Fun Friday: Two Heads Are Better Than One




From a watering hole near St. Petersburg, Florida: Always fun to capture nice reflections in water! Photo Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC Handheld ISO 400 Aperture f/13 Shutter 1/400 sec.    

Posted in 2013, Blog, Fun Friday post, Mammals, Nature Photography, Reptiles and Amphibians, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
4 Comments

Ol’ Leatherneck




Some American Alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) that I photographed in 2009 in Myakka River State Park: Myakka River State Park is one of my favorite places to visit, when in Florida. Located on the Gulf side of Florida, and not far from Sarasota, it is a beautiful park. I especially love staying in one of the […]

Posted in 2013, Blog, Mammals, Nature Photography, Reptiles and Amphibians, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Florida Green Herons




These Green Heron (Butorides virescens) images were made a few years ago when I was photographing in Florida. We stayed for a couple of days with some great friends of ours (Thanks, Tom and Lindsay!) who live in St. Petersburg. Not far from their house was a neat little place where we found some alligators, […]

Posted in 2013, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

More Red-shouldered Hawks




Last night I was searching my archives for some wintering bird photos that was requested by one of my readers. Did not find the ones I was looking for (will continue my search later), but I did find a couple more Red-shouldered Hawk images that I thought I’d share today (if you missed my other […]

Posted in 2013, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography, Photography Tips, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

My Red-Hatter Friend




Another beauty that frequented my front yard Ice Kingdom last week was the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). This male paused on my ice-covered weeping cherry shrub long enough for a few quick captures: Such a cheerful bird … even in the deepfreeze of an icy winter. But hearing the Cardinals singing in the spring is […]

Posted in 2013, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
2 Comments

I’ve Got My Eye on You!




A few days ago, when Missouri experienced a harsh winter storm, including snow and ice, I found this Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) sitting in an icy tree overlooking my driveway. He kept looking off to his left, right at my birdfeeders which are located on my covered, front porch. By the way, note the sharp […]

Posted in 2013, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
1 Comment

Fun Friday: Chillin’




This little American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis) seemed to be content just chillin’ out on a small, ice-covered branch near my bedroom window the other day: The temperature was quite low that morning (about 2F, I believe), making it difficult to imaging chillin’ in those conditions … unless you take this phrase literally! Photo Equipment Used: […]

Posted in 2013, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Fun Friday post, Nature Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Beauty in the Snow




As it quickly sinks in that winter has hit Missouri, the Eastern Bluebirds (our state bird) were very active around my rural home. Here are a few images I captured, from the warmth and comfort of my bedroom window :o) I always enjoy photographing our wonderful state bird! Photo Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon […]

Posted in 2013, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment

Merry Christmas to All




Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! Photo Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100mm-400mm, f/4.5 – f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 540mm Handheld ISO 200 Aperture f/16 Shutter Speed 1/80 sec.    

Posted in 2013, Blog, Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
4 Comments

Brrrr, Feels Like …




Brrr, with the recent arctic air hitting us, it almost feels like: … winter in Yellowstone! Haven’t heard the overnight low yet, but was forecast to be ~ -6-8F, quite cold for Missouri! And with this post, I’m back online. When our winter storm went through Friday/Saturday, we received a good coating of ice, followed […]

Posted in 2013, Blog, Landscape Photography, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
Leave a comment