Archive for September, 2010

09/30/10 Backyard Birds

Posted: September 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

These are just some of the birds that visit my feeders daily. All of them stay for the winter. The “bandit” in the last image comes during the night. Click here to see additional bird images.

Male Northern Cardinal

Downy Woodpecker



Tufted Titmouse

Female Northern Cardinal

American Goldfinch

Male Northern Cardinal

Female House Finch

The Night Bandit

09/28/10 George Washington Bridge

Posted: September 29, 2010 in Uncategorized

The George Washington Bridge photographed from Fort Lee Park, NJ.  Bridge security would not let me shoot from directly under the bridge. If you look close, that’s Jupiter over the far tower in image #3. It looks like a bright star.

09/23/10 New York City

Posted: September 23, 2010 in Uncategorized

I need to get back to the city soon. There is so much to photograph. Here are some images from a previous trip.

09/19/10 Belmar Surfing Finals

Posted: September 20, 2010 in Uncategorized

The finals in the surfing contest were held today in Belmar, NJ.  The waves were incredible and it couldn’t have been a better day for the surfers.  The “big guns” competed for the $5000 first prize. They put on a fantastic show for the large crowd. Click here to see more images.

09/18/10 Belmar Surfing Contest

Posted: September 18, 2010 in Uncategorized

Just a few shots from the surfing contest in Belmar, NJ.

09/12/10 Hummingbird

Posted: September 13, 2010 in Uncategorized

Hummingbirds are extremely territorial. This is the female ruby throated hummingbird that rules my feeder.  She keeps watch all day long and chases any other hummers that try to feed from it. Even though I can get very close, it’s difficult to get a decent shot. The other birds are an American Goldfinch (NJ state bird) and a Tufted Titmouse.

09/10/10 Ferris Wheel

Posted: September 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

While photographing the Ferris Wheel in Seaside Heights, NJ, the operator came up to me with some interesting information about the ride.  Apparently, this Ferris Wheel was built in 1920. It was relocated from the parking lot of a restaurant that sold chicken. If you bought a chicken dinner, you received a free ride on the Ferris Wheel.  It was originally called the “Chicken Wheel”.

09/05/10 Forsythe Preserve

Posted: September 7, 2010 in Uncategorized

On Sunday, I went to the Forsythe Preserve in Brigantine, NJ with some friends.  It was kind of quiet and most egrets and herons were at a distance.  At dusk, the sunset painted the sky in red. That’s Atlantic City in the distance. In the afternoon, we sandwiched in a visit to Leaming’s Run in Cape May Courthouse. The gardens are loaded with butterflies and hummingbirds. My buddy Jarpi took the shot of me on the dirt road.

09/05/10 Frog’s Last Breath

Posted: September 6, 2010 in Uncategorized

This was not pleasant to watch, but it is nature.  I was shooting the frog on a lily pad and this snake just snatched it up.

I swear I heard it burp!

09/03/10 Hurricane Earl

Posted: September 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

I decided to check out the waves at Seaside Park as hurricane Earl was passing.  The waves were not that impressive, but I met some interesting people on the beach. My favorite was a dog named “Coco”.  It was his first trip to the ocean.  He was a little confused when he was hit by the waves. Since he’s a hunting dog, he kept chasing all the sandpipers in the surf.