Category Archives: Nature Photography

05.19.2022 Learned a New Trick

In the past I’ve ham-handed my attempts at flare removal.  Some have turned out reasonably okay and others not so much.  I recently learned a method involving an inverted curves adjustment that does a nice job.  Of course, this image … Continue reading

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05.16.2022 FOY Painted Trillium

We had a bit of rain yesterday, sometimes a drizzle and others a shower, and in the morning I headed out hoping to find a few Painted Trilliums-Trillium undulatum to marvel at and photograph. One of the pleasures in observing … Continue reading

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05.10.2022 Trillium Tuesday

I am not sure I can be as prolific with trilliums as frogs but I’ll give it a shot. I am fortunate that these White Trilliums-Trillium grandiflorum are thriving in my small woods. I can wander out every morning to … Continue reading

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05.09.2022 Marsh Marigold

Not actually a marigold, which is in the Aster family, Marsh Marigolds are wetland plants, often found growing in wet mucky locations such as swamps, fens, and of course marshes. Caltha palustris is a member of the Buttercup family and … Continue reading

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05.08.2022 Silent Sunday-Happy Mother’s Day

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05.07.2022 Bear’s Den Falls

During early times in the United States this spot, according to legend, was used by Native Americans to plan raids on Colonial settlers. When the water is flowing like this the sound is quite loud so being heard must have … Continue reading

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05.06.2022 A few minutes of GBH fun

I set out again to shoot some turtles and maybe a frog or two and did so cannot do a fourth “You don’t always” post.  No complaint about that.  And I usually like to keep my subjects varied over time … Continue reading

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05.06.2022 Frog Friday…in a frog’s eye

The season has begun!  I found this cute female basking in Poor Farm Swamp while walking the rail trail last Sunday during my failed turtle search. I continue to be impressed and babble on about the nice detail the Tamron … Continue reading

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05.05.2022 Small but Impactful

While I do enjoy waterfalls, most of the water in motion subjects I shoot are the smaller features. Dean Brook is loaded with interesting cascades and I was drawn to the path of flow and combination of textures in this … Continue reading

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05.04.2022 You don’t always get what you want-3

I’m on a roll here.  Sunday afternoon I walked the rail trail hoping to photograph turtles.  I just saw a couple but they were swimming at a distance so just happy to see them.  But, as shown the last few … Continue reading

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