Seeking out the wildlife of Morris County New Jersey

 

Some thoughts on finding wildlife – from Troy Meadows in Parsippany NJ

Wildlife observation is all about researching and documenting the proper habitat for the animals.

In this video I demonstrate locating a slumbering raccoon by seeking out a naturally occurring tree cavity in Parsippany New Jersey.

Do you have any questions or comments about finding wildlife or finding wildlife habitat?

Snow Geese at Cedar Lake in Denville

Snow Geese at Cedar Lake
Denville New Jersey (Morris County)
December 2019

More info on Snow Geese – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_goose
Filmed with the Canon SL2 camera + Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 lens

 

Snow Geese on Cedar Lake in Denville NJ

Outside today in Cedar Lake filming a group of migratory Snow Geese.

Canon SL2 DSLR + Tamron SP 150-600mm SL2 lens

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More info on Snow Geese https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Snow_Goose/overview

Pond #2

Greendell Marsh Ecological Preserve

New Jersey

November 2019

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Filmed recently on my Phantom 3 Pro Drone

Northern Gray Tree Frog

 Jonathan’s Woods, Morris County NJ

 Seen in a shrubby area on a recent hot & humid day.

Filmed with the Canon EOS M50 + Tamron SP 180mm macro lens

More info on the Gray Tree Frog – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_tree_frog

Visit Jonathan’s Woods – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/jonathans-woods/

February Photography at Troy Meadows NJ

Morning photography at Troy Meadows in Parsippany NJ

Great skies earlier today!

I found some interesting symmetry and warm morning light. Out shooting with the Canon SL2 200D DSLR + Sigma 17-50mm F/2.8 OS lens. My trusty Manfrotto tripod is with me as always!

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Canon EOS M50 – First Day Out

Canon EOS M50


24 megapixel mirrorless camera
My first day out with this new camera. I will be using it for filming wildlife in Ultra High Definition (4k) as well as general nature photography.
The articulating screen and touch screen are great features. Having a few less manual dials than a full sized DSLR will take getting used to. I love being able to use all of my Canon mount lenses onto a small camera though.
I should be able to run detailed prints up to 20″x30″ from this setup but will continue to use my Canon 5Dsr for heavy duty landscape work. Let me know if you have any questions about the Canon M50 which I may be able to answer for you.

Harlequin Ducks preening in NJ

Harlequin Ducks preening


Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, LBI NJ

December 2018


When engaged in behavioral interactions, the Harlequin Duck gives distinctly unducklike squeaks, the source of one of its local names: sea mouse. More info on Harlequins –https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Harlequin_Duck/overview


Tamron USA SP 150-600mm VC + Lumix GH4

Vesper Sparrow at Troy Meadows NJ

Yesterday was my first day out in the field using the Metabones T Smart Adapter.  I am using the Metabones with my arsenal of lenses for the Canon EF mount in order to pair them with my Panasonic Lumix GH4 and G7.  I think this can be a great combination for wildlife videography especially given the GH4’s large crop factor for 4K filming of 2.49x!  The effective reach of my Tamron SP 150-600mm VC G2 is nearly 1500mm which can be very effective for filming small or distant wildlife such as birds.

 

Vesper Sparrow

Troy Meadows, Parsippany NJ
December 1, 2018

Tamron SP 150-600mm VC G2 + Lumix GH4

More info on Vesper Sparrows here – https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Vesper_Sparrow/overview

Full ebird checklist here – https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S50352117