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Calm Reflections Photography shares beautiful photographs that can be placed on mugs, mouse pads, canvas, puzzles, T-shirts, coasters and prints. Joanna Macaulay makes souvenirs of St. Mary’s County for tourists and local residents. Information about St. Mary’s County attractions, travel, events and photography can be found at her site. She now does pet photography as well.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Nest visitors 2021

I am wondering if these are the geese who lived on the osprey nest last year.  Probably not.   They looked quite cozy.  They were with a flock and didn’t stay.  Other geese have visited as well as eagles.  (The osprey arrive from the south around mid-March.)

Friday, February 19, 2021

Bald Eagle Visits

Eagles have been visiting our osprey nest in the last few months.  They like using it to eat and look for food.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Lens Reflection

I was photographing circles, so I used my phone to photograph the pink chandelier reflection in my camera lens.  The reflection is blue because of the lens coatings.  Jim had to explain it to me.

Monday, February 1, 2021

Don Stapleson

Don Stapleson


Clazzical Jazz Project concert featured Dr. Mark Runkles, Don, Tom Teasley, Fred Lieder, Peter Fields 

Don Stapleson, talented flute and saxophone player in the Chesapeake Orchestra, acquaintance, man of quirky humor, jazz instructor at St. Mary's College of Maryland lost his battle with cancer 1/31/21.  He always seemed kind and loved to laugh.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Hooper Strait Lighthouse

I recently edited this Hooper Strait Lighthouse panorama with a slightly unusual angle for a camera club competition.  The fresnel lens is interesting.  It was 3rd place in the theme competition.