Bobby, the kitten in the Cypress

Last weekend Jo, my wife and I visited one of our favorite wildlife wetland areas in South Florida called Green Cay. It’s part of the Palm Beach County water and utility commission system for reclaiming water and is a beautiful place to visit. Over the past three or four years we have seen and heard…

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…

Wild Quaker Parrots and Palm Berries

My favorite wildlife subjects are the wild and in-home Quaker Parrots of South Florida. As far as I can tell I’ve taken in excess of 15,000 photos of Quaker Parrots over 2 decades. This is a series of photos I recently captured one afternoon as I was passing a small office complex where I heard…

Buterfly World Experience

I love to take pictures of birds and I love to relax at one of the local area wildlife attractions, Butterfly World, in Coral Springs, Florida, about 2 miles from home. This past weekend, as with many other weekends, I visited Butterfly World to relax and enjoy a beautiful afternoon in the cooling Florida weather….

Cattle Egrets in the rain

This time of the year the Cattle Egret, a member of the Heron family, propagation is well underway. As Jo, my wife, and I explore the wilds of Florida  we are noticing what appears to be an up swing in the Cattle Egret population in may areas we visit. These Ibis like birds, without the…

Jumping Deer Sequence

I received a number of requests to see the deer sequence so I thought I would just go ahead and publish it out to the blog. I’ve photographed wildlife for over 4 decades and most of that time I’ve been blessed to capture many shots of White Tail and Mule deer along with other Deer…

Wildlife through my new Canon 5D Mark III

I wanted to restart my blogging with a shot from my new Canon 5D Mark III camera. I’ve had it for a couple of weeks and have already shot so much with it. The very first week out of the box I had a video shoot in Anaheim CA for the company where I warmed…

The Great Blue Herons of South Florida

The Great Blue Heron can be spotted in most parts of North America, but they flourish in Florida at certain times of the year. Ever since I saw my first one in early 1972 I have been quite impressed with their size and beauty. Not until the past few years have I become enamored watching…

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Lurking just feet ahead of the beautiful American Egret swims a 12 foot long alligator waiting for some unsuspecting creature to become his afternoon snack. The American Alligator has probably been warming itself in the noon sun raising it’s temperature, preparing itself to eat. One…

Beamer flash enhancer

Beamer flash enhancer, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: This is a shot in broad daylight in the Everglades using my Canon 580 with the Beamer. The Cypress trees are about 35-40 feet away and the lighted area is the result of the beamer kicking in to assist. Not only does it illuminate the Cypress…

Great White Heron

Great White Heron, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: What is unique about this picture? No, it’s not the two rather large alligators watching this bird as he fishes. He’s a Great White Heron, or “white morph” as some call it. When we first came up on him fishing today we just thought it was…

Sir Gus the Camel

Sir Gus the Camel, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Every once-in-a-while you have to risk a pile up on the turnpike while you reach around to the back seat to grab the camera for a quick shot. Sir Gus the Kissing Camel is a mascot for the Shrine’rs in Orlando and his caravan was…

Charley the Bittern Vs The Snake

Today, Jo and I spent about 5 hours at Green Cay in Palm Beach, Florida. It’s a wonderful wetland area and just full of really neat birds. One of the neatest locals is the American Bittern, I call him Charley for short. We’ve seen Charlie on many occasions in the Cay and have spent some…

Bald Eagle Pair

Bald Eagle Pair, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Bald Headed Eagle pair in their nest in lower Central Florida. It’s the time of year when the BHEs get together in rather large nests to start the annual propagation dance. Even though far off, we caught these two prepping the nest making ready to settle…

Bayside with Jo

Bayside with Jo, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Bayside with my beautiful movie star wife. On Saturday evening you never can tell who will show up at Bayside in Miami. From movie stars to models, this area is full of action, especially in January and February. The weather is great, the water is fine,…

Rat Watching The Mail

IMG_9376, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Florida has some really interesting "Mailbox Artwork". In our exploration of the Florida expanse we sometimes find some of the most creative mailbox arteork and stands. This chubby mouse was found holding the mailbox in western Palm Baech county on an out of the way country road while…

Being Watched

Being Watched, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Do you ever get the impression that you are being watched? These two Quaker Parrots were happily sitting in a tree enjoying life while this Woodpecker watched nearby. Actually, the Woodpecker was feeding up and down that tree trunk. The Quakers were not at all concerned with…