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Tag Archives: Fauna

Those Big Eyes


Osprey on watch
Central Maryland — May 2014
Leica M 240 + Leica Telyt 560/6.8

I saw this big boy from a distance, and just loved how he looked on the top of that telephone pole.  I’m always impressed about just how far inland these birds can travel from the ocean.

Floating Cobra Chickens


Proud parents with their little ones
Lilypons, Maryland — April 2014
Leica M 240 + Leica Vario-Elmar 35-70/4.0 ASPH

The title comes from a recent posting on Reddit, which you can read here.

Pulsating Orbs


Jellyfish at the National Aquarium
Baltimore, Maryland — January 2017
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-70/1.8-2.8

Mr. Toad


A friend in our front yard
Central Maryland — June 2017
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Not The Best Camouflage


Yellow crab spider on a morning glory
Central Maryland — August 2004
Canon PowerShot G3 + 35-140mm

Spotted this little critter just as I was about to hop into the car for the commute into work.  I would think that the contrasting colors would create a perfect bulls-eye for a passing bird, as it sure drew my unwanted attention.

Sweet Paws Of Contentment


Autumn in my lap
Central Maryland — December 2017
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Sorry for the long dry period, but I’ve been having to deal with a torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder for a long while.  I had the necessary surgery last week and am finally on the mend.

Long time readers will remember that I had my right shoulder done back in early 2015… welp, I guess the left one felt neglected.

In The Noonday Sun


Bison at Slough Creek
Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park — October 2017
Sony RX100 V + Zeiss Vario-Sonnar 24-70/1.8-2.8

We were in the car, creeping past these incredible creatures, while taking photos.  The one in the foreground appears nonchalant, but the one to the rear has its tail raised — which is a warning sign of being irritated.  This image wasn’t taken with a telephoto; we were — in fact — about 10 feet or so away from them.