Face to Face – Meet the Wildlife in South Florida

For me, wildlife photography is not about taking pictures for contests or sales or even hanging on a wall, it’s about the relational experiences created and enjoyed while taking the picture. It’s about the friendships made while photographing or the experience of the trip to get to the place to capture images and it’s about…

Nature, the best sculpture

I was at a bird sanctuary in Key Largo recently. The facilities are very rustic and offers a nice boardwalk leading from the parking area out to the water to the west. Along the path are aviaries housing injured or rehabbed birds in large screened areas. As we were walking along the path we came…

Meet Mugsy, a working Mule

Mid January Jo, my wife, and I attended the annual Evans-71 high school bonfire at the ranch of one of Jo’s classmates in Howey-in-the- Hills, FL. The bonfire has become an annual event so that the alumni of Evans High School, Orlando, can have a good excuse to get together to burn some firewood, eat delicious food, talk about guns, and enjoy catching up with each other. Liz, a schoolmate, and husband own the ranch where the bonfire is hosted.

Wildlife ART

Many of my friends on Facebook groups and in real life, not that FB isn’t real life, have encouraged me to show more of my wildlife pictures via the blog so people who are not connected through FB can enjoy the pictures too. Thank all of you who have requested this. With that in mind, I’m going…

The Bucks Stopped Here

The Bucks Stopped Here, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. This is an early morning shot of 4 big bucks in the early mist. I was fortunate to capture this once in a life-time shot. I went back to this spot all week long to try another shot and there were no deer. Via Flickr: Anniversary photos…

Sunset at Viera – Happy New Year.

Sunset at Viera, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. This time of the year seems to be the best for Florida sunsets. Jo, my wife, and I were passing through Melbourne just before Christmas and we decided to make a quick, almost closing time, stop at Viera Wetlands just north of Melbourne, Florida. A single shot reveals…

Stairway to heaven.

Stairway to heaven was a photograph taken on a trip to St. Augustine a while back. My wife,Jo, and I were climbing the stairs of the old lighthouse when this image jumped out and demanded to be captured. This final image is a pencil drawing rendered from the photo using a process called Dynamic Auto Paint…

Cattle Train Due Any Minute

Cattle Train Due Any Minute, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Somehow these birds knew that the cattle train was due and that it would be full of cows. Amazing birds! This is a photo of a group of Cattle Egrets captured while I was exploring a road along the Miami Canal which cuts through…

Miracle In Flight

Miracle In Flight, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: This is a felt tip drawing of Miracle, my flying acrobat. Miracle came to us as a rescue from the power company at the turn of the century. Our book, “Parrots in the City“, was inspired by Miracle’s rescue and life. He was a precious creature…

Sunset over the Everglades

  Sunset over the Everglades – March, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. The Everglades begins just below the sugar cane fields in Palm Beach County and runs over a hundred miles to the south where it ends up in Florida Bay just below Everglades National Park. Many people think that the entire Florida Everglades is a…

Smiling Glossy Ibis

Smiling Glossy Ibis, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Here is my 10-10-10 contribution, a Glossy Ibis. I captured this shot in Green Cay, Palm Beach co. and rendered to a pencil drawing using Mediachance DAP2. I have included the full poster resolution so that you can check out the detailed pencil strokes. There are about 500,000…

Paddeling

Paddeling, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Florida Bay is just below the southern tip of Florida and is the where the Atlantic ocean meets the Gulf of Mexico. Where the mainland ends and the water begins is a beautiful and calm waterway between the Everglades National Park and many islands of various sizes that stretch from…

Tri-Colored Heron-Twins

Tri-Colored Heron-Twins, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Over the years I’ve taken a lot of pictures of everything from wildlife to family events, weddings, portraits, and scenery. Most of the time the pictures stand on their own and are presented on web sites, prints in frames, collages, enlarged prints in exotic frames, videos, or several other…

Lighthouse

The Saint Augustine Lighthouse is a fairly tall building. Below is an art rendered view up the stairs to the top of the lighthouse. I took this in July 2010 during our 37th anniversary. More later.