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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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