VIEWFINDER: Feeding time

VIEWFINDER: Feeding time

Joanne Squires of Geneva photographed this cardinal feeding his offspring in early June. She called it a "once-in-a-lifetime" photo. The Finge…

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VIEWFINDER: Morning!

VIEWFINDER: Morning!

Tim Ryan, up early on June 12, snapped a photo this sunrise on the west side of Cayuga Lake just south of Canoga.  The Finger Lakes Times welc…

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VIEWFINDER: Tropical sunrise

VIEWFINDER: Tropical sunrise

Sue Cooley of Benton, who lives on the west side of Seneca Lake, snapped this photo April 13. And no, this is not a lost flamingo. "I was unab…

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VIEWFINDER: Vibrant sunrise

VIEWFINDER: Vibrant sunrise

Karen Castner stopped to capture this vibrant sunrise March 23 on Stape Road near Penn Yan. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us…

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VIEWFINDER: Flying osprey

VIEWFINDER: Flying osprey

Darrin Magee, who lives in the town of Geneva, captured this osprey mid-flight near his home in mid-April. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes rea…

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VIEWFINDER: Stop and smell the flowers

VIEWFINDER: Stop and smell the flowers

Don Woods of Ovid took this picture of his dog Buddy smelling the spring flowers. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their pho…

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VIEWFINDER: Easter sunrise

VIEWFINDER: Easter sunrise

Sheila Lutz of Romulus shared this photo of an Easter sunrise service in Ovid. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their photos…

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VIEWFINDER: Brilliant colors in sky

VIEWFINDER: Brilliant colors in sky

Pat Certo took this picture March 23 from her front porch in Geneva. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their photos of pets, …

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VIEWFINDER: Chilly burning bush

VIEWFINDER: Chilly burning bush

As Carol Gibbs noted when submitting this picture, winter hasn’t quite lost its grip on us yet. This ice formed on the Gibbs’ burning bush in …

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VIEWFINDER: Double rainbow

VIEWFINDER: Double rainbow

Kenny Fellers of Ovid came across this double rainbow in Watkins Glen on March 19. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their ph…

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VIEWFINDER: Full moon at daybreak

VIEWFINDER: Full moon at daybreak

Sandy Braverman of Victor shared this photo of the final full moon of the winter season taken at 7:30 a.m. March 18. "It was taken facing west…

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VIEWFINDER: Moonlight

VIEWFINDER: Moonlight

Tim Ryan of Canoga Shores on Cayuga Lake captured this full moon and clouds at 9 p.m. March 17. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to sen…

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VIEWFINDER: Solitary swan

VIEWFINDER: Solitary swan

Caroline Mantell of Geneva photographed this swan at Seneca Lake State Park in mid-March. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us t…

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VIEWFINDER: Winter fox trot

VIEWFINDER: Winter fox trot

Kathie Hayflinger took this photo of a red fox she saw north of Phelps. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their photos of pet…

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VIEWFINDER: Love is in the bark

VIEWFINDER: Love is in the bark

“Love, said the tree, grows in me.” Caroline Mantell took this picture of a heart-shaped hole in a tree on South Main Street in Geneva just in…

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VIEWFINDER: Friends of multiple feathers

VIEWFINDER: Friends of multiple feathers

Jacy Strahan of South Bristol has a 2-year-old dog (a Mountain Feist) named Olive that has nurtured an interesting relationship with 3-year-ol…

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VIEWFINDER: Seneca Lake fall sunrise

VIEWFINDER: Seneca Lake fall sunrise

Brian Olson of Geneva snapped this photo of a Seneca Lake sunrise around 8 a.m. on Nov. 4, 2021, looking east from about where the Routes 5&am…

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VIEWFINDER: Peaceful scene on Cayuga

VIEWFINDER: Peaceful scene on Cayuga

Tim Ryan photographed peaceful sunbeams breaking through the clouds on the morning of March 2 on Cayuga Lake's Canoga Shores, one mile south o…

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VIEWFINDER: Stay away from this

VIEWFINDER: Stay away from this

This large white face hornet’s nest was spotted by Deer Haven Park employee Gary Hunt on March 3. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to s…

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VIEWFINDER: Stunning clouds

VIEWFINDER: Stunning clouds

Bill Goodman of Phelps took this photo in late February while cutting some firewood. “I happened to look up in the sky and saw this stunning f…

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VIEWFINDER: Plein air painter

VIEWFINDER: Plein air painter

Geneva native Diane Cronk, who now lives in the Fort Hood, Texas, took this picture of her sister, local artist Valentina Yannotti, while visi…

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VIEWFINDER: The sun is rising

VIEWFINDER: The sun is rising

Yingzhen Yang of Geneva took this lakefront picture early on a recent morning, just inside the Seneca Lake State Park boundary. The Finger Lak…

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VIEWFINDER: Sunrise on a snowy day

VIEWFINDER: Sunrise on a snowy day

Cheryl Maslyn snapped this picture Jan. 22 from her upstairs window in Canoga, looking toward Cayuga Lake. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes rea…

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VIEWFINDER: Frosty February morning

VIEWFINDER: Frosty February morning

Newark resident Dorothy Hakes captured this frosty February morning. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their photos of pets, …

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VIEWFINDER: Contrast in light

VIEWFINDER: Contrast in light

Brian Olson took this photo of the Washington Street Cemetery in Geneva last year. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their ph…

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VIEWFINDER: Cayuga Lake State Park

VIEWFINDER: Cayuga Lake State Park

David VanAllan of Waterloo snapped this picture of Cayuga Lake State Park. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their photos of …

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VIEWFINDER: Doggie drivers

VIEWFINDER: Doggie drivers

Robert Albrecht of Phelps snapped this photo at the Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union several years ago. They were waiting for their owner to …

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VIEWFINDER: BMW in Geneva

VIEWFINDER: BMW in Geneva

Scott Ostrowski of Geneva took this shot of a BMW against the backdrop of downtown buildings and facades. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes read…

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VIEWFINDER: The old man and the boy

VIEWFINDER: The old man and the boy

Grandpa Ron Martino and his grandson walk at Barrett Marine in Fayette during much better weather last year. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes r…

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VIEWFINDER: The full moon through frozen water

VIEWFINDER: The full moon through frozen water

Louise Turner of Shortsville took this picture of the full moon through icicles hanging from her eavestroughs. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes…

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VIEWFINDER: Early morning lakefront walk

VIEWFINDER: Early morning lakefront walk

Tina Schroeder shared a photo taken around 7:30 a.m. March 11 at Seneca State Park in Geneva. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send …

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VIEWFINDER: A white band of feathers

VIEWFINDER: A white band of feathers

J. Peter Gregoire of Romulus photographed these resting snow geese (which look like a band of ice) on Cayuga Lake in mid-March. The Finger Lak…

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VIEWFINDER: Take a bow!

VIEWFINDER: Take a bow!

Caroline Mantell of Geneva snapped this photo of a Northern Harrier on Johnson Road in Geneva. "He looks like he’s taking a bow after an amazi…

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VIEWFINDER: Waiting for spring

VIEWFINDER: Waiting for spring

Ralph DeFelice titled this photo “Spring Hasn’t Sprung,” taking a picture of this chilly Seneca Lake scene March 12 from North Kashong. The Fi…

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VIEWFINDER: Winter’s last hurrah

VIEWFINDER: Winter’s last hurrah

Nancy Lofaro of Varick photographed this scene March 12, looking west and away from Lakeshore Winery on Cayuga Lake. She called it “the last b…

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VIEWFINDER: Framed merganser

VIEWFINDER: Framed merganser

Ralph DeFelice photographed this male-hooded merganser on the west side of Seneca Lake on March 13. "The migratory waterfowl are on the move,"…

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VIEWFINDER: Waiting for spring

VIEWFINDER: Waiting for spring

Don Woods of Ovid photographed this lonely rocking chair on his cousin’s porch near Romulus on March 13. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes reade…

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VIEWFINDER: Cat in tree

VIEWFINDER: Cat in tree

James Trombino, who lives on the east side of Seneca Lake, provided this photo of his cat, Poppy, who loves to be outside and climb trees. The…

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VIEWFINDER: Monarch

VIEWFINDER: Monarch

Something to warm the heart on a cold winter’s day: Barb Rokow provided this photo of one of the many monarchs spreading its gorgeous wings on…

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VIEWFINDER: Long Pier

VIEWFINDER: Long Pier

Trisha Coble of Romulus snapped this picture of Long Pier in Geneva before the holiday season. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send…

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VIEWFINDER: Short-eared owl

VIEWFINDER: Short-eared owl

Carol Mantell of Geneva took this picture of a short-eared owl near County Road 4 in the town of Geneva. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes reade…

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VIEWFINDER: Watkins Glen State Park

VIEWFINDER: Watkins Glen State Park

Jim Kennedy of Geneva snapped this picture while on an excursion to Watkins Glen State Park to hike an icy rim trail. The Finger Lakes Times w…

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VIEWFINDER: Reflection

VIEWFINDER: Reflection

Upside down or right-side up? This picture of Trinity Episcopal Church reflecting off the VanCleef Lake water was taken by Jay Devries of Sene…

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VIEWFINDER: Snowy church

VIEWFINDER: Snowy church

This picture of Grace Willowdale Episcopal Church on East Lake Road in Fayette, taken by Kevin Colton, had the makings of a postcard. The Fing…

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VIEWFINDER: Moon rising

VIEWFINDER: Moon rising

Elfredia Frick snapped this photo of the moon rising over Seneca Lake. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their photos of pets…

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VIEWFINDER: Squawking gull

VIEWFINDER: Squawking gull

Rich Adams of Geneva took this photo of an squawking gull at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes reader…

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VIEWFINDER: Meddlesome squirrel

VIEWFINDER: Meddlesome squirrel

Ted Flock of Seneca Falls snapped this photo of the squirrel getting the seed — a challenge nearly everyone who has hung a bird feeder has enc…

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VIEWFINDER: Heart on a tree

VIEWFINDER: Heart on a tree

Mary Anne Hanna of Geneva spotted and snapped this heart on a tree along Slosson Lane and added “Love is where you find it.” The Finger Lakes …

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VIEWFINDER: Reflecting on the Hall’s greatness

VIEWFINDER: Reflecting on the Hall’s greatness

Charlie Cappellino of Seneca Falls, a retired engineer from ITT Goulds Pumps and an amateur photographer, took this photo of the National Wome…

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VIEWFINDER: Early-morning fog

VIEWFINDER: Early-morning fog

Donnie Wheeler snapped this picture of his town of Waterloo neighbor’s replica of the African Queen, enveloped in early-morning fog on the Cay…

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VIEWFINDER: Moon shine

VIEWFINDER: Moon shine

Borrowing a line from the famous James Taylor tune “Carolina in My Mind” seemed appropriate for the picture Roseann Moffe took from the shore …

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VIEWFINDER: Looks like the real thing

VIEWFINDER: Looks like the real thing

Fred Geyer of Penn Yan submitted this chainsaw-carved bald eagle on Keuka Lake, soaring 30 feet above the water below. The wing span is eight …

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VIEWFINDER: Sun-splashed sky

VIEWFINDER: Sun-splashed sky

Don Woods took this photo of a sun-splashed, early-morning sky from his cabin above Cayuga Lake, near Ovid. See many more reader-submitted pho…

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VIEWFINDER: Scary giraffe

VIEWFINDER: Scary giraffe

Laurel Callahan of Waterloo jokes that she didn’t know giraffes grew fangs. The icicles are a sign of the season, for sure, with this statue i…

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VIEWFINDER: Barn-raising

VIEWFINDER: Barn-raising

Romulus resident J. Peter Gregoire took a picture of this barn-raising on Route 414. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their …

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VIEWFINDER: The lake and significant other

VIEWFINDER: The lake and significant other

Nancy Lofaro took this image of Greg Lofaro taking a picture of Cayuga Lake making its own weather. The Lofaros live next to Lakeshore Winery.…

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VIEWFINDER: Pheasant

VIEWFINDER: Pheasant

This pheasant showed up in Penn Yan resident Mike Christensen’s back yard last fall. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their …

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VIEWFINDER: Baby, it’s cool outside

VIEWFINDER: Baby, it’s cool outside

Hank Pearson of Geneva submitted this image of Seneca Lake State Park, by the marina. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their…

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VIEWFINDER: The dynamic light of nature and a lighthouse

VIEWFINDER: The dynamic light of nature and a lighthouse

Jane Clewell of Sodus Point took this photo of the lighthouse on the pier at Sodus Point. The late afternoon sun lit the lighthouse, the snow …

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VIEWFINDER: Lake-effect cloud

VIEWFINDER: Lake-effect cloud

This is a shot of a lake-effect cloud on Jan. 22, just past Long Point in Yates County, taken by Shawn Michelle Orcutt. The Finger Lakes Times…

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VIEWFINDER: White deer

VIEWFINDER: White deer

{span}Gary Hunt of Interlaken, a Deer Haven Park employee, took this photo driving though the park this month. {/span}The Finger Lakes Times w…

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VIEWFINDER: Safe ice ... for creature

VIEWFINDER: Safe ice ... for creature

Eileen Venuti took a picture of these odd footprints while walking down the Erie Canal trail path in Lyons. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes re…

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VIEWFINDER: A sign of the freeze

VIEWFINDER: A sign of the freeze

Ben Guthrie of Interlaken nabbed this recent picture of window frost on Route 96 after a night when temperatures dove below zero. The Finger L…

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VIEWFINDER: Sun-streaked horizon

VIEWFINDER: Sun-streaked horizon

Pam Stearns of Clifton Springs submitted this winter shot. The Finger Lakes Times welcomes readers to send us their photos of pets, children, …

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VIEWFINDER: Wood — not buggies — for sale

VIEWFINDER: Wood — not buggies — for sale

Times Evening Editor Louise Hoffman Broach shot this photo in Galen at a church Sunday at one of the homes of an Amish farm selling firewood, …

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VIEWFINDER: Sunrise on Keuka Lake

VIEWFINDER: Sunrise on Keuka Lake

Nancy Middlebrook sent this photo of the sunrise on Keuka Lake, from West Lake Road in the town of Jerusalem, on a 12-degree morning. The Fing…

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VIEWFINDER: Special visitor

VIEWFINDER: Special visitor

Rebecca Harris of Dundee took this photo at Kauffman Gardens in Kansas City, Missouri, in August of 2020. She said her mother loved hummingbir…

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