I'm an avid birder and nature photographer wishing to share some of my sightings & images taken while out in the "wilds" of Cape Ann and surrounding New England countryside. More images can be found on my web site at New England Birds Plus Enjoy, Phil Brown

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Monday, May 21, 2012

Recent Odds and Ends

A look upward at Bradley Palmer State Park in Topsfield with a 14mm lens ended in a rewarding image.

Some 30+ years ago I drove a 1964 Buick LeSabre over this bridge on several occasions to fish the Ipswich River at the end of this 2 mile long canal in Wenham. As the 2 images below show time has not been kind to the bridge. They've since gated the road but walking the length is quite enjoyable.

A bit of software and a dandelion... Poof... Something different!

This is a pond created by a pair of Beaver off of East Street in Topsfield. The 1st image shows the beaver dam in the foreground, the 2nd is the view from water level, a shot I've thought about taking for over a year now...:)

A 14mm lens and a bit of software created the image below, one of my 1st HDR or high dynamic range images. The combination of 3 shots allows for the great tonal range throughout the image.

The "Super Moon" from earlier in May at 1000mm

and another view through a few clouds

A pair of Great Horned Owls, mother and young.

 Paperwhite, recently in bloom around the yard

and Johnny Jump-Up, one of my favorite little flowers that go unnoticed until you look closer.

Appleton Farms in Ipswich has a herd of cows that occasionally are close to the road for a photo or two. I converted two of these to black and white adding the color version of the 2nd shot for comparison.

and lastly my Grandson Nicholas, with his hair gelled by his Dad, shot at 14mm for the "cartoonish" look.