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…

Wildlife Composite

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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…

Pointer. Green heron at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary.

Pointer. Green heron at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary. Click the photo to enjoy the enlargement detail This is a composite illustration using several different processes between 3or 4 programs. The original picture was captured with a Canon 5D MIII in 24 mpx HD RAW. The RAW image was first cataloged, standard EXIF information was embedded in…

St. Johns River, peaceful waters around Hontoon Island

(Clicking the photos will enlarge them) Recently Jo, my wife, and I celebrated our 42nd wedding anniversary. And, like most years, we decided to get-away for at least a long weekend. This year instead of heading to the log cabin in the Smokey mountains or to our favorite B&B in St. Augustine, we decided to do something different….

Owls of Vista View Park

This birding season, early 2014, the Burrowing Owl sightings and photographs have been spectacular! One of the main Owl locations is Vista View park in southwest Broward County, Florida. In early May I had an opportunity to visit Vista View park, a Broward County park, reclaimed dump, to see and photograph one of the smallest…

The Great Blue Heron

The Great Blue Heron is a beautiful and awe striking avian species. Here is South Florida the GBH, as they are commonly known, flourish from waterside to seaside, from lake to canal. Wherever there is water, fresh or salt, you have a great chance of seeing a GBH, especially at nesting time. This first shot…

Purity

Purity, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. White birds with long white feathers have been admired for hundreds of years. In the mid to late 1800s these beautiful white birds were hunted for their feathers to adorn the ladies’ hats in the North East. These bird feathers were so “in style” that the desire to have these…

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…

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….

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…

Osprey Takes a ride!

Osprey Takes a ride!, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: Joy riding with an Osprey in Daytona Beach on the Sling Shot ride. He flies in when the ride closes and stays all night until it opens again. In the morning we find him hunting right from the top of the ride seat case. The…