Posts Tagged ‘ruffed grouse’

Bigelow Mountain looms over the Dead River.

Eustis trip provides photo fodder

By Dave Small on Nov. 20, 2012, at 11:26 a.m.
I was fortunate to be able to spend another few days at camp in Eustis. The weather proved cooperative and I was able to stumble onto several photo opportunities. My first shot is Bigelow Mountain taken from a bridge that crosses the Dead River on the King and Bartlett Road. I’m still working on …
A doe stops for a peak at the University Forest in Orono.

Whitetail doe poses for a photo

By Dave Small on Nov. 06, 2012, at 9:37 a.m.
Three recent outings provided some nice photo opportunities. Right out my door, the University of Maine Forest gave up a hermit thrush scouring through the fallen leaf litter searching for food. A little later and farther down the trail a white-tailed doe deer peeked out of the woods for a shutter click. The Stud Mill …
A snowshoe hare, caught between colors.

Snowshoe hare caught between seasons

By Dave Small on April 24, 2012, at 10:02 a.m.
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, …
Bottoms up! A black guillemot does some sub-surface surveying.

Black guillemot says “bottoms up!”

By Dave Small on Dec. 13, 2011, at 11:10 a.m.
The Camden waterfront often offers photographic surprises to me. Recently, this black guillemot constituted such a surprise. I notice it diving, and I suppose feeding, just beyond one of the boat docks. Each time it dove I moved closer. At one point it emerged from a dive just a few feet from my lens, actually too …