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…

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…