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Welcome to my Blog featuring pictures of wildlife and landscapes that I’ve captured and the stories about the photo or of the processing of the pictures.

Florida Wildlife Joke

One afternoon an Eagle, a Caracara, and a Vulture walked into a bar in Kenansville looking for cocktails, all 3 are after all male.

Personal Distancing

My wife and I have been exploring Florida for over 4 decades together. We have some very secluded and very special places we visit in the everglades region of South Florida so when personal isolation became the mandate it was very easy for us to accomplish that goal because we practice it regularly. Yesterday, Saturday,…

Rumble in the Wetland

I haven’t photographed and produced a sequence video in a while. So, This is a series of action images of a couple of black bellied whistling guy ducks showing off for the ladies. Photographed in Wakodahatchee Jan 18. Images were captured on Canon 5d IV, developed and encoded to jpg with ACDSee, sequenced and pre-edited…

A Day in the Backyard

It’s been a while since I visited my backyard at lunch, on a work day, just to take some pictures.

The Old Mill

The Old Mill This mill is one of my favorite all-time places to photograph. It’s the mill, along the river where mills belong, in Pigeon Forge TN. My first images were captured in the 1970’s when I was carting around a very large box camera exposing 4×5 sheets of film at about $1.50 per shot….

You Are Getting Sleepy

Yawning encourages drowsiness, and drowsiness encourages sleep. Here is a little yawning yoga practice for those times you need to be encouraged to yawn.

Wild Quakers of South Florida

Every once in a while I’m in the right place at the right time with the right camera and lens configuration to capture some wonderful wildlife photos. Such was the case on a Sunday afternoon in May, 2019 in Stuart Florida near a friend’s home. Along with being the “sailfish” capitol of the world, and…

Kermit at Channel 9

Kermit the Frog, Jim Hansen of Muppet fame, was a guest on Bozo’s Bigtop show circa 1973. I was able to capture a couple songs he sang during the program. See if you can remember these: It’s not easy being green Sing A Song The photo is a shot of me, circa 1973, dressed as…

Flight of the Great Blue Heron

Click… Click… Click… Click…
That’s what you usually hear while standing next to photographers with cameras with big lenses. I often overhear bystanders ask, “Why do they shoot so many pictures of the same thing”?

Painted Bunting Bathing

Click the video to see a high definition frame-by-frame view of one of the most colorful little birds in North America enjoying an afternoon bath in the wetland of South Florida. I just happened to spot this very beautiful bird taking a very animated bath and was able to capture over 200 very high quality…

Seattle’s Public Market

Pike’s Market, Seattle. All I can say is, WOW! The colors and smells of the flowers were mindbogglingly beautiful!

Cypress Pool – Everglades

Jo and I decided to break Easter tradition this year so we decided to go Alligator hunting. Yea, seriously. On the way to our destination deep in the everglades I just had to click off this very classic Florida shot of an American Egret sitting on the center of a Cypress hammock over an alligator…

Understanding Caracaras

This weekend Jo and I learned something totally new about the behavior of the Crested Caracaras that we see here in Florida. For a long time we’ve known that our best bet for spotting them is to watch the ground or on a post about eye level. The first time we ever spotted one we…

Crested Caracara

Over the years while traveling from our home in South Florida to destinations to the north, we often see beautiful Crested Caracara along the Eagle Trail in Central Florida. These birds were once many, ranging from the grasslands in southern Florida, north around the Florida panhandle, then west around the Gulf Coast, and south through…