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."

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Six New Finalists this Month - Woot Woot

Japanese Macaque Babies

I Love Your Perfume - Tanzania

The Complainer - Eastern College Pond Mallard

Starling in the Jaws of Wooden Monster

Flying Flickers

Insistant
Baby Raven

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Are You My Mom?

I spent way too much time photographing and observing the brand new baby Canada goose Goslings at Eastern College Pond.  There were at least three different families with a brood of chicks.  One of the little goslings strayed a little too far and lost his family.  He went swimming up to another pair of geese asking for directions back to his mom.  They were curious but not helpful.  However, another kind goose did usher the little guy back to his original family.  It was amazing to see.  (Click to see expressions.)

Sometimes You Just Need a Shoulder to Lean On


Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Mr. and Mrs. Redbelly Have a Secret

O.K. you have to promise not to tell.  I was walking in the woods this morning and heard the little cry of the red bellied woodpecker.  I walked to where she was calling, looked up, and there she was inside the nook of a tree.  After a little while she put her head back in the hole and along came Mr. Red belly.  For some reason the two would not appear together for the camera.  Only one and then the other.  So....  I went out on a limb and took pictures of the Mrs. with her head coming out of her nest, And then I took pictures of Mr. Red Belly, standing on the sidelines.  And then through the magic of Lightroom, I put the two photographs together.

Discussing the Real Estate

Monday, April 22, 2019

Yumiko in the Cherry Tree

We planted this cherry tree some 20 years ago in anticipation of Yumiko coming home to us.  Here she is 20 years later (at the ripe old age of 22).  A more beautiful young woman both inside and out would be hard to find.