Bears of Summer

Each time I venture into the Smokey Mountains I anticipate seeing and photographing bears, black bears to be specific. I say that because some people think there are other types of bears in the Smokeys, there aren’t, only black bears, and plenty of them spread out over the mountain range. If you are looking to…

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…

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…

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…

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….

Green heron at Peaceful Waters Sanctuary.

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 the…

Meet Mugsy, a working Mule

Mid January Jo, my wife, and I attended the annual Evans-71 high school bonfire at the ranch of one of Jo’s classmates in Howey-in-the- Hills, FL. The bonfire has become an annual event so that the alumni of Evans High School, Orlando, can have a good excuse to get together to burn some firewood, eat…

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…

Wildlife Photo Challenge Day 1 (A)

Day 1A – Good Morning. This is day one 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. This is a facebook event but I like to start these posts from my blog….

Wildlife Photo Challenge Day 1 (B)

Day 1-B This is day one 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 take part too. Participation… Choose 7 of your favorite photos and share one each day for 7 days on your…