Posts Tagged ‘bird’

Bald Eagle Dance

Two bald eagles by Anne McKinnell

At our campsite in Campbell River, British Columbia, the bald eagles are constantly watching from above, flying by, and diving down for a fish. One bald eagle sits on the top of a dead tree for hours every day. A few days ago, he was joined by a friend… I made this photo while practicing […]

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Hummingbird Landing

Hummingbird Landing by Anne McKinnell

Why have I never had a hummingbird feeder before? I have no idea. Now that I see the photo opportunities I should have had one a long time ago! Please click the image to view a larger version. My husband bought me this feeder as a little present. He always gets me things that are […]

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Gila Woodpeckers and Saguaro Cactus

Saguaro Cactus Birds Nest by Anne McKinnell

I always see Gila Woodpeckers on the Saguaros everywhere we go in Arizona. I don’t know how they manage to perch themselves against so many spiny needles! You even see them standing on the very top of the cactus as if they are smooth telephone poles. Believe me, they are anything but smooth! Please click […]

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Salton Sea Egret at Twilight

Salton Sea Egret at twilight by Anne McKinnell

Internet Break! I’m going to be heading into a National Park for a few days and I wont have internet access. It’s Organ Pipe National Monument actually. One of the things that is best about the national parks and national monuments is that the lack of cell towers forces you to step away from daily […]

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Bird in Flight Abstract

Bird in Flight Abstract by Anne McKinnell

I’m getting so far behind on processing my images! That’s why I decided to try to post one image per day so I would keep up on my procssing. But I’m still a month behind. I do love processing, but when we’re travelling and I’m seeing so many new things I feel like I could […]

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Flying in a Fiery Sky

Seagull In Flight at Sunset by Anne McKinnell

I made this photo on the same night as the Great Egret image. It was an incredible fiery sunset at Corvina Beach on the the Salton Sea, California. This image required virtually no processing! The sky really did look like this. ISO 1250, 270mm, f/5.6, 1/3200 sec. Please click the image to view a larger […]

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Great White Egret in Flight at Sunset

Great White Egret flying at sunset at the Salton Sea, California, by Anne McKinnell

The Salton Sea in California is a fascinating place for it’s history and it’s unique shore, but the thing I like most about it is seeing all the birds. It’s not Florida, but on the west coast it’s one of the best places I have found to photograph birds. In the morning they all seemed […]

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Bald Eagle and Sony NEX6

Bald Eagle in Nanaimo, BC by Anne McKinnell

A couple of months ago I bought myself a Sony NEX6. Woot! I’ve had my eye on this camera for awhile because it has the same sensor as my Canon 7D, but in a much more compact and lightweight kit. With all the hiking we do, carrying all my gear can be a real drag. […]

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Osprey, Everglades National Park

Osprey in Everglades National Park, Florida, by Anne McKinnell

Every once in awhile I like to go through my archives to see what I missed. Sometimes it’s just that I get too many of a particular type of photo at once, and so they don’t all end up getting processed at the time. Like when I was in Florida, almost two years ago now, […]

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What kind of Heron is this?

Heron by Anne McKinnell

I was out on my boat near Nanaimo, BC, a few weeks ago when I spotted this heron in the trees above me. Herons are a daily sight in this part of the world. You will often see a Great Blue Heron flying overhead, or standing in the water, motionless, until a fish comes near, […]

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Juvenile Bald Eagles

Juvenile Bald Eagle by Anne McKinnell

My favourite thing about our summer home at Oceanside RV Park in Sidney, BC, (aside from it being 10 minutes away from where my boat is moored) is that every morning I wake to the sound of the eagles calling. A few days ago the young eagles were cackling up a storm so I went […]

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Egret Fishing

Egret, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Like a cat about to pounce… Please click the image to view a larger version. I made this image during my visit to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Just a reminder that I have very limited internet access this week but I have scheduled these images to go up on the blog for you […]

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Wood Stork Reflection

Wood Stork, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Please click the image to view a larger version. I made this image during my visit to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Just a reminder that I have very limited internet access this week but I have scheduled these images to go up on the blog for you to enjoy.

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Egret Reflection

Egret, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Florida

The Egret stands still as a statue, not a ripple left in the water from the last time he took a step. Please click the image to view a larger version. I made this image during my visit to Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge in Florida. Just a reminder that I have very limited internet access […]

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The Best Spoonie Yet

Roseate Spoonbill, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Florida

This image is the reason I have always wanted to visit Florida. I had many types of bird images in my imagination, but this is the one I really really wanted. A Roseate Spoonbill standing in still water with a perfect reflection. Please click the image to view a larger version. I captured many images […]

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Burrowing Owls of Cape Coral

Burrowing Owl, Cape Coral, Florida

While in the Fort Myers area of Florida, I heard about the burrowing owls in nearby Cape Coral. These are little tiny owls only about 6-9 inches tall that live in burrows in the ground. I have learned that doing research is essential to getting good photographs, especially if you have a limited amount of […]

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Making a Splash at Ding Darling

Egret, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Sanibel Island is a subtropical barrier island in Florida. It is home to buckets of seashells, beautiful beaches, and the Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge. Strange name isn’t it? It was named after a Pulitzer-Prize winning cartoonist named Jay Darling. His cartoons were published in the New York Herald Tribute and he would sign them using […]

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A Glowing Egret

Egret, Ding Darling Wildlife Refuge, Florida

I had another opportunity to practice my wildlife photography at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island in Florida. I rented that fabulous Canon 400mm f/5.6L that I tried out when I was back at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. By the way, early in our trip we bought a national park pass […]

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Hawk Eye

Red Shouldered Hawk, Everglades National Park, Florida

Are you starting to think I want to be a wildlife photographer? Well, I really do actually, but it is going to take years of practice. I’m still working on my quest to show you at least one image of each of the bird species I photographed in Everglades National Park but it is more […]

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Swamp Chickens!!

Ibis, Titusville, Florida

Ok, ok, they are not really called swamp chickens But that’s what the locals call the plentiful Ibis. When I first saw this distinctive bird I had no idea they were so commonplace in Florida. Now that I’ve been here awhile I understand why they are referred to as swamp chickens. Any time there is […]

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The Crazy Dance of the Reddish Egret

Reddish Egret, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida

I have so many bird images from my visit to the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge I could keep showing them for months! I really want to move on the Everglades but before I do I want to have at least one post for of each of the bird species I photographed. This was the first […]

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The Painted Snowy Egret

Snowy Egret, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Fridays seem to require something a little different. More fun. Extra embellishment. It’s important as a photographer and artist to try different things, get out of your comfort zone, make and share something new. So today I want to share with you my painted snowy egret. I made this photograph at the Merritt Island Wildlife […]

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