Category Archives: Bird Photography

Returning Home

Today’s post features another image I captured while visiting the Venice bird rookery (in 2014). While photographing the many birds at the rookery, this Great Blue Heron flew back to the nesting grounds and prepares to land : Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon 500mm f/4 IS lens Bogen 3221 with Wemberly […]

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Framed in Red

Today’s post features a pair of nesting Great Egrets, in brilliant breeding plumage, that I captured a few years ago at the Venice Rookery, in Venice, Florida. The red-berried plant is a Brazilian Pepper. Although quite photogenic, it’s roots are many and can extend for long distances to drink up water, making it an unwanted, […]

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Florida’s Swamp Bird

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured a few years ago in the Everglades National Park (Florida). The Anhinga is a fun bird to watch as it “snakes” through the swamp waters, to find/catch fish. The adult male, as shown in these two photos, are especially colorful in their breeding plumage … I […]

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Seeing Double Vision

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured a few years ago as I photographed early morning bird activity along the Myakka River (in Myakka River State Park, Florida). When the waters are calm, there can be some rather nice reflections in the river. Black-crowned Night Heron: Great Egret:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon […]

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Blurred Vision

Today’s post features a Wood Stork as it prepares to land in some lush, green vegetation along the Myakka River (Myakka River State Park, Florida) when I visited there a few years ago. I normally don’t like to even attempt “image blurs”, as they are not my thing. However, the low, early morning light made […]

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Li’l Quackers

Today’s post features one of the Mallard duck families that often visited us by our dock at our Lake of the Ozarks (Missouri) home, this past summer. This Mallard hen allowed us to watch as her family grew up: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS […]

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Fun Friday: A Joyful Meal

Today’s post features a male Prothonotary Warbler that I photographed a few years at the Amarugia Highlands CA Lake (Missouri). As he flitted about, looking for insects, he found a nice morsel, captured and consumed it, then sang with joy: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC […]

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Taking Flight

Today’s post features a Blue-winged Teal drake (male) as it lifts off the Amarugia Highlands creek (MO), captured from my kayak. Yes, there is a beautiful green patch on the wing, but the leading edge is blue, giving this colorful duck it’s name: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS […]

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Colorful Shoveler

Today’s post features an image I captured a few years ago, while kayaking at Amarugia Highlands CA, in west-central Missouri. This drake (male) Northern Shoveler was captured resting on a log in the creek, during the duck migration: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens Handheld, with IS “On” […]

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A Common Visitor

Today’s post features a very common visitor to my yard, seemingly no matter where I live! This image is a previously unpublished image of a Northern Flicker, yellow-shafted group, male sitting in a weeping, flowering cherry tree that was in my Drexel, Missouri front yard: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon 100-400mm f/4.5 – […]

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