Spring Snow
This deer was quite curious and walked rather close to me before heading off into the trees.

This deer was quite curious and walked rather close to me before heading off into the trees.

To have a decent snow storm towards the end of March here in southern NJ is certainly not normal weather.  Nothing better than out of the norm to go out and make some photographs.  I packed up my telephoto lens, and monopod then headed out to [Palmyra Cove Nature Park](http://www.palmyracove.org).  I don’t have a specialized waterproofing case so I went with what I had - a trash bag!  Nothing special but it did the trick.  Interestingly the trash bag forced me to really want to commit to taking a photo before trying to carefully uncover and balance the whole mess on top of the camera to shoot in the sometimes heavy falling snow.  I knew it was not going to be easy but I’m glad I decided to just go for it because I’m really happy with the set of photos I got and how different they are from the normal sunny days.  Sometimes the hardest part for me is just making the decision to go out in bad weather but once I do I’m always happy I did.

The second time I spotted a Red Fox on this morning, the best photo I was able to get was as it walked away over this fallen tree.

Just a simple photo of falling snow.

This Song Sparrow stopped just long enough to let me take about 3 photos.

I loved how this pair of deer stood so close together and stared straight at me.

Getting a taste of that freshly fallen snow.

As long as you are quiet and move slowly the deer at Palmyra Cove tend to let you get pretty close just as this one did.

A pair of Canada Geese settle in as the snow begins to accumulate on their backs.

A handsome White-Throated Sparrow lands on a perfectly snow covered branch.

Only my second time seeing a Fox Sparrow - he looks great in the snow.

A lone goose sits in one of the ponds as the snow continues to fall.

Nature photography has become a very passionate hobby of mine and whenever I get a chance I love to get outside and enjoy being outdoors. I am also the co-owner of KGM Expressions, a wedding and portrait photography business, with my wife Kim. This is how we make our living and I love that we get to do that together.