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…

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….

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…

Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens

On Saturday April 18th Jo and I, along with Lulu from our bird group, visited Fairchild Gardens in Coral Gables Florida. We originally decided to visit the gardens as part of a larger bird club outing but after an illness with the coordinator the expected attendance was reduced to only a couple of people. Those…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Wood Storks Return to South Florida

It’s always great when a bird species on the brink of extinction, headed that way anyway, returns to flourish. One such species is the Wood Stork, (Mycteria americana) also commonly known as Flinthead, Wood Ibis, Wood Pelican or Colorado Turkey. Wood Storks are found along the coastal areas of South Carolina, Georgia and Central and…

George with the Big Head and Big Teeth

George with the Big Head and Big Teeth, originally uploaded by QuakerVille. Via Flickr: My what big teeth you have. Sometime during the exploratory trips my wife and I take around Central and South Florida we run into all sizes of Alligators. This big guy was surrounded by other big gators sunning in the warm…