Monday, December 2, 2019

Hawk in the Rain

Rained all day yesterday, but this little beauty still posed for a quick picture during my drive through Valley Forge.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

New Book - "Dancing Bears"

It's been a great year for photography and for me.  I put together a little book of favorite photographs from Costa Rica, Tanzania,  Alaska and Valley Forge.  Here's a link for fun:

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Cardinal in the Woods

I only had a little battery life left on my way home yesterday, but stopped anyway at Eastern College Pond and was blessed by a beautiful cardinal who posed in the woods. Thanking my lucky stars for this little beauty.

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Cedar Waxwing in the Juniper Tree

There were dozens of these beauties in Valley Forge yesterday.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

People Photography

Over the last several months I have had the pleasure of taking photographs of friends and family.  I am not a portrait photographer and do not know the tricks of the trade, however it is always fun to try and make a good photograph.  Here are a few of the people I have photographed lately.  I'm not naming names.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Pair of Peregrines!!

The fields have been mown in Valley Forge and the raptors are everywhere looking for all the little critters who have suddenly been uncovered.  It was such a thrill to see these two Peregrine Falcons perched in a big old dead tree in the middle of the field.  And they stayed long enough to get a picture.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Valley Forge National Park in October

Bales dot the newly mowed fields.  Makes it so much easier to walk!

Bluejay on the Cannon Wheel

Merlin Falcon in the Tree over looking the newly mowed field


When I got to the parking lot at Pauling's Farm in Valley Forge I spotted the red-tailed hawk in the  field.  He had a little critter in his talons.  He spotted me too and flew up to a branch in a nearby tree.  I quickly moved over to get a shot as he turned around and gave me the evil eye.  Oh such expression! (Click on him to really see that expression.)

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019

Green Heron Gets the Frog

The green herons are all over the wetlands at Pawlings Farm.  The poor frogs and tadpoles are not having good days.  Darn....

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Monday, August 5, 2019

It's Been a Long Time!

It's been quite some time since I last posted.  Sorry!  My website administrator has been in a long haul redoing his platform for all of our websites.  However, even though my own website is still stuck in neutral, I think I can post an update or two here on the blog.  So let's see if this works.  I went to Alaska for about ten days in July and had the time of my life with the great photographer Denise Ippolito and nine other people just like me.  We stayed on a little boat in Katmai National Park.  Each day we would take a skiff to the main land, wade through the water with hip waiters on, camera equipment held high and just spend hours with these marvelous creatures.  The baby brown bears and momma bears and eagles and otters and stellar sea lions were all there posing for our cameras.  Here are a few of my favorites:  Remember you can click on any one for a better view.
Baby Massage

Bear Attack

Catching Fly Balls

Mom and Babe

Bald Eagle in the Grass

Waving Hello from Alaska

Mom and Babe Eagles

Mom and Three Bears

Otter says a prayer

Reflection in Haloo Bay

Photographing the Bear

Bears doing the Two Step in Geographic Harbor

Stellar Sea Lion Taking Off

Friday, May 24, 2019

Terns in Love

I spent three wonderful days in Cape May with two wonderful friends.  They gave me a chance to get out to the preserve and photograph the least terns who were making whoopee on the beach.
Two Terns and a Fish
"May  I offer you a little sushi?"

"Sorry it's just too small."