiny woodland creatures. The rabbits at the park are not particularly shy. If I am slow and cautious enough. The rabbits will adjust to my presence and I can get closer. This is probably the most close up photo of a rabbit… Read More

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