Creating a Scene

Creating a Scene – We were bored, this is week #7 for us not being able to get outside and enjoy life.

A Day in the Backyard

It’s been a while since I visited my backyard at lunch, on a work day, just to take some pictures.

Flight of the Great Blue Heron

Click… Click… Click… Click…
That’s what you usually hear while standing next to photographers with cameras with big lenses. I often overhear bystanders ask, “Why do they shoot so many pictures of the same thing”?

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…

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…

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….

Time-Lapse Technique

In 2012 I purchased a new flash for my SX1 camera. The flash was the best one Canon made at the time so it was a bit pricey but I wanted the brightest flash on the market to help me fill-in the Florida sun so I decided to invest in my system and I purchased a Canon…

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…

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…