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Simple Clicks – sign of spring

  Pussy willows are one of the true signs of springs in my mind, along with the first Robins and daffodil blossoms.  These were just off the trail at Sapsucker woods.  My favorite thing about this photo?  The background colors.  I boosted the saturation and vibrance somewhat in Photoshop, but the base colors were there […]


Sapsucker in the Spring

  With the return of the birds in the spring migration, I made a run up to Sapsucker Woods a couple of weekends back to check in and see what was flying about.  Sapsucker Woods is one of my favorite places to photograph and I make several trips there each year between spring and autumn. […]


Simple Clicks – Mockingbird

Another first for my life list came along in the past couple of weeks: the Northern Mockingbird. The first one was a lucky catch, as he was perched on the sign up at Fords on the morning that I found the Bluebirds. I saw him in silhouette and realized he was something new and was […]


Simple Clicks – on the farm

It wouldn’t be springtime without a trip down to Hillside! We stopped by last weekend to visit all the critters and, especially, to meet the new pig who has taken up residence there. Well, turns out that he wasn’t around, which was a little disappointing, but we made up for it with everything else. Related […]


Crappy cell phone photo of the day

This is the first of what I assume may be many crappy cell phone photos I end up sharing here.  Sorry.  It was bound to happen some day.  The whole “the best camera is the one you have with you thing.”  I wasn’t out this afternoon with photography in mind, but when I got caught […]


Simple Clicks – the Bluebird of Happiness

Just a couple more images to share from my birding last Saturday, and specifically the Eastern Bluebird pair I was able to work with. They were very accommodating for birds, perching on branches that were well within lens range and even mugging for the camera a little. Related Posts:Simple Clicks – pig pile!Simple Clicks – […]


Spring star trails

  I wrapped up my perfect spring Saturday with an evening under the stars with friends.  It’s been a while since I’ve shot any astrophotography, in part because I was struggling to keep it interesting.  As a genera, it’s a bit of a tricky one; adding interest to any astro scene depends a lot on […]


Simple Clicks – A change in elevation

  After leaving Archbald Regional Park on Friday morning, I stopped up at the Eales Preserve on Moosic Mountain to see how the season was developing there.  I also had the faint hope that the Eastern Towhees would be back.  No dice on that one, which wasn’t a surprise.  It’s amazing how much difference a […]


Early Spring Birding

With several days to myself this weekend, I was able to get out into the field for some early spring birding.  Not as much as I would have liked; the weather was pretty bleak for all by one day, which makes it difficult.  My kingdom for a 300mm f/4 lens for the m4:3 system, as […]


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 below normal for the daytime high, with the nights correspondingly colder than normal. To add insult to injury, most days are largely cloudy and windy, more reminiscent […]


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