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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.

White Pelicans – A big gulp

I stopped by Ollies Pond for about an hour on the 21st.  Like most small bodies of water here in SW Florida the drought had diminished the size and made it easier for fishing birds to get to their dinner.  … Continue reading

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Say, you guys want some ice cream?

Every now and again you capture a shot that just looks a bit odd.  The guy here on the saddle bronc has just finished a full ride of 8 seconds.  But even with the horse still bucking he looks calm, … Continue reading

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Pink Shirt, One Barrel, One second

Another few shots from the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo.  This time it’s a Barrel Racer rounding one of the barrels.  When I shoot action like this I shoot at about 3 frames per second.  That’s pretty slow by some photographers … Continue reading

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The Rodeo Rider Safety Crew

These guys may dress a little funny and look like clowns but it’s really a serious business that requires all the skill and athleticism or the riders.  Here are a couple of close shots of them in action from the … Continue reading

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Benefits of the drought

It’s not often you can find a benefit in something like a drought.  For nature photographers it does have some benefit.  As ponds dry up they get smaller and the critters preyed on by our wading birds get concentrated in … Continue reading

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Misty Mornings

The polar vortex up north has brought SW Florida some foggy mornings.  Not usually good for a photographer.  Looking out across the canal if was difficult to any detail at 100 yards even with the sun well above the horizon. … Continue reading

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Elusive Butterfly – Ceraunus Blue

These are pretty little butterflies.  Their wingspan seldom gets much over an inch at full extension.  You see them as bright flashes of blue as the males fly around but they flicker out and disappear as soon as they land … Continue reading

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