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Melissa Penta
Works at Local Wisdom, Inc.
Lives in Stroudsburg, PA
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#BirdPoker Funny curated by +Phil Armishaw

A Turkey Vulture who is happy it's Friday. Merritt Island NWR.

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It looks like it had a rough night.
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#BirdPoker Long Necks curated +Phil Armishaw

The long, twisted neck of an Anhinga. Orlando Wetlands.

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#BirdPoker Diving curated by +Phil Armishaw

No photo today, but a video of Northern Gannets diving just off of the tip of the jetty at Barnegat Light State Park.
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#BirdPoker Birds in Trees curated by +Phil Armishaw

A Northern Parula on a birch tree just off of my deck.

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#BirdPoker Preening curated by +Phil Armishaw

A Sandhill Crane preening some tough-to-reach spots.
Viera Wetlands, Florida.

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Nice catch!
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#BirdPoker Warblers curated by +Phil Armishaw

A cooperative Worm-eating Warbler from this weekend. Delaware Water Gap NRA, Pennsylvania.

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this very nice ...you are so special
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#BirdPoker Wingspans curated by +Phil Armishaw

Something different for today's theme. A Reddish Egret running with its wings wide open. Merritt Island NWR.

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Marvellous sight...
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#BirdPoker Ugly Perches curated by +Phil Armishaw 

A beautiful Violet-green Swallow on a very ugly perch that is too thick for the bird. Seaside, Oregon

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New blog post about a very special visitor who stopped by during the #BiggestWeek
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#BirdPoker Black curated by +Phil Armishaw

A pair of Black Vultures along the trail at Orlando Wetlands.

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#BirdPoker Flycatchers curated by +Phil Armishaw

My yard Great Crested Flycatchers have returned for the season and fill my woods with their "WEEP WEEP" from sunrise til sunset.

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#BirdPoker "Next Photo" curated by +Phil Armishaw

To follow +Andy Brown's Heron theme, a Little Blue Heron from Viera Wetlands. The next theme up will be WRENS.

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Occupation
Web Developer, Amateur Wildlife Photographer, Birder
Employment
  • Local Wisdom, Inc.
    Web Developer, 2007 - present
  • Freelancing
    Web Developer, 1999 - 2012
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Mancuso
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Wildlife photographer, birder, nature lover
Introduction
I have always been a nature lover and would read about animals for as long as I could remember. I wanted a job that had to do with them, but ended up going in another direction professionally as a web developer. My interest for photography began in 2006 when I purchased my first point and shoot camera. I photographed mostly my cats and landscapes, but wanted more. In 2008 I decided to make the move to the dSRL world - I purchased a Canon XTi with a cheap Sigma telephoto lens and have been upgrading my equipment since. I currently shoot mostly with a Canon 7D and EF 100-400mm lens.

I started to photograph birds and wildlife very casually at local parks in New Jersey. In 2010 I moved to upstate New York and was suddenly surrounded by nature - my love for wildlife went to a whole new level. I started feeding birds in my backyard and wanted to learn about them. I joined a local nature club, started to go out on group walks and began my journey in birding. Within a couple of months I was hooked - I had started my life lists, I could identify birds and knew much more about their behavior. After a little over a year of birding, I can do so much more and even identify many of them by sound. They are now my main subjects -  I want to capture their beauty so that others can see something that is often ignored. I am a birder with a fancy camera... but I am also a photographer who loves wildlife.

I'm looking to connect with people who share my same interests above, along with my friends and family. I also enjoy looking at beautiful photography! If you are wondering why I added you to my circle, then this is the reason. 

I'll post anywhere from one to four photos of mine per day - usually depending on the #BirdPoker theme. I also share posts that truly impress me.

BIRDERS: If you would like to become part of my birding circle, please let me know. I'll share more (non-technical) bird photos and experiences to these circles.

There are a few simple things I ask:
  • If you see a way in which I can improve, do not be afraid to post it! I am very open to honest critiques.
  • Do not post my photos to your own albums.
    Please use the Share button instead.
  • Do not post my photos to other websites unless you are posting a link.
  • If you would like to use my photo in your artwork, please ask. I will usually agree to allowing you use my photos as a reference or within a non-simple manipulation.
  • If you are in my circles, I've seen your profile. I never blindly add people, even through mass circle shares. I always check profiles.
  • Since I am part of the large Photographers community, a lot of people circle me. If you circle me and would like to share your profile, don't be shy - please ask! I like to circle other photographers, but cannot possibly go through everyone who circles me.
Suggested Circles to add me to:
Photographers, Wildlife Photographers, Bird Photographers, Nature Photographers, Amateur Photographers, Birders, Nature Lovers
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Currently
Stroudsburg, PA
Previously
Vestal, NY - Hopatcong, NJ - Somerset, NJ
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