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The Digital Art Room

Being able to capture some of Mother Nature’s amazing creatures is only one part of finding beauty within oneself. As more and more photographers emerge in the nature and wildlife field, stunning images of birds and wildlife are overwhelming the internet. Easy access to high quality equipment, and location information shared with photographers add even…

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Tundra Swans on the Magothy River

While many songbirds are gone with winter arrives, along with the arctic blast is the arrival of ducks and swans. There is a flock of Tundra Swans that return every year for their seasonal home on the Magothy River. In the summertime, Tundra Swans go to the Arctic tundra on the top of North America.…

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Cooper’s Hawk

Among the bird world’s most skillful fliers, Cooper’s Hawks are common woodland hawks that tear through cluttered tree canopies in high speed pursuit of other birds. You’re most likely to see one prowling above a forest edge or field using just a few stiff wingbeats followed by a glide. With their smaller lookalike, the Sharp-shinned…

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Snow Buntings

There’s been some charming and unexpected visitors at North Point State Park in Edgemere, Maryland. Fondly known as “Snowflakes” these cold weather birds have come down from their breeding grounds in the high arctic region of North America and winter in Canada and parts of northern North America. There have four of them calmly eating…

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Brown Pelicans on the Chesapeake Bay

There are times when Nature completely surprises you. In 1970, the Brown Pelican was declared an Endangered Species due to heavy hunting, and the effects of DDT in the food chain. Since then, Conservation efforts to ban DDT and hunting have been successful and gloriously the oddly looking Brown Pelican was removed from the Endangered…

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Eagle Season at Conowingo Dam

It’s been Bald Eagle season at Conowingo Dam on the Susquehanna River in Maryland. The past couple of years have been sparse with eagles, due to a variety of reasons. The first being that Conowingo Dam’s permit for operation had been suspended for some time while environmentalists argued about the silt caused by the dam…

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With Great Thanks

Today is a day that we get to stop from our busy lives and pause to think of the things to be thankful for. We receive kind gifts each day, and while we may not recognize them, they are there to brighten our day. Whether it be a kind gesture or word from a friend…

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The Milky Way in Shenandoah

Night photography is starting to intrigue me and even more, finding the elusive Milky Way along the eastern seaboard of North America. I’ve had two opportunities recently to get away from the bright city lights. First in the lowcountry of South Carolina, and most recently in the Shenandoah Mountains. The first thing that I’ve learned…