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Around Massachusetts circa 1998-2007, wildlife, scenery, astrophotography. Click on any image to load larger image and start slide show.
USS Constitution, Charleston, MA. Paul Revere statue near Old North Church, Boston, MA. A tree swallow and a barn swallow compete for a landing spot, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass. Chickadee at suet feeder, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass. Red-bellied woodpecker at suet feeder, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass. Downy woodpecker, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass.
Downy woodpecker at suet feeder, Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Marshfield, Mass. I have dozens of bad woodpecker photos. This Downey Woodpecker was in a dark forested area at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary.  I got a few ISO 1600 shots.  I do not like to do a lot of image manipulation, but it was necessary to call upon some of Photoshop’s capabilities to control the high ISO noise. Owl, Parker River NWR, Massachusetts, 2007. Harrier, Parker River NWR, Massachusetts, 2007. Swans taking flight, Parker River NWR, Massachusetts, 2007. Gray seals and harbor seals cover the land and water, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Cod
A gray seal checks out the tour boat, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Cod A Green Heron stalks crabs, Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Cape Cod Nesting gulls, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge, Cape Cod Daffodils start blooming in my lawn in Massachusetts.  This one was picked and photographed inside.  This is the very first image I took with a Canon digital camera, a Powershot S330 ELPH, and Ive been using Canon digital cameras ever since. Bug on a daisy. Nauset Light, Eastham, Mass.
Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Mass. Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Mass. Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Mass. Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Mass. Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Mass. Nobska Light, Woods Hole, Mass.
Young Red-Tailed Hawk, digiscoped as he sat in a tree, Canon S330 camera and Televue 85 telescope. One of my first digiscoping efforts, Braintree Hawk.  Could not get this tight with a conventional telephoto lens to show the cottonwood fluff stuck in the branches, but shooting with this setup on a cloudy day through a thick window muddied the sharpness and contrast. Swallows at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Canon S330 camera and Televue 85 telescope. Turtle at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Canon S330 camera and Televue 85 telescope. Bird at Wellfleet Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon), Canon S45 camera and Televue 85 telescope. Poppy and little bee.
Eastern Bluebird, Massachusetts Audubon Stony Brook Refuge.  Digiscoped, Televue 85, 40mm eyepiece, 2x multiplier, Canon G6 camera. UMass-Dartmouth TE Cameron Barker reaches up into the raindrops to grab a TD pass. Sunspots. Moon, Provia slide taken with Pentax KX t-mounted to Meade ETX 125 telescope.  Telescope shows image reversed left to right. Star trails, taken south of Boston so I had to remove some sky glow, scanned from medium format film, 2004. Crescent Moon and Venus.
Sun with a few spots, glass solar filter. Digiscoping the Moon, Canon G6 and Televue 85. Digiscoping the waning Moon, Canon G6 and Televue 85. Digiscoping the waning Moon, Canon G6 and Televue 85.  Detail of previous image, showing the 100 km crater Theophilus (with the obvious center peak) lower right and part of the Montes Apenninus mountains upper left. Moon one day past full with 500mm lens and 1.4x extender on DSLR. Portsmouth, New Hampshire at dusk.  Just a grab shot with the Kodak DC290.

Blog Entries for Massachusetts:
February 2007
2/3/2007 Shoot the Moon - Shooting the Moon with 500mm and extender. astro
January 2007
1/7/2007 Upon Further Review - A harrier turns out to be an owl, Plum Island, Massachusetts. owl
December 2006
12/28/2006 Killer Chickadee - Hanging around the suet feeder at Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary. bird
July 2006
7/15/2006 Phases - Shooting the waning Moon. astro
June 2006
6/17/2006 Bluebird - Digiscoping birds at Stony Brook Refuge, Mass Audobon. bird
6/11/2006 Sun and Moon - Trying out new digiscoping gadgets. astro

Blog Entries for other Around New England:
July 2021
7/8/2021 What's Old - Images from Canon 1D Mark II 2004-08. cardinal, owl
May 2008
5/16/2008 Goldfinch - I saw some goldfinches at dusk in South Dakota, but the image is from Massachusetts. goldfinch
June 2007
6/7/2007 Photo of the Year - Bluejay is the belated selection for Photo of the Year 2006. bluejay
December 2006
12/31/2006 New (to me) - A hawk shows up in my back yard. hawk
12/25/2006 Hanging - More 500mm shots. photography
12/20/2006 Lens Test - The big 500mm is unleashed on backyard birds. photography
12/19/2006 Camera Rotation - Goodbye to Canon S45 camera, hello to giant 500mm lens. photography
August 2006
8/20/2006 Old and New - Old image of cardinal and new image of bluejay. bird
8/12/2006 What now? - Hunting blind in my back yard…for bird photography. bird
8/10/2006 Dragonfly - Shooting dragonflys at Stony Brook Refuge, Mass Audobon. dragonfly
July 2006
7/18/2006 The Turkey Diaries - Turkeys in my yard 2000-2007 bird
7/1/2006 Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Grosbeaks and Goldfinches in the back yard. bird
May 2006
5/19/2006 Digiscope - Experimenting with photographing chipmunks through a telescope. chipmunk
January 2006
1/8/2006 Lighthouses - Maine 2001-2004. lighthouse
September 2002
9/28/2002 Candidate - Who is eligible for the Heisman? football
May 2002
5/19/2002 Nova Scotia - Ferry ride from Maine to Nova Scotia. international
May 2001
5/12/2001 Polar Bears - Providence Zoo. bear

 
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