Image captured at Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando, Florida, in November. Early morning light backlighting the rose.
Image captured with a Sony ILCE-7R Camera, Minolta Maxxum AF 35-70mm f/4 lens, focal length 70 mm, ISO 200, 1/750 sec at f/9.5. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2017, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.
Florida Scrub is dotted with snags like this one that provide places for birds to perch and view the surrounding area. In the morning and evening areas like this become active with birds. Image captured at Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA.
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E PZ 16-50 mm f3.5-5.6 OSS lens, focal length 38 mm, ISO 200, 1/500 sec at f/9.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015.5, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.
While walking in Presque Isle State Park we were fortunate to see this male Wood Duck sitting on a stump. Most of the time when we see a Wood Duck out of the water they are high in a tree, but this one was at eye level and willingly posed for this image.
Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Tamron 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/800 sec at f/6.3. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015
The forest floor at Warren Dunes State Park is colorful in April with a wide variety of wildflowers including these Hepatica.
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony FE 90 mm f/2.8 lens, focal length 90 mm, ISO 400, 1/160 sec at f/16. Image enhanced using Photomatix 5, Photoshop CC2015, and Lightroom CC2015.
There are a few Brown Thrashers here in Warren Dunes State Park that will pose for us on occasion in trees and not just on the ground.
Image captured with a Nikon D7200 camera, Tamron 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/500 at f/6.3. Image processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.
Image of a Muskrat cruising the waterway was captured while visiting the Green Island Wildlife Management Area in Iowa.
Image captured with a Nikon D7200 camera, Tamron 150.0-600.0 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal length 450 mm, ISO 400, 1/1250 at f/7.1.
We think of Bald Eagles as birds with white heads and tails, but this is true only after they mature at age five. It takes five years for an eagle’s beak to change from black to yellow and it’s eyes from brown to pale yellow, the feathers on it’s body to become dark brown plus the tail and head feathers white. If you see a bird that looks like this image, it is a Bald Eagle, just not mature yet.
Image captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Nikon 300 mm f/2.8 lens and a Nikon TC-17E II 1.7 teleconverter, focal Length 500 mm, ISO 400, 1/2500 sec at f/8.0.