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Osprey, Cape Cod, Late April 2018

 

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I spent a chunk of the last week in April on Cape Cod.  On one of my walks down a Bell’s Neck in Harwich I watched about a half a dozen osprey hunt/fish.  I took well over 200 photos!  The sky was awful – it was cloudy and about noon.

Heres looking at you

 

My camera also did a weird thing in its focusing and exposure.  I have noticed that occasionally some settings will seem to change randomly.  Long and short, the exposures were awful for anything not pointing at the water.  The sun did eventually come out and a couple of osprey flew by, so I have a couple of “sunny photos”. Continue reading

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Osprey – Early April, 2018

Osprey in Flight

I have not done a photo post in ages.  I used to do one a week.  I’ve been caught up in other things and actually have over 1000 photos from August 2017 – December 2017 that I have not even looked at.  It’s hard to go back, but I decided to go through all of photos I took this winter and early spring.  Almost all of the photos were from the last two trips to Cape Cod – last weekend (around April 14) and around March 31.

I decided to do four posts.  I will make the links “hot” as I put up each new post.

Osprey
Hawks and Eagles
Ducks, Geese and Swan
Turkey and Other Birds
Water and Such Continue reading

Cape Cod Late June 2017

Osprey

I was on Cape Cod for a week in late June of this year.  As usual, I took a ton of photos.  I finally got a chance to dig through them.  There were just too many ;)  The hard part was weeding them out and picking my favorites.  Not always the best.  For instance,  I like this Osprey with a stick:

Osprey with stick

Not as good as the photo at the top of the page, but I like the stick.  I actually took a few photos of osprey with sticks, and some with fish, but most didn’t come out very well. Continue reading

A Few Photos From the Weekend

swan-pond-sunset-5-2017

Something new and Different, some photos from Cape Cod!  The weather wasn’t great so I didn’t make it out a lot, but i do like some of these.  Also still getting used to the new camera.  We’ll get there with it.

One I point to point out because the photo itself isn’t great, but I love the subject.  Look at the size of that fish this osprey has!  And look at the crow.  Soon a couple of other crows joined it.  They came closer and closer to the osprey.  I think the osprey finally ate the fish. but I didn’t see it happen. Continue reading

Photos of Cape Cod, Mid May

 

Swan grooming itselfI always post a lot of photos from Cape Cod, and have done a late April post every year.  I wasn’t 100% happy with my late April photos this year, but I am a bit happier with the ones I took in mid May.

Last Monday I put up a post of waterfalls and mentioned a new camera.  These shots are the first shots I took on Cape Cod with the new camera. Continue reading

Some Photos from Cape Cod, Late April 2017

 

OspreyEvery year I do a short “Spring Break” on Cape Cod and every year I do a photo post when I get back.  I feel a little bad this year, because I took so few good photos, but I’m going to post some anyway.

From my Weekly Smile last week:
I took a short vacation at the end of last week.  yes, I only visited my cottage on Cape Cod, which I typically do a couple of times a month, but I took time off of work. Continue reading

Autumn in New England

Bells Neck

I really didn’t have a lot of time for photography this Autumn, but I was able to get the camera out a couple of times and I took a lot of phone pictures.  Although I shared some of the phone pictures before, I redid them in Photoshop.  In some ways I like the Instagram versions better, but I’ll leave these up as a contrast.  Like this picture out of my Kitchen window up in Wilton, New Hampshire.

Out of my window

Did you recognize it?  It has been posted before, an early November scene of grey and the last glowing embers of autumn. Continue reading

Images of Cape Cod – Early September 2016

Swan Family

Yes, only a couple of months late, I have finally had a chance to look through all of the photos from my trip to Cape Cod in early September.  OK, those who follow my blog know I am down there all of the time, but I am talking about a trip that lasted more than a week, a trip that had my parents spending most of that week of it with us.

Stormy Seas

It was a stormy week, with a hurricane coming at us.  There was some stormy weather, but then it fizzled out.  We spend a day at the beach watching in the rain as the waves lashed the shore.  There was actually some seals in the surf!  You can see one in the gallery below. Continue reading

Cape Cod July 2016

sunset on Swan Pond

I didn’t take quite as many photos in July as I have previous years, but I think one or two of these are pretty good.

A few things – I took a lot of pictures of egrets, both snowy and great, but had zero come out.  Bummer.  The swans are more standoffish this year so I have fewer pictures of them.

On the plus side is the osprey.  I saw the oddest thing – an adult osprey sitting on the back of a newly fledged young osprey.  They were both making a racket.  When I got pretty close the adult flew away, but as I was passing it came back again.  Just after I passed by they both flew away.  I have no clue what was going on.  OK, a clue – every year I see adults beating up on newly fledged young birds.  I can only guess they are trying to get the young ones to fend for themselves.  usually it is a young one sitting in a tree or on a pole and the adult attacks making it fly away.   (Young = gold eyes, adult = yellow eyes)

Ospreys

Oh, my guess is these are the same osprey I photographed earlier since it was close to the nest (Photo below from June 25, 2016).

Osprey

Osprey

I hope you enjoy the photos!  As always, click on a photo to bring up more detail.  When you bring one up you can scroll through them all.  Enjoy! (All photos on or around Swan Pond/Swan River in Dennis and Dennis Post MA on Cape Cod.)

Photos from Cape Cod, Late June 2016

People who read my blog, and particularly those who read the coffee posts, may remember that I spent a little over a week down on Cape Cod a few weeks back.  Those same people may realize that I visit there quite often, like usually a couple of times a month, and take a lot of pictures.  Well, I didn’t take quite as many pictures as usual and didn’t carry my camera ll of the time.  But I did take some pictures, some which I think are pretty good.

Maybe there’s a slight disappointment that I didn’t carry my camera around as much as I usually do, but I hope you won’t be disappointed in the pictures themselves – I think there a re a few pretty good shots in here.  But I’ll let you make up your own mind.  (All of these pictures where taken from the kayak either on Swan Pond in Dennis/Dennis Port or on the Swan River in Dennis or Dennis Port.)

As usual, click on a picture to see the full version with more detail.  Once the picture is up you can go through them like a slide show.

Enjoy!