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The turtle and the eel at Nomahegan Park

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The turtle and the eel at Nomahegan Park

Nomahegan Park, located in Union County, New Jersey, has a multitude of wildlife hanging out in the water and it's surroundings. But, who would have thought there were eels in that water? Certainly, not me! I took my camera and tripod on a hike to find some turtles and turtles I did find. I set up my camera and tripod where this big turtle had been chilling out with a smaller turtle on some wood in the water. The smaller turtle decided to go for a swim. My photos had seemed a little fuzzy to me, so I opted to use...

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National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest

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National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest

  The National Wildlife Federation Photo Contest is held annually, showcasing some of the world's best nature and wildlife photography. They encourage photographer's to donate some of their images to help their cause of saving wildlife species and their habitats. They choose several winning photos, give out some prizes and publish those winning photos in print and online.     I participated this year, submitting the 10 photographs shown throughout this post. I was completely amazed to see how many photographs were submitted. Last I checked, the count was at 18,779 and the deadline date for submissions is March 31. I...

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Seedy Squirrel drawing completed

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Seedy Squirrel drawing completed

  Seedy Squirrel colored pencil drawing is completed and available for purchase in my shop. I drew this for the Colored Pencil Magazine's January 2017 Art Challenge (reference photo by Sally Robertson). Drawn on 10" x 14" Arches 140 lb. Hot Pressed, Acid-Free, Watercolor Paper with Prismacolor colored pencils. Drawing is signed and sprayed with Grumbacher Workable Fixative to prevent smudging. Arrives secured in a protective sleeve with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist and is ready to be framed to match your decor. Drawing time: 19 hours Satisfaction guaranteed. If you don't love it, please contact the artist within 7 days for information on how to...

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - New Jersey

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Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge - New Jersey

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey. It conserves natural resources and protects threatened and endangered species. The Great Swamp is a natural oasis for waterfowl, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. Click here to read more about the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge.       It was a quiet and uneventful at the Great Swamp when we visited. It was a cold, overcast, January day. The only life we saw were these few birds frolicking in the water. There was still some growth since the winter has been pretty mild this year.      ...

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Squirrel - work in progress

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Squirrel - work in progress

  Colored Pencil Magazine has a monthly art challenge, which I recently discovered. The squirrel above (photo taken by Sally Robertson) is for the January Challenge. I am still a beginner when it comes to colored pencils. I've used them to draw my Christmas cards, but not much else. I'm looking forward to participating in this art challenge every month to get more familiar with different techniques. The photo below shows the beginning stages of my drawing, about 3 hours of work. The major part of the beginning stages is measuring and getting the basics down on paper with the correct...

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