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Looking for Spring

Although this week marks the beginning of astronomical Spring, you sure can’t tell it from the weather. The temperatures in Northeastern Pennsylvania have been a good 10-15 degrees…

In The Backyard: Morning & Evening

I’ve really enjoyed using my backyard for shots for the blog. As I said previously, you often don’t have to travel very far to find some interesting photo…

Simple Clicks: Dog Days

Although August is often called the “Dog Days,” the timing of this pair of photos is purely coincidental. Most of my animal kingdom photo efforts are centered around…

Swan Lake

Actually, that title should be “Swan Pond,” since these images were taken at Fords Pond, a favorite nearby location. This is the latest addition to the family of…

Tropics?

I like the way the interplay of lighting and composition can seemingly transform the attributes of a scene, particularly in early morning or in the fading light of…

Foggy Morning at Fords – Paul’s Perspective

As Brent noted in his post on this subject, we spent some time at Fords Pond one morning last week while the lake mist was still lifting. If…

On The Fly

I’ve always seen dragonflies in the summer, but I’ve never paid much attention to this ancient creature of the order Odonata. That is starting to change. I came…

“Little Robin Red Breast…”

So goes the wording of the traditional nursery rhyme about one of our most familiar birds. Since I began birding more seriously, I must admit that I’ve often…

Simple Clicks – New Neighbor

This isn’t a great shot; normally I wouldn’t post it because it’s not a high-quality image. But it is the first acceptable shot of someone relatively new in…

In The Backyard: Pretty Birdy – NOT!

The term “Pretty Birdy”  isn’t something you associate with a grackle, but this particular species has its own sort of beauty — at least visually. The iridescent black…

In The Backyard: My Little Chickadee

Chickadees have to be the easiest birds to photograph. As Brent is fond of saying, they’ll fly right up your lens. Something else they’ll do is get fearlessly…

Simple Clicks: Turkey Trot

I’ve been trying to expand my bird inventory wherever I go, but this shot was unexpected. I was having my car serviced at, shall we say, a “rural”…