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.

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.

American Lady on Butterfly Bush at The Celery Farm Nature Preserve

American Lady on Butterfly Bush
Celery Farm Nature Preserve
Allendale, New Jersey

Preparation met opportunity when this American Lady butterfly allowed for wide angle imaging in front of a picturesque background.

Visit The Celery Farm – https://www.fykenature.org/celeryfarm.php

Canon 11-22mm EF-M + Canon M5

Free Purple Coneflower Seed Giveaway!

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly, Elizabeth D Kay Environmental Center, Chester, New Jersey

The Spring Real Estate Market Is Blooming!

I have free purple coneflower (echinacea) seed packets to give out. Coneflowers have beautiful blooms and are a great food source for birds butterflies and other pollinators.

Let me know if I can get you a complimentary purple coneflower seedpacket!

*no purchase necessary, the value of this giveaway is below $5 and does not constitute a sweepstakes
**available to all local North Jersey residents, you must be available for local pickup.
***while supplies last

Dave Blinder
eXp Realty
dave@daveblinder.com
973-727-2037 (c)
862-202-6210 (o)

November 2020, Gnome Hollow Preserve

November 2020, Gnome Hollow Preserve

Frelinghuysen Twp, NJ

A unique circular knot on a tree, overcast weather, and a wide angle lens were the main ingredients for this dreary-themed image.

Visit Gnome Hollow Preserve – http://www.ridgeandvalleyconservancy.org/gnomehollowpreserve

James Leach Boardwalk Trail in Lake Hopatcong NJ

James Leach Boardwalk Trail

Liffy Island, Lake Hopatcong NJ

Canon 5DsR + Tamron Lenses USA SP 15-30mm lens

See the behind the scenes video of creating this image – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqwogSCskj8

Watch a video tour of hiking to Liffy Island – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WOHuonvKjKs

Learn more about Liffy Island – https://lakehopatconghistory.com/lify-island/

Seaside Dragonlet at Cattus Island

Seaside Dragonlet
Cattus Island County Park, Toms River NJ
Learn more about the Seaside Dragonlet – https://njodes.org/Pages/SpeciesAccount.aspx?id=459
Learn more about Cattus Island County Park – https://youtu.be/KSS0HXT2r_8

Mule Bridge and Fog at Waterloo Village NJ

Mule Bridge and Fog
Waterloo Village, Byram, New Jersey


On a recent peaceful morning nature walk I was fortunate to capture a bit of fog burning off of the Musconetcong River. Surely this mule bridge is one of the most photographed bridges in Northern New Jersey.

FYI – the bridge is slated for replacement – https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/sussex/2019/04/08/waterloo-village-gets-3-million-state-historical-renovations/3375483002/

Autumn at Taylortown Reservoir

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Autumn at Taylortown Reservoir
 
Montville, New Jersey
 
Driving the course of Boonton Avenue from downtown Boonton to its confluence in Butler with Kakeout Road is an easy and relaxing way to get to Route 23 in Morris County. I always like to admire the water and woods around Taylortown Reservoir while driving through.
 
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm vc

Autumn at Great Bay

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Autumn at Great Bay
 
Denville, New Jersey
 
I had to stand on a flimsy fallen tree to obtain this clear view of the lake. As Ansel Adams noted, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand.” Overcast skies also dictated adding an extra stop of light to the exposure to emphasize the foliage.
 
Canon 5Dsr + Tamron SP 15-30mm VC