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Jacob Pitzenberger

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Just a couple weeks left, anyone still chasing a turkey?


Green Heron takes a stretch


Alright, so I’ve been using some of my social distancing time to put the finishing touches on a new website. Check it out, and please share share share! Link is in my bio! www.jacobpitzenberger.com


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⁣ ⁣Start at his eye⁣ ⁣and follow the green back.⁣ ⁣See that it fades directly⁣ ⁣into the universe.⁣ ⁣ ⁣What madman are you Wood Duck?⁣ ⁣To command such beauty?⁣ ⁣ ⁣And why have you landed on my pond?


Here’s a coot


Tried my hand at some lunar photography with last Tuesday’s “Super Pink Moon.” Shot over the Iowa Statehouse, this was the largest and brightest full moon of 2020. The moon’s average distance from Earth is 238,855 miles, but Tuesday’s super moon was just 221,772 miles, making it appear 7% larger and 15% brighter than average.


“And the world cannot be discovered by a journey of miles, no matter how long, but only by a spiritual journey, a journey of one inch, very arduous and humbling and joyful, by which we arrive at the ground at our own feet, and learn to be at home.” -Wendell Berry I hope everyone is holding up alright stuck at home. Know that there are beautiful things right outside your window. This robin sat in my neighbors star magnolia in perfect morning light. There are things that you see every day, today make sure you LOOK at those things.


The blister beetle Lytta aenea produces the poison cantharidin, with a toxicity similar to that of cyanide or strychnine. Don’t eat these guys.


Merganser Reflections 2


Between waves of rain and lightning, the pond turned to glass, offering beautiful reflections of this Hooded Merganser. Another of Iowa’s tree nesting ducks, I watched this drake and a hen hunt tadpoles along the pond dam where I sat.


Portrait of a bandit