A Welcomed Second Chance




If you recall a recent post featuring a very young white-tailed deer fawn, I had an enormous amount of difficulty trying to photograph it as the doe and fawn grazed about my front yard; the lighting was very low, and I had to shoot through a double window and screen. I have been waiting and […]

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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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Home Construction




When I visited the Venice Rookery (Florida) this past February, there was tons of activity by the Great Egrets. Besides the one pair of egrets that were being incubated (in last Friday’s post), all of the other egrets were busy attracting mates or collecting sticks and building their nests. Here are a few of my […]

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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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Black-crowned Night Herons Nesting




In this second post of Black-crowned Night Herons at the Venice bird rookery (Venice, Florida), I’m featuring some images I captured of the herons as they brought back twigs and small branches for their nests they were busy building. Unfortunately, their nests are typically deep in the thickets and not very visible. So I could […]

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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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Let the Games Begin




After leaving Myakka River State Park, I drove a short distance to my next destination, Venice, FL, where I would spend a couple of days at the great bird rookery there. The Venice Rookery is another favorite place to visit when I go to Florida. It consists of an island-like bunch of mangroves, with some […]

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Kayaking the Myakka, Part 3




In this final part of the “Kayaking the Myakka River” series, I’m featuring several species of wading birds that I captured while kayaking the Myakka River. These images show why I love taking the kayak out for some bird photography … you can get close, as well as down to “the birds’ level”. Enjoy these […]

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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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Kayaking the Myakka, Part 1




Today’s post is the first of several that feature some images I captured during my kayak adventure down the Myakka River, within Myakka River State Park (MRSP), Florida. I’ve photographed at MRSP during several trips to Florida, and have always dreamed about kayaking up the river into the areas where humans don’t normally travel … […]

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