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Photo of the Week

Photo by Tom Caruso


Tom Caruso of Smithtown captured this scene at Frank Melville Memorial Park in Setauket on Aug. 7. He writes, ‘I was walking around the Setauket Millpond when I heard a lot of splashing. I found several Canada Geese flapping their wings on the water and caught this one spraying water everywhere. It was quite a sight.

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Photo by Beverly C. Tyler


Beverly C. Tyler snapped this photo of a groundhog at his home in Setauket on Aug. 1. He writes, ‘A visitor to our backyard who did not see his shadow.’ In addition to this cutie, the Tylers have had many wildlife visitors this year including  quail, fox, turkey, red-tailed hawks, snakes and deer

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Photo by Daniel Dunaief


Daniel Dunaief discovered this frog friend on an evening walk with the dog in Poquott last week. He writes, ‘The frog, and the dog, stayed still long enough to allow us to get a close up using a phone light on one side and a camera on the other. After the photo, the dog ambled home and the frog hopped away.

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Photo by Michael Zotos


Visitors to the Port Jefferson Village Center and Harborfront Park this summer will be treated to a unique art installation by Holtsville artist Michael R. Zotos. The exhibit is currently on view on the front lawn of the Village Center. 

“I call my free standing characters ‘Spontaneous Entities’ because the initial figure is made spontaneously as a free stroke of the hand,” said Zotos. “Those I like I redraw onto a piece of thin plywood. I cut it, sand it, prime it and paint it. Then I usually add eyes and other facial characteristics and I embellish the piece.” 

 Zotos, whose curious creatures have been popping up all over Suffolk County lately,  says his artwork is influenced by his experiences as a child growing up in the Catskills’ Blue Mountain near Saugerties.

“There I played in the pond by my house, reaching into the water to pull up various aquatic living creatures. There were minnows and fish, frogs and lots of pollywogs. And then all around the landscape were all kinds of bugs and insects, toads and rodents [along with] lots of plant life of all variations. Somehow all of this seems to work its way into my art pieces.

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Photo by Tom Caruso


Tom Caruso of Smithtown snapped this beautiful photo during a walk in Stony Brook Village on June 16. He writes, ‘My wife and I were walking down the road leading to the water when I saw these Orange Daylilies blazing in the light of the setting sun. I shot this image with my cell phone and was amazed at the contrast between the flowers and their surroundings.

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