Category: Photography

Stairway at the Louvre Museum.
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Fall in the salt marsh

Aspen leaf in spike grass. Fargeorge Preserve, New Haven.

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Sassafras trees

Sassafras tree trunks, Bluff Point State Park. I've always been fascinated by the strange, twisted forms of sassafras groves.  

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Birth of a Common Tern

A sequence (on Flickr) of photos of a Common Tern (Sterna hirundo) hatching from its egg. Shot in 1981 when I was a volunteer on a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tern banding project on Falkner Island, off Guilford, Connecticut, U.S.A.  

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Disruptive camouflage

When you look at a Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus) in isolation it looks boldly-striped—the antithesis of what you'd expect from an animal trying to blend into its background. But in natural settings the black-and-white stripes work very effectively to break up the silhouette of the bird, making it surprisingly hard to spot against the background. At Hammonsasset ...

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Great Blue Heron

"Your sigh, I am told, is like the sound of rain driven against tower bells. You smell like wild ginger. When you lift your foot from the river, water doesn't run off it to spoil the transparent surface of the shallows. The water hesitates to offend you." —Barry Lopez, The Search for the Heron, River ...

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They’re back

Spring weather hasn't arrived with the calendar start of the season here in Connecticut, but this week I've seen our first local ospreys of the year hunting over the ponds along the Quinnipiac River.

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Great Egrets

Great Egrets (Ardea alba) in a salt marsh at Hammonasset State Park, Madison, Connecticut.  

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Look carefully

Praying mantis (Tenodera sinensis), Fargeorge Reserve, New Haven, Connecticut. As a photographer, and particularly a nature photographer, I'm always reminding myself that if there doesn't seem to be an interesting subject around me, I'm just not looking hard enough. This big girl was right in front of me and I had not noticed.  

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Long toes

Now you know why their toes are so long. Little Blue Heron (Egretta caerulea), Green Cay Wetlands, Boynton Beach, Florida.