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 time I saw a Reddish Egret. They are very unique with the colours of their feathers. When I first got … [Read more...]

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 Refuge in Florida. These birds are so splendidly … [Read more...]

There’s So Much To Do In Titusville

Alligator, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida

All of the images I am showing this week I took at the Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge which is near a small town called Titusville in Florida. I cannot think of Titusville now without humming along "there's so much to do, there's so much to do" after a hysterically funny video we found on YouTube made by a young guy mocking how little there is to do in Titusville - complete … [Read more...]

Capturing Lizards With A Rented Lens

Brown Anole, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida

Geek warning!! Geek warning!! The following post contains technical details that only camera geeks care about. If you are not a camera geek you might want to skip down to the image. Ok, you've been warned. With all the wildlife opportunities that abound in Florida I decided to rent a lens to increase my chance of making good images. The largest lens I own is a 70-300mm. I … [Read more...]

I Like Ugly Animals

Wood Stork, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, Florida

I have been told that I like ugly animals. But I don't think of them as ugly - they are just so, uh, unusual that they're cute! I found a bird that is even uglier than yesterday's. His name is Dork the Stork. I always thought storks were elegant white birds, but no, those are egrets, a stork is this: Please click to view a larger version (if you dare!). I found him at the … [Read more...]