Posted on June 17, 2022
A series of images of Black Skimmers flying and skimming from previous trips to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville, NJ. The Featured image was taken with a Canon 1D mkIV with a 400mm DO lens & 1.4x Teleconverter
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Posted on January 25, 2022
At the end of the Wildlife Drive at Brigantine there is a nice corner view of Doughey Creek. Sometimes you can see an Eagle off in the distance in the trees that are not visible from the other main Wildlife Drives. On this visit there were a couple of Mute Swans sleeping close to the Drive right before you exit the Drive or before you can go around for another visit on the Drive
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Posted on December 19, 2019
I am still going through images I photographed in past visits to my favorite areas and I am slowly working through adjusting my files. The featured image is a sunrise from the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, New Jersey. I was using a 12 – 24mm zoom @ 12mm. I shot 6 overlapping images with a lot of overlapping on each because I was shooting wide @ 12mm. If you do more shots when shooting @12mm they overlap more, so it seems to blend better automatically in Photoshop.
Category: Blog, Brigantine NWR, Oceanville NJ, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Favorite Locations, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas, Skies and Clouds, Skyscapes & Clouds, Tips & Techniques Tagged: 12-24mm lens, brigantine div., Brigantine Division, Brigantine NWR, Brigantine Panorama, Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, sunrise, sunrise landscape, Sunrise Panorama
Posted on November 25, 2019
One of my favorite photo subjects are Ospreys in flight. Over the years I have enjoyed photographing them in many different locations. Quite often you can see in the photos their eyes keeping an eye on you. The featured image was taken at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. Featured image was taken with a 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter. Other photo locations for the images here were the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Briganine Division and The Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, NJ.
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Posted on July 26, 2019
I finally had a chance to work on some panoramas I shot last month at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine Division in Oceanville NJ. The cloud formations on this day were amazing. So I had a lot of choices for working with series panoramas while we were there. Lately I have been using an Olympus m43 Camera with a 14mm – 140mm zoom for landscapes or general info shots and the Canon R with a 400mm DO lens or the Tamron 150-600mm for Wildlife. It is a lot easier to carry a smaller m43 camera with a wide zoom range along with the heavier full frame camera with longer lenses, instead of 2 large camera bodies. The m43 format with a 14-140mm zoom seems a little harder to do multi-image panoramas @14mm but after working with it for quite a while I am getting more usable & predictable panoramas. Sort of a learning curve I guess. Basically I overlap the images more. At 14mm with m43 format it is sort of the equivalent (field of view) of 28mm on a full frame DSLR. All the images here are shot at 14mm but go from 2 to 8 images for each photo panorama. Some were vertical images and some were horizontal images for each image.
Category: birdscapes, Blog, Brigantine NWR, Oceanville NJ, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Favorite Locations, Landscapes, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas, Skyscapes & Clouds Tagged: 14-140mm m43 lens, Brigantine Division, Brigantine NWR, cloud panoramas, Cloudscapes, Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, m43 camera, Olympus OM-D, panoramas
Posted on December 11, 2016
A series of images of a preening Great Egret. I liked the feather detail and lighting on this Great Egret. He posed for quite a while giving me ample time to photograph the Egret in a variety of poses.This is the same group of trees that the Black-crowned Night-heron from the previous post was in.
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Posted on August 18, 2015
Sometimes it is fun to shoot a sequence showing action or wing positions. This Great Egret was flying into a tree which already had about 30 Egrets (Snowy, Little & Great) in it already. I was able to follow it in and show the sequence. It was moving fairly quickly and covered quite a bit of territory in this sequence. I used most of the images but bypassed a few that were to similar.
Posted on January 2, 2015
We were surprised to find 2 Immature Black-crowned Night-herons sleeping in the grasses at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, NJ. They were close together in the grasses along the Wildlife Drive. Usually they would be long gone by this time. I have never seen them at the end of December in New Jersey. Even though they were sleeping, they opened their eye to see if I was a threat, then closed them again. Fun to see them there at this late date.
Posted on January 1, 2015
As I was photographing Snow Geese at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, this Harrier buzzed by me. I was concentrating on the large group of Snow Geese, so this one sneaked up on me before I noticed it. I managed to get a few quick shots before it was out of range. They work the fields gliding over the grasses, looking for food, usually rodents or even a stay small bird. They constantly fly low searching, so if you notice them a little in the distance, be patient and hopefully they work their way near you. In some areas they are also referred to as Marsh Hawks.
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Posted on December 18, 2014