Getting out of the water over night provides a safe mooring for these ducks. The Lake is quiet this early the day after the Fourth of July.Morning wake-up, Potash Road, West Addison, Vermont 07/05/2008
This end of the slough is not too far from Lake Champlain. Normally the water level is this high or a bit higher except in August. In Spring, the slough floods, the fish come in to spawn and the ospreys nest for easy feeding of the nestlings. Exploring the inlets in canoes and kayaks is common for in areas the water gets shallow.The Kayaker, Hawkins Slough, Ferrisburgh, Vermont 07/04/2008
Captain of the Rovers, casts about a weather eye as he patrolled the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum festival during the Kid’s Be a Pirate Day.Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Ferrisburgh, Vermont 06/17/2006
This Vermont visitor enjoyed the strawberry festival in Vergennes City Park. Not much distracted Quinton from polishing off this shortcake. He paid about 16 seconds notice of me and then the food claimed his attention again.Strawberry Festival, City Park, Vergennes, Vermont 06/25/2007
Several minutes passed while I made the photos of this Red Tail Hawk which seemed rather nonplussed about my closeness. I’ve photographed birds all up and down the east coast; a car works as a blind quite well. I was about 18′ from this bird.Red Tail Hawk, Belglade, Florida, 02/24/1975 Ektachrome X 160 Nikon F 200mm Nikkor lens
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Tagged Birds, Rural
ROP or AOT art is what every news photographer looks for during the tour. I made these images as I found them, never posed, usually made with a longer lens.
A fundraising car wash on a sunny day brings out the vehicles to get the Vermont winter salt and dirt washed away on an unusually warm April day. Vergennes, Vermont 04/19/2008
The grass is ALWAYS tastier on the other side of the road. Give a dairy cow a chance to roam and they’ll take it.Middle Road, Bridport, Vermont 08/20/2006
Every now and then a hard storm comes up Lake Champlain; there isn’t anything to buffer the wind and rain. Waves on the big lake can build to where small craft are in danger. The scudding clouds speak to the strength of this blow. The Adirondacks to the west mitigate some of the harshest storms. Middle Rd. Bridport, Vermont 10/15/2005
In South Carolina, the Bradford Pears present a fine show of finery to start the Spring season. This display lining a driveway on a farm in Spartanburg County. Right behind the pears the peach blossoms start to bloom.
Macedonia Church Rd. Campobello, South Carolina 04/03/2010