Breakfast Chez Nous

The ducks in our garden gathered around a Great Blue Heron who was enjoying breakfast. Noticing the commotion from the breakfast table, I grabbed my camera and went outside hoping to see how he was going to manage to swallow such a large Catfish.

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Little Beech Pond, NH

Breathtaking early morning view from the dock. Happy place! Every time I come here, it reminds me of Sweden.

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RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME!

Today, I had some free time and had the great fortune to watch a Great Blue Heron enjoying a snack. I watched him fish until he came up with this little shrimp. Then I watched him fly off… presumably to his nest to feed the babies… Nature is so beautiful and every time I am fortunate enough to witness nature at its best, I feel like I’m at the movies, thoroughly entertained.

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Florida's Birding and Photo Fest

Each year St. Augustine hosts a great venue of birding and outdoor photography.  The Photo Fest features world-class photographers and instructors who offer technical training workshops and birding in-field programs. A photography friend and I participate every year and this year was no exception. We benefit from insights and instruction from superb international nature and wildlife photographers — a group that contributes greatly to Florida’s Birding & Photo Fest as one of the premier events in North America. We’ve been attending this terrific event for the past four years and feel that we’ve learned so much.

Great White Baby Egrets

Great White Baby Egrets

Roseate Spoonbill

Roseate Spoonbill

GOLF DAYS OF WINTER

Lately, I’ve been photographing the beautiful reflections on our lagoons on the golf course early in the morning. It’s the perfect time of day when all is quiet and the wildlife is just waking up as the sun is peeking over the horizon.

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Serene Foggy Morning

Serene Foggy Morning

Quiet Cold and Sunny Morning

Quiet Cold and Sunny Morning

Woo Hoot

This Great Horned Owl appeared one morning at dawn from nearby Guana Preserve looking for a morsel.  In the low light conditions, it wasn't until I grabbed the camera that I could make out what it was.

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Yosemite National Park, California

Having just returned from a wonderful week with friends hiking and biking in Yosemite National Park, the scenery took my breath away and sent my mind reeling with the sheer beauty and inspiration of the place.

Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park

Tunnel View, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California

Yosemite Falls, Yosemite National Park, California

Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park

Mirror Lake, Yosemite National Park

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park

Sunset on Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Sunset on Half Dome, Yosemite National Park

Sulawesi, Indonesia

Spent a wonderful three weeks touring the island learning and seeing so much.

Sunset on Siladen Island, Sulawesi Indonesia

Sunset on Siladen Island, Sulawesi Indonesia

Sunrise on Siladen with Rainbow

Sunrise on Siladen with Rainbow

Jungle trek on Siladen

Jungle trek on Siladen

Beautiful Lake Poso where this little outrigger carried us across the 18km lake in three hours to Tentena

Beautiful Lake Poso where this little outrigger carried us across the 18km lake in three hours to Tentena

Tarsius

Tarsius

Black Crested Macaques

Black Crested Macaques

Green Backed Kingfisher

Green Backed Kingfisher

Water Lily

Water Lily