Lily pads and fall reflections in a small pond.
Dew on a thistle on a fall morning.
A mushroom grows in a decaying log.
Snow reduces this composition to just a couple of simple elements. A young beech in the Kennebec Highlands.
I’m as passionate about hiking as I am about nature photography. My primary camera body is the full-frame Nikon D850, a high resolution (45 megapixels) DSLR that produces incredibly detailed images. Since I like going on hikes anywhere from 2 to 10 hours long, the weight of the D850 becomes a real problem, so I decided to get the Nikon Z50, a very light mirrorless body, along with two incredibly light lenses that will cover virtually any subject I find on the trail.
This shot is one of the first I made with “Z,” and I’m very pleased with the quality. Seems there are a lot of mushrooms popping up early this year. The unusual, amoeba-like shape of this one caught my eye as I was hiking around the stream on the Sanders Hill loop in the Kennebec Highlands.
Water droplets on a pond reed–this time in black and white.
Late fall pond reed after early morning rain.
A leaf in a waterfall in the Kennebec Highlands.
Winterberry growing in marshland near Long Pond in Belgrade.
Sometimes a camera can become a paint brush. I created this impressionistic view of lupines by using an exceptionally slow shutter speed and tilting my camera.