Welcome to the mon@rch nature blog and I hope you join us in some of our nature adventures through the Allegany State Park area!
I am a naturalist, field biologist and nature photographer from the Western New York area. I have started exploring nature writing through this blog and it truly has been fun sharing my numerous adventures with everyone. Thanks to the many other authors that help me with my post and they will be sharing some of their nature explorations.
I have always had a latent interest in birds and photography and have been lucky enough to find time to explore these interests over the last few years. I am very thankful to the Cattaraugus County Bird Club for getting me started, sharing their wealth of knowledge and for their wonderful programs. And many thanks to Tom for letting me share some of my adventures and photos on the Monarch Nature Blog.
Thank you for taking the time visiting and commenting on this blog.
Tom- Can’t help myself. This reminds me of Biology AP class in HS…won’t go any further.
What an amazing eye- the color is fantastic- the camera did a great shop showing the subtle changes in color.
9 March 2009 at 11:42 pm
oops, its time for me to go to bed. I meant “great job”
9 March 2009 at 11:43 pm
Love the photo. Yes my cats are the perfect bird watcher too. They can spend the entire day doing it.
10 March 2009 at 6:09 am
Such intensity! :c)
10 March 2009 at 6:45 am
She has beautiful eye color. They do have amazing eyes. Nice shot!
10 March 2009 at 12:57 pm
Phoebe is such a great model 🙂 Great shot, I know how very difficult it can be.
10 March 2009 at 1:18 pm
Maybe she could learn to use the remote for the camera…I bet she sees all sorts of delights when you are at work!
Gorgeous shot! Phoebe has beautiful eyes.
10 March 2009 at 2:10 pm
Oh – that is so cute!
10 March 2009 at 4:58 pm
I love your cat. We got are tattoos today, very cool. However, I think there were more than five in that envolope. We are thanking you over and over again! 🙂
10 March 2009 at 5:37 pm
Great macro! I am having trouble loading your blog and it looks really different (unformatted)??!
10 March 2009 at 6:27 pm
Phoebe is lovely. Love that you can see the reflection on her iris! Great shot.
10 March 2009 at 6:48 pm
What a great photo of Phoebe!
10 March 2009 at 6:56 pm
I love this eyeball shot. I have been thinking about doing a series of paintings of bird eyes. There are so many with such intersting colors of skin around their eyes etc. Seeing Phoebe’s eye makes me think about dog and cat eyes too. hmmmmmm
10 March 2009 at 7:03 pm
Beautiful! I love this picture!
10 March 2009 at 8:02 pm
Great image. That’s the sort of images I get of our five cats because they keep wanting to head butt he camera! Love it. thanks for sharing.
12 March 2009 at 9:47 pm
She doesn’t close her eyes for pictures?????
12 March 2009 at 9:59 pm
What do you think her eye is at? About F 2.0 or 1.4?
14 March 2009 at 7:40 pm
That’s a cool picture–is that a bluejay reflected in her eye?
16 March 2009 at 10:16 am
Great shot.. I have a few of these myself 🙂
17 March 2009 at 3:30 pm
Had to see the original……….came over from Lisa´s blog.
18 March 2009 at 4:26 pm
oh yeah, now I remember, someone drew a picture from this and it turned out as gorgeous as this photo.
23 March 2009 at 11:33 pm