Greater Yellowlegs

Greater Yellowlegs, Back Creek, Kennebunk Maine

Or maybe just a great Yellowlegs! So active feeding beside the access road to the beach that it paid me no attention. 

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.7EV. 1/1000th @ ISO 100 @ f4. Processed in Polarr and assembled in FrameMagic. 

Leaf on color…

Floating leaf, Fernald Brook Pond, Kennebunk Maine

A variation on yesterday’s theme. A lone leaf floats on the reflection of the autumn foliage. Fernald Brook Pond, along Rt. 9 in Kennebunk Maine. This is an in-camera HDR and the three exposures and the wind ripples lend a silky quality to the water. 

Sony Rx10iii at 348mm equivalent. In-camera HDR. Nominal exposure 1/250th @ f4 @ ISO 400. Processed in Polarr. 

Impression of Autumn

Fernald Brook Pond, Kennebunk Maine

There was just enough wind yesterday afternoon to turn the reflective surface of Fernald Brook Pond into an impressionistic version of autumn. The single floating leaf puts it all into perspective and tells you which way is up. 🙂 

Sony Rx10iii at 110mm equivalent. In-camera HDR. Processed in Polarr. 

Nutty Squirrel!

Grey Squirrel, Ft. Washington SP, Oaks PA

The exceptional crop of nuts at Fort Washington State Park north of Philadelphia PA was keeping not only the Blue Jays (yesterday’s post) but the Grey Squirrels busy when we visited over the weekend. This specimen had found a particularly fine nut! 

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3EV. 1/125th @ ISO 1600 @ f4. Processed in Polarr. 

Blue Jay

Blue Jay, Militia Hill Hawk Watch, Ft. Washington State Park, PA

We went out to the Militia Hill Hawk Watch in Ft. Washington State Park not from from the convention center in Oaks where we were working the Great American Birding Expo, to do a little birding before booth time yesterday. Not many hawks, especially as we were there too early, but hundreds of Blue Jays. We get them occasionally at out feeder in Maine, but it was a treat to get a few close up shots here in Pennsylvania. 

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3EV. 1/250th @ f4 @ ISO 500. Processed in Polarr. 

Harvest Still-life

Peppers, the kitchen, Kennebunk Maine

Carol brought these peppers home the other day from the farm stand and I could not resist an HDR still-life before she put them into the sauce or cut them up for pizza.  

Sony Rx10iii at 24mm equivalent. In-camera HDR. Nominal exposure: 1/30th @ f2.4 @ ISO 400.  Processed in Polarr. 

Juvenile Savannah Sparrow?

Savannah Sparrow, Kennebunk Plains WMA, W. Kennebunk ME

I am thinking this little sparrow out on the Kennebunk Plains is a Savannah Sparrow, despite the lack of yellow in the eyebrow. Juvinile perhaps? Mostly I like the setting…the bird posted up on the old tree against the lovely bokeh of the field behind.

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3 EV. 1/400th @ f4 @ ISO 100. Processed in Polarr. 

One chipmunk is not enough…

Chipmunk, Rachel Carson NWR, Wells Maine

Before he stood up on the twig in the foreground, this is the pose where I originally saw the Chipmunk at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells Maine the other day. He had seen me eating my apple, and was completely aware I was there, and aware of what I was doing. 

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3EV.  1/250th @ f4 @ ISO 1250. Processed in Polarr. 

Red Squirrel again…

Red Squirrel, Rachel Carson NWR, Wells Maine

The Red Squirrels at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells Maine just would not leave me alone. They insisted that I keep taking their pictures…striking poses, making faces, anything to keep my attention. So, of course, I had to oblige. Was forced to. Could not help myself.

Sony RX10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3EV. 1/200th @ f4 @ ISO 1600. Processed in Polarr. 

Curious Chipper

Chipmunk, Rachel Carson NWR, Wells Maine

There is a great scurry and fuss among the chipmunk clan this week. Evidently it occurred to them all at once that it is time to get serious about laying in the winter cache. They are everywhere in the forest, gleaning everything that might sustain them in the months ahead. This fellow paused in his efforts to take a look at me as I ate an apple after my walk at Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge in Wells Maine. I think he was hoping for some of the core. 

Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode, -.3EV. 1/250th @ f4 @ ISO 1000. Processed in Polarr.