They’re Back

If you had asked me about spring three weeks ago, I would have sworn it was early and we were going to have a hot summer. But then we got two bitter cold snaps that blew through in the shortly after. And with the temptations of spring around the corner, I spied Zorro flying around…

The Misses at the Wall of Shame

Each year I have a few bird photography trips that are rituals for me. Most recently being the Snow Geese in Middle Creek. Quickly following that incredible experience, I then head out to Maryland’s Eastern Shore to the bank of the Choptank River. Down a quiet street sits a cement bulkhead that is fondly known…

Mom’s Awaiting

Tucked in a tree sit two wise old owls. Safe and warm….waiting. Waiting for the sun to rise. Waiting for the sun to set. Waiting for the birth of their babes. Who one day may also become a wise old owl.

Swans a Sleeping

This past weekend I conducted my first “Digital Art Class” with Capital Photography Center. The course helped guide participants in seeing photography as an artist would and how to begin the process out in the field when capturing an image. This past week I visited my favorite Tundra swan flock and noticed that there were…

Snow Geese in Middle Creek WMA 2017

There is an early springtime event that literally takes my breath away every year. Located along the Mid-Atlantic Flyway, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area in Stevens, Pennsylvania is a resting stop for tens of thousands of migrating Snow geese on their way north to the Northern Tundra for the summer. I await anxiously each year…

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…

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…

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…

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…