An Eagle in winter. A captivating sight, with its gaudy talons, iconic shnoz, superb offensive line play. It has to be up there as far as animal encounters go. Twice this month I’ve gotten to witness the big bird bully a smaller one. Once a lone Eagle picking on a Common Merganser in Morristown New […]Read more "An Eagle In Winter"
Well, I don’t want to crash your browser but I was very busy this spring, and I had some luck for sure, and I’m keen to share. I was desperate to find a new wildlife haunt and I may have found it in Tourne Park, here in Boonton/Denville. Although I swear my spot is devoid […]Read more "Great Crests and Waxwings"
I had once previously, fleetingly, seen a pair of Redheaded Woodpeckers playfully chasing each other through the thick woods of Norvin Green State Park. It took a year or so but I finally got a chance to shoot one, repeatedly. 7 some-odd times in a row I watched this beautiful bird and its shrill call, […]Read more "Redhead seeking +1"
It was a week of firsts for me at Tourne park, in North Jersey. Wetlands on the edge of dense forest create a host for many species, Redheaded Woodpecker, blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Great Crested Flycatchers and Scarlet Tanagers, all new to me and fun to catch flitting above foliage. The light is contrasty but the opportunities […]Read more "A Contrast in Size"
My next few series of pictures I’m not sure how to break up, as I better formulate what is, and is not shareable. Anyways, just being sharp is not enough anymore. I’ve been shooting spring sports like crazy and I’m overloaded with 20,500 pictures in 18 days. Absolutely crushing my shutter. I’ve been pretty good […]Read more "After the Thaw"
Since my first day spotting this bird I’ve been challenged in capturing its bright white features and grateful for the numerous occasions I’ve had to work those issues out. Over a few weeks this summer, almost every day I’ve observed what I believe to be the same Great Egret. More often than not, patiently plodding through […]Read more "White Winged; Great Egret Compilation"
Since I’ve had cameras with bulb mode I’ve enjoyed enhancing one of my favorite pastimes; explosions. I’ve enjoyed making them, and watching them, and now I get to see as close as ever. Here are some of my photos from the fireworks in Denville, New Jersey. The odd symmetry you’ll see is from camera shake. I should/will get […]Read more "Eye in the Fire; Fireworks 2016"
I’ve been rethinking the areas I go to see wildlife, trying to get the most out of my time spent and better grasp the region. I’ve been splitting my time, more or less inadvertently along a few rivers from Morristown, to the Great Swamp. Morristown being along the northern most edge of the Piedmont Plains […]Read more "Morristown’s Solitary Swan"
I’ve been skipping the swamp walks for the last few weeks and for the most part stayed local for my hobby shoots. Might have something to do with those new boots I haven’t quite found yet or the different freelance sports gigs I was busy with for a few weeks. Back at it.Read more "Local Waterfowl and Watering Holes"