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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 Foggy Morning at the Venice Rookery

My camera club had a field trip to the Venice Rookery  this morning.  It was set up primarily to have a learning session for the many folks using the Canon Powershot SX40, 50 and 60 bridge cameras.  I’ve seen some … Continue reading

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A discovery

I almost always shoot in raw and have experimented with HDR processing on the computer.  I’ve never really like the results I got.  It always looked too artificial and the developers seemed to create a look I didn’t like.  I … Continue reading

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Catch and Release – Great Blue Heron Style

I went out for an afternoon walk yesterday.  I took my Nikon V2 and 70-300mm CX along just-in-case because hot afternoons are usually slow times for nature shooting.  But, I was wrong.  When I crossed the last bridge towards Ponce … Continue reading

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Puerto Chacabuco, Chile – Mountains and Sea

A few from Puerto Chacabuco the trip to the town was through the Chilean Fjords and they were spectacular. And finally the town.

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Puerto Montt, Chile – Volcan Osorno

This was taken on a day trip out from the Zanndam to a ski area on Volcan Osorno.  We had the option of walking or taking the lifts.  Since we were stopped for an hour and the ski lift was … Continue reading

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A few more white cliffs

Apologies for not keeping up with this for a while but sometimes life gets in the way.  I’ve been busy on a couple of other projects and doing some more traveling.  One of those trips took us along the Antarctic … Continue reading

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Dover, the White Cliffs and the Castle

Our cruise left Dover in Kent UK.  Since everyone has heard of the white cliffs of Dover (Bluebirds over and all that) I was looking forward to getting some pictures.  Unfortunately, it’s one of those photo things where one time … Continue reading

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Windpower old and new

We’ve just returned from a trip to the UK and a cruise in the Baltic Sea.  I’ll  be posting some shots from those areas as I get along processing them.  Here are a couple taken from our Balcony on the … Continue reading

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Northern Cardinal – Cardinalis cardinalis

Like the Anhinga whose scientific name is Anhinga Anhinga the Northern Cardinal uses the same name twice, Cardinalis Cardinalis. This young couple has decided to set up housekeeping in the neighborhood.  I’ve been seeing them for a while.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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Sub Rosa

I was looking at one of our roses yesterday and discovered a flower spider (Thomisadae) hiding in a rose.  These maintain an anchor line but don’t spin a web to capture prey as other spiders do.  It lurks between the … Continue reading

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