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Mourning Dove on a Branch

Mourning Dove

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Doves

Today was really windy in Connecticut, so I decided to get a few things done around the house and then head to a few local lakes to see if any ducks were grounded for the day.  As I was doing chores, I looked out the window and saw this guy (or gal) hunkering down for […]

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Flock of House Finches

Flock of House Finches lined up for lunch

This entry is part 12 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

Here’s a photo of my most common winter bird feeder visitors, House Finches.  Whereas the Chickadees and Titmouses are very polite eaters, taking one seed at a time, these guys line up like it’s a buffet line (as can be seen in the photo) and really chow down.  I’m just grateful they’re not the size […]

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Gull Dropping Dinner

Flying Gull Dropping Clam

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Coastal Center at Milford Point

Above is one of the shots of the flying gulls that I took yesterday at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point.  The gulls were taking these clams (or mussels?) and dropping them (as Gulls are apt to do) to aid in getting to the meat inside. I was playing around with Nik […]

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Yawning Seagull at The Coastal Center at Milford Point

Yawning Gull

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Coastal Center at Milford Point

Today, I took my new 400 mm lens and 7D out to the Connecticut Audubon Society’s Coastal Center at Milford Point to practice photography flying birds.  It went really well, I learned a lot,  and have lots of shots of flying gulls and ducks that I’ll post later after I’ve worked my way through all […]

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Water Feature at Innisfree Garden

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Innisfree Garden

Above is a photo of one of several water features located in Innisfree Garden.  For this photo, I used Nik Software’s Color Efex Pro 4 to make the soft, glow type effect.  However, when I pulled it back into Lightroom, I thought the vegetation was much too bright.  So, I went into Lightroom’s “Develop Module” […]

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Waterfall at Innisfree Garden

Small Waterfall at Innisfree Garden

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Innisfree Garden

I can’t walk past a waterfall without taking a photo and this small one at Innisfree Garden is no exception.  I’m not sure if it could even be classified as a waterfall. This photo was taken with my Canon T1i at .5 second, ISO 200, and F/25. Innisfree Garden Trivia:  The Garden is 150 acres […]

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Arch at Innisfree Garden

Arch at Innisfree Garden

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Innisfree Garden

Here’s another photo from Innisfree Garden.  One thing about this place is there are tons of photogenic areas and it’s really a beautiful location.  I spent two to three hours there, but next time I’m planning on bringing a lunch and staying all day.  It’s a very peaceful, enjoyable environment. For this photo, I used […]

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Bridge at Innisfree Gardens

Start of Series on Innisfree Garden

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Innisfree Garden

In the Spring of 2011, I visited Innisfree Garden located in Millbrook, New York.  Every once in a while, I’ve worked on processing the photos, but haven’t posted any because I just didn’t feel that I was capturing the feel of this beautiful location.  Lately, I’m starting to like the photos better, so I’m going […]

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