Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Robin Family nested in our Privet Hedge in the back yard a few weeks back. Whenever we would go outside, the mother and father would both fly out and glare at us, cheeping in indignation and then dive bomb us repeatedly! The Mad Robin shot was taken seconds before he flew at me!
The cormorant shot came about as an accident. I was down at Portland's Waterfront on the dock near sunset and saw a couple of Harbor Seals swimming around about 100 feet away. It looked like they were headed my way, so I waited for them, and instead, the Cormorant popped up right in front of me! Unfortunately, I missed the silvery fish that he gulped down as soon as he surfaced, but I like the shot anyhow.
I took the Cedar Waxwing shot, (which is nothing special as a photograph) when I was on a birding walk with our friends, Bruce and Michele, on Sunday evening. Believe it or not, I had never seen a Cedar Waxwing outside of a bird book, and there was a flock of 10-12 of them down at Capisic Pond. I think I've always mistaken them as lady Cardinals from afar, but as you can see, they're quite clearly different.
The Osprey is also not the best shot, being cropped in significantly to show it this large, but he was fishing right over our heads (about 50 feet or so above us) at Wolf's Neck State Park in Freeport a couple of weeks ago. It's very special to see these massive birds feeding their chicks and hunting for fish in the ocean right near you.
So that is my wildlife tour for today. Hope you enjoyed the photos. As always, you can click on any of them to view them larger. Cindy
Friday, June 18, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
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Tuesday, June 8, 2010
So this morning, I went to Frost Gully Violins in Freeport, Maine to rent another Cello for her, as she would be having her next lesson this afternoon.
The new cello was so much more beautiful than her old one that I just had to put on my 50mm f/1.4 lens and take some detail shots of it. I love the way a cello or violin scroll looks: like a fiddlehead fern top in the early Spring, all curled up. The shapes of these instruments are so sensuous and lovely to look at and I thought they would look best, emerging from the darkness of my black velvet background.
I hope you enjoy the new shots! Cindy
Friday, June 4, 2010
And the other thing you know about celebrities is that no matter how much they might grouse about the Paparazzi, sometimes they love to pose. I was on assignment for Portland Magazine. As soon as I whipped out my camera, Kermit began to strike poses for me: looking frankly into the camera, soaking demurely in the water, and of course, I easily captured him talking about all the movies he's worked on and what a diva Miss Piggy is even behind the scenes! (Don't breathe a word to Piggy though. . .)
The only stipulation about the photo shoot was this: "NEVER shoot my bad left side!" So like the good Paparazzo that I am, I stuck strictly to his good side. He was thrilled with the results.
Just between you and me and the lamp post: he may try to get me on the set of the Muppets soon!
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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I hope you enjoy my photographic tour of Spring in Maine as much as I enjoyed taking the pictures. Happy Spring everyone! Cindy
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