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January 2010




  • New Jersey

    Harlequin Drake in flight, Barnegat Light State Park, Barnegat Inlet, New Jersey, USA

    01.22.10 | Permalink | 4 Comments

    I took a last minute half-day trip yesterday out to Barnegat Light, New Jersey, to photograph sea ducks and shorebirds. It was a pretty productive shoot, with clear skies and not much wind to worry about. I successfully photographed Harlequin Duck, Brant, Surf Scoter, Purple Sandpiper, Ruddy Turnstone, Dunlin, and Long-tailed Duck, and on top of that I saw Black Scoter, Common Eider, Common Loon, and Greater Black-backed Gull, among others.

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  • Ontario

    Red-tailed Hawk, Ontario, Canada

    01.22.10 | Permalink | 1 Comment

    The Red-tailed Hawk is North America’s most common and largest Hawk, yet I’ve found it to be the most skittish of them all, and have had great difficulty approaching and photographing them. When I heard there was an especially tame one in Southern Ontario, I made a point to made a weekend trip around it! These are the first three I’ve processed… I easily have a dozen other keepers, including some of a Barred Owl.

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  • Ontario

    Red-tailed Hawk, Ontario, Canada

    The Red-tailed Hawk is North America’s most common and largest Hawk, yet I’ve found it to be the most skittish of them all, and have had great difficulty approaching and photographing them. When I heard there was an especially tame one in Southern Ontario, I made a point to made a weekend trip around it! These are the first three I’ve processed… I easily have a dozen other keepers, including some of a Barred Owl.

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  • Colorado

    Lichens!

    01.15.10 | Permalink | 12 Comments

    Here’s one from the a while back. After a far less than exciting sunset shoot at Southwestern Colorado’s famous Dallas Divide, I came across these interesting lichens.

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  • Florida

    American White Pelican in Flight, Placida, Gasparilla Sound, Florida, USA

    01.12.10 | Permalink | 3 Comments

    I have so many images to process! Here’s one from last March. I kayaked out to “White Pelican Island” near Placida, Florida. It was one heck of a paddle to get out there, and over the course of two and a half hours, I only made one image that I like.

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  • Ontario

    Northern Shrike

    01.09.10 | Permalink | 1 Comment

    Hey everybody,

    Check out this image I made today of a Northern Shrike. I’ve always had quite a hard time with these birds, and was pretty excited when I came across this one, thanks to a few other photographers.

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  • Virginia

    Dawn light, Great Falls National Park, Virginia

    01.04.10 | Permalink | 2 Comments

    Hey everybody,

    A few weeks ago, I met up with my friend and fellow nature photographer, Joe Rossbach, for a morning shoot at Great Falls National Park, Virginia. I was running a bit late, despite living about 10 minutes away, and just barely got my gear set up before the beautiful red and pink hues faded away. I wasn’t too high on the idea of visiting this time of year due to the bare trees, but after this visit I find myself liking the way they look at Great Falls.

    I’ve processed this on my laptop, so colors may be a little off, in which case I’ll revise the post when I return home.

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  • Colorado

    Brown-capped, Gray-crowned, and Black Rosy-Finches, Elk Mountains, Gunnison National Forest, Colorado

    01.02.10 | Permalink | 2 Comments

    Hey everybody,

    I’m currently on a family vacation in Colorado. There’s no way I’m going to travel to this beautiful state without packing my photo gear! I snowshoed up Shrine Pass, which didn’t yield any photographs I’m happy with, and I took a much more successful day trip down to Gunnison, in search of Rosy-Finches. Thanks to the help of some extremely kind and generous residents of Gunnison that I ran into, I was directed to a spot where I found and successfully photographed all three species of Rosy-Finches: Brown-capped Rosy-Finches, Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches, and Black Rosy-Finches, pictured below in that order.

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