Late Breakfast

Today’s post features a Yellow-crowned Night Heron, patiently waiting for breakfast to show up. These images were captured in Ding Darling NWR (SW Florida) this past February: Typically, I’ve found these birds to be a bit difficult approaching. But this bird was pretty tame … and probably pretty hungry, as he sat motionless for quite […]

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You Watchin’ Me?

Today’s post comes from my recent Florida trip, while photographing an assortment of birds at the Venice Rookery. In this first image, the green heron appears to be locked into a show-down with me as I photographed him: The Green Heron loves to sit close to the water and watch for fish activity: Coming up […]

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“Ridin’ The Storm Out”

Today’s post comes from this past week, from the Lake of the Ozarks in central Missouri.  I had traveled to the lake to shoot the “Super Snow Moon” as it rose over the Lake.  I had a wonderful view and location all ready for the big event. But as so often happens, Mother Nature decided […]

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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!      

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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 […]

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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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