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I love Watkins Glen State Park. It is probably by far my most frequently visited state park. I visit this park for running, hiking, photography, or just to relax. This park has so much to offer. Gorge Trail Of all the state parks I have visited Watkins Glen State Park has the most beauty packed into the smallest package. Watkins Glen State Park is known for its waterfalls. Tourists from all over… Read More

Shadow came to us as a foster dog. She was such a sweat and gentle dog. I love the time we had with her before she found her new home. This photo of Shadow outside in our yard really highlights her gentle and calm nature. Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/500 sec. f/5.6. Thank you for stopping by the blog today. If you log dogs… Read More

Its easy to overlook the things we see everyday. Why bother photographing something that is so common? What is even worth paying attention to if I see this every day in my life? But maybe the fact that you see it every day is exactly what makes it worth watching more closely. If there is something that occurs regularly in life it is valuable to know more about it. Understanding why something… Read More

This photo does a few things that I like. The bird stands out from the background. This is helped by the background being mostly light monochrome colors and not a very busy background. The Barn Swallow has deep colors that sets it apart form the rest of the scene. Light is glinting off the Barn Swallows feathers. Posture makes a difference. And the Barn Swallow with its wings back and tail to… Read More

Its hard not to like colorful birds. When there is a burst of color at the bird feeder it can quite literally brighten up the day. If you enjoy seeing wildlife. Set up a birdfeeder wherever you can. If you want to photograph wildlife. Set up a birdfeeder wherever you can. Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/1000 sec. f/5.6.

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

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

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