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Dave Blinder Nature Photography Blog

  • 01.01.2022 Hog Pen

    01.01.2022 Hog Pen

    Jonathan’s Woods

    Denville NJ

    Sony A7R3 + Tokina 20mm

  • Bay of Deep Waters – Denville NJ

    Bay of Deep Waters
    Denville NJ
    01.07.2022

    A wintery view near the border of Denville Twp and Mountain Lakes in Morris County.

  • Old Barney in Morning Light

    Old Barney

    Barnegat Lighthouse State Park

    Long Beach Island, New Jersey

  • Hollowed Tree at Jonathan’s Woods

    Hollowed Tree
    Jonathan’s Woods
    Denville NJ

    A wide angle and intimate shot near Hog Pen seemed to “animate the emotions” of this tree to me.

    What do you see?

    Tokina 20mm + Sony A7R3

  • 01.03.22 Lake Arrowhead Sunset

    A quick evening iPhone shot grabbed on a weeknight jog around our lake in Denville NJ.

    I wish I had my Sony A7R3 camera on me instead!

  • 86th Annual Boonton Area Christmas Bird Count

    86th Annual Boonton Area Christmas Bird Count

    Boonton Township / Boonton Town 

    At approximately 6AM, a portion of the group headed outside in hopes of detecting things that go “hoot in the night”. By 7AM the rest of our group rendez-voused at Kincaid Woods on Powerville Rd.

    Full roster of birders:

    Dave Blinder 

    Nora ORourke

    Michael Leone

    Rick Sedivec

    Rick Miles

    Jeff Scheidecker

    Luke Franke from National Audubon

    Doug Ensel

    Shayna Marchese

    Hotspots visited:

    Rockaway Valley Four Corners

    Kincaid Woods 

    Deer Lake

    Masar Field

    TLCNJ

    RVA Fields

    Rockaway River / Morris Canal

    Gracelord Park 

    Full eBird checklist – https://ebird.org/checklist/S99462642

    Northern Flicker at Kincaid WoodsNorthern Flicker @ Kincaid Woods House Finch at Kincaid WoodsHouse Finch @ Kincaid Woods Eastern Bluebird at Deer LakeBluebird at Deer Lake Great Blue Heron at Deer Lake Red-tailed Hawk at Gracelord Park Birders a’birding Luke captures the morning light The posse @ Kincaid Woods Nora scans the treelike Jeff shows the wingspan of a Turkey Vulture
  • December Morning at Round Valley Reservoir

    December Morning at Round Valley Reservoir
    Hunterdon County New Jersey
    12/22/2021

    The best weather for landscape photography is nearly always scattered clouds and yesterday was no exception. I left my house amid the dark predawn hours in hopes of “striking gold” with a vivid morning sky and ended up getting rewarded.

    Here is a video on the creation and controversy surrounding the creation of Round Valley Reservoir – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mhkUyQh_P60

    Visitation and hiking information for Round Valley Recreation Area – https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/roundvalleyrecreationarea.html

  • Palisades Cliffs and Hudson River

    Palisades Cliffs and Hudson River, Alpine New Jersey, December 2021


    This photo was taken during a recent hike of the Giant Stairs which is not for the fainted hearted.
    https://www.njhiking.com/giant-stairs/


    The Stateline Lookout Area located on the Palisades Interstate Parkway is a nice roadside attraction to view these impressive cliffs. I also recommend a stop inside the Stateline Lookout Cafe.
    https://www.njpalisades.org/stateline.html

  • 12.15.2021 Lake Arrowhead

    12.15.2021

    Lake Arrowhead

    Denville NJ

    A vivid morning sky was enough motivation for me to sprint out to the backyard to grab a few shots.

    Canon M50 + EF-M 15-45mm

  • November 2021 at Tourne County Park

    November 2021 at The Tourne

    Tourne County Park
    Morris County NJ
    Canon EOS M5 + EF-M 11-22mm lens

    Vivid morning sun glinted on a few distant trees as the morning fog burned off of Rattlesnake Swamp at Tourne County Park.

    Visit Tourne County Park – https://www.morrisparks.net/index.php/parks/tourne-county-park/

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