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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.

Not My First Rodeo

It was the first time to use my D750 with the new 200-500mm Nikkor for action shots.  I took it to Arcadia to see how the combination worked.  I like it.  Here are a few shots from the Bulls and … Continue reading

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About Those Eggs with the Lobsters

I’ve had several questions about the eggs on top of the lobster steamer in the post below.  I’ll tell how it was explained to me. The eggs are there as a timer.  They let you know when everything is done.  … Continue reading

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The BEST Camera …

Is the one you have with you. The other evening we went to a Lobster Bake fundraiser of our County Historical Society.  It was being held at the Port Charlotte Beach Park at the end of Harbor Boulevard in Port … Continue reading

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On a guided tour of Mount Washington NH

We are on a trip around the eastern states.  We left and went to Chattanooga TN for a convention stopping off in Macon GA along the way.  Then through Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey ending up north of New … Continue reading

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A Toddle Through Tenterden

Whilst in Kent I went to visit the Tenterden Camera Club for their social meeting.  It reminded me a lot of my local club in Port Charlotte, the Photo Adventures Camera Club. Their social format was pretty much the same … Continue reading

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A couple of birds from an English Farm

We are on our annual trip to the UK and after a couple of days in London we moved on to our first stay on a farm in Buckinghamshire.  It’s a couple of miles out of town to provide some … Continue reading

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More Flying Flies

I found a pair of   Four-spotted Aphid Flies (Dioprosopa clavata) in  a mating flight at a pond near the intersection of Marion and Ponce De Leon Blvd in Punta Gorda.  It’s actually a nectar eater as an adult but … Continue reading

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Catching a fly flying

This is a Dolichopodidae, also known as a Long-legged Fly.  There are over 137 species of them in Florida and  18 of those have only been found here.  They are very small.  Less than a 1/4 inch and even less … Continue reading

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Fading Tulips

We had a pot of Tulips decorating the house but, as all flower do, they began to fade and wilt.  There are some potted plants that do well here in SW Florida but tulips aren’t one of them without a … Continue reading

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A Better Day at the Rookery

My camera club had a followup visit to the Venice Rookery last Tuesday.  It was a much, much better morning for shooting with plenty of activity on the island and the surrounding area.  The hard part wasn’t what to shoot … Continue reading

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