“White Ibis”

Use a faster shutter speed to capture birds in flight.  Composition can be a challenge concerning placement of the bird, including the entire bird and trying to get a sharp eye in focus.  With this photograph, the circles in the water and abstract design of the trees add to the composition.


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“The Owl and the Eagle”



I love the backlighting on the owl.  With one eye open and one eye closed, its wink was almost nature’s attempt at flirting.  It was quite amusing to behold.  Although the owl and the eagle were both in captivity at the Homosassa Springs State Park in Florida, they both seemed content and happy.  The eagle appeared to be trying to communicate something or at least, in a literal sense, was depicting the call of the wild.


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“Great Egret”


This is almost perfect composition with this Great Egret.  I missed getting the full wing span into the frame, however, the photograph is still pleasing to the eye.  On another level, the right wing is leading my eye to something new and different and I want to move in the direction of the bird’s flight pattern.  It is as if the bird is saying:  “Follow me.”  It is interesting that without resistance, I do desire to follow it.


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“Wood Stork”


 The foreground really enhances this photograph with lots of texture and subtle colors.  The stork’s standing and being attitude reminds me of a position of acceptance.  I am constantly amazed at the philosophical and spiritual nature of nature as this photograph is a nice reminder of how to be present in the moment with no expectations.


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“Hummingbird Jamboree #1”

 Hummingbird #1

I had the opportunity to photograph hummingbirds for the first time.  It certainly was a challenge, however, I am satisfied with some results.  Here is a series of my 3 favorite hummingbird photographs.  I used the Shutter Priority mode of my camera and my highest shutter speed possible to try to capture the wings in flight.  I also adjusted my ISO to 1,ooo as it was an overcast day.  I hope that you enjoy the series.


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