Tag: long island

Try it on for Size

It’s been a busy week for me, and I’ve been spending a lot of time at the horse barn in a five day riding clinic. Playing with the newly added software Topaz Impressions this past week, I’ve found that having the right image to start with is crucial. […]

As Faith

As Faith Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many […]

A Mama and Her eggs

Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York is home for Common terns in the summer. The grass laid sand dunes provide the perfect habitat for the flock to raise their young. Even though there is a rope to keep the humans out, the terns seem to not obey the […]

Keep an Eye on the Sky

The birds of Nickerson Beach, New York are ever present of potential predators. Keeping an eye to the sky, this American Oystercatcher and her fledgling kept a keen look at something flying overhead. Was it friend or foe? Who is to know. But they certainly have their eyes […]

Keeping an Eye on You

A charming juvenile Common Tern waits patiently among the grass. Laying on the soft sand on Nickerson Beach, Long Island, New York, I waited patiently with him. Attending a wonderful three-day photography workshop with Denise Ippolito, she encouraged me to think simple, think bright, and think low. The […]

Good Morning !

This darling baby Common Tern would wait within the beach grass waiting for mom to arrive with a meal. Somehow with all of the terns flying around, the baby knew which one was mom. When she knew mom was drawing near, she would come out of the grass […]

Softly Sleeping

  Along the soft sand of Nickerson Beach, Long Island New York, a juvenile Common tern tucked in for a morning nap. This past week was spent with world renowned photographer Denise Ippolito who’s amazing coaching lead me to this capture. Encouraging me to get down on the […]

American Oystercatcher

Learning how to get down and dirty with the American Oystercatchers on Nickerson Beach. With the expert coaching of Denise Ippolito, the navy seal crawl is crucial for an amazing perspective such as this one. Now back out for another sandy session.

Common Terns at Nickerson Beach

Sometimes in the least likely of places can be found large colonies of shore birds. Such is Nickerson Beach on Long Island, New York. Known for its nesting shorebirds including Common terns, Black skimmers, Oystercatchers, and Least terns, it’s a haven for not only birds but also bird […]