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Hi Ralph...Is the island getting all these nor'easters that we have been getting? Number 4 going on right now...dont know how this one will leave us..not much out there right now at 440pm Tuesday.. the overnight will tell the story..but some of them are saying 6-12 inches of snow coming..I wondered how these things were affecting the island?.. Dave (davincipoppalag)
Hi Ralph... Interesting article in this month's Downeast Magazine about Machias Seal Island
Nice to see you posting new pics at DA too Cheers
Dave Beaty (davincipoppalag)
Hey..Merry Christmas Ralph.. hope it's a wonderful holiday for ya... Davincipoppalag (Dave
Beaty);/ I found out I'm a Canadian Citizen by virtue of the fact Dad was born in Alberta...so I've applied for my citizenship certificate...Cool eh?
Really enjoyed meeting you and looking at your wonderful images! Thank you. What a blessing to have discovered you and your vast knowledge and talents.
Someone just posted your wonderful photos on our local bird discussion list of the 2011 warbler migration fallout (via Nature's Notebook). Thank you for sharing such an interesting event!
Thank you so much for sharing your amazing photographs with all of us. How fortunate you are!
great pics. Thanks.
Wonderful gallery Ralph.. really enjoyed seeing these! Thanks for the link.. Dave Beaty (davincipoppalag at DA)
Beautiful Photography Ralph. I got to see birds I have never seen before and hopefully will remember them in case I see them again. I can only hope to capture some nice photos on my birding trips. Thanks for sharing.
Ralph, someone sent me your pic of the warbler fallout - amazing!! What a delight for you. I then browsed some of your photos - I must say they are some of the most wonderful bird photos I have ever seen. I will come back to the site when I have more time to browse some more.
thanks for taking the picture for those of us that cannot for one reason or another see what you see
Hey, Robert from dA. Just wanyed to say howdy.
Wonderful galleries you have here Ralph. I notice there aren't any images with the 5D/ 300mm combo you were carrying. I'd like to see some images you captured with that rig! Looking forward already to another trip to the island next summer.
Dennis L. Siluk
Hello Ralph, this is Chick Siluk
I would like to contact Ralph Eldridge for obtaining usage rights to one of his photographs.
Can you help?
C. Rehagen Langewisch
Thoroughly enjoyed your work. My husband and I were suppose to travel to the island with members of the Capital Area Camarea club but on the morning of the trek communications were not clear and we were told the trek was off due to weather- so we did not make it this year but have tiackets for next summer. One can only imagine the sights, sounds, smells, changing of the seasons you must experience while on the island. As John Muir states," All the wide world is beautiful and it matters but little where we go...the spot where we chance to be always seems best."
I took the opportunity to visit your galleries and found hundreds of stunning images. I shoot mainly photojournalism and misc private events but my passion is nature and fine art photography. Your work just tempers my resolve to get m out there and DO what my heart tells me!! Thanks!!
Your work has just reminded me how much I love photography and art.
Great photos of little brown bats. can I use one on my blog? I will cite your name and web page on it. I recently kayaked with these bats late at night - nice to see a photo of one
Ralph, what a treat to see your work! Absolutely wonderful images, especially the birds which I'm partial to. Recently have become attached to the Caspian Tern and having a great time photographing them. I love your pics in the fog also. In a nutshell, phenomenal work, thank you for sharing.
ty for input with link...appreciate ..an a awesome site....gary (canadian geographic photo club)
Wow what luck to come across your fantastic web site brought back a lot of great memories year camping on Grand Mannan Island and two trips out to Seal Island with a local fisherman whose name I've forgotten. THANK YOU
Your migrant bird photos are amazing! I read about you in Birder's World. We are so thrilled you shared your experience at the lighthouse!
Nice to run across your photos Ralph. We met briefly at Letite when I was lightkeeping on Gannet. Enjoyed my 4 shifts on Machias back in the early 90s. I got out of lightkeeping after spending 4 years out on the BC lights, until 1997.
Oh my goodness, I'm in love with the puffins, too! They look like penguins that are dressed for a performance. I must go there and see them for myself. Glorious portraits, Ralph.
I would like to request permission to show some of your puffin and warbler photos to my not-for-profit classes at the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society. Please write and I will be happy to send details. Thank you! -Steve Rutledge
thanks for look my photos.
and thanks to crina for show them :D
im in love with the ATLANTIC PUFFINS
Machias Island looks an impressive place if a bit awkward to get to.
You really have a nice set of puffin photos. Keep up the great work!
I enjoyed abrief visit to your galleries and find the images most enjoyable and very well composed. I return for a longer visit from time to time.
Best wishes Barry
Stunning gallery, particularly the puffins.
Excellent pictures. Puffins are the best!
Cheers (from the center of the universe ;-))
Great work! Hope you post more pictures soon.
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner
Great gallery, will call back soon
You have so beautifuly photos in yours portfolio...Excellent my friend...Greetings from Montenegro, old/new country in Europa...I will come back with pleasure...
You got great stuff. Looking forward to more of your work.
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner
Thanks for visiting my galleries recently. I have had a brief look thru your extensive galleries and see I will have to visit quite a few times. Great discriptive galleries..
Wonderful photography. Loved to see the details of a lightouse island.
You may see a collection of Hawaii lighthouse photos at:
Aloha and thanks for sharing.
Marc de Kleijn
Thanks for your comment. I love your pictures. Taking lighthouse pictures is a lot of fun. You get to places that other people normally wouldn't visit. The trip through France was great, even though the weather wasn't ideal for photography. Germany will probably be next. And perhaps next summer the rest of France. There are over a 100 in France. Best wishes for the new year!
Ronald Correia - Ron Correia Photography
Thanks for posting the clarifications and corrections in my bird gallery. I've updated the titles and captions accordingly. It really helps when folks post corrections of that nature. Thanks for taking the time to browse the gallery and commenting as appropriate!
Thank you for your comments, and constructive criticism!
thanks a bunch for taking the time and effort to share what you see through the awesome pictures you have posted.
beautiful just beautiful very nice pics
I Thing all your galleries are just awesome ..very nice shots
Truly an amazing trip through the eyes of another. Your pictures seem to capure the ultimate feelings and bring out the best. Look forward to new and exciting wonders.
I do not want to repeat what oters have said, but you live in a lovely and unique place, and your pictures are amazing.
A most incredible website! I could stay on here all day. I love the feel of your photos. Makes me want to rush to Machias Seal Island - it looks like a birder's dream come true. Thanks for sharing your talent and your part of the country.
Hey Bro awesome pictures and was real nice to see one of you.Been a long time coming.Keep the pictures coming of the birds and scenery they are a constant reminder of Home.
Hi, Ralph -
Thank you for your generous comments on my hawk pictures. It's a small world; I am currently in Fort McMurray but spent the first 40 years of my life in Saint John, NB. I had just recently been investigating puffin watching tours for an upcoming trip home. You are very fortunate to live in such a great place surrounded by those unique birds.
I love your pics, Ralph. Keem em coming!
I agree with Carl....let's see a pic of the lighthouse keeper.
What amazing photos Ralph! Have you got one of you? I would like to see what a REAL lighthouse keeper looks like.
I am one of trhe lightkeepers on the island and I am just now making the transition from 35mm to digital.
The Terns, both Arctic And Common, experienced a total breeding failure, with no chicks surviving at all in 2005, after a poor year in 2004.
Hey, nice to see a gallery from someone on the island. Do you work in the lighthouse? I'm wondering how the Artic Tern fared over the Summer because when I visited, I had heard many of the young (or eggs) had not made it. Someone also mentioned (must have been one of the tour operators) the possibility of establishing a second colony of Puffins nearby but first must establish a tern population.
Thank you for the great site. Wonderful pictures of the Machias Seal Island. Would love to see one of those sunrise/sunsets! Visiting the Island is and always will be one of my favorite trips. The Island, the ocean, the many birds (oh those puffin!) and the fact that we were out in the middle of the water with nothing else around but mother nature. Of course the welcome we received when we docked on the Island was excellent. Ralph made us feel welcome, he is sooooo well aquainted with the Island and I want to possess his knowledge of nature! Keep up the good work and keep on keeping us informed. Love it!