January drive

1st Place Pick, Inspirations 2.2

Visited my lovely wife at her job on Claryville, NY. Took the long way home..<

Pepacton Reservoir on ice, view from the bridge facing west…pepact2

Pepacton Reservoir from the bridge facing east.pepacton-on-ice

Roadside Ice.ikes

Roadside renewal.winter-star

 

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September Quartet

Winter weather prompts editing previous work..  Combining Silver Efex and Photoshop for some selective color treatments on an afternoon trip near a neighbors cornfield yields some shots I hope you’ll like..

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When a butterfly flaps it’s wings….

The famous introduction to chaos theory.., the Butterfly Effect.

See (and support) the wiki page: Wikipedia on the Butterfly Effect

As for the critter itself, I don’t know who they are or what they are named but really like to photograph them.  It’s challenging and they are beautiful.  I recently found and joined a facebook page for butterfly enthusiasts.  It’s a worldwide enthusiasm.  When a butterfly on the other side of the world flaps it’s wings, it really does have an effect here.  Thanks to the Butterfly people for helping me identify these:

pocono-butterFritillary, Pocono Mountain Forest

black-beautySpicebush Swallowtail, Bashakill Wetland Refuge, NY

ss10bRed Admiral, Red Bug Slough, Sarasota FL

See this: Butterfly Enthusiast FB page

 

Weeds and Seeds

 

Assorted shots from gardens, farms, forests and wetlands in the western Catskills and eastern Pocono mountains.

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Horses and their canoe, Youngsville, NY
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Sunflower in a shared garden, Jeffersonville, NY
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Brussel Sprouts in a shared garden, Jeffersonville, NY
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Bee Balm in Winter, Youngsville, NY
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Tiger in the Poconos
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Cornfield, North Branch, NY
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Big bird, Callicoon Creek, NY
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Near the house, Youngsville, NY
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Natures velcro, Beaverkill, NY
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Redwing on the Bashakill, NY
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Deer North Branch, NY
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Down the Road, Ulster County, NY
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Farm, Ulster County, NY
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Dragons on the Bashakill, NY
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Redwing on Callicoon Creek, NY
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The mighty Bashakill Wetlands, NY
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Backyard, Jeffersonville, NY

Ain’t nothin like a hummingbird……

Here are a few shots from August.  Off camera flash with Yongnuo YN-622c wireless transmitter set up on a tripod in the garden with this cooperative critter.  A Toyota Tundra makes a pretty good blind for the shoot.  The hummingbird thinks it’s just a truck and it’s always fun to drive on the lawn………