Archive for October, 2017

10/21/17 Backyard Visitors

Posted: October 31, 2017 in Uncategorized

Always cool to have a few Piliated Woodpeckers stop by. They love the berry bushes out back and have several favorite dead trees. They always makes a loud entrance.

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Downy

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Resident Hummingbird

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American Goldfinch

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10/19/17 Chasing Aurora

Posted: October 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

There were a few pretty sweet Auroras in Acadia this past season. But, it seems I was always about 30 minutes late or the clouds rolled in. I have an Aurora alert on my iPhone, but for the big one on October 13th, my phone was on silent. Once I saw the alert, I hurried to my spot at Jordan Pond, but only caught a little of the tail end. Some of my friends took some incredible photos that night. Oh well, 2018 is another year. My feeble attempts are below.

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Tail End

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Behind the Clouds

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Over my Condo

 

10/17/17 Acadia Owls

Posted: October 20, 2017 in Uncategorized

After no sightings for over two months, one of the adult Barred Owls gave me a last look before I head back to NJ. It was so much fun following this family since May. Hopefully they will have some new owlets in the Spring.

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10/07/17 Acadia in Fall

Posted: October 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

Just some random shots taken recently in Acadia National Park.

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Kings Creek

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Jesup Path

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Eagle Lake

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I noticed a crowd of people out on the rocks at Jordan Pond. First thing I thought was maybe an otter. Well, it was no otter, but it was this guy. For some reason, this frog had everyone mesmerized.

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I don’t shoot many flowers, but I stopped by Thuya Gardens one day. Don’t have a macro lens, shot these with my Nikon 200-500mm.

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iPhone 8 Plus (Portrait Mode)

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