Hungry Hummers!

Today’s post was captured a month ago, on September 01, on the covered, front porch of my rural Missouri home. About this time every year, the Ruby-throated Hummingbirds begin a “feeding frenzy” as they take in more calories to begin their annual, fall migration southward. The male hummers were mostly gone when I made this […]

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Fun Friday: Dazed & Confused

Today’s post features a couple of images I captured this morning as I was preparing some other images for today’s blog post. As I worked at the computer, I looked up and noticed that this “new butterfly species” (a male American Goldfinch … does he think he is a butterfly???) was busy feeding on purple […]

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Cattle Egret Dispute

Today’s post comes from my recent (February 2018) photo trip to Florida. While kayaking around Bird Island (a rookery near St. Petersburg), I captured a series of images of a couple of Cattle Egrets that were busy in a nesting territorial dispute on the island: During nesting season, you must always be ready for the […]

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2018 FOY Roseatte Spoonbill

Today’s post features some new photos I captured of a Roseatte Spoonbill, my targeted species of my February trip to Florida. The Roseatte Spoonbill is one of my favorite birds to photograph. I just love the beautiful pinks/reds of this magnificent bird. I only wish we had some in Missouri! While photographing at the Venice […]

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American Eagle Day

Today is American Eagle Day and I’m featuring some of my favorite Bald Eagle images I’ve captured over the years. Eagles are one of the top 5 subjects I like to photograph. As we celebrate today, please enjoy some bald eagles I’ve met along the journey: Just a very small collection of my Bald Eagle […]

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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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A Regal Bird

Following up to yesterday’s post on the regal Great Egrets carrying nesting materials back to their nest in the Venice Rookery, today’s post features some of the birds returning to the rookery without nest materials. I love photographing these white beauties, especially in their colorful and frilly breeding plumage: Coming up … more images from […]

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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: 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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Warbler Time, Again!

Yesterday was a great “working” day. I conducted a full-day, private workshop to work with a photographer on gaining proper exposures when photographing birds. Since the client was also a kayaker, we kayaked for half of the day and then broke for lunch, following that with downloading and critiquing his images. We had a great […]

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