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Valley Views: Local photographers aim their cameras outdoors

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton

Photograph and text by Anne Ely of South Hadley

I love going to Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary in Easthampton when I want to find birds to photograph. This white-breasted nuthatch was making his way, upside down as usual, down a tree trunk when he stopped right in front of me at eye level. I knew he would be gone in a flash, so I didn’t waste time, and clicked the shutter on my digital SLR camera which had a long telephoto lens. A tripod helped to steady the camera.

Anne Ely is affiliated with the Robert Floyd Photo Gallery, 2 East St., Southampton. Other nature images are on view there Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.

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