"A Sand County Almanac"

"THERE ARE SOME WHO CAN LIVE WITHOUT WILD THINGS AND SOME WHO CANNOT."
"FOR US IN THE MINORITY THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE GEESE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN TELEVISION.".....Aldo Leopold




"LOOK DEEP INTO NATURE, AND THEN YOU WILL UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING BETTER".....Albert Einstein


Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hummingbird and Flowers


Beautiful flowers and hummingbirds are meant for each other. As I was admiring a flower garden not far from Jefferson, Maryland a female ruby-throated hummingbird came to check for nectar...



She darted from plant to plant; seemingly determined to investigate each one...













A goldfinch was attracted to the sunflowers...





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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Summer's Almost Over


A few days ago I was watching a small stream before the sun was up.  Quietly, a spotted fawn emerged from the dense foliage and began to drink.  The fawn was too young to be concerned about danger...



On a different day, not far away, another young creature spotted me; it too, seemed more curious than alarmed...



The coyote pup continued to explore the edge of the grassy field; probably hoping to find a plump grasshopper...


I rarely have an opportunity to photograph coyotes, so I was especially thankful for this encounter...


Gradually, the coyote went on it's way...


While I was leaving the area I came upon another fawn...



Spending time with young wildlife is a precious opportunity that only lasts a short while...


Like the fleeting days of summer, each is unique and to be savored when the short, cold days of winter arrive.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Birds From Our Road Trips


Road trips provide opportunities to see birds that do not live near our home, such as the Red-naped Sapsucker shown above; or the Black-billed Magpie below...



Golden Eagles are said to be present in the east but I have only seen them in Rocky Mountain States...





This Swainson's Hawk was hunting in Grand Teton National Park...





Red-tailed Hawks are found across the country...



This Trumpeter Swan and young in Yellowstone...



Swainson's Hawk chicks in Wyoming...



I believe that this is a Greater Sage Grouse...



A Short-eared Owl near Kelly, Wyoming...



A Common Raven in flight...



White Pelican in the Snake River...



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Friday, August 24, 2018

Colorful Summertime


Summer can be a difficult time for wildlife photographers.  Tall vegetation provides concealment, and midday heat stifles activity for many critters.  Fortunately, many species of butterflies are available to add color and motion to the landscape...





Among the varieties that visit flower gardens here in the northeast are Monarchs, Black and Spicebush Swallowtails, Cloudless Sulphurs and many others...


  










All of these images were taken with a Tamron 150-600mm lens, Nikon D500 camera, handheld...




I used Photoshop to remove color from everything except the butterfly and flower in the next image...


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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Facebook or Blog? That Is The Question.

Regular readers of my blog know that I have not posted an update for a while.  The reason is that wildlife has been hard to locate due to the thick foliage and daily temperatures in the 90 degree range.

I view the blog as an "on-line log" where I share my wildlife sightings.  I try to update it on a weekly basis.  Unfortunately, there are times when I do not obtain any new images for a week or more.

To try to keep my friends and followers interested I sometimes post photos from past encounters on Face book.  If one only checks the blog, they will miss the Face book images; on the other hand, those who only see Face book will miss the "back story" that I try to include with each blog post.

Here are some of the photos that appeared in my Face book posts during the past week...





















If you want to see my Face book posts just go to your own Face book page and type: "Steve Ferendo" or "Natural World Through My Camera" into the search window.  When the page opens, select "Follow" and you will be all set.

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