Softly Sleeping

  Along the soft sand of Nickerson Beach, Long Island New York, a juvenile Common tern tucked in for a morning nap. This past week was spent with world renowned photographer Denise Ippolito who’s amazing coaching lead me to this capture. Encouraging me to get down on the ground to get this perspective and slowly…

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Workshops Now Offered

With great pleasure, I am pleased to announce a new workshop series being offered through Capital Photography Center. This series will emphasize nature, wildlife and bird photography and classes begin this September.┬áIn field coaching in great locations will help you get close to nature and enhance your skills in capture Mother Nature. From Maryland, Washington…

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American Oystercatcher

Learning how to get down and dirty with the American Oystercatchers on Nickerson Beach. With the expert coaching of Denise Ippolito, the navy seal crawl is crucial for an amazing perspective such as this one. Now back out for another sandy session.

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Common Terns at Nickerson Beach

Sometimes in the least likely of places can be found large colonies of shore birds. Such is Nickerson Beach on Long Island, New York. Known for its nesting shorebirds including Common terns, Black skimmers, Oystercatchers, and Least terns, it’s a haven for not only birds but also bird photographers. I’m spending a glorious four days…

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A Little House Wren

A little House wren has moved into the manor. The past two years I’ve been hearing her in my neighbor’s garden. Green with envy I hoped with all my might that one day she would consider changing real estate. Quite an avid singer I was starting to believe that she may always live elsewhere. But…

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Beauty and Love

Beauty and Love Beauty and love are all my dream; They change not with the changing day; Love stays forever like a stream That flows but never flows away; And beauty is the bright sun-bow That blossoms on the spray that showers Where the loud water falls below, Making a wind among the flowers. –…

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Sweet Nectar

Wings fluttering quicker than the eye can see, The little Hummingbird searching for sweet nectar Stopped at the flower, thinking to itself The sweetest one, this one must be Like a helicopter, hovering above, It’s long beak piercing the target, Sucking with its straw and drawing it near, The sweet, sweet nectar, from the center…

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The Butterfly House at Ladew Topiary Gardens

Tucked along a long country road in Jarretsville, Maryland is Ladew Topiary Gardens and Estate. Considered one of the five top gardens in North America, Ladew Topiary Gardens is a hidden eden easily accessed from Baltimore and Washington D.C. Their new butterfly house is a wonderful addition to an already spectacular garden. The second season…

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Great Bear Spirit

Great Bear Spirit I seek your lessons. Show me how to sink deep within myself to find the answers I seek. Teach me to understand That I possess all the resources necessary to survive. Help me know when to seek solitude, As you do in winter, And also when to emerge and nurture all that…

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Spirit of the Wolf

Spirit of the Wolf, You who wanders the wild lands, You who stalks in silent shadows, You who runs and leaps between the moss-covered trees, lend me your primal strength, and the wisdom of your glowing eyes. Teach me to relentlessly track my desires. And to stand in defense of those I love. Show me…