Lake Arrowhead and Morning Sky

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Lake Arrowhead and Morning Sky
Denville NJ
This morning I grabbed my mirrorless Canon camera, fumbled with manual settings and shot 2 frames before my lone battery died. I didn’t have enough reaction time to turn the image stabilization on but was fortunate to get a sharp shot at 1/13 of a second.
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm

Hibernia Brook in Autumn

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Hibernia Brook in Autumn
Rockaway Township, New Jersey
Taken off of the Beach Glen Trail within Wildcat Ridge WMA. I particularly liked the symmetry of the reflecting barren tree towards the left of this frame.
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm

Northern Harrier at Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Northern Harrier

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville NJ

Winter 2009

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”

I liked how the silhouetted hawk in flight glided (searching for prey) just above the reeds. I also loved the pink sky tones signaling the end of the day.

November Waterfowl at Lake Arrowhead


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November Waterfowl at Lake Arrowhead
Denville NJ
A few long-distance low-light shots out of the window from this morning. I was surprised to see such a high concentration of Hooded Mergansers.
More info on the Hooded Merganser –
This morning’s tally:
12+ Hooded Mergansers (pictured)
1 Great Blue Heron (pictured)
3 Common Mergansers (not pictured)
20 Mallards (not pictured)
1 Bufflehead (not pictured)
1 Ring-billed Gull (not pictured)
1 Ring-necked Duck (not pictured)
Canon SL2 + Tamron SP 150-600mm VC G2
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Regrowth Area of Jonathan’s Woods

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Regrowth Area of Jonathan’s Woods
Rockaway Township, NJ
This section of the park was fully populated with pine trees prior to Hurricane Sandy. Shrubs and deciduous and coniferous trees are repopulating the area which now lies adjacent to the main parking area for Jonathan’s Woods off of Old Beach Glen Road.
Learn about upcoming activities at Jonathan’s Woods –
Phantom 3 Pro drone

Pond #2

Greendell Marsh Ecological Preserve

New Jersey

November 2019

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Filmed recently on my Phantom 3 Pro Drone

Pied-billed Grebe

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Pied-billed Grebe
Lake Arrowhead, Denville NJ
Taken this afternoon out of the living room window. Pied-billed Grebes are largely migratory in New Jersey, appearing mostly in the colder months. This Grebe was keeping pace with a small group of Mallards but was actively diving for prey.
Canon SL2 + Tamron SP 150-600mm VC lens

High Point Monument and Observation Platform

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High Point Monument and Observation Platform
Sussex, New Jersey
The observation platform at High Point is located off the short but scenic driving loop. This is a very convenient way to get acquainted with High Point State Park, though not fully comprehensive of the diverse terrain to be found.
Canon EOS M50 + EFM 11-22mm lens

Aerial view of swamp at Greendell Marsh Ecological Preserve


Aerial view of swamp at Greendell Marsh Ecological Preserve

Green Township NJ

Phantom 3 Professional drone

There is a great diversity of wildlife habitats at Greendell Marsh.  I plan on revisiting the area soon to show more of the limestone ridges after the trees have dropped the leaves.



Overcast Morning at Pochuck Boardwalk

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Overcast Morning at Pochuck Boardwalk
Vernon, New Jersey
On this particular morning, accumulating clouds accented the feeling of solitude within the landscape.