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Lucky Little Hopper

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A friendly toad
Central Maryland (June 2017)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

There’s nothing quite like the chill of seeing movement down by your feet just after passing over a patch of lawn that you thought was clear of any critters.  And so it was with this little guy, who hopped over to the side of this utility cover in our yard right after our electric push-mower whooshed over the top of his hiding place.

When did this occur?  About twenty minutes before posting this image.  I checked him/her carefully to make sure he/she was okay, then let him/her wander off, while I went inside to post-process the image and cool down from the heat for a bit.

We rarely see toads or frogs in our yard anymore; this is the first large toad we’ve seen in over three years (the last one can be seen here), so we always keep an eye peeled for them while we’re doing yard work.

Hummers Thundering North

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Unreal.  The first Ruby-throated hummingbirds arrived in southern Texas back on February 24th — can you believe it?  I just hope that they don’t get hit with any unexpected cold snaps or snow.  Keeping track of their migration north helps to understand where things are blooming, as they can’t survive but a day or two without food.

Kitteh Update

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Autumn at her "who... me?" bestCentral Maryland (February 2017)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Autumn at her “who… me?” best
Central Maryland (February 2017)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

I’ve had several people enquire about our two Maine Coon cats that we welcomed into our home a little more than a year ago.  How are they doing?  Perfectly fine, thank you very much.  How are we doing in comparison?  Whew, what a loaded question. Continue Reading →

Pure Scamp

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Autumn looking bent on doing mischief -- Central Maryland (June 2016)Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPHKodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Autumn looking bent on doing mischief
Central Maryland (June 2016)
Zeiss Ikon ZM + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH
Kodak Ektar 100 + Commercial C-41 processing

Cute Overload

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Autumn being held -- Central Maryland (August 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Autumn being held
Central Maryland (August 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Growing fast and cute as the dickens.  Unlike her sister, Autumn loves being held.

Alert Observer

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Osprey watching from afar -- Central Maryland (May 2014)Leica M 240 + Leica Telyt 560/6.8

Osprey watching from afar
Central Maryland (May 2014)
Leica M 240 + Leica Telyt 560/6.8

Lamborghini Cat

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Autumn (briefly) at rest -- Central Maryland (July 2016)Sony a6300 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Autumn (briefly) at rest
Central Maryland (July 2016)
Sony a6300 + Leica Summilux 50/1.4 ASPH

Little Peeper

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Baby tree frog on a basil leaf -- Central Maryland (September 2004)Canon 10D + 16-35/2.8L

Baby tree frog on a basil leaf — Central Maryland (September 2004)
Canon 10D + 16-35/2.8L

Quite the Surprise

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Atlantic needlefish (Strongylura marina) -- Ridge, Maryland (August 2016)iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Atlantic needlefish (Strongylura marina) — Ridge, Maryland (August 2016)
iPhone 6S + 29/2.2

Seen on the dock at the marina on Saturday.  Look at the teeth on that thing!

Caught with Her Mouth Full

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Bison cow with her new calf -- Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (April 2013)Sony NEX-5R + Sony 55-210mm

Bison cow with her new calf — Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming (April 2013)
Sony NEX-5R + Sony 55-210mm