I love shooting pictures in the Everglades, if you haven’t already figured that out. Over the years I’ve been able to shoot thousands of pictures and capture hundreds of hours of video in many different formats. Before going total HD 16×9 this past summer I created several short videos about wildlife and am recently uploaded them to YouTube for sharing. These short videos are trying to share some of the pictures I’m able to capture in sequences most people have never seen before. My style of capturing wildlife is to shoot extended burst sequences to attempt to capture a greater scope of the subject’s behavior and life. Single shots are nice but I normally shoot 100-400 stills in the same time photographers shoot a dozen. I’ve shot that way ever since I purchased my first auto winder for my Olympus camera in the 70′s. Depending on the setting and lightening I’ll even shoot long sequences with flash. I have some of those sequences being ready for later blogs.
South Florida Birds
If you have a couple of minutes check out South Florida Birds (above) and Great Blues Rookery (below). Great Blues is a series of very high quality still shots with my SLR combined with a short video clip. It’s similar to stop motion animation, with real live wildlife. These are about the last two productions I did in 4 x 3 SD, Everything now is 16 x 9 HD (1080p).
I hope you enjoy these short views into the life of Great Blue Herons (Tri-Colored too). We expect to start seeing chicks like this in the Rookeries around South Florida soon. Look for more media on them in the near future.
Great Blues in the Rookery
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This small photo sequence will give you an opportunity to watch a Bald Headed Eagle fly across the sky and land on a power pole. Pay careful attention to the eagle as he is preparing to catch the pole with his talons. It’s a cool sequence.
Click the arrow in the screen below to begin the sequence.
JO and I are in Central Florida for a couple days visiting her high school class group. One of the places we pass through is the Orlando to Kissimmee corridor where we usually see Sand hill Cranes. We stopped at a flock of about 7 juveniles and were greeted with the Crane call. You will be able to witness for yourself the wonderful call of the Cranes on is video. I am also posting a number of videos and photos of not only Sand hill Cranes but other bird and animal species recorded on this trip.
I hope you all are having a wonderful start of FALL 2010. Keep posting those pictures.
I posted this video last November on Flickr just to see how well it was received by the Flickr audience. After promoting it in several of the video groups quite a few comments were added about it or I received Facebook comments or even e-mail about it.
Since I have a love for birds and Butterfly World here in Coral Springs has an abundance of birds along with flowers and butterflies, of course, I thought that spending some time there taking some pictures and video would be worth while.
Since Jo, my wife, and I started getting yearly passes, “memberships”, we’ve not been disappointed with the the sheer beauty of the place. I find myself wondering over there about any time that I don’t have something specific to do or place to go. We live about 2 miles from the parking lot so it’s a very short drive to be able to take in wonderful little birds you usually can’t see in Florida, especially my back yard.
The people are very nice at the venue and really keep the place looking great. For those that live in South Florida I suggest taking some weekend time to visit Butterfly World. If you are visiting for a while or coming in for a cruise our of Fort Lauderdale, plan a little extra time and visit. Bring your camera you will really enjoy yourself.