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…

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens

On Saturday April 18th Jo and I, along with Lulu from our bird group, visited Fairchild Gardens in Coral Gables Florida. We originally decided to visit the gardens as part of a larger bird club outing but after an illness with the coordinator the expected attendance was reduced to only a couple of people. Those…

Buhl Mansion – a fairy tale castle

Every once in a while, a photographer receives a choice assignment in a super venue. In June 2014 I was invited to participate as the Photographer for a family member whose wedding was being held in an elite and beautiful venue, the Buhl Mansion in Sharon, Pennsylvania. Sharon is located about an hour north of…

Florida Lighthouses

I love lighthouses and Florida has some of the best and most historical houses in Northern America. In fact we have one of the tallest standing just south of Daytona Beach, Florida on the north side of Ponce de Leon Inlet. When I took this shot we were staying in Daytona for a school conference…

Beach Sunrise

Take a few moments from your busy day to enjoy the cool breezes and spectacular sounds of the Florida beach. This Relax video takes you to a beautiful sunrise on the Florida beach. Hear the sound of the relaxing waves penetrate the harsh sounds of your reality. Watch the scenes or close your eyes and…

Downy Woodpecker at 3 Lakes

One of the neatest little Woodpeckers is the Downy Woodpecker. It is small and, even though monochromatic, beautiful. I found this little lady capturing bugs just above my head as I stopped to look for Owls in one section of 3 Lakes WMA in Central Florida along the Kissimmee Prairie. She allowed me time to capture…

Eagle in Full Flight

Full Eagle, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Speaking of Eagles… Last Saturday Jo, my wife, and I spent the day exploring east of Lake Kissimmee along 441 and Canoe Creek Road from Kenansville to 3 Lakes WMA. We saw some wonderful wildlife. CaraCara adults and juvenile, Eagles, Rattle Snake, Turkey, awesome Woodpeckers, and many other birds…

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

Red-Bellied Woodpecker, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Red-Bellied woodpeckers are beautiful birds especially at this time of the year. They are more colorful and animated. I captured this glowing bird on the eastern edge of Lake Kissimmee at Joe Overstreet Landing. Moments after this was taken a Bald Headed Eagle flew in and got everyone’s attention….