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Middle Creek 2014   Leave a comment

I missed the peak of the snow geese migration this year, but did have a chance to visit Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area this past weekend.  No snow geese photos, but here are few shots that I was able to capture.

Can anyone identify this bird?  I thought it was a blue heron, but a friend thinks it is not.

Can anyone identify this bird? I thought it was a blue heron, but a friend thinks it is not.  (Low light / high ISO, so a bit of noise with this photo)

 

 

 

 

Canada goose

Canada goose

 

Same Canada goose, but processed with a bit more painterly effect.

Same Canada goose, but processed with a bit more painterly effect.

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Posted March 24, 2014 by ~ Bruce in Nature and Wildlife

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American Bison   Leave a comment

Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

I’ve seen people chase after black bears and 1,000 lb. elk with their cameras, but you would have to be at the far end of the stupid scale to chase after one of these bad boys.  And yet, a tourist had been killed earlier that summer at neighboring Wind Cave National Park after approaching a mother bison and her calf.

I took this with my 200mm zoom lens, and the car between me and the herd.

Posted July 5, 2011 by ~ Bruce in Landscapes, Nature and Wildlife, Travel Photography

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Territorial   Leave a comment

Two males and one female in the same vicinity.  That didn’t last for long.

Posted April 28, 2011 by ~ Bruce in Nature and Wildlife

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Cape May – Terns (photo #3)   Leave a comment

Beautiful, graceful, and noisy birds.  Another tern photo from our weekend in Cape May, NJ.

Posted April 25, 2011 by ~ Bruce in Nature and Wildlife

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Cape May – Terns (photo #2)   Leave a comment

Check out the railing on the bottom of the photo.  How’s that for a horizontal line from a handheld photo?  No vertical / horizontal software adjustments made!

Posted April 25, 2011 by ~ Bruce in Nature and Wildlife

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Snow Geese   Leave a comment

Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area, Pennsylvania.  Handheld, 1/250th sec., f/6.7, 280mm, ISO 200.

For two to three weeks every March, Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area is one of Pennsylvania’s best destinations for waterfowl viewing and photography.  That’s when snow geese stop to rest and feed during their journey northward to the Arctic Circle.  The management area and lake provide a relatively safe haven, and the corn fields in Lancaster and Lebanon counties allow for easy foraging during the day.  As a result, up to 100,000 geese can descend upon the area in any given year.  This past March was considered a “poor” year, with an estimate of only 60,000 snow geese dropping by.

Posted April 13, 2011 by ~ Bruce in Nature and Wildlife

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