Category Archives: Closeup Photography

08.12.2018 Amanita…do not eat a

The Blusher (Amanita rubescens) is variable in appearance. Supposedly edible if properly prepared (like a pufferfish), but as I suggest in the title, I wouldn’t take a chance on any Amanita. Advertisements

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08.07.2018 Tuesday Toad

Just a cute little American Toad to start the day.I think the little bit of swelling on the lower lip is from a mosquito bite.

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08.05.2018 Return to Murphy Falls

What do you do on a day when it is pouring rain?  Photograph water, I guess.  And I love this waterfall and it also kindles memories of Murphy who I still miss almost as much as I did the first … Continue reading

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08.04.2018 Beauty and the Beast

Maybe I am overstating this a bit, but the two images definitely fit each description…at least in my opinion. When I was at Buffam Brook the other day, my last shot provided a surprise.  Now I did have to set … Continue reading

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07.25.2018 Why the stern look?

I don’t know whether frogs and toads can shape a smile or not, but they always look rather  irritated.  I had to guide this little American Toad out of Bentley’s circle of influence.  I don’t think he would have tried … Continue reading

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05.19.2018 The annual PT

Painted Trillium, that is.  🙂

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09.25.2017 Red-spotted Purple

Sometimes it just takes a bit of luck.  On this particular day, I was walking a path to Quabbin’s shoreline with landscapes on my mind.  On the way out, I was gifted this opportunity.  The butterfly spent a fair amount … Continue reading

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