Posts Tagged ‘black’

First Look Photo: Out of its Range

December 27, 2017

Today’s shot is of a bird called a bufflehead.  It’s a duck like bird that is not usually seen in this part of Maine.

Black and White

First Look Photo: Lady and the Vine

June 28, 2017

I don’t usually see ladybugs this early in the Summer, but I saw this one on my way home from work.  I just love the red wings, and white head.


Photo Friday: What a Loon

April 7, 2017

Loons spend the Winter in the bays, and coast line, and move to lakes and rivers for nesting during the Spring.  I caught this one right before it moved out of Casco Bay for its fresh water home.

loon 1

Photo Friday: First Signs

March 10, 2017

Every year, towards the end of Winter, I look for certain signs that the warm up is on the way.  The first of these signs is the sound of the cardinal.  Most of the year, it is a short peep, but right before the warm up it changes to a beautiful song used to attract a mate.

Today’s picture is of a cardinal in the middle of its call.

Singing Cardinal

Photo Friday: Comfort and Style

February 10, 2017

Today’s Picture is another school assignment.  I was to shoot a pair of shoes to show texture, and focus on the style of it.  Himalayan cats are considered a symbol of style, so that’s why he’s in there,  that, and I couldn’t get him out of the picture.



Photo Friday: No Egrets

September 9, 2016

If I were to have any regrets about my photography, it would be not having my camera at a great photo moment.  To be honest, those times have happened in the past.

Today’s shot was one I was definitely ready for.  I was on my way home, from work, when I saw a snowy egret hunting for fish.  I loved the way the ripples in the water’s current played around its feet.


First Look Photo: Something to Crow About.

August 17, 2016

I thought only one photograph per week wasn’t getting enough exposure for my images, especially with the amount of photographs I take per week.

This week, my first look is of a crow who is looking at me.

curious crow

Photo Friday: Let Nature be Nature

May 20, 2016

This week, I went to a beautiful nature trail with a water fall.  While walking on the path, I came across an incident that reminded me that you never have to force nature to cooperate with you.

Some of the best shots I have ever taken of animals have been when nature is free to run its own course.  In this instance, I had spotted an eastern black swallowtail, and took a few shots.  I was going to move on when the butterfly decided my thumb looked like a good resting spot.  It was my right hand, so I couldn’t get the picture.  When it took off, I thought it would be fun to stick out my left hand, not expecting much.  When the butterfly landed right in my left hand, I started snapping.  I ended up with 40 shots before it left, including this week’s picture.

Eastern Black Swollowtail



Photo Friday: Welcome to my Church

April 1, 2016

Through the years, one question that pops up, occasionally, is “If you’re a Christian, why don’t you go to church?” My answer to that is pretty simple.  Every time I walk out my front door, into nature, I’m in my church.

No stained glass window, or cathederal, no matter how elaborate, can come close to the beauty of nature.  I don’t worship nature, but I do appreciate the creation of it, and that is what I want to share with my photography.

I hope you enjoy today’s sample.

Hairy Woodpecker

Taking it to the streets.

December 3, 2012

Normally, I’m a nature photographer, but starting today I’ll be going on street excursions, to do a little street photography.  It suddenly made sense that if I want a chance at pro-photography, I’m going to have to vary it up a bit.  Not only that, I’m starting work on a video series, on my YouTube channel in January on photography for people with a meager budget.  I’ve done street photography before, but this is the first time I was truly serious about it, and not just using it to test equipment.

I will now post some pictures, and I hope you will like them, and tell me what you think about them.  Don’t forget, I need honesty, as I’m getting ready to do this on a regular basis.

I just really liked the perspective.

I just really liked the perspective.



This was taken in Longfellow square.

What struck me about this shot was the animated conversation.  There seemed to be a story there.

What struck me about this shot was the animated conversation. There seemed to be a story there.


I would love to know if there are ways to improve these, and I do listen to all comments.

If I could ask you for just one more thing, I’m looking for photo challenges to use for my videos.  Please let me know if you have any ideas.

Thank you and enjoy