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…

Wildlife Photo Challenge Day 6-A

Wildlife Photo Challenge Day 6-A – Training Day This is day six of my photo challenge requested by my friend Don Bromberg. A bunch of photographers from all over the planet are participating and it will be easy for you to participate too. Participation… Participation… Choose 7 of your favorite photos and share one each day…

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…

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…

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…

Spring is here

Spring is here and the wildlife is flourishing in South Florida. The ducks are beautiful and full of spring fever. The great blue herons are in full mating colors and displaying mating behaviors. Anhinga males are keeping themselves beautiful for their mates. The blue winged teals are preparing for the season. Great white egrets are…

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…

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…

Tennessee Log Cabin

It is getaway time. This year, as we celebrate our 40th anniversary, Jo, my wife, and I are doing something special. We are staying in a little log cabin along the Little River in Townsend Tennessee, the gateway to the Smoky Mountains. Just two weeks after our anniversary weekend blowout parties I decided to make…

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….

Sleepy Birdy

Sleepy Birdy, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. I love taking photos of parrots, especially Quaker Parrots. Several times a year Jo, my wife, and I canvas the area to see the wild Quaker Parrot environment and take a loose count and evaluate the nests and areas where the nests are located. This particular spot is located…

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…