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Maine | Acadia - Photographer  •Everything in one frame unless noted 📸 •Gallery in Southwest Harbor, ME🌲⚓️ •Visit my site or DM for private photo tours, workshops, & print sales ↙️

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If you're a puffin is there anything more terrifying than a razorbill? I guess birds of prey would be, which razorbills are not... but look at that thing! I'M scared. It's clear who's in charge out there. Both of these birds are alcids, the northern, airborne counterpart to the penguin which also includes guillemots and murres.
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#puffins #razorbill #birding #machiassealisland #alcids #auks #maine

Puffins breed in large colonies and, here in Maine, strictly on islands far off the coast in an effort to avoid predation and to remain close to their food supply. It is very difficult (for humans) to tell puffins apart from one another, even male from female. The easiest way to tell one puffin from another is by paying attention to how much crap is on each bird's face... the little bracelets they wear on their ankles helps too.
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#puffins #wildlife_perfection #majestic_wildlife_ #igscwildlife #bns_birds #yourshotphotographer #icu_usa

This time of year puffins spend a lot of their time fishing and feeding their young. This year (at least while I was out there) they were mostly catching sandeels, which is what's hanging out of this bird's mouth. Last year I saw a lot of shrimp, which is a puffins least favorite meal, so it was good to see so many sandeels being carried in. Speaking of sandeels... it's about lunchtime and I'm going to spend the next ten minutes eating and thinking about how glad I am that my preferred diet consists of pizza, noodles, cookies and not sandeels.
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Puffins form long term bonds, both members of a pair returning to the same burrow after wintering apart at sea. They're not considered monogamous because if one member of the pair does not return the other will seek out a new mate. I don't know, that's pretty monogamous if you ask me, anyone would do the same thing, don't you think? I mean, if I went out to sea for six months and was supposed to return but didn't I would want my wife to move on... after an extensive search... and not right away, grieve a little... and he has to be less handsome than me which won't be hard but needs to be said.
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#maine #maine_igers #igersmaine #naturalmaine #mainetheway #mainelife #mainething #maineisgorgeous #onlyin207 #maineinvitesyou #capturemaine #igersnewengland #scenesofnewengland #naturalnewengland #newenglandphotography #thenewenglandcollective #newenglandoutdoors_ #wildlife_perfection #majestic_wildlife_ #igscwildlife #bns_birds

The first of, well... many, many more. Check out some iPhone shots from my little excursion over at @johnkputnam. Also, if you want to see a photo of Jon Hamm sitting in a muscle cart like an overdressed grip check out @muscle_cart.
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I was digging through Lightroom a little and found this shot from a number of weeks ago that I never got around to developing... so I... well, I developed it... and here it is.
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#acadianationalpark #pocket_usa #icu_usa #slpendid_earth #bns_vision #naturegrampics #leefilters

One last shot from the 4th of July. A pretty classic scene... the Margaret Todd and a fishing boat together in Bar Harbor. This was a tough edit (if you're not interested In the nerd-speak just stop reading right now), I didn't visualize this until thirty seconds or so before it happened, so I wasn't ready. I had to crop the image way down for composition, the shadows had to be brought WAY up, the whites down in some areas and up in others, adjust color temp in this area but not in that area, etc., etc. I wouldn't have even bothered if it wasn't for that cloud. All the while some kid was throwing stones at me. Really tough working conditions.
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#margarettodd #barharbor #lobsterboat #mountdesertisland #maine #igersmaine #naturalmaine #mainetheway #mainelife #mainething #maineisgorgeous #onlyin207 #maineinvitesyou #igersnewengland #scenesofnewengland #naturalnewengland #newenglandphotography #thenewenglandcollective

Yeah, so my fireworks shot didn't work out the way I wanted but at least this happened while I was waiting. Speaking of things not working out... I was out shooting yesterday evening but the location I was at didn't give me a view of the insanity that was going on to the west. I've seen a couple shots of it on IG today, @will.o.greene had a good one. I want to see more, tag me in yours if you got one.
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#mountdesertisland #maine #igersmaine #naturalmaine #mainetheway #mainelife #mainething #maineisgorgeous #onlyin207 #maineinvitesyou #igersnewengland #scenesofnewengland #naturalnewengland #newenglandphotography #thenewenglandcollective #leefilters #CanonBringIt #TeamCanon

This is my ninth favorite rock in Acadia, twelfth on Mount Desert Island.
#iminsane #noyourenot #yourenormal #thanksforsaying #noproblemo #also #yourock #... #youreanidiot

Here's a pano stitched together from three horizontal images. Yeah, yeah... I can hear all of y'all that REALLY shoot panos laughing at my three horizontal images. I hear you and I don't care. I'll shoot uselessly small panoramas if I damn well feel.
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#acadia #pano #maine #igersmaine #naturalmaine #mainetheway #mainelife

I know, I know... but aren't you sick of photos of fireworks?
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#algae #newenglandphotography #thenewenglandcollective #nationalparkgeek #yourshotphotographer #bestnatureshot #acadianationalpark

You know how people sometimes caption their images with the gear and settings used rather than pointless stream of consciousness ramblings? @canonusa 6D w/ Canon 16-35 f/4L lens with @leefilters 0.6 hard-edge grad ND, ISO 100, f/16, 160 seconds, it hot out, wish I had ice cream.
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#longexposure #findyourpark #nps100 #yourshotphotographer #icu_usa #slpendid_earth #bns_vision

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