Archive for September, 2017

09/01/17 Random Sunsets

Posted: September 30, 2017 in Uncategorized

Just a few random sunsets on Mount Desert Island in Maine.

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Hadley Point

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Eagle Lake

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Hulls Cove Sunrise

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08/24/17 Common Mergansers

Posted: September 23, 2017 in Uncategorized

One day while I was following the progress of the Loon nest at Echo Lake, I came across two Mergansers that had come ashore to avoid the loon that was not on the nest. Loons will attack the mergansers, especially when nesting. ¬†The loon made several passes and showed many aggressive poses, almost standing up and spreading it’s wings. After about twenty minutes, the loon swam away and these two went on their way.

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Keeping an eye on the loon.

 

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All clear, they go on their way.

 

07/23/17 Night Skies

Posted: September 12, 2017 in Uncategorized

The night skies up here in Acadia National Park are just beautiful. I have tried to catch the Northern Lights at peak several times, but have not been successful. Seems I’m always thirty minutes late. Some of my friends have incredible images of the Aurora this summer. My quest will continue for the next two months. These photos have been taken over the last month. You may notice, Jordan Pond is my go-to place when I receive an Aurora alert. A few of these were photographed under strong moonlight, almost like shooting in daylight. The end of peak season for photographing the Milky Way is fast approaching. It’s pretty cool, when you can see the Milky Way right outside your front door.

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Star Trail over Jordan Pond

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Eagle Lake

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Loop Road

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Moonlight 1 AM

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International Space Station passes over Jordan Pond

 

07/21/17 Belted Kingfishers

Posted: September 2, 2017 in Uncategorized

Up until this July, I had maybe two photos of the beautiful Belted Kingfisher. It is one elusive bird, very timid and quick. A kingfisher normally doesn’t stick around if you are in the area. But thanks to a friend who gave me access to his property in Mariaville, Maine, that all changed. This wonderful stream, which runs through his land, is frequented by several Belted Kingfishers that patrol along the nearby Union River. I have spent many hours at this beautiful location over the past several weeks. These are some of the results.

Special thanks to my friend Ed.

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Grabbed a Crayfish

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This Cedar Waxwing stopped by.