Monthly Archives: May 2011

Red Fox Kit

Red Fox Kit
Canon 7D, 500mm f4.o
Exposure Triad: f 6.3, 1/400 sec, ISO 400

This is one of a pair of female kits that were scurrying about on a very cold May afternoon.  The litter was 8 as of last week there were supposed to be 7 but we saw just two – both females.   The knew we were around but they did not care at all and just went about their business looking up at us every once in a while.  The conditions were miserable and the light very poor in the foggy conditions.  Did manage to capture some decent video of the two chasing each other.


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Red Wing Blackbird – Great Meadows

With spring delayed the Red Wing Blackbirds are furiously building nests, chasing females and being chased by Marsh Wrens.  This one spent a long time posing and calling perched on a cattail.

Red Wing Blackbird
Canon 7D 500 mm f4.0
Exposure Triad:  f 5.6, 1/400 sec, ISO 400 

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Great Meadows, MA

Marsh Wren building its nest
Canon 7D,70-200mm F2.8
Exposure Triad:  f5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 400 

The rains continue, week after week.  This is the strangest spring that I can remember.  A short break from the rains – we headed out to Great Meadows.  The green marsh grasses are now reaching the tops of the cattails so in a few days the marsh wren will be a difficult subject to photograph here.  The shot above is one of a marsh wren just having plucked at the cattail for some nesting material. Continue reading »

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Steampunk Festival 2011

Steampunk Festival – Waltham, MA 2011
Canon 7D 24-70 mm 2.8

The Steampunk festival is an interesting event held in Waltham Common.  This event was a two day affair May 7th and 8th.  We spent the early afternoon on Sunday and grabbed a few shots of the people all in their Steampunk clothes, hats, goggles and jewelry.  The wind and the light were not the most conducive – fill flash helped a bit.  A second light and some reflectors would have been handy.   Continue reading »

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A Violet – so simple


A weed so simple yet in its own way so captivating.  A stacked macro image with three texture layers and a single edge treatment.

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