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Photo Op Alerts

Over the years I have discovered and photographed most of my blog post subjects, but every once in a while someone lets me know about something out of the ordinary that they think I might be interested in photographing.  (Scattered flying squirrel tails, black bear dens, red fox litters and nesting birds come to mind.)  I am immediately on the road if it is something that I think might make a great post (and might possibly still be there by the time I arrive).  Distance and subject matter are heavily weighed before causing my car to contribute even more to greenhouse gas emissions…however, anyone who would drive 2 ½ hours to photograph a Monkey Slug has obviously contributed to climate change.

When I have had the opportunity to photograph something because of someone’s generosity in sharing the subject and location with me, you will see “Thanks to ___ for photo op (opportunity)” at the end of the post.  I am eternally grateful to anyone who thinks of me and takes the time to let me know about something noteworthy.  It doesn’t have to be something as earth-shattering as mt. lion tracks, for instance – kill sites, animal beds and caches, otter slides – anything that isn’t too commonplace and tells a story will have me at your doorstep.  To contact me please call 802-279-2330 and leave a message if I don’t answer. I am located in Hartland, VT (just south of White River Junction) and unless it actually is a mt. lion track sighting or something equally rare or that I’ve never seen, I probably won’t be tempted to drive more than a couple of hours. Thank you so much! (Photo: White-tailed Deer cached by and then dug up and eaten by a Bobcat.  Thanks to Otto Wurzburg for photo op.)

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4 responses

  1. Very interesting! I also learned two new things here, I wasn’t really aware of the word cache perse’ and the other mention is a Monkey Slug! A enlightening morning overall! Thank You! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phobetron_pithecium

    December 16, 2019 at 8:39 am

  2. Alice

    I’ll always keep you in mind, Mary!

    December 16, 2019 at 2:39 pm

  3. jdkramer

    Love your posts. Slight quibble: isn’t a photo op is something staged for photography? Can you just say “Thanks for the photograph”? Everything else is PERFECT! Contribution en route!

    December 30, 2019 at 12:35 pm

    • Thanks for your input! I think it would be helpful to clarify what I mean, and will do so!

      December 30, 2019 at 12:52 pm

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