Category Archives: animal behavior

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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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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