Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I wanted to mention that my son Shane has redesigned his blog and started it back up last week. He will be posting on Tuesday's and Thursday's and starting next week he will be using new photographs he recently shot. His site can be found on my links to the left or by clicking here http://smyersphotos.blogspot.com/. The new header photograph on his site was taken at Viera Wetlands and is him photographing an alligator. Don't forget to stop by and check him out and don't forget to make my photograph today get larger by clicking on it, the detail is great.
Monday, February 23, 2009
My bird panning skills leave a little to be desired. It is not something I do often and I need more practice. This trip was a chance to due just that, I took many photos some came out great other found the delete button in a hurray. I was a little disappointed in my performance at times and I think that came from being a little overwhelmed. I really only had one day to shoot and watch birds and I didn't make the best of my time, sometimes just watching instead of shooting. Had I allotted more time for shooting I think I would have had more keepers.
This beautiful bird is the Roseate Spoonbill, I first came to know about him through Klaus's site. I was hoping to get the chance to see this creature on my visit and I did on Black Point Drive. Some of my best photos of them came in flight, their pink color with the fantastic blue sky made for some great photos. To learn more about this bird follow this link http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Roseate_Spoonbill.html. While you are their click on the play sounds from this species to hear the distinctive sounds he makes.
By the way, my new profile photo is courtesy of Klaus, taken at sunrise on Black Point Drive.
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This small American Alligator was photographed at the Viera Wetlands in Melbourne, Florida. I got down on my belly and got fairly close to him for the eye to eye shot. To learn more about the Gators follow this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Alligator. More gator photos to come in the future.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
This little bird is a Green Heron, he was photographed in a manner that I am not accustomed to, with the SB-800 flash used as a fill in. This photo was taken at Merritt Island along Blackpoint Drive. My flash photography lacks and it is time to use it more and get some skills. One day last week I had the opportunity to shoot from dark to dark with Klaus at the Viera Wetlands and Merritt Island. For the regular blogger's you already know Klaus from Sky Watch Friday and his site that always features great Florida bird photographs. For those of you not familiars with him follow the link to the left to view his photographs or click here http://virtua-gallery.com/wp/ .
Thankfully Klaus spotted this little fellow or I may have missed him and without him to identify all the different types I would be spending days searching the net trying too identify the different species. Follow this link to learn more about the Green Heron http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Green_Heron_dtl.html
Thanks again Klaus for the invite, knowledge and great day of filling memory cards.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Friday, February 6, 2009
Since this weeks post have been a little different than what I normally post I thought I would get back to wildlife for the end of the week. This video was taken with my phone in Mammoth, Yellowstone on September 26, 2008. These two young Elk put on a good show for us for a few minutes, the video only last 61 seconds. If you click on the Elk label to the left I have posted photos of these two in the past.
Yes I know, no photographs today, I am taking the easy way out since I had nothing ready. Next week will be more new photographs, not fire or wildlife. You will just have to wait and see.