Frogwatch is a citizen science event happening now and through the month of May at the John Heinz NWR in conjunction with the Philadelphia Zoo. Great opportunity not just to learn about frogs, but to actually hike out into the refuge after dark and hear their identifying calls. We went and it was definitely worth […]
The Dupont Environmental Education Center is located in the Russell W. Peterson Urban Wildlife Refuge in Wilmington, DE. All the years we’ve been going to Frawley Stadium we never knew it was there. Found it on a random google. Address: 1400 Delmarva Lane Wilmington, DE 19801 Take your best route to Frawley Stadium. Stay on […]
Citizen Science is where it’s at! Some great sites where you can get involved: Butterflies and Moths of North America Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) is an ambitious effort to collect, store, and share species information and occurrence data. You can participate by taking and submitting photographs of butterflies, moths, and caterpillars. Odonata […]
First time visiting Forsythe. As with all of the NWR system it is a beautiful place and worth multiple visits. The visitor center is at the southernmost end of the refuge in the vicinity of Absecon, NJ. Technically, Oceanville, NJ. Here’s the not so great — THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY construction. What. a. mess. And, […]
Bombay Hook NWR. 2591 Whitehall Neck Road Smyrna, DE 19977 302-653-9345 firstname.lastname@example.org Approximately 60 miles south of Wilmington, Delaware. Fabulous place to spend the day. Added bonus? WAFFLE HOUSE right off DE-1 South on US 13 before you make the turn onto Smyrna-Leipsic Road. A different snowy egret shot with the Minolta 500mm mirror. […]
Shots from the Philadelphia airport protests against the travel/muslim ban on January 29, 2017.
Really enjoying the Macro Mondays group on Flickr. Nice weekly challenges. This past week the challenge was monochrome. Any subject. This is a shot of a replica of a Gunter’s quadrant. As a bonus the photo was Explored! Shot with the Sony A65 and the Minolta 50mm f1.7 with a +2 closeup filter.
Shot at Longwood Gardens railroad display with the Minolta 50mm f/1.7 on the Sony A65. This is my favorite Minolta lens and my #1 walking around lens. Great for portraits and low light situations. It’s razor sharp and creates beautiful bokeh when wide open. Available on eBay for approximately $50.00. Can’t go wrong. Minolta AF […]
Great trip to Bombay Hook NWR for fall migration. You haven’t seen a sunrise until you see it at Bombay Hook. Always spectacular! Some hints for visiting: Hilton Garden Inn, Dover: Really great place to stay that is on Route 13. About 5 miles to the Waffle House and a 20 minute trip to the […]
Bokeh can be beautiful. It can also be crazy. Especially when using the Minolta MD Rokkor-X 500mm mirror lens. Because the lens is not refractive it requires a careful choice of background to avoid doughnut bokeh. Catadioptric lenses use two mirrors. The secondary mirror partially blocks the main mirror blocking out the center of each light […]