Black-crowned Night Herons

When I recently traveled to Florida, one of my target birds for the trip was the Black-crowned Night Heron (BCNH). These herons are smaller herons and can be quite shy to photograph. But, like many birds in Florida, they are accustomed to humans and can be much easier to photograph. They seem to be more […]

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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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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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Bird Heaven, Part 2

Today’s post contains more images from my 2014 Florida photo trip. In today’s post I’m highlighting some of the many Great Blue Herons that call the Venice Rookery home: Looking forward to another trip to the Rookery!      

Posted in 2017, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography, Travel Photography | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Great Blue Herons

Another common bird found on the Aransas NWR during my winter trip to the Texas Gulf Coast, was the Great Blue Heron: A very common bird, but one always fun to watch/photograph! Photographic Equipment Used: Top Image: Canon 5D Mark III body; Bottom Image: Canon 7D Mark II body Canon 500mm, f/4 IS lens + […]

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Fogged Up Heron

During last week’s kayak outing in the dense fog at a nearby Missouri Conservation Department natural area, I came upon a pretty cooperative Great Blue Heron that let the kayak get relatively close (I was paddling south, with a light northerly wind at my back, so I let the wind carry the kayak towards where […]

Posted in 2016, Bird Photography, Birds, Blog, Nature Photography, Photography from a kayak | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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Morning Snack Time

From a few years ago at Squaw Creek NWR in northwest Missouri, I captured this Great Blue Heron as he fished along the refuge waters: With the size of this fish, this guy had a lot of fishing ahead of him! Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 7D body Canon EF 500mm, f/4 IS lens + Canon […]

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Fun Friday: Me, and My Shadow

Today’s Fun Friday post comes from 2014, while photographing in the beautiful Myakka River at Myakka River State Park in Florida. This image was captured late in the afternoon, as sunset was starting to occur. I love photographing the critters on the Myakka River at sunrise and sunset … the river takes on the beautiful […]

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Green Herons Galore

During last week’s kayak outing, one of the things that I noticed very early was the number of Green Herons (Butorides virescens). They seemed to be everywhere! In many cases, there would be 3,4, even a half-dozen of them all perched closely together over the water. Here are a few of my favorite images from […]

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Fun Friday: Like My New Do?

Green Herons (Butorides virescens) are a lot of fun to watch. Many times, they will cause their head feathers to become erect, giving them a quite comical appearance: This image was captured from my kayak a few years ago. Photographic Equipment Used: Canon 1D Mark 3 body Canon EF 100-400mm, f/4.5-5.6 IS lens, with Canon […]

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