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Blood Orange Sunrise

In the winter months, sunrises tend to be muted and if you’re lucky some pastel colors might shine through. I keep hoping for a stunningly colorful sunrise, but they have been elusive for some time now. Trying to predict a colorful sunrise or sunset proves to be challenging, even for the best weather forecaster. The…

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Swan Fight!

The day promised to be sunny and it had been a little while since I’ve visited my favorite Tundra swan flock. Lifestyles of a nature photographer, leave the house while it is still dark outside to capture the sunrise. When arriving at the community park on the Magothy River, not a single swan was in…

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It’s All About the Light

It’s all about the light for photographers. Where it is, what it looks like and how intense it is. Accomplished photographers learn to study the light, and in hand with that is to study weather patterns to predict colors in the sunrise and sunsets. The Photographer’s Epheremis is a smart device app that is used…

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Northern Shovelers

There is a little unknown place right in the middle of the nation’s capital. Constitution Gardens in Washington D.C. is an oasis near Lincoln’s memorial that provides a natural respite for wildlife. This little lake is home during the winter months for several migrating duck species. Northern Shovelers, Gadwalls, and Ring Necked Ducks have been…

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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…