Mohawk River Trail

Another nice day! I managed to leave work pretty much on time. I quickly went home, fed the boys (my cats), changed into comfortable walking attire and headed out for the Mohawk River Trail. The macro lens on the camera as I anticipated finding more floral subjects.

Quite a few people had the same idea as me, at least the walking part. The trail wasn’t crowded but definitely more people then I have encountered so far this year. I was playing hopscotch with two ladies as I kept passing them, stopping for a few images as they then passed me and then we would repeat…

On one section along the trail which is very close to the river they managed to startle a couple of geese. The pair were making a quick escape low to the river heading toward my location. I was luckily in front of an opening, so I aimed the camera at a spot I thought they would cross and tried to time my shutter click. I was a little slow as I only managed to get one of the two.

Not the greatest composition, but I’m calling this one a win for me… 🙂

Olympus E-M1 MK III, M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 Macro, 1/2500, f/2.8, ISO 200

The Three Amigos

Rosamond Gifford Zoo, Syracuse, NY


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The Three Amigos
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/500s, 40mm, f/5.6, ISO 800


Touch your nose

American Bison, Rosamond Gifford Zoo

It has been a couple of years since I visited the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. I typically went out in January for their annual photo contest. Now they do a contest every month but I felt I needed to stick to tradition and visit in the beginning of the year.

I thought by picking a weekend without an event it would lessen the crowds. I was even at the zoo as soon as it opened. My plans were slightly torpedoed. The zoo became crowded pretty quickly. I made the rounds outside first and by the time I was back to the buildings it was difficult to spend even a few minutes at each display alone.

I did manage to get to the American Bison before they were shepherded into their building so the employees could clean their paddock and refresh their food. I liked this one as he showed me how easy it is to stick out your tongue and touch your nose…


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Touch your nose
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/250s, 150mm, f/5.6, ISO 800


Heron in Autumn

Squared – SQ136
Old Erie Canal Park, DeWitt, NY


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Heron in Autumn
Olympus E-M1 Mark II, M. Zuiko 40-150mm f/4-5.6 R, 1/160s, 150mm, f/11, ISO 200


Red Panda

Rosamond Gifford Zoo

This is the last weekend for the photo contest at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo in Syracuse. I’m hoping I can make it out again on Sunday. The forecast is for some sun in the morning changing over to snow and clouds in the afternoon. I’m thinking early Sunday morning will be a quiet time at the zoo and I’ll have the place to myself. Until then, here is one of the Red Pandas talking to his companions up in the tree…


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