As frequently as I am struck by lens envy, I’ve been keeping an eye out for a purchase to assuage some of these feelings. I’ve figured I had decent stop gap lenses for group photos and action sports, although on my crop sensor 7D mkII, the wide end on the 70-200 is a little tight […]Read more "Winter Looking Glass"
I was lucky enough to get an invite westward with my family for my parents 30th anniversary, to our once home; San Clemente California. I tucked my gear in my new Manfrotto gear bag and flew off to LAX, not so much thinking that I’d have many opportunities for birds, as it was to be one […]Read more "Desert Spring Oasis"
The last of the laptop bird dumps. I took a break from paying attention between shoots at the studio to meticulously research every part of my new hypothetical desktop, birthed soon thereafter. A new file system and workflow and hard drives have come in handy for the near 3,000 pictures a week I’ve been taking […]Read more "Great Blue Heron; Wading and Soaring"
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"
In the past weeks I’ve been capturing the many species of Speedwell Lake in Morristown, New Jersey. A 500 yard dogleg right with a surprisingly full crowd of hungry birds; Double Crested Cormorants, at least 3 Great Blue Heron, a lone Great Egret, Black Capped Night Heron, and Green Heron. All of which I hope to […]Read more "A Gulp of Cormorants"
The ice is finally gone from New Jersey’s Great Swamp and the emergence of amphibians and reptiles are making things a bit more interesting. Mating season for certain species, like the red-winged blackbirds has given me a better look into animal behavior. And I expect soon to know much more about the reptiles I hope […]Read more "Swamp Log Part II; Spring Motion"
Lately I’ve been waking up and ducking out to North Jersey’s Great Swamp National Wildlife Reserve and cashing in on the sunlight left for me. My schedule and myself being adversely affected by mornings, it’s been a particular challenge to shoot for more than an hour or two with the strength of the sun, […]Read more "Great Swamp Log Part 1; Early Thaw"