Posted on December 23, 2021
I noticed this American White Ibis way up in a tree at J.N. Ding Darling NWR. The White Ibis really stood out against the bright blue sky. It is amazing such a large bird can hold on to such a thin branch. It’s feet are really wrapped around the branch that it is holding on to. Images taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens on a Canon 1D mkIV.
Posted on December 19, 2021
A series of images of a Great Blue Heron coming in for a landing at Lake Appert in the Celery Farm Natural Area in Allendale, New Jersey. It was interesting since it was coming in directly in front of me as I was photographing the Heron! Images were taken with a 400mm DO lens with a 2X Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV.
Category: Birds, Birds, Blog, Celery Farm, Celery Farm Natural Area, The Celery Farm Natural Area, Wildlife Tagged: Canon 1D MkIV, Canon 2X teleconverter, Canon 400 f/4 DO lens, Great Blue Heron, Great Blue Heron Landing, The Celery Farm, The Celery Farm Natural Area, wildlife photography
Posted on December 6, 2021
Additional Panorama Images from the 7 Lakes Drive in Harriman State Park. Most images were taken with a Canon 24-105mm lens with a Canon 1D mkIV. The last image was taken with a Panasonic GH2 m43 format camera with a 14-140mm lens. The Featured Image is made from 2- handheld 24mm horizontal images blended in Photoshop for a taller image to get a little more sky & foreground.
Category: Blog, Cloudscapes, Colorful Trees, fall leaves, Landscapes, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas Tagged: 7 lakes drive, 7 Lakes Drive Harriman NY, Canon 1D MkIV, canon 24-105mm f/4 lens, Harriman State Park, landscapes, Multi-image panorama, Multi-image panoramas, Panasonic 14-140mm lens, Panasonic m43, panoramas, Vertical Panorama
Posted on December 5, 2021
A series of multi-image panoramas taken at the 7 Lakes Parkway that runs through Harriman State Park to Bear Mountain in New York state. It is an excellent area for photographing Colorful Fall Landscapes with colorful leaves and colorful reflections in the Lakes. All images here were taken handheld with a Canon 1D mkIV with a Canon 24-105mm lens. The Featured Image is made from 3 landscape images taken @ 24mm.
Posted on November 23, 2021
A series of sunrise and sunset images from a previous trip to Blackwater NWR near Cambridge, Maryland. The Featured Image was taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter.
Category: Blackwater NWR, Blackwater NWR, Cambridge MD, Blog, Equipment, Image Stacking, Landscapes, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas, Skyscapes & Clouds, Stacked Images, sunrise, sunrise panoramas, sunsets Tagged: Blackwater landscapes, blackwater National Wildlife refuge, Blackwater NWR, Blackwater NWR Landscapes, blackwater NWR panoramas, Blackwater sunset., canon 1D mk IV, Canon 1D MkIV, canon 24-105mm f/4 lens, panoramas
Posted on October 13, 2021
A Little Egret 2 image Panorama from a previous visit to J.N. Ding Darling NWR in Florida. The Featured Image is a cropped version to fit better in the Featured Image area. Below is the full 2 vertical images panorama showing the Egret & the Egret’s reflection in the water. Images taken handheld with a Canon 1D mkIV with a 400mm DO lens & 1.4x Teleconverter @ f/8, ISO 3200. I upped the ISO to 3200 because it was early in the morning and the Egret was in the shadows. So it was pretty dark under the trees and I was shooting handheld.
Category: Birds, Birds, birdscapes, Blog, Ding Darling NWR, Sanibel FL, Equipment, Favorite Locations, J.N. Ding Darling NWR, Panorama & Stacked Images, Panoramas, Wildlife, wildlife drive Tagged: 2 image blends, 2 image pano, 2 image panorama, Canon 1D MkIV, Canon 400 f/4 DO lens, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, Egret, Florida Birds, J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, J.N. Ding Darling NWR, J.N. Ding Darling Wildlife Drive, Little Egret, panoramas
Posted on September 26, 2021
I am going through images to post and found this image of a Common Buckeye Butterfly. This was from a trip to the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine Division in Galloway, New Jersey. We were traveling light and I was using a Canon 300mm lens with a 1.4X Canon Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV. The Canon 300mm f/4 lens has fairly close focusing especially with the 1.4X Teleconverter. But to get even closer I used a Canon 25mm extension tube behind the teleconverter. Image taken @ f/11, 1/400 sec, ISO 400.
Category: Blog, Brigantine NWR, Oceanville NJ, Bugs, Butterfly, Butterflys, Common Buckeye Butterfly, Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Equipment, Favorite Locations, wildlife drive Tagged: Brigantine Division, Brigantine Divison Edwin B Forsythe NWR, Butterfly, canon 1.4x teleconverter series III, Canon 1D MkIV, canon 300mm f/4 IS lens, Canon extension tubes, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon Teleconverter with Canon Extension Tubes, Common Buckeye, Common Buckeye Butterfly
Posted on September 7, 2021
Here in NJ Dragonfly season will be ending soon. I am seeing fewer Dragonflies & Damselflies at our local parks, Wildlife Refuges and even our yard. Here is a collection of Blue Dasher Dragonfly images from a variety of local Parks & Wildlife Refuges. The Featured Image was taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens, Canon 2X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV @ f11 & with Fill Flash. Dragonfly distance from camera ~15 feet. Some images were also taken with Extension Tubes on the lens, but Extension Tubes do not show in the RAW Data in Adobe Bridge so I did not list them in the image info on each image.
Category: Blackwater NWR, Cambridge MD, Blog, Brigantine NWR, Oceanville NJ, Davidsons Mill Pond Park, Dragonflies, dragonfly, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville NJ, Plainsboro Preserve Tagged: Blue Dasher, Blue Dasher Closeups, blue Dasher Dragonflies, Blue Dasher Dragonfly, Blue Dasher Face, Blue Dasher Female, blue dasher Female dragonfly, Blue Dashers, Canon 1D MkIV, Canon 2X teleconverter, canon 300mm f/4 IS lens, canon 400mm f/4 DO, Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens, Canon 7D, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter
Posted on July 24, 2021
I was going through Backup Drives and came across this series of images of a Golden-Winged Skimmer Dragonfly (Male). This is a handheld 4 shot panorama taken with a 400mm Canon DO lens on a Canon 1D mk IV @ f/8 (for a smoother looking background). The panorama was aligned & assembled in Photoshop.
Category: Blog, Closeup Photography, Dragonflies, dragonfly, Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Equipment Tagged: Canon 1D MkIV, Canon 1D mkIV Camera, Canon 400mm f/4 DO lens, Dragonfly Panoramas, Golden-winged Skimmer, golden-winged Skimmer Dragonfly, Male Golden-winged Male Dragonfly
Posted on July 22, 2021
I photographed these 3 Ospreys along the Wildlife Drive at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville, NJ. In the Spring & Summer months there is a lot of activity at the Osprey Platforms along the Wildlife Drive. Some Platforms are fairly close to the Drive, where others are a little more distant from the Wildlife Drive. Usually the closer ones are crowded with cars lined up so I tend to like the ones further away and shoot with longer lenses. Usually I am photographing them in-flight coming & going from the Platforms but here I liked the 3 lined up in a row looking like a family Portrait.
Category: Uncategorized Tagged: blackwater Osprey Platforms, Brigantine Division, Brigantine Wildlife Drive, Canon 1D MkIV, Canon 400mm DO lens, Canon Series III 1.4X Teleconverter, Edwin B Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Drive, Osprey nests, Ospreys at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR, Ospreys in Flight, wildlife drive