Infrared – Cub Creek Road

May 25, 2014 at 7:04 pm (Colorado, Dinosaur National Monument, fine art photography, Infrared Photography, National Parks, Nature, Nature photography, Photography) (, , , , )

Split Mountain, Cub Creek Road, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado

Split Mountain, Cub Creek Road, Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado

Continuing my fascination with infrared imagery – I bring you the Utah side of Dinosaur National Monument. Read the rest of this entry »

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Infrared!

May 21, 2014 at 8:37 am (Colorado, Dinosaur National Monument, fine art photography, Infrared Photography, National Parks, Nature, Nature photography, Photography) (, , )

Cottonwoods along the Green River

Cottonwoods along the Green River

While traveling to my new home at Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado, I was enamored with the beautiful Midwestern skies with their puffs of white floating on a sea of cerulean.  Those skies lend themselves well to landscape photography, but I’ve been carrying around an infrared filter from my film days and got a hankering to use it.  Those images will be in another post.  Today I’m showing you my most recent images at Dinosaur National Monument. Read the rest of this entry »

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Lake Kissimmee Sunsets

April 22, 2014 at 5:56 am (Bird photography, Birds- Florida, fine art photography, Great Florida Birding Trail, Nature, Nature photography, Photography) (, , , , )

Montage of 3 photographs - Sandhill cranes and sunset at Lake Kissimmee, cypress trees at Lake Martin, Louisiana

Montage of 3 photographs – Sandhill cranes and sunset at Lake Kissimmee, cypress trees at Lake Martin, Louisiana

The above image is one of my favorites.  I visited the Joe Overstreet Landing on the shore of Florida’s Lake Kissimmee in 2008 and 2014.  I know I’ve posted about this place before, but it’s one of the best spots on the Great Florida Birding Trail – particularly if you take an airboat ride to see snail kites, limpkins, bald eagles, American bitterns, and the like.

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These sunset images are from the landing, where you can pitch a tent or park an RV for a very reasonable fee.

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Day is done,

gone the sun,

from the lake, from the hills, from the sky;

All is well,

safely rest,

God is nigh.

                                    – lyrics to “Taps”

These are the sandhill cranes used in the montage

These are the sandhill cranes used in the montage

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Foggy Morning Near Lake Kissimmee

April 21, 2014 at 8:22 pm (fine art photography, Great Florida Birding Trail, Nature, Nature photography, Photography) (, , , , , , )

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Fog transforms even the most mundane landscape into a place of mystery and poetry.  Not much needs to be said about these images, done along Joe Overstreet Rd. leading to the shore of Lake Kissimmee, Florida.

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Florida Flutter-Byes

April 4, 2014 at 7:24 am (Butterflies, fine art photography, Nature, Nature photography, Photography) (, , , , , , , , )

Zebra Longwing on Lantana

Zebra Longwing on Lantana

I have been spending downtime editing photographs that should have been edited, uploaded, and filed years ago.  This series of Florida butterflies (and one moth) is from that effort. Read the rest of this entry »

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Wearin’ o’ the Green

March 17, 2014 at 5:51 am (fine art photography, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography) (, , )

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Green is the color of the day (sure and begorrah!) and here are some views of the new greenery coming up at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge.  Featured:  Virginia chain fern and white water lily pad.  I think there was a leprechaun in the pitcher plants, too.

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Okefenokee Tapestry

March 13, 2014 at 5:49 pm (fine art photography, Georgia, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Photography) (, )

Sunset at the first shelter

Sunset at the first shelter

Even though I don’t work there anymore, I am able to stay after hours at Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge because of my friend Marilyn who volunteers there.  She loves recording nature’s beauty with a camera, too, and even if we don’t plan a trip on the boardwalk together at sunset, we sometimes encounter each other there.  Here she is with a Houston friend who went paddling with her this week.

Water reflections

Water reflections

Photography helps us focus attention on things often overlooked.  I, for one, dilly-dally, looking high and low for some interesting treasure.  Abstractions and semi-abstractions often catch my attention. Read the rest of this entry »

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Winter Sunrise, Jekyll Island, Georgia

February 19, 2014 at 4:22 am (fine art photography, Georgia, Georgia State Parks, Nature, Photography) (, , , )

Winter sunrise, Jekyll Island, Georgia

Winter sunrise, Jekyll Island, Georgia

We had the beach to ourselves this winter morning, before the sun crested the horizon, watching the vivid sky.  A few photographers came along later, when the best light was gone. Marilyn and I were piggybacking this sunrise photo session with a morning of counting birds for the Great Backyard Bird Count on Jekyll Island, GA.  We were going to do light painting after sunset, but we were too tired.  This boneyard – which is what they call a beach strewn with skeleton trees – will be a perfect place for that.  Another time. Read the rest of this entry »

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Swimming with Florida’s Manatees

February 13, 2014 at 10:54 am (fine art photography, National Wildlife Refuges (US Fish & Wildlife), Nature, Wildlife) (, , , , , )

Baby Manatee

Baby Manatee

Swimming with the manatees is one of the peak experiences of my life.  These sweet, gentle creatures come to Florida’s warm springs when their feeding areas in the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean are too cold.  They may huddle there for several days during cold snaps, but often travel back and forth to feed and rest.  Since the springs are 72 degrees, they provide the warmth they need to avoid hypothermia.

Manatee in King Spring

Manatee in King Spring

Of course, this migration sparked an amazing tourist migration as well.  Tour boat companies know where the manatees are, and do their best to teach visitors good manatee manners to avoid harassing or disturbing them.  I realize that, as a former U.S. Fish & Wildlife employee, protecting the wildlife is the priority, and there are some who say any human interaction with the manatees is bad.  However, I believe that when you give people an emotional connection to the resource (thanks Freeman Tilden) they are more likely to “take ownership” and want to protect it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Great Blue Herons in Love

January 20, 2014 at 7:06 pm (Birds- Florida, fine art photography, Nature, Photography, Wildlife) (, , , , , )

Great Blue Herons in Love

Great Blue Herons in Love

If I hadn’t met Maria, a Jacksonville photographer, while photographing the Snowy Owl on New Year’s Eve, I would not have known about this marvelous birding spot – the Ritch Grissom Memorial Wetlands at Viera  (a.k.a. Viera Wetlands) near Melbourne, Florida.  The stars of the show right now are the great blue herons which have made small rookeries on top of waterlogged palm trees.

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One cluster of four nests was particularly photogenic, especially in late afternoon and early evening light.  The females stayed on the nest while the males fetched the sticks and stalks. Read the rest of this entry »

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