Tag Archives: Poor Farm Swamp

08.02.2021 A quiet Sunday morning

Sunday was another cloudless beginning to the day.  Not a good sign for sunrise photography and as I drove looking for something to catch my eye nothing did.  So it goes sometimes.  Still a lovely start to the day with … Continue reading

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07.25.2021 Fisher in a Fog

I’ve tried and failed a few times to capture a shot of a Belted Kingfisher-Megaceryle alcyon while visiting the swamp. Since I do 99% of my shooting from a tripod they often fly off before I set up.  But yesterday … Continue reading

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07.23.2021 Frog Friday XXXIV

Going through the search archives we are somewhere around the thirty fifth Frog Friday.  I might have missed one or two. But now a number is established. This is one of the few bullfrogs I have photographed that is not … Continue reading

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07.15.2021 Frog Friday eve

A little early taste of Frog Friday. I’ve a cutie for tomorrow. In flower photography there is a technique called shoot through, iow using a leaf, grass, or some other object out of focus in the foreground to give a … Continue reading

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06.22.2021 Turtle Tuesday

One of the Poor Farm Swamp denizens having a nice neck stretch.

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06.17.2021 The day reflected in a snake’s eye

On my way to the car after the heron, some frogs, a turtle, and a plain nice day to be out, I stopped one more time to check Poor Farm Swamp Pond for what might be out there.  As I … Continue reading

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06.11.2021 Frog Friday-Bullfrog at the Poor Farm Mud Spa

I bet those long toes could use a pedicure as well.

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05.28.2021 Frog Friday-A feeble attempt

The bullfrogs are back in healthy numbers in Poor Farm Swamp.  Most were not in a good position for photography, lounging under the shrubs and grasses that grow along the banks of the ponds but all the mating sounds were … Continue reading

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05.26.2021 Turtle Thursday Eve

While walking the rail trail this past Sunday I noticed that the local snappers-Chelydra serpentina were laying their eggs in the dirt along the asphalt path. It is always exciting to see the moms laying the next generation even though … Continue reading

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04.16.2021 Frog Friday Returns!

Of course, it is still a bit early here in my town although I have heard spring peepers a few times.  But the season nears and I thought I’d plumb the depths of the archives for a teaser. We’re getting … Continue reading

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