Archive for the ‘Nature’ Category

Turkey Vulture or Buzzard

Thursday, May 28th, 2009
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

I was on my way home from dropping my daughter off at day care the other day and spotted four Turkey Vultures (Cathartes aura) perched on a fence down the road from my house.  Once again I didn’t have my camera with me, but this time I went home and got the camera and went back.

When I get back they weren’t on the fence any more, they were on the silo behind the pasture.  I was a little dissapointed that they weren’t on the fence, but they were still near by.

May Flowers…dandelions

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009
Taraxacum officinale

Dandelions (Taraxacum officinale)

I went fishing a few weeks ago.  I went to one of my regular fishing spots.  This was the view from over my shoulder as I was fishing.

Dandelions are generally little more than a lawn nuiscaence.   This day they were simply beautifull.

April Osprey…

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009
Osprey in Hilton (Pandion haliaetus)

Osprey in Hilton (Pandion haliaetus)

I know it’s been a while since I posted anything.  I have a variety of photos to get posted.

Well, I was on my way to pickup my daughter from my parents and happened to see a sizable bird on top of a telephone pole.  So of course I stopped and grabbed the camera.  I have missed a variety of photo opportunities over the past couple weeks, as a result of not carrying my camera.

Not today however.

Osprey in Hamlin (Pandion haliaetus)

Osprey in Hamlin (Pandion haliaetus)

Feeding the Ducks

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

American CootWe decided to take our two year old daughter to feed the ducks this past Saturday. We live about five minutes from Lake Ontario, so there is a variety of water and wetlands in the area.

We figured we would be feeding them for a while, but it was pretty much a bust. The only ducks we found were out in the bay far beyond our reach. I even tried to lure them in with bread. I couldn’t even throw the bread out far enough for them to even notice it. So we drove around for a while trying everywhere in the area that was accessible within reason. The only ducks we did see were either out of reach or inaccessible.

We stopped at a small bridge on our way home and we saw a muskrat and this duck like creature. It took me a little while to actually figure out what is was. I tried searching for “black duck with a white bill”. What I found out was that this isn’t a duck at all, it’s an American Coot, a duck like water bird. I have been an outdoors man my entire life and I don’t ever remember seeing this wonderful bird before. I hope it sticks around for a while, I want to go back and take some more pictures.


Doom and Gloom

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Snow Goose

Well, I haven’t been able to get out much lately to take pictures. So last Sunday we decided to leave a little early to drive around and see what might catch our eye. We didn’t have that much luck. It turned out to be a cloudy, gloomy, wet day. It actually started raining. The geese above were in the Irondequoit bay area. We were actually on our way back when we spotted them and decided to stop to snap some shots.


Gallery on-line

Monday, November 19th, 2007

Well, here it is.  My first of many galleries to come.  There are 124 pictures in this gallery.  There are a variety of photos, including, sunrise, sunset, scenery, waterfalls, skyscapes, and more.  These are all low resolution images for on-line viewing purposes. 

Also, I created this blog layout using 2 of the pictures from my collection.

Let me know what you think.



Hilton Head Island

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

In December 2006, my wife’s family and our family went to Hilton Head Island for a week. There were several enjoyable things about going to Hilton Head during December such as the weather was not unbearably hot, it was off season so there were not too many people there and there were no lines trying to get into a restaurant or onto a tour boat. However, we did find that several places that would have normally been open during season were closed because it was off season. But that didn’t stop us from getting some much needed rest and relaxation. Especially in a spectacular place such as Hilton Head Island. Every day we woke up early just to see the sun rise. There is no better sunrise than that over a beach bungalow with some palm trees and the ocean waves rolling in…it was breathe taking. We went on a dolphin watch and actually caught some photos of dolphins. Believe me, that was not an easy task. Every day we combed the beach in search of the best sea shells and in hunt for the infamous sharks tooth. And, we actually found them. It was the best time ever.

Hilton Head Island South Carolina Beautiful Beach

Hilton Head Island Dolphin Watch Amazing site

The Grand Canyon Of The East

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

What an amazing site! You wouldn’t believe it unless you actually saw it with you own eyes. And each turn my wife and I took, the better the view got. It truly was amazing. One end of the the Letchworth Park, also known as the Grand Canyon of the East, in New York State, is all cliffs and stunning sites. And as if that was enough, the other end of the park is beautifully covered with multiple waterfalls. The day we were there, we happened to see not one but three weddings taking place and caught a picture of the waterfalls while a wedding party was taking photos by the falls as well. Not a bad place for wedding photos! My wife and I enjoyed the photos that we were able to take while we were there but better yet we camped and we were able to go white water rafting and had a blast.

Grand Canyon of the East Letchworth State Park Beautiful Scenery in NY

Letchworth Park, Grand Canyon of the East, Beautiful Waterfall

Hello, and welcome

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

This is my first of many posts to my new blog. I hope you enjoy what you see here. The purpose of this blog is primarily to let you know what I am snapping pictures of.

Photography has been a hobby of mine for several years. I am currently doing a lot with natural beauty. (Wildlife and scenery.)

Here is a picture I took this afternoon.

Black Squirell picture

This is a low res version. I will get a better one on-line when I have some more time.