Author Archives: Steve Gingold

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.

10.04.2022 More getting started

I visited Harvard Pond yesterday hoping for foliage.  There was a bit but just wasn’t appealing.  The pond was created by a dam and below the dam is an outflow pond which offered some better color and a nicer composition. … Continue reading

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10.01.2022 Too Close for Comfort Spidurday?

Dark Fishing Spider-Dolomedes tenebrosus Who sees my little friend?  Look closely if you dare.  🙂 Most often I find these in the wood pile but it was chilly last night so this one must have sought warmer shelter.

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09.29.2022 Glamour Shot

Gymnoclytia sp.  A Tachinid fly.  These parasitic flies lay their eggs most often on the larvae of another insect, very often caterpillars, which dooms the host.  The adults feed on nectar.

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09.27.2022 Cloudy Skies

I visited this spot in New Salem on Sunday and the sky had lots of clouds but a little blue shone through. This location is known as Jonathan’s Bridge.  I am not sure of the history. I’ve asked a few … Continue reading

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09.26.2022 Shameless Self-promotion

I’ve hung several of my framed prints (seven framed and one pano canvas) at a local restaurant and they are having a reception on Wednesday, Sept. 28…the day after tomorrow…at 5 p.m.  Anyone in the area is welcome to come … Continue reading

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09.26.2022 The season approacheth.

South Athol United Methodist Church There’s not a lot of turning yet but in a few spots the maples are showing the autumn reds.

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09.25.2022 Almost very silent Sunday

I was just about to head in to bed when I realized I hadn’t posted these two shots of a very common yet beautiful little bugger from our yard. Red-banded Leafhopper-Graphocephala coccinea There are a few similar species but I … Continue reading

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09.24.2022 Brickyard Baubles

Pretty soon these will be frozen jewels as we approach colder weather but for now it’s still warm and lovely to see an upside down world in drops of rain.  

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09.23.2022 Frog Friday-maybe the last?

We are starting to get a few nights in the 30’s although not a frost in the immediate future.  But that might be chilly enough to trigger hibernation. This past Monday I visited one of the more reliable locations for … Continue reading

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09.22.2022 A little less “ick” factor.

This morning’s post was not exactly to everyone’s delight unlike mine.  🙂 I don’t remember being that little kid who chased the neighborhood girls with gross bugs and worms but maybe I was.  Hopefully this makes up for that. Short-winged … Continue reading

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