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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.

A Couple More Sunsets with Boats and Pelicans

Saturday evening, I looked out the window and saw a really fiery sunset.  I made my way to Ponce Park to find that everyone else had gone to watch it too and finding a quiet space without a lot of … Continue reading

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A cloudless sunset

We usually get spectacular sunsets when there are a few clouds to capture color.  Sometimes there is enough haze to get on color over the entire sky. When you get one like this you need something to add to it.  … Continue reading

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An Exhausting Wildlife Safari

As everyone knows, wildlife photographers must risk life and limb lugging heavy equipment in and out of jungles and deserts to get amazing shots of natual beauty. Well, Florida is a little strange.  See Carl Hiassen or Dave Barry for … Continue reading

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From the Rookery

On my way to the Chalk Festival in Venice, I stopped off at the Venice Rookery just to see what activity there was.  One pair of Great Blue Herons was nest building but there wasn’t much other activity.  Things will … Continue reading

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The Venice Chalk Festival – A Matter of Perspective

The Venice Chalk Festival opened today and carries on through the weekend at the Venice Airport festival grounds.  The theme is Peace and Love and, as you might suspect, there were a lot of Hippie themes, Beatles, and stuff.  This … Continue reading

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Pair A Lelicans

Photographically, not a great shot.  The bird in front is a bit soft and the wingtip of the following bird touches the edge of the frame. I couldn’t resist the play on words for a title though.

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A more conventional sunset

Taken on another day but still Ponce Park.

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Sunsets aren’t always about the color

I took this one tonight November 2.  The color was concentrated on the horizon but the clouds above remained dramatic with a gap showing part of one high cloud still fully illuminated.  A bit of reflection added some detail in … Continue reading

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Airshow – Dracula

One of the entertainers has named his aircraft Dracula with an appropriate Black/Silver/Red color scheme with ‘blood’ streaming along the Cowling, Landing Gear and Rudder. This is a high energy act with lots of twists and turns and SMOKE, lots … Continue reading

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Airshow – The Class of ’45

It’s the Florida International Airshow in Punta Gorda.  One of the acts is two warbirds built in 1945.  An F51 Mustang named Quick Silver and an F4U Corsair named Korean War Hero. While they each had their flying act they … Continue reading

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