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A Northern Cardinal Photo

My First Bird Photo using “Better Beamer” and Flash

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

I’ve been really focusing on improving my photography and post-processing skills, which has kept me away from posting lately.  I’ve done quite a bit of training on Photoshop and polished up my skills with Lightroom and the Nik Software plug-ins.  I also bought a “Better Beamer” which is a flash extender that allows the flash […]

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Macro Photo of Polished Rocks

Macro Shots of Polished Rocks

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Macro Photography

  It’s been really cold here this weekend, so I decided to play around with “light painting” (which I posted about yesterday) and macro photography.  Here’s a few shots of some rocks I polished a few years ago.  I haven’t identified these rocks, so I don’t really know what they are. I shot these using […]

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Light Painting of Musical Instruments

My First Attempt at Light Painting

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Light Painting

  This is a little different for a nature photography blog, but I wanted to share my first attempt at light painting.  There are a few things I would like to change on this photo, but overall, I like the way it came out and I learned a lot in the process.  I apologize that […]

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Pygmy Marmoset at Beardsley Zoo, Bridgeport, Connecticut

Pygmy Marmoset at Beardsley Zoo

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Beardsley Zoo

  In my visit to the Beardsley Zoo in the fall of last year, I took a few photos of this Pygmy Marmoset.  This was probably the most camera shy animal I saw at the zoo.  It was fine when I was just looking, but when I raised the camera, it would jump behind the […]

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Female Dark-Eyed Junco

Female Dark-eyed Junco on Branch

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series Birds at My Birdfeeder

  A couple of  weeks ago, it was a relatively nice day so I took my camera, Tokina 80-400 mm lens, tripod, and a chair into the back yard and started photographing birds.  I was relatively close to where they hang out, so at first they were a little leery of me.  However, eventually the […]

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Photo of a Cooper's Hawk on the Ground

Hawk on the Ground

  First, I apologize for my absence from the blog over the last month or so – life has been really hectic.  However, I have lots of new material for posts that I’m anxious to share over the next several months.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to return to publishing at least several posts a week, […]

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Nonnewaug Falls in Woodbury, Connecticut

Nonnewaug Falls

This entry is part 1 of 1 in the series Nonnewaug Falls

  I’m starting to get behind in my posting – I had hoped to post twice a day, but the weather has been so nice here (high in the low 50’s today) that I’m taking every opportunity that I can to photograph (make hay while the sun shines).  I figure that when it gets really nasty […]

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Carpenter Falls in Granby, Connecticut

Carpenter Falls Photo

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Carpenter Falls

  The photo above is Carpenter Falls located in the Caruso Collamore Carpenter Preserve in Granby, Connecticut.  This is a beautiful falls and I didn’t see another soul while I was at the falls – this is probably because it’s quite a way off the beaten trail.  In fact, my SUV did fine, but I […]

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