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Big Shot Moon Sets Over Seneca Lake
Jack McAllister shares this view over Seneca Lake
as seen from Dresden at 5:25 am Tuesday
Big Shot Daybreak Blessings in Ontario
A peaceful morning & an arabian
mare help Laurie Dirkx reflect
Big Shot Sunday Walk at Sonnenberg
Mike Sargent captured this gorgeous autumn shot from inside the grounds at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua on Sunday
Big Shot Redtail Hawk Hunting in Genesee Valley Park
An unsuspecting squirrel is snagged by this hawk
on Saturday and Aaron Winters snagged his shot.
Big Shot Duck on a Stick at Durand
Aaron Winters shares an autumn
scene with a duck on Sunday.
Big Shot Filling Up in Farmington
This chipmunk snags a full load
from a Farmington bird feeder
Big Shot Slow Stroller on Esker Brook Trail
This turtle was spotted by
Mary Laude on Sunday afternoon.
Big Shot Daybreak on the Seneca River
On Saturday, a misty sunrise to start a fabulous fall day.
Photo by Star Greathouse,
Big Shot Big Dipper Over Seneca Lake
What were you doing at 4:00 am Thursday morning?
Photo by Jack McAllister from Dresden.
Big Shot Blue-Winged Teal on Irondequoit Bay
Aaron Winters took this great close-up
of a beautiful duck. Photo by Aaron Winters.
Big Shot Depot Escapee in Ovid
This white deer was spotted in a yard in Ovid on Monday morning, October 3, 2011. Photo by Rachel Burkholder.
Big Shot Northern Flicker on The Fence
This northern flicker was braving the cold rain on Sunday afternoon in Ontario. Photo by Laurie Dirkx.
Big Shot Read It And Weep, Heron!
Taken at Riley Lake in Rochester on Thursday,
September 29, 2011 Photo by Aaron Winters.
FListory Freeville Train Station
On New Year’s Day, 1870, the first train of the
Southern Central Railroad came through Freeville.
Big Shot Roadside Swans & Cygnets
Trumpeter Swans & Cygnets on Atlantic Ave.
in Walworth on Thursday. By Laurie Dirkx.
Big Shot September Night Sky in Seneca Falls
Matt Scaglione sends in this 30-second exposure of the night sky above Seneca Falls in the early morning hours of Monday.
Big Shot Photo Another Spectacular Dresden Sunrise
Jack McAllister sends us another breathtaking sunrise over southern Seneca Lake to start a crisp day on Friday morning.
Daybreak Dresden Magnificent Dawn in Dresden
This is one of the nicest daybreak images you've seen in awhile. From Sunday morning over Seneca Lake by Jack McAllister.
Highland Park  Hummingbird at Highland Park
Aaron Winters sent in another amazing nature shot in the Finger Lakes as this hummingbird was captured feeding in Rochester.
NYS Fair  9-11 Sand Sculpture at NYS Fair
Carrie Smalser shares these two impressive photos of the amazing 9-11 rememberance sand sculpture at the NYS Fair.
Pets of the Week Great Blue Heron Close-Up by Aaron Winters
Exquisite detail on this close-up photo of a Great Blue
Heron on Riley Lake in Rochester on Sunday afternoon.
Big Shot Photo Bee Does Lily at George Eastman House
Aaron Winters caught this bee at the point of insertion on Saturday in Rochester in the garden at the George Eastman House.
Big Shot Photo  High Heels in Branchport
Roger Bailey was on the scene as a deer jumps high in the air looking for cover on Friday night in Branchport near Keuka Lake.
Big Shot Tiger Swallowtail Zinnia in Varick
M.G. Chuley sends us an up close photo of a gorgeous swallowtail butterfly on a zinnia bloom in Varick on Saturday.
Big Shot  Canal Long-Jump in Seneca Falls
Check out "Bosco" as he shows off his long-jumping abilities on the Seneca-Cayuga Canal at sunset on Thursday evening.
Big Shot Amazing Rainbow Over Seneca Lake
You won't see many more impressive rainbow photos than this one by Kevin Colton after the rain ended on Wednesday night.
Wayne County 2011 Wayne County Fair Court
Fair Queen Mackenzie Wilson and her court, Fair Princess Sarah Looney and her court, along with Dairy Princess Emma Andrew.
Big Shot Heron of Durand by Nigel Kent
Nigel was in Durand earlier this week to capture this portrait of a heron standing watch at a pond at Durand Eastman Park.
Panorama PANORAMA:  Seneca Lake After The Storm
Jean Davids sent us this nice panoramic view of the east shore of Seneca Lake in Varick after the rain ended Wednesday night.
Big Shot Early August Vista at Letchworth
After braving a torrential rain at Letchworth on Monday, Nigel Kent was there when the sun came back out revealing a fantastic vista.
Big Shot  Isolated Shower Over Cayuga Lake
Howard Lainhart sent in this amazing photo of a rain shower over Cayuga Lake as seen from the Village of Cayuga on Monday.
Canandaigua 'Rod at the Canandaigua Rod & Gun Club
A gorgeous shot of a classic car in the parking lot of the Canandaigua Rod & Gun Club on Thursday morning.
Esperanza Rose The Esperanza Rose on Keuka
The Esperanza Rose leaves from Branchport for a lunch
cruise on Keuka Lake on Tuesday afternoon in Yates County.
Photo City of Geneva Skyline at Sunset
The sun drops over the City of Geneva, NY as seen from
Seneca Lake to end a mid-summer Finger Lakes Weekend.
Grassroots Dixie Chicks at Grassroots in Trumansburg
Three photos from the Grassroots Festival of Music
and Dance held this past weekend in Trumansburg.
Big Shot Sunset Fisherman at Webster Pier
A lone fisherman on the water of Lake Ontario at the end of an extremely hot day at Webster Pier on Thursday evening.
Big Shot Sunflower Honey Bee in Dresden
This is a colorful shot sent to us by Vera Shotwell, of a honey bee gorging itself on a relatively giant sunflower in Dresden.
Big Shot Bow Fishing on Hemlock Lake
This duo was spotted on Hemlock Lake trying to land a fish with stick-n-string on a gorgeous Finger Lakes Sunday morning.
Auburn Death Riders HISTORICAL:  The Auburn "Death Riders"
The “Death Riders” were a post WWII motorcycle club. They congregated at Louie Mentillo's gas station, at the corner...
Nature's Opera Nature's Opera in Middlesex
A trio of young tree swallows get excited in unison as one
of their parents approach with dinner on Thursday evening.
Dragonfly Beautiful Dragonfly in Wayne County
For some Native Americans the dragonfly represent swiftness and activity. To others they represent beauty in a fierce predator.
Big Shot Japanese Garden at Sonnenberg
This surreal scene on a beautiful Monday morning at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua was captured by Mike Sargent.
Photos Sheep & Goats in Port Byron
This panoramic photo by Star Greathouse looks more like a scene from the Irish country side than a view of an upstate NY field.
Big Shot Photo Fast Flow at Grimes Glen in Naples
After Saturday's thunderstorms, the water inside Grimes Glen was flowing fast and furious. Nigel Kent was there to snap this photo.
Photo Baby Turtle in Watkins Glen
Denise Buisch took this photo of this newborn turtle that had wandered away from the pond in Watkins Glen on Tuesday.
Big Shot Seneca Lake Sunrise
What a spectacular scene captured by Jack McCallister in Dresden as the sun rose over Seneca Lake Saturday morning.
Photos Looking Like Summer on Keuka Lake!
This shot of Keuka Lake as seen from Esperanza Road in Penn Yan on Thursday is a sign that summer is finally upon us.
Big Shot Hungry Young Robins in Ovid
Rachel Burkholder snapped this photo in Ovid, on Wednesday morning of a nest of hungry robins patiently waiting for breakfast.
Big Shot Nesting Swan on Sodus Bay
Howard Lainhart captured this gorgeous swan in its nest on Sodus Point on Sunday morning.  Also: Swan Nesting at Durand
Photos Ontario, Wayne County Blue Bird
Laurie Dirkx offers this photo of a male Eastern Bluebird who heralds in a bit of sunshine during our rainy week on Friday.
Photos Eagle Tussle on Seneca-Cayuga Canal
Kevin Colton caught an adult male and an immature bald eagle competing for the same carp on the canal in Waterloo on Monday.
BIG SHOT Incoming Mallard by Aaron Winters
Check out this beautiful photo submitted by Aaron Winters of a mallard coming down from the sky to Irondequoit Bay on Friday.
BIG SHOT Gorgeous Red Fox in Webster
Aaron Winters has made friends with a particular red fox in Webster. Tuesday, his new pal trusted him enough to pose.
Local Photo Long Eared Owl on Braddock Bay
Aaron Winters went into the "Owl Woods" near Braddock Bay on Monday and now knows why this owl is called "Long Eared".
Photos Stunning Farmington Blue Jay
On Monday afternoon, Michael Sargent of Farmington sent us one of the best photos of a blue jay we've ever seen. Check it out!
Gallery First Hard Frost of the Season
Check out these frosty images from Seneca County
on Friday morning from three different photographers.
Gallery Nigel's October Sunday
Visit Alasa Farms for the annual salmon run, Chimney Bluffs on Lake Ontario & Casey Park in northwestern Wayne County.
Watkins Glen Autumn Walk at Watkins Glen
Mary Laude shares these images
from the gorge at Watkins Glen.
Tompkins Falls Tompkins County Autumn Falls
On Sunday, Nigel Kent visited some
waterfalls in the Ithaca area
Sheep Herding Sheep Herding Competition in Rushville
A very unique competition at
White Clover Farm was held on Saturday.
Autumn Lakes Nigel's October Lakes
Nigel Kent shares the splendor of
October in the western Finger Lakes
Gallery October Dip at Mendon Ponds
A young german shepherd takes her last dip of the season at Mendon Ponds in a grogeous October afternoon.
Gallery Evening Lake Road Drive
Thursday evening was perfect for a ride along Lake Ontario.
Photos by Aaron Winters.
Gallery Diving Keuka Lake
Sunday was a great day to be on, or under, Keuka Lake.
Photos by Bob Kurz.
Gallery Banding at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory
See how they catch & band migrating birds at BBBO with one of the most renowned banders in the area. Photos by Laurie Dirkx.
Gallery HydroBowl 2011 on Seneca Lake
Photos from the Inboard Hydroplane Racing event on the north end of Seneca Lake at Geneva Lakefront Park (9/23 - 9/25/11).
Gallery Honeoye Alpacas
On Saturday afternoon, Mike Sargent visited the
Golden Oak Farm in Honeoye and took a few shots.
Gallery Kingfisher Dive in Henrietta
Aaron Winters caught this kingfisher spot, dive, and
capture it's dinner in Henrietta on Sunday evening.
Gallery Meet the Nether Walnut Hill Alpacas in Sodus
Becky Wadsworth raises alpacas for their fiber. The Incas called alpaca fur "the fiber of the Gods". Gallery by Laurie Dirkx.
Gallery Flooding at Taughannock Falls State Park
Mark Millspaugh and Carrie Smalser sent us these amazing photos from a roaring Taughannock Falls on Thursday afternoon.
Gallery Goat Hill Farms on Canandaigua Lake
Nigel Kent shares images from his visit to an experimental station for tree ailments at a hillside property on Canandaigua Lake.
Gallery Ring of Fire on Canandaigua Lake
Four cool photos from Saturday evening's annual Ring of Fire event as seen from Kershaw Park and City Pier in Canandaigua.
Gallery Late Summer Macro State of Mind
Nigel Kent was in a macro frame of mind earlier this week at Durand Park in the late evening looking for tiny close-ups...
Irene at Sodus Point Irene Turns Sodus Pt. Into A Playground
Nigel Kent joined dozens of people who came out to experience the high winds and waves on Sodus Bay during Sunday's storm.
Gallery Summertime Blues at Conklin Gully
On Monday, Nigel Kent braved the lower ravine of Conklin Gully in Naples to capture summertime blue reflections off the wet rock.
FL History  Finger Lakes Countryside Views of the Past
Three panoramic photographs from different
locations in the Finger Lakes from early 1900's.
Gallery Fungi of Fillmore Glen
Mary Laude took a hike through Fillmore Glen in Moravia, NY late last week and captured some interesting mushroom photos.
Gallery Saturday at Watkins Glen International
Kevin Colton was in Watkins Glen on Saturday and provides
us with these 17 great photos from the day's racing action.
Big Shot Scuba Dive in Keuka Lake
A dive into Keuka Lake by Mike Morehouse & photographer
Robert Kurz resulted in these three pretty cool photos.
Gallery Meadowhawk Dragonflies of Wayne County
While perched on low growth vegetation their keen eyes keep sight for meals of soft bodied insects, such as mosquitoes.
FL History Summer on Seneca & Keuka Lakes in 1888
These two sketches depict summer life at both Long Point on
Seneca Lake, and Grove Point on Keuka Lake in the late 1800's.
Gallery Butterflies by Doug Holland
A collection of beautiful butterflies from Macedon, NY
and Sampson State Park over the past several days.
Gallery In & Around Sonnenberg in July
Nigel Kent takes us on a photographic tour of the historic
mansion and grounds in Canandaigua on a hot July day.
Gallery Forgotten Watkins Glen Burial Ground
Deep inside the thick green woods of Schuyler County lies a
decaying piece of American History, the Buck Hill Cemetery.
Dragon Boat Festival 6th Annual Dragon Boat Festival in Ithaca
The Finger Lakes International Dragon Boat Festival was held in Ithaca on Saturday & FL1 Photographer Julie Bertram was there.
Gallery Stream Walkers of Grimes Glen
We are lucky to be able to enjoy stream walking here in the Finger Lakes region. The streams are shallow and many are public.
Gallery A Walk In The Park
Nigel Kent went for a walk along the boardwalk at Turning Point Park in Rochester on Monday evening and brought his camera.
Gallery Agile Weimaraners in Walworth
Featured in this gallery by Laurie Dirkx is the owner of 2 beautiful weimaraners as they navigate an agility course in Wayne County.
Photo Gallery Garrett Chapel at Bluff Point
Nigel Kent sent in this great gallery of the historic Garrett Chapel on Keuka Lake, also known as the “Little Chapel on the Mount”.
Gallery Wildflowers of June in Montezuma
Flowers are in bloom along the Montezuma Refuge & local photographer Mary Laude was there with her camera this week.
Photos Sonnenberg Garden June Blooms
Mike Sargent was at Sonnenberg Gardens last week to capture some of the thousands of blooming roses and flowers.
Photos Cascades & Rainbows in Watkins Glen
Nigel Kent was in Watkins Glen, NY on Tuesday and despite the extreme contrast between light and shadow, we think he did ok!
Gallery Turtle Lays Her Eggs in Wayne County
From Ontario, NY on Monday morning. The whole process of digging, laying eggs, then covering them was about 4 hours.
Big Shot Plaxico Burress Released From Prison in Oneida
The eyes of the sports world were on Oneida County on Monday as former Giants WR Plaxico Burress was released from prison.
Back From The Brink Esperanza Hosts 'Back From The Brink' Reception
The kick-off of this series was held on Thursday at Esperanza Mansion in Penn Yan w/ Nigel Kent on hand to snap these photos.
Photos May 2011 in Local Images
Snapshots of sun, rain, wildlife, and day to day life from every corner of the Finger Lakes region over the the past 31days.
Photos Blue Bird Take-Out Dinner
This bluebird pair decided on some take-out dinner from a mealworm box in Ontario, Wayne Co. & Laurie Dirkx caught it all.
Photos A Killdeer & Her Eggs
In honor of Mother's Day, here's a mom-to-be who was taking great care with her speckled eggs in Penfield on Friday morning.
Photos Wayne County Mallards
Laurie Dirkx braved the cold at Bear Creek in Ontario to capture these fantastic photos of drake & hen mallard ducks on Monday.
Photos  Bluebirds of Ontario, NY
A pair of bluebirds have returned to Laurie's back yard in Ontario. When they showed up Friday morning she placed mealworms...
History Around Cayuga Lake's Past
Four large versions of historic photos from around Cayuga Lake. The north end, to Union Springs, Tower Rock and Kidder's Ferry.
Photos 15 Minutes at a Wayne Co. Birdfeeder
Local photographer Laurie Dirks spent just 15 minutes at her
back yard feeder in Ontario to capture all these different visitors.
Roller Derby in the Finger Lakes Professional Roller Derby Hits The Finger Lakes
Photos from the Ithaca SufferJet's match vs. Montreal Los Sexpos at Saturday's Women’s Flat Track Derby bout held in Cortland.
Woodpeckers Meet Our Local Woodpeckers
We've all heard the pecking of our local woodpeckers and have marvelled at their beauty & form. Check out these photos & info.
Forums 2010 Local Photos of the Year
In the past year we posted over 1,500 local photos of life in the Finger Lakes. Our staff picked our favorites & the best of the best.

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