Category Archives: animal behavior

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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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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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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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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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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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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