Snowshoe hare caught between seasons

Posted April 24, 2012, at 10:02 a.m.
A snowshoe hare, caught between colors.
Dave Small
A snowshoe hare, caught between colors.
A colorful eastern comma.
Dave Small
A colorful eastern comma.
A gray jay takes a perch.
Dave Small
A gray jay takes a perch.
A gray jay looks around.
Dave Small
A gray jay looks around.
A gray jay.
Dave Small
A gray jay.
A moose is highlighted in the early morning light.
Dave Small
A moose is highlighted in the early morning light.
Snow-covered Mount Katahdin.
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Snow-covered Mount Katahdin.
Old man in the tree.
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Old man in the tree.
A ruffed grouse gets ready to eat some buds.
Dave Small
A ruffed grouse gets ready to eat some buds.
A day-flying moth known as &quotthe infant."
Dave Small
A day-flying moth known as "the infant."

Two weekends ago found me roaming the woods roads of T8 R4 in Aroostook County, which is never disappointing. My host graciously guided me to some great photo opportunities … I translated them through the lens the best I could.

An early morning moose caught in sparse cover on a hardwood ridge posed some focusing difficultly, but considering that and low light, the image is not too bad … I think.

A little later, while imaging black-capped chickadees, this gray jay charged into the scene with attitude, posed for a few shots, then departed with the same air of superiority!

A knot in a large tree provided an interesting image that we called “Old man in the tree.”

Katahadin is always more spectacular when seen in person, but I still try to capture it.

Snowshoe or varying hares were a bit skittish. Most of the hares we noticed were between changing from winter white to summer brown, which caused me and my host to call them “tweeners.”

Toward the end of the day, one tweener posed for me. We also caught a ruffed grouse budding in a young (aspen?) tree.

The eastern comma and the infant, a day-flying moth that I asked the Cooperative Extension Service at UMaine to identify for me, were imaged earlier in the week.

Maine outdoor adventures … how can you beat them?

 

 

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