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Fun Fri: Ready or Not, Here I Am




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from the Venice Rookery (Florida), where I captured this beautiful male (in fantastic breeding plumage) calling out loudly as he approaches the rookery nesting site: Coming up: more Florida travel images and some woodland wildflowers. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens Bogen 3021 […]

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Fun Friday: Eggs-cuse Me …




… but please watch your step! This image was captured during my 2-day photo outings to the Venice Rookery, in Venice, Florida. Most of the Great Egrets were busy building nests (will be covered in another post) and a couple of pair even mating. But this was the only nest that was busy with parents […]

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Fun Friday: Mystery Object




Today’s post features an interesting macro image I captured a couple of days ago along a woodland hiking trail at Clifty Creek Conservation Area, in mid-central Missouri. Do you know what it is? (Answer is shown below the photo) This macro image shows moss actively growing on a large rock, along the woodland hiking trail […]

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Fun Friday: Family Dispute




Today’s Fun Friday post comes from the Venice Rookery (Florida) and features a pair of juvenile Anhingas having a sibling dispute in their nest at the rookery. While most of the birds at the rookery were busy building their nests, and a few even involved in mating, the Anhingas, along with the Great Blue Herons, […]

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Fun Friday: Better Keep Fishin’




Today’s “Fun Friday” post features a Great Blue Heron that flew from the rookery to the water’s edge, directly in front of me, to fish. Having my long (500mm) lens on, the heron came so close that I had to back away a couple of feet to even be able to photograph it. At first, […]

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Fun Friday: Need A Ride? Call Uber!




Today’s “Fun Friday” post comes from my recent stay in Myakka River State Park. One day while photographing at the park’s bridge, I looked up and saw this adult Great Blue Heron with a catfish in it’s mouth: Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 100-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens, at 400mm Handheld, with […]

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Fun Friday: The Standoff




In today’s “Fun Friday” post, I’m featuring a pretty common sight. It seems that birds, typically vultures and some wading birds, like to come in close to where alligators are sunning and engage in a “stare-down” with each other. So far, I’ve not seen an alligator take one of these birds, but I’m sure it […]

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Fun Friday: Hitching a Ride




This Fun Friday post comes from my last trip to the Venice Rookery. While photographing the large variety of birds arriving at, departing from, and nesting at the rookery, I captured this Laughing Gull flying over with a hitchhiker, a frog:      

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Fun Friday: Night of Astrology




I hope you had a chance to view the recent Geminids meteor shower (being a Gemini, I was particularly interested in photographing this popular meteor shower), which was outstanding where I live. It was a very long Wednesday for me, but I got to watch and photograph the very best meteor shower I’ve ever seen!! […]

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Fun Friday: Reaching the Summit




Another image captured in October in a nearby butterfly garden … a small beetle successfully reaches the top of a Celosia stalk: Can’t you picture what he must be thinking: “Oh, no. I left my flag on the ground!”  :o) Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark 3 body Canon 180mm f/3.5 macro lens Handheld, with […]

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