Category Archives: Amherst

09.10.2019 A few minutes with a Green Heron

Yesterday was a foggy start to the day and I did shoot some landscapes but nothing exciting, I don’t think…we’ll see…and the orange sun never did burn through the clouds which was my hope as I stood in a soaking … Continue reading

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08.11.2019 New lens

I’ve been wanting something with a bit more reach for shooting animals.  My 70-200 is often enough for obliging frogs and turtles that allow approach and the 180 macro works well for smalls like red efts.  But birds, even large … Continue reading

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07.27.2019 The reddest of the red

I don’t think a flower could be more deeply red than the Cardinal Flower-Lobelia cardinalis. This is a native here in New England and much of the country and can quite often be found in garden centers for home gardens.  … Continue reading

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07.25.2019 Nectaring Hoverfly After a Day of Rain

This little Hover Fly or Syrphid Fly (Allograpta obliqua-Common Oblique Syrphid) aka Flower Fly was having a nice nectar dinner next to our driveway Wednesday afternoon. A little more intimate than the shot I shared the other day. What a … Continue reading

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07.24.2019 Behind the South Congregational Church

The church is situated on a slight rise in South Amherst and it is one of my “panic” go to locations when I am late getting out of the house.  I’ve posted a couple of images from here in the … Continue reading

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07.20.2019 Return to Lawrence Swamp Meadow

We can access this meadow with a short hike on a path that starts at Station Road in Amherst and forks in some pines.  One direction goes more easterly and joins the Jan Dizard Trail and eventually the Robert Frost … Continue reading

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07.07.2019 South Amherst at Dawn

I can’t think of a better way to start a Sunday morning than watching this develop as the birds are waking and the scent of milkweed flowers is on the air. Besides using two images for the sky and foreground, … Continue reading

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