May Wildflowers

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Found in Breakheart Reservation, Wakefield, MA today.

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Winter Woods

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The aftermath of one of many winter storms we had in February 2015. Nikon D7100, 18-140 lens, RGB converted to mono in Adobe Lightroom. Attend my Photowalk – Meetup Winter Woods workshop on March 7 to learn how to make photographs like this one and meet like-minded photographers.

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Pond, Andover, Mass

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Sandwich of 2 images blended in Photoshop with “Darken” mode.

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Tree Silhouette at Sunset

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  I continue my love affair with tree silhouettes. Here is a sublime sunset in Hamilton, Massachusetts

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Sunset Over Lake Quannapowitt

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In 2002 I was making most of my landscape photographs with a Toyo Field 4×5 view camera.Here is one of my favorite images from those days. Alas, I have not used the view camera in many years; the purchase of my first digital camera — a Nikon D70  — put an end to that. But, one of these days I’m going to unpack the old camera. I miss the slow deliberate pace of adjusting the tilts and swings of the camera movements. I don’t miss waiting days to see my work on the developed sheets of film. This photograph is available as an exhibition-quality fine art print and licensed for commercial use.

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Super Moon Rising

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Full Moon Over Wakefield, Massachusetts

In case you missed last night’s full “super” moon. Here it is sailing past a church steeple by Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA. Our natural satellite appears larger today because it is closer to planet earth than usual.

Beautiful Wild Turkeys?

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This afternoon my daughter and I met several turkeys during a walk in Lincoln, Massachusetts. While I was photographing the large ungainly birds a woman passing by said, “Aren’t they beautiful, look at all the colors?” In contrast, Molly said, “It looks like you can see their brains.” What do you think? Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey , the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

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Water Lilies, After Monet

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This afternoon I led a photo walk at the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary in Topsfield. This image called “Mozell’s Water Lilies” is at the Rockery Pond. We were entertained by a beaver who swam repeatedly around a giant snapping turtle — whacking his tail, while the turtle spun around in the water as if struggling with its dinner. Quite a show

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Kids, it’s dinner time!

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A mother robin pauses after feeding her chicks in the nest.

A mother robin pauses after feeding her chicks in the nest.

I’ve been watching this little family for some time. When Mom is away at the Worm-o-Market the kids pass the time by arguing and tussling a bit and grooming easy other. Every once in while, one little one will make some practice wing flaps. Mom returns from the hunt and lands or a nearby branch, scanning the area for predators and photographers. She deftly lands in her nest and hands a worm or bug to one of the kids. How does she choose who gets fed?

She hangs around a bit, scolding and teaching, then decides to take a rest and plops her plump body protectively on the babies. Some time passes and she flies off again, searching for another juicy morsel. The lives of robins in the spring.

B&W or Color Version — Which Do You Prefer?

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This evening I returned to a favorite freshwater marsh at the Ipswich River Wildlife Refuge. Back in the digital darkroom I made 2 versions of the same scene. Which do you prefer and why? These files are available as fine art prints and also licensed for commercial use. Contact me to learn more.

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