Eastern Box Turtle in Northern New Jersey

Eastern Box Turtle
Ringwood NJ
September 2021

The best way to “capture” wildlife is to snap a picture, do not bring animals indoors or home with you. Removing wildlife even temporarily from their habitat can impair their survival skills.

Northern Walkingstick in NJ

Northern Walkingstick
Appalachian Trail
Blairstown NJ
September 2021

More info on the Northern Walkingstick – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_walkingstick

Clouds Over Dunes – Cape May

Clouds Over Dunes
Cape May
September 2009

Still my favorite landscape of one of my favorite escapes. I’ve been trying to recreate this shot with a newer camera for about 10 years without much success so far. The fencing and dunes have drifted dramatically since the creation of this image in 2009.

Lisa and I are looking forward to our annual retreat to Cape May in October.

Canon xti + 10-22mm lens

Red Admiral Butterfly at Washington Valley Park NJ

Red Admiral butterfly on Tree Trunk
Washington Valley Park
Somerset County NJ
August 2021

Taken with wide angle lens the goal of this capture was to isolate the perched butterfly set against the forested green background.

Pileated Woodpecker Pair in Denville NJ

Pileated Woodpecker Pair
Denville NJ
September 2021

On a recent morning walk around the block in Lake Arrowhead I came across Mr & Mrs Woodpecker spiraling their ways around the base of a tree. In my experience, Pileateds may tolerate a close approach by a stealthy photographer.

This was a challenging shot in order to freeze the action of two moving birds in the shade. This lucky exposure occurred at 1/60th of a second which is a chance occurrence for handholding a telephoto lens.

Cell phone video of these Pileated Woodpeckers can be seen here – https://www.facebook.com/daveblinderphotography/posts/1983099445196194

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap

Summer Morning at Delaware Water Gap
Kittatinny Point Visitor Center
July 2021

On a steamy July morning fog lingered on the peaks of Mt Tammany and Mt Minsi.