Carolina Satyr

It may be winter, but threre are still butterflies in Florida. This one appears to be good shape, so I guess it isn’t too old.Butterfly (Carolina Satyr) in the grass.

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 400, 1/640 sec at f/6.3.

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Palm Warbler

This little warbler was hunting for a meal in the grass near our campsite and proved to be a perfect opportunity to try using a teleconverter with a 600 mm lens. I think the results came out very sharp. showing the texture of the birds feathers.Palm Warbler in the grass

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600 mm f/4.0 lens and a Nikon TC-14E II 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 850 mm, ISO 800, 1/640 sec at f/7.1. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.4

Who are you photographing?

White-eyed Vireo giving me the eye as I captured its image to share with you. This Vireo stopped by our campsite at Lake Louisa State Park for a photo opportunity.White-eyed Vireo looking straight into camera

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 600 mm f/4.0 lens and a Nikon TC-14E 1.4 teleconverter, focal Length 850 mm, ISO 400, 1/640 sec at f/8.0. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.4

Eastern Phoebe

This Eastern Phoebe stopped by our campsite and posed for this image. Hope you enjoy its portrait.

Eastern Phoebe sitting on a post.Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 400 mm, ISO 400, 1/640 sec at f/8.0, using a tripod. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0

Lake Louisa State Park at Dawn

The pink clouds and blue sky at dawn provide an interesting backdrop for a silhouette of vegetation in central Florida.Trees silhouetted against a pink and blue background

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Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 80 mm, ISO 800, 1/250 sec at f/4.5, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0

Reflections (Pre-sunrise)

A beautiful bright pink and blue sky created this reflection on the lake’s surface prior to the sun rising over the horizon. The intense colors created a magical moment to capture this image at Lake Louisa State Park near Clermont, Florida.Pink and blue sky creating a reflection of the forest on lake's surface.
Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 80 mm, ISO 800, 1/50 sec at f/4.5, hand held. Noise removed using Nik Dfine 2.0

Fort Christiansværn Courtyard From Main Building

This view was captured while standing at the head of the stairs leading to the inner courtyard from the main building in the fort. In the background is Gallows Bay under a cloud filled sky.Courtyard from Main building

Images Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Sigma 10-20 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens, focal Length 10 mm, ISO 200, 1/640 sec at f/8.0, using a tripod. Three individual images were processed with Photomatix Pro 4.0 Software to produce this High Dynamic Range (HDR) image.