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Daisies are a pretty common wildflower in our area. As with most of my flower photography I like to try to get a close up look at the flowers. Trying to create an image that shows the flower in a different way. One of the cool things about taking a closer than normal look a t a flower is that sometimes you find a surprise. I never would have seen this tiny… Read More

Often when I encounter wildlife it is a fleeting moment. There are few occasions when I get to sit and watch and study an animal. When I encountered this turtle it was just sitting along the bank of a pond. The painted turtle was enjoying basking in the sunlight. I was able to stand and watch. Slowly getting closer tot he painted turtle. After watching a while I was able to crouch… Read More

One species of snake I have been fortunate enough to photograph in the wild is the Northern Water Snake. I have seen the Northern Water Snake at a variety of locations. You might see one at a local park. Maybe you will see one in a body of water along the Finger Lakes Trail. There might even be one swimming in one of the Finger Lakes. I have been able to capture… Read More

I’ve always been interested in snakes. Ever since I was little. I always appreciate any chance I have to photograph snakes in the wild. Snakes are a challenging subject due to the way they move through our world. They are hard to see and can be challenging to get in good position to photogrpah. I think I often find snakes to photograph on accident or by pure chance. Sometimes I show up… Read More

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

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