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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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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My, What Long Legs You Have!

Today’s post features images of a wonderful little shore bird, the Black-necked Stilt, that I captured during my February photo trip to Florida. Myakka River State Park is a wonderful place to see/photograph birds. One of the unique birds I sometimes see here is the Black-necked Stilt. Standing tall with their skinny, long legs, they […]

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Plumaria Update

“A Little Piece of Florida”Today, I’m featuring some updated photographs of our blooming Plumaria plant. I first featured this plant last Friday (“A Little Piece of Florida”). This morning, I took some new photos, with many more blooms! Enjoy the beauty we have growing on our back deck:   Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 5D Mark […]

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A Little Piece of Florida

Today’s post features images I captured this week from a new, Plumaria plant we have growing on our back deck at the Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri. Plumaria are a tropical species of flowering plant/tree. When we visited a friend in Florida this past February, she broke off a piece of one of her Plumaria […]

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White Ibis

Today’s post features an image of a White Ibis, a very common bird to Florida. This image was captured along the Myakka River, in Myakka River State Park, just outside Sarasota, one of my favorite places to visit when I go to Florida. As the sun began to set, nice lighting fell upon this foraging […]

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The Cleanup Crew

Today’s post features what I call “the dirty, cleanup bird” … the Black Vulture. Vultures are very interesting birds. They are one of our best “cleanup” birds, constantly scavenging road kill. To look at these birds, you would think they come out of the prehistoric era … the hairless, wrinkled faces were built for scavenging […]

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Time for Chicks

Today’s post features a pair of Great Egrets at the Venice Rookery (Florida) this February. While photographing Great Blue Herons that were actively nesting, several pairs of Great Egrets were busy building their nests, bringing in sticks and branches. Looking over to one pair, they were engaged in mating: This was the only “active nest” […]

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Photo-bombed By an Ibis

Today’s post comes from my recent Florida trip, and was captured at the Venice Rookery. While photographing an active Great Blue Heron nest, I was shooting lots and lots of images, hoping to capture “that special moment”. Well, as it was early in the morning, the roosting White Ibises (“Ibi”?) were beginning to leave the […]

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Feed Me!

Today’s post comes from my February trip to Florida. One of my favorite shooting spots is the Venice Rookery. Today I’m featuring an active Great Blue Heron nest, located at the rookery. Today’s images were taken early on, during my 2-day photo shoot here. In this nest, there are 3 “cute” nestlings: In upcoming posts, […]

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