Tag: nature photographer

Emerald Swallowtail

Perfectly posing within the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, Maryland, the stunning Emerald Swallowtail stopped me in my tracks. Reminding me of the Emerald City in the Wizard of Oz, this brilliant butterfly almost seemed out of place from the other butterflies. A spectacular […]

Solitude

How I go to the woods Ordinarily, I go to the woods alone, with not a single friend, for they are all smilers and talkers and therefore unsuitable. I don’t really want to be witnessed talking to the catbirds or hugging the old black oak tree. I have my way […]

Wings of Angels

I now know where angels get their wings from. They get them from beautiful and elegant Tundra Swans. With a wingspan over five feet wide, these swans can throw their hefty 20+ pounds into a hit. Can you imagine being hit by a twenty three pound bird with […]

Enjoy the Moments

Could it be possible that I can find Bald Eagles closer to home away from Conowingo Dam? Well, with great thanks to fellow bird photographer and blogger Hugh Vandervoort with His Birding Photos secret intel was shared about a small group of bald eagles near Annapolis. Heading out […]

The Contenders

Dawn at Big Meadows, Shenandoah National Park. Time for a duel. A duel between youth and age. In one side of the corner is the ten-point buck. At least five years of age, due to the growth of his antlers. Marked with a big green “X” and a […]

American Black Bear

Driving along skyline drive in the late afternoon after a full day of high winds and rain, the weather began to clear. The road winds in and around the mountains with sweeping landscapes filled with autumn colored forests and clouds misting over the mountainside. It was time to […]

The Funky Bird Club

Today I had some time to finally get down to visit School House Pond in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. (Hold your hat, Jerry of Quiet Solo Pursuits this is my best work yet. ) There were reports of some birds that I’ve only seen once or twice, with really […]