American Goldfinch 2009 at Troy Meadows in Parsippany NJ Taken about 11 years ago this was an unusual photo opportunity as the finch was so preoccupied with thistle seeds I was able to walk as close as I’d like for photographs. It’s not often we can walk up to birds at point blank range to snap pictures.
By using a wide angle interchangeable lens I was able to draw in the foreground greenery to add some embellishing to this image. A good landscape image is all about carefully and knowingly layering the components.
With recent temperatures peaking at 66 Fahrenheit, the Wood Frogs wasted no time in getting ready for their Spring rituals. This video was filmed in a small wetlands depression and not far from an expansive marsh.