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I hurried to try and catch pink clouds at sunset over Silent Waters Lake yesterday, but missed them by a minute when I got distracted by a large Pileated woodpecker calling just off the trail. I caught sight of it briefly and followed but it disappeared, apparently into a hole in a tree 30 feet up - its home I suspect. I settled for this shot of sky and lake, just after the pink faded, never getting a pic of the pileated. (Please feel free to to suggest a moral to this story ✍️🤔) 12/14/17 lake frozenlake icesheet icy wintery winterinct freezing treesilhouette mood sunset_ig sunsetporn sunsetlovers skycolors skyporn ctwoodlands naturalconnecticut hikect hikingconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland scenic explorect silentwaters solitude somber naturephotography ctforestandparkassociation

8 Hours ago
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Cold days and nights, a light coating of snow overnight, and Pine Lake frozen over: thinking maybe this is winter. This shot is from the lake near sunset today 12/14/17 lake frozenlake icesheet icy ice wintery freezing treesilhouette winterinct scenicconnecticut scenic scenesofnewengland naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn lakeside lakeshore landscape reflection getoutsidect explorect naturephotography newenglandscenery wearenewengland tranquility tranquil peaceful ctwoodlands

1 Days ago
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Boardwalk with snow on a rainy day this week at Bent of the River Audubon Sanctuary 12/12/17 bentoftheri bentoftheriver naturephotography nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn snowscene snowy wintery ctwoodlands woods trail alongthetrail naturalconnecticut winterinct treelovers treeporn treesofinstagram getoutsidect hiking hikingconnecticut hikect explorect landscape scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland scenic rainydays solitude

2 Days ago
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I managed a short walk in light rain at Bent of the River Audubon Sanctuary today as clusters of fog were drifting through. Some of the weekend's snow was melting, leaving the trails slushy and contributing to the fog. Here, large sycamores stand nearby and distant woods can be seen dimly through the fog, with gray rain-clouds looming overhead 12/12/17 fog foggy woods woodland ctwoodlands trail natureporn naturephotography nature naturelovers naturescene scenicconnecticut getoutsidect trees treelovers treeporn treesofinstagram tree_brilliance tree_captures tree_magic clouds cloudscape cloudlovers bentoftheriver bentoftheriversanctuary somber moody mood foggyday

3 Days ago
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The first snow of the season wrapped up overnight leaving a moderate coating of powder behind and creating this view along a branch of the Pequonnock River. Bright clouds contributed to the scene on this afternoon's hike 12/10/17 firstsnow snowy snowscene wintery winterinct woods firstsnowfall2017 naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect woodland naturephotography naturalconnecticut alongthetrail ctwoodlands scenesofnewengland scenic scenicconnecticut pequonnockriver river reflection treesofinstagram cloudstagram sunlight cloudporn cloudlovers 0

5 Days ago
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A quick shot to celebrate the first snow of the year here❄️ (still coming down) and the structure of the big Norway maple🌳 in our front yard😊. Light was waning and I chose to edit in a little color. Hopefully I'll get out on a hike tomorrow for more snow scenes along the trails 12/9/17 firstsnow snow firstsnowfall2017 snowy snowscene wintery winterinct snowontrees acerplatanoides treelovers treeporn treebranch treesofinstagram tree_brilliance tree_captures tree_magic naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturephotography naturalconnecticut getoutsidect myfrontyard scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland scenic nature treestagram

6 Days ago
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An array of fungus decorated the forest floor just off the trail on my hike at Old Mine Park today. Sounds like tomorrow it'll be covered by our first snowfall of the season❄️ 12/8/17 forestfloor fungus fungi mycology decay deadwood fungusamongus fungiphotogtaphy allthemushroomhashtags tv_beautyindecay tv_hiddenbeauty lovelydeadcrap ctwoodlands ctstateparks ctforestandparkassociation lookdown alongthetrail hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect naturephotography naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn oldminepark

7 Days ago
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The sun was low in the sky when I got to Hope Lake today, but it still illuminated some of the leafless trees in the distance. I liked this perspective with the coarse texture of the rocks and roots in the foreground and the delicate character of White Pine branches and their needles in the mid-ground, fanning out over the water 12/7/17 whitepines pinusstrobus treelovers treeporn treesofinstagram tree_brilliance tree_captures tree_magic lake lakeside hopelake ctwoodlands woodland woods skycolors sunlight sunlightandshadows sunset_ig sunset scenicconnecticut naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikect hikingconnecticut landscape explorect

8 Days ago
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Near sunset today at Hope Lake with evergreens leaning in from the shore. Moving toward RAW file shooting and this image let me practice file transfer, conversion, and editing (with Snapseed). This wasn't the best subject to compare RAW and JPG FILE images, but good practice getting the mechanics of RAW files processing down 12/7/17 lake reflection lakeside lakeshore hopelake sunset_ig sunsetporn sunsetlovers sky skycolors nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect naturephotography naturalconnecticut alongthetrail autumninct trees treesilhouette scenic scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland woodland ctwoodlands alongthetrail

8 Days ago
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Looking over fields of tall dead grass to the edge of woods at Bent of the River Audubon wildlife sanctuary as sunset approaches. There's plenty of solitude to be had here at day's end in this season 11/21/17 scenicconnecti scenesofnewengland scenic woodland field fields ctwoodlands woods naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect naturephotography sunset_ig sunsetporn sunsetlovers sunset treesilhouette treelovers treeporn autumn autumninct bentoftheriver ctaudubon solitude

9 Days ago
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Slowly spiraling foam on the surface of a brook, laying out web-like layers in a small pool partially dammed by clusters of fallen leaves. From a hike at Collis P. Huntington State Park last month 11/24/17 spiral brook flowingwater autumninct autumn naturalconnecticut treeleaves forestfloor alongthetrail nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturephotography hiking hikect hikingconnecticut getoutside getoutsidect ctwoodlands ctstateparks connecticutforestandparkassoci abstract pattern lookdown stream trail woodland woods

9 Days ago
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A look past barren trees and vines across the littoral zone near Milford Point at Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Area. Low clouds at the horizon hid the sun as it set today, but clouds above were brightly lit 12/3/17 ctshoreline ctcoast littoral milfordpointaudubon scenesofnewengland housatonicriver naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturephotography naturalconnecticut getoutsidect sunset_ig sunset sunset_captures skyscape skylovers sky skyporn cloudscape cloudporn cloudlovers clouds cloudstagram scenicconnecticut reflection explorect peaceful tranquil autumninct

12 Days ago
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Sunset-lit clouds today, seen over the littoral Charles E. Wheeler Wildlife Area, where tall grasses have taken on the colors of fall and winter. Here the Houstonic River empties into Long Island Sound 12/3/17 ctshoreline ctcoast littoral milfordpointaudubon scenesofnewengland housatonicriver naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturephotography naturalconnecticut getoutsidect sunset_ig sunset sunset_captures skyscape skylovers sky skyporn cloudscape cloudporn cloudlovers clouds cloudstagram scenicconnecticut reflection explorect peaceful tranquil autumninct

12 Days ago
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After recently posting a pic and a video of a Cooper's Hawk feeding in the woods, I came across this image from a year ago [After posting, I realized this pic was taken by my wife @pamk720, but for better editing we transferred it to my phone and she posted it.🙏We've both seen this hawk and photographed him, but it's really her shot. Check out her feed for more birds and nature pics!] . I think this is also a juvenile Cooper's Hawk (and not a red-shouldered hawk as I thought at the time). Given that Cooper's Hawks often prey on other birds, it isn't surprising that this one would be hanging out on our back fence, just a wing flap away from our bird feeder 1/22/17 hawk coopershawk accipitercooperii bestbirdshots raptor raptors_only birdlovers birdphotography birdsofinstagram your_best_birds feather_perfection nuts_about_birds feathers bird_brilliance naturelovers naturescene natureporn backyardvisitors birdsofprey wildlifephotography wildlife wildanimals wildbirds naturalconnecticut ctwoodlands naturephotography lookaroundyou nature getoutsidect

13 Days ago
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Even barren trees may look golden when illuminated by the setting sun. The Paumperaug River here changes its bed and banks subtly but frequently, eroding a flow channel this week that's dry the next, creating a sand bar today, then washing it away tomorrow 11/28/17 pomperaugriv river reflection treeporn treesilhouette tree_captures tree_magic treesofinstagram tree_brilliance sunlight autumninct fallcolors bentoftheriver bluecolor sunset sunset_ig sunsetlovers naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturalconnecticut getoutsidect explorect ctwoodlands tranquil peaceful tranquility scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland landscape

13 Days ago
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The approach to Hopewell Lake from the red trail at Collis P. Huntington State Park last week - sun was sinking, casting long tree shadows and brightening the leaves of young beeches 11/24/17 collisphuntin ctwoodlands naturalconnecticut hikect hikingconnecticut hiking nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn treeshadows treeporn treelovers beechtree ctblueblazedtrails ctforestandparkassociation sunlight sunlightandshadows scenesofnewengland autumninct fallfoliage explorect naturephotography newenglandscenery scenesofnewengland getoutsidect trail alongthetrail woodland

14 Days ago
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Another day, another lake, another sunset - Clouds seemed to be cracking open above Silent Waters as we wrap up this November 11/30/17 lake reflection silentwaters clouds cloudscape cloudporn cloudlovers cloudstagram sunlight sunsetporn sunset_ig sunset sunset_captures nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect scenicconnecticut autumninct treesilhouette lakeside skyscape skylovers sky explorect solitude

15 Days ago
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Trees near sunset this week. Getting used to the fact that this is what trees are going to look like for a while around here... 11/27/17 trees treelovers treeporn treesofinstagram tree_brilliance tree_captures tree_magic treesilhouette woods woodland mood somber solitude autumninct naturephotography nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect sunset_ig sunset skycolors dusk scenesofnewengland alongthetrail lookup

16 Days ago
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This young great blue heron (Ardea herodias) seems to be getting used to me and to humans in general. (S)he flew onto the small beach where I was squatting down trying to get a good image of clouds at sunset reflected on the lake and slowly strode through the shallow water searching for fish 11/27/17 greatblueheron ardeaherodias heron lake lakeside lakeshore greathollowlake wadingbirds bestbirdshots birdphotography birdsofinstagram birdwatchers your_best_birds younganimals naturelovers naturescene natureporn naturalconnecticut getoutsidect explorect naturephotography scenesofnewengland nature wildlifephotography wildanimals birdlovers alongthetrail ctwoodlands pondlife ig_birdwatchers

16 Days ago
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Parts of one rocky Connecticut river can look pretty much like another. This image is similar to one's I've posted of the Pequonnock River, but this is the Paumperaug River, a couple of miles from the entrance of Bent of the River Audubon Sanctuary. Seen on today's hike near sunset 11/28/17 bentoftheriver ctaudubon pomperaugriver river riverbank ctwoodlands naturalconnecticut explorect scenic woodland woods autumninct scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect naturephotography naturalconnecticut alongthetrail hiking ctforestandparkassociation naturelovers naturescene natureporn nature landscape riverbank whitepines

17 Days ago
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After sunset at Great Hollow Lake yesterday - fairly mild weather but a strong breeze was rippling the the water, creating a more diffuse reflection of pink clouds. The young great blue heron was around, wading along the shore 11/27/17 sunset_captures sunsetporn sunsetlovers sunset skyscape skylovers sky skyporn pinkcolor pinkclouds lake reflection greathollowlake treesilhouette autumninct scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland explorect ctwoodlands naturalconnecticut hikect hikingconnecticut hiking getoutsidect natureporn naturephotography naturelovers naturescene tranquility peaceful

17 Days ago
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A juvenile Cooper's hawk feeding on his prey. This follows my still-image post yesterday. You can see how quick the hawk's movements are, so it took many attempts, even in burst mode, to catch him fairly still in a good pose. Not sure what his meal is, but since Cooper's hawks often prey on other birds I get mixed feelings in the viewing, but nature is nature... 11/25/17 birdsofinst bird_bees_flowers_n_trees bird_perfection birdwatchers hawk coopershawk accipitercooperii bestbirdshots raptor raptors_only naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect raptors wildlifephotography wildlife alongthetrail naturalconnecticut naturephotography getoutsidect your_best_birds younganimals nature

19 Days ago
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A young Cooper's hawk (Accipiter Cooperii) was feeding on his catch as I was hiking down to Great Hollow Lake near sunset today with @pamk720. This beautiful specimen seemed aware of us but not too concerned. It was tough to catch him still for long as he would peck then look up rapidly, peck and repeat. With our Panasonic Lumix FZ80 near 60X zoom, I went to 1600 ISO in burst mode to accommodate the fading light and his quick movements, resulting in this shot at 1/20 sec, f/5.6. I was able to take a reasonable video too - let me know if you would like to see it posted 11/25/17 coopershawk accipitercooperii bestbirdshots raptor raptors_only hawk younganimals birdlovers birds_of_instagram birdphotography your_best_birds nature naturelovers natureporn naturephotography hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect wildlifephotography wildlife naturalconnecticut wildanimals ctwoodlands forestfloor birdsofprey alongthetrail naturescene getoutsidect

20 Days ago
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Sunset at Great Hollow Lake today 11/25/17 cloudstagram cloudporn cloudscape clouds cloudlovers sky skyporn skyscape skylovers skyporn sunset_ig sunset_madness sunset sunset_captures sunrise_and_sunsets lake reflection ctwoodlands greathollowlake explorect hikect hikingconnecticut scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland scenic ctwoodlands treesilhouette woods woodland getoutsidect

20 Days ago
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First time on the northern leg of the blue-blazed trail in Collis P. Huntington State Park, with moderate inclines over rocky ridges and outcrops. Great way to spend some of Black Friday and avoid the mayhem 11/24/17 ctstateparks scenicconnecticut explorect hikect hikingconnecticut getoutside getoutsidect trail naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn ctforestandparkassociation ctwoodlands collisphuntingtonstatepark treeporn treelovers fallfoliage autumninct treesilhouette tree_brilliance tree_captures tree_magic naturephotography treeleaves sunlight sunset sunset_ig scenesofnewengland

21 Days ago
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Late fall trees beyond fields of tall withering grass and milkweed with seed pods opening and wildflowers wilting. From yesterday's hike at Bent of the River wildlife sanctuary 11/21/17 bentoftheri tree_captures tree_magic treesofinstagram treesilhouette naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn explorect getoutsidect sunset_ig sunset sunsetporn naturephotography scenicconnecticut solitude peaceful tranquility autumninct fallfoliage skycolors scenesofnewengland landscape scenic hiking hikingconnecticut hikect

23 Days ago
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Quiet water on the Pomperaug River today made a reflecting pool near sunset. The recent windy days have stripped away most of the last fall color, but revealed the unique (fractal) structure of tree limbs and branches. Get used to seeing lots of that! It was 50°F here today, but the trees have mostly assumed their winter configuration for the next few months 11/21/17 pomperaugriver bentoftheriver audubon naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutside getoutsidect scenicconnecticut autumninct trees treesilhouette fallfoliage treeporn treelovers tree_brilliance tree_captures tree_magic reflection solitude tranquility tranquil peaceful ctwoodlands scenesofnewengland

24 Days ago
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On the verge of sunset - great view during a hike today down to Great Hollow Lake. Along the way: strong wind making it feel chillier than mild thermometer reading, hoots from the local barred owl(s), whom we haven't seen for some time 11/19/17 sunlight sunsetporn sunset_ig sunset_madness sunset sunset_captures skyscape skylovers sky clouds skyporn cloudscape cloudporn cloudlovers cloudstagram lake reflection lakeside greathollowlake scenicconnecticut naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers naturescene natureporn hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect scenicconnecticut

26 Days ago
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27 Days ago
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One more fall shot along the Pequonnock River from last week's hike. Upstream, orange leaves of deciduous trees are visible while evergreen mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) and eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) are in the foreground 11/8/17 pequonnockr riverbank river fallfoliage fallcolors autumninct autumn naturalconnecticut treelovers treeporn treesofinstagram tree_brilliance tree_captures tree_magic woodland woods pequonnockrivervalleystatepark ctstateparks connecticutforestandparkassoci explorect getoutsidect hiking hikingconnecticut hikect scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland alongthetrail nature naturelovers naturescene

28 Days ago
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Young beech trees have their leaves lit up by the sinking sun. Many taller trees surrounding them are leafless now and looking wintery - seen from the trail down to Great Hollow Lake this week 11/15/17 beechtree treeleaves sunlight sunsetporn sunset_ig sunset woods ctwoodlands treeporn treelovers tree_brilliance tree_captures treesofinstagram treesilhouette fallfoliage fallcolors autumninct autumn hiking naturalconnecticut naturenaturelovers alongthetrail trail greathollowlake explorect hikect hikingconnecticut scenicconnecticut scenesofnewengland

28 Days ago
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At sunset yesterday - a small white birch, still hanging onto its yellowish autumn leaves at the edge of Great Hollow Lake 11/15/17 whitebirch betulapapyrifera fallfoliage autumninct fallcolors lake reflection lakeside lakeshore greathollowlake cloudstagram cloudporn cloudscape sky skyporn sunset_ig sunset_madness sunset sunset_captures skyscape skylovers clouds nature naturelovers naturescene scenicconnecticut naturalconnecticut explorect treelovers treeporn

29 Days ago
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Color along the banks of Seymour Reservoir 2 on a hike last week. In the distance, towers vaguely visible mark an overlook where photos are unfortunately compromised by high the high tension lines - I hiked up anyway for a look and a bit of climbing🕺 11/7/17 fallfoliage fallcolors autumninct autumn colorful naturalconnecticut nature naturelovers natureporn naturephotography hiking hikingconnecticut hikect getoutsidect scenicconnecticut reservoir naugatuckstateforest ctforestandparkassociation ctwoodlands explorect scenesofnewengland alongthetrail treelovers treeporn treeleaves scenicconnecticut landscape lakeside trail scenic

30 Days ago