Jody Melanson [JodyMelanson]

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BIOGRAPHY
I grew up in a small Northern Town on a large Lake. I was always fascinated by Bug, Birds and Wildlife. Growing up in this small town gave me lots of opportunities to see and interact with nature. I was your typical boy with the slingshot hanging out of one back pocket and a Frog in one of my front pockets. It was tremendous fun for myself, but caused my Mother much grief. She never liked the Snakes and other creatures I regularly brought home. I can remember when I was about 7 and caught a Arigope (Garden Spider) that was so large, I couldn't quite close my hand fully around him without crushing him. I took him in the house and showed my Mom. I can still hear her piercing scream like it was yesterday. Drawing, sketching and painting was also where a lot of my free time was spent. I think the camera is a fantastic medium for producing another form of Art. My greatest satisfaction comes from shooting action shots. Birds in flight or fight, Mammals running, People leaping, diving, jumping etc....as I love challenges. I also like to read, learn and share ideas.

Country: CA

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PHOTOS

Jumping Spider

Hairy Bee

Free

Osprey with nesting material.

You can't see me!

Purple Martin.

Purple Martin

Purple Martin

Belted Kingfisher in morning light.

Belted Kingfisher diving in water to get away from Common Grackle.

Weevils playing leapfrog? =)

Ant with Aphids

Got this Lizard pic in Cuba.

Green Lizard from Cuba.

Black Necked Stilt from Cuba.

Eastern Bluebird in flight.

Give me my morning coffee!

King of the jungle.

Redtail Hawk

Run awaaaaaay!

Damselfly

Pond Skater

Eurasian Lynx

Rooster

Killdeer in flight.

Bufflehead coming in for landing.

American Coot.

Avocet.

Hoverfly having breakfast.

Dragonfly.

Great Horned Owlet.

Ant with Aphids.

Mmmm, chicken.

Dragonfly.

Bubble blowing Fly.

Macro of a Flower.

Angry Wolf.

Angry Leopard.

Jumping Spider with prey.

Early morning reflections.

Male Purple Martin.

Purple Martin in flight. Male.

Great Blue Heron with Pike.

Great Blue Heron relieving himself.

Purple Martin with breakfast.

Jumping Spider

Horsefly

Weird looking bug.

A Tick?

Velvet Mite.

Jumping Spider.

Horsefly.

Great Egret

Black Crowned Night Heron

Great Blue Heron

Praying Mantis

Great Egret.

Spotted Sandpiper.

A beautiful sunrise.

Amazing sky!

Osprey with Sushi!

Aphid.

Different perspective of a flower.

Mosquito.

Osprey Juvenile

Osprey

Robberfly with Kill.

Aphid

Pistils from a flower.

Osprey with lunch.

Osprey closeup.

Fly up close.

Neo

Neo

Great Gray Owl.

Great Gray Owl.

Mallard coming in for a landing.

Dewdrop.

Mite.

Horsefly.

Hi!

Mallard Female

Red-Tail Hawk.

Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl

Great Gray Owl

Kingbird

Great Gray Owl

Barred Owl

In need of a moisturizer!

Flicker

Flicker

Snail's eye

Don't know

Short Eared Owl

Barred Owl in the Rain

Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Redtail Hawk

Redtail Hawk

Redtail Hawk

Redtail Hawk

Robberfly

Carpenter Ant

Some kind of Fly

Mr. Googlyeyes

Redtail Hawk

Redtail Hawk

Redtail Hawk

Redtail Hawk

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Northern Harrier

Monarch Butterfly

Ring Billed Gull with Crayfish.

Ring Billed Gull

Ring Billed Gull

Ring Billed Gull

Barn Swallow feeding.

Barn Swallow feeding.

Barn Swallow feeding.

Barn Swallow feeding.

Moth

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallows

Barn Swallow feeding

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Monarch Butterfly

Unidentified

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Robberfly

Jumping Spider

Cormorant with bloody Catfish

Common Snipe in rain

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Great Blue Heron & Double Crested Cormorant

You like?

Fall Colours

Fall Colours

Cranefly

Ant with Aphids

Ant with Aphids

Fall colours

Lightning

Tree Hopper Nymph

Bluejay Portrait

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Before I've had my coffee

Canada Goose

Buffleheads

Mallard in last light

Is that the Ice Cream Truck I hear?

Praying Mantis

Northern Harrier

White Tailed Deer.

Bufflehead coming in for landing.

Bufflehead landing

Bufflehead landing

Bufflehead landing

Great Gray Owl

Chipmunk

Sharp Shinned Hawk

Northern Harrier

Saw Whet Owl

Rough Legged Hawk

Redhead

American Coot

Bluejay

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Bluejay

Bluejay

Bluejay

Jumping Spider in disguise.

Siberian Lynx

Siberian Lynx

Chipmunk

Yellowjacket

Northern Harrier with Lunch

Kestrel with Lunch

Red Velvet Mite with Prey

Chickadee in Flight

Northern Harrier

Buffleheads Fighting

Northern Hawk Owl

Northern Hawk Owl

Northern Hawk Owl

Northern Hawk Owl

-35C or -31F

Wild Turkey in Flight

Lighthouse

Way to the light

Northern Harrier

Snowflakes

Rough Legged Hawk Dark Morph

Rose

Norther Harrier

Flying Rabbit

Short Eared Owl

Northern Harrier leaving kill

On the hunt.

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House Sparrow in flight

House Sparrow and Purple Martin fighting

House Sparrow and Purple Martin fighting

House Sparrow with nesting material

Bluebird with Grub

Snuggling up to Mom.

Killdeer in a hard right turn.

Yellow Warbler in apple tree.

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider

Mute Swan with Cygnet

Cottontail

Purple Martin

Northern Hawk Owl

Northern Hawk Owl

Snowy Owl

Topside view of a Snowy Owl

Comin' at ya!

Impact!

Snowy ghost

Jumping Spider

Green Winged Teal

Snowy Owl taking a step.

Peregrine Falcon with a Rock Pigeon

Deer Fly

Earwig

Moth

A Yellow Jacket's stinger

Snowy Owl

Shield Bug Stack

Damselfly Stack Stereogram

Fall Colours

Shhhhhhhh. I'm sleeping. :)

Saw Whet Owl

Northern Hawk Owl in morning light

Northern Hawk Owl

Testing the water....

Red Necked Grebe

Air Brakes On!

Eastern Kingbird

Jumping Spider

Malachi, our rag doll cat.

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Mallard Hen taking off

Barred Owl with an 85mm lens.

Inspired by the movie Avatar.

American Kestrel

Red Tail Hawk

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Kildeer in Flight

Jumping Spider

Chipmunk in flight

Tree

Kestrel with prey

Barred Owl coming in for a landing.

Barred Owl

Northern Shrike in Flight

Mute Swans on Lake Ontario

Horsefly

Jumping Spider

Pond Skater

Earwig

Jumping Spider

Wolf Spider

Carpenter Ant

Centipede

Weevil 33 portrait

Jumper

Fall 2012

Fall 2012

Honey Bee

Wasp

Bee

Jumping Spider

Wasp