Alex Mody Photography

New Jersey

Long-tailed Ducks in flight, Barnegat Inlet, Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, New Jersey

08.04.09 | Permalink | 4 Comments

Hey everybody,

My lack of participation on this blog lately has gone on for too long! I’ve been working hard on preparing photos for my new website, and I’ve enjoyed a rare week of doing absolutely nothing at all! I’m getting caught up again with processing photos. Here are two images I made of Long-tailed Ducks at Barnegat this past February. I had a great visit and saw tons of birds, including but not limited to: Harlequin Ducks, Long-tailed Ducks, Common Loon, Red-throated Loon, Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, Red-breasted Mergansers. Barnegat really is a great spot and I hope to return for a morning or two this winter!

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Ohio

Henslow’s Sparrow, Belmont County, Ohio, USA

07.25.09 | Permalink | 3 Comments

Hey everybody,

Wow! It has been a while since I updated this blog. Sorry for that. I’ll be around a bunch more in the next few months!

I took a brief trip a few weeks ago to go photograph grassland birds out in Ohio, meeting up with Matthew Studebaker, Greg Schneider, and Brian Zwiebel, at different times. Overall, it didn’t go too well, but I had a few good birds, that’s for sure. Here’s a beautiful Henslow’s Sparrow that Brian found singing in Belmont County, Ohio.

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Virginia

More sunrise over the Mather Gorge, Great Falls National Park, Virginia/Maryland

07.08.09 | Permalink | 5 Comments

I like this one more.

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-News-

Other news

07.07.09 | Permalink | 1 Comment

Two things I forgot to add–

I’m just beginning the daunting task of completely revamping my website! Seeing as I am still six months behind with my processing, it’ll be a few months in the making, that’s for sure. Also, I’m enrolled for classes at Northern Virginia Community College for this fall, where I’ll attend for a year before transferring to another school.

Virginia

Sunrise over the Mather Gorge, Great Falls National Park, Virginia/Maryland.

07.07.09 | Permalink | Post a Comment

Hey there,

I hope everybody enjoyed the past holiday weekend. I sat around and did a whole lot of nothing, and it was honestly wonderful. Over the past few weeks, and hopefully for the next few weeks, I’ve been trying to make the most of local summer photo ops. I’ve been concentrating on the White-tailed Deer fawns up in Big Meadows of Shenandoah National Park, sunrises, sunsets, and the resident Great Blue Herons of Great Falls National Park, and I’ve been searching for decent locations to photograph Least Bittern and Pied-billed Grebe, since they’re among the few area birds that are easily photographed in the summer that we have here. If all goes as planned, some time soon I’ll be making a weekend trip up north to photograph Common Loons.

Anyhow, I’ve been making many a sunrise/sunset trip to Great Falls over the past few weeks. I haven’t had great luck with the Herons, but on a morning trip with my friend Chris, we had this nice sunrise.

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Maine

Screw Auger Falls, Gulf Hagas Preserve, Maine

07.03.09 | Permalink | 5 Comments

Hey everybordy,

It has been a while, I know! I’ve been extremely busy since returning from Maine, and haven’t had much time to shoot or work on the computer! I’m wrapping up with processing my Maine shots, and here’s one I’d like to share with you all. Ian and I hiked the Gulf Hagas Preserve, in the north woods of Maine, on a cold and wet day. Luckily, the cold weather kept the blackflies away. However, the mosquitoes were in full force! This was the first waterfall we encountered, Screw Auger Falls, and it was by far my favorite.

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Maine

Puffin Preen, Machias Seal Island, Maine, USA (Or is it Nova Scotia, Canada? Depends on who you ask.)

06.18.09 | Permalink | 4 Comments

Continuing with the theme of posting photos from my Maine outing, here’s a favorite of mine from Machias Seal Island. Ian Plant and I went out with Bold Coast Charters on a puffin tour to the island. We left out of Cutler, Maine and had absolutely perfect sea conditions for the hour long ride each way. Once we got on the island, it was ninety minutes of non-stop shutter clicking. I shot about 2000 exposures! We had excellent conditions with a light overcast cloud cover, and the wind coming from behind us, so I shot tons of portraits, head shots, group shots, and even some flight images that I’m really excited to process.

Anyhow, I’m tired and don’t feel like writing much at the moment, so I’ll shut up and post the picture :-) That’s all you guys are here for, riiiiight?

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Pennsylvania

R.B. Ricketts Falls, Ricketts Glen State Park, Pennsylvania

06.16.09 | Permalink | 8 Comments

Hey everybody,

On my way home from Maine, thanks to the rainy weather, I stopped by Ricketts Glen State Park, in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Thanks to tons of precipitation having come through in the few days before my visit, I was treated to some beautiful conditions. The forest and ground were just saturated with moisture, and the water in the streams was up considerably high. Ricketts Glen is the kind of place where I feel like it’s almost impossible to come up with any good photographs unless there is high water. Below is an image I took at R.B. Ricketts Falls, alongside Glen Leigh.

On a different note, in Shenandoah National Park the White-tailed Deer fawns have been dropping in full force, and I have just got to get up there this week to photograph them!

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Maine

Cadillac Mountain Sunset, Acadia National Park, Maine

06.14.09 | Permalink | 3 Comments

Hey everybody,

I just got home yesterday, and the processing begins! Here’s a shot I just worked up. I had been out birding all day, and the clouds looked pretty bad. I went out to shoot sunset anyways, just in case, and I’d say it was pretty nice. I’m gonna keep this one brief, since I’ll be assisting on my man Joe’s one-day Great Falls workshop in about four hours.

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Maine

Maine day 7: Oops!

06.09.09 | Permalink | 3 Comments

Hey everybody,

I lost the power cable to my laptop. I’ll catch up with you all when I get home!