Saturday, August 22, 2009

Last nights electrical storm. I set out about an hour or so before the storm hit and climbed on the roof to try and capture some lightning bolts in the nights sky. Unfortunately i was unable to get any decent shots from the roof. Everything seemed to be going off inside the clouds. Later last night when the rain began to fall i started seeing good flashes of lightning. Since going back on the roof was out of the question, i decided to just sit on the porch and wait for a strike. I ended up getting a couple. This one seemed to be worth posting.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Canvasback Spash

Taken this past winter in Cambridge, MD. I sure do miss the Ducks when they are gone. And cannot wait for their arrival this fall.

Hybrid Tea Rose

Photo taken at Longwood Gardens in PA.

My Dream Lens Collection

Maybe one day !!!


The shorebirds were here in full swing this year. Feeding on millions of horseshoe crap eggs all along the eastern shorlines and beaches. Unfortunately i was not able to get out as much as a would have liked. But i did manage a few days out. I did end up with a few printable images.

Ruby Throated Humming Bird

Align CenterSummer is in full swing now, and one of the things i look forward to the most is the return of the humming birds. These tiny fliers are amazing to watch. From the females frantically feeding on nectar flowers. To the males defending flowers and feeders. The colors of these little birds is no less than stunning when the light hits the throat of the males, and allows you to see how they got their name.

Common Yellow Throat

I found this guy in the brushes of Bombay Hook NWR. Getting a printable shot of these little guys proves rather difficult. It took me the better part of a whole morning just to produce less than a handful of worthy images.

Here is come cool facts thanks in part to Google.
Nine species of yellowthroats currently are recognized, most living in Mexico, all with black masks and yellow throats. Even more recognizable forms exist, with 12 subspecies of the Common Yellowthroat described north of Mexico. Just what the boundaries are between species and subspecies in this taxonomic complex remains to be completely worked out.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Canada Goose

This Canada Goose wears a shiny band on his
leg. It was placed there by DNR offiicials and they are
used in tracking migration paths.

Mallard Hen

Another shot from my first day out.
This mallard hen was sitting in the same pool that
the pintail in the last post was sitting in.

Northern Pintail Drake

This Northern Pintail shot was taken at
Bombay Hook NWR Smyrna, DE.
These by far are my favorite duck. They are pretty in every way.
I have strived for a shot like this on for a long time.
And now that i have the L reach. I now
have this shot to add to my collection.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Northern Pintail Drake ( Bull Sprig )
This photo was taken today on my first outting with a new lens.
Im really likeing the image quality im getting now.