Lake Valhalla Overlook

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Lake Valhalla Overlook
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Morris County NJ
There are several scenic vistas within the local park system. This view is accessed via the Turkey Mountain hiking area across the street from the Visitors Center.

Jack-in-the-pulpit at Pyramid Mountain

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Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Park, Morris County, New Jersey
Also known as bog onion, brown dragon, Indian turnip, American wake robin.

Eastern Towhee at Oros Wildlife Preserve in Woodbridge NJ

Eastern Towhee

Oros Wildlife Preserve, Woodbridge NJ

I was fortunate that this bird sprung up in a mostly unobstructed area to call. It was quite unfortunate that an airplane flew directly overhead but I was able to clean up the audio a little after trying a “bandpass filter” around 3100hz to isolate the bird vocalization.

Canon EOS M50 + Tamron SP 150-600mm VC G2

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Valhalla Brook Falls at Pyramid Mountain

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Valhalla Brook Falls
Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area, Morris County, New Jersey
I am working on new artwork to update the trail info panels at the visitor center within the Pyramid Mountain. Nice privilege to be a part of.
Canon 10-18mm + Canon SL2

Magnolia in Bloom

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Magnolia in Spring
I normally walk around the pond and nature trails at Fairview for photography but this roadside opportunity was even easier to shoot. Positioning the wide angle lens close to the blossoms set the stage for a dramatic perspective.
Canon 10-18mm + Canon SL2

April Storm over Wildcat Ridge

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April Storm over Wildcat Ridge
Rockaway Township, New Jersey
I was at the right place and right time for dramatic weather at the local hawkwatch. I’ve photographed from this vista dozens of times but have never observed such defined clouds. A seemingly ethereal light struck the foreground as sunlight permeated the sky.
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron 24-70mm

Tree Swallow in Sussex County NJ

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Tree Swallow
Hyper Humus Marsh, Lafayette NJ
My first assumption was that the Tree Swallow was preparing its nest in this cavity. However when a Bluebird burst out of the opening and chased off the Swallow it was clear I was witnessing a different scenario.

“Landscapes of New Jersey” at Parsippany Library

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A few views of my exhibit, Landscapes of New Jersey, at the Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library on Halsey Road. My artwork is on display through the month of April.
Join us Tuesday April 30th for a free program on landscape photography at the library!

Clouds over Oros Preserve

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Clouds over Oros Preserve
Ernie Oros Wildlife Preserve, Woodbridge, NJ
This was my first trip to this nature area in Central Jersey. I saw several hatching turtles, many Tree Swallows, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Myrtle Warblers, and even a few Rusty Blackbirds. Not bad for a quick walk.
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