Friday, March 30, 2012

Baby Green Herons at Anhinga Trail

I am always on the lookout for Green Herons when we go out photographing. I was in for a real treat when I saw the parent bring in fish to these two Baby Green Herons (on the Anhinga Trail in the Everglades). I spent hours watching and photographing these little guys...

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Great Blue Herons, Courting, Mating, Nesting

These two great blue herons were getting ready for the breeding season. The male would bring in a stick and together they would figure out how to place it. He just kept bringing in stick after stick. Every few trips the male would mate with the female. The evening light and the pastel clouds against the blue sky really made the perfect background for this photograph.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Great Blue Heron

This Great Blue Heron was at the top of the island trying to attract a mate to his well built nest. Watching the breeding behavior was fascinating. He would clack his bill and raise his hear and neck and was trying to hard to appear "attractive" and dominant. You can see the bits of feathers in the air around him from his antics.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Great Blue Heron, Artistic rendition

I took hundreds of photographs of this Great Blue Heron at Wakodahatchee. The lighting and the blue pastel sky near sunset just urged me to process one artistically. I love the way the wind was blowing his feathers and plume.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Black Necked Stilt

There was a good variety of birds at Wakodahatchee this year, including, for the first time ever, breeding wood storks. What a contrast between those bird birds and these little delicate black necked stilts. I love the one leg up and the reflection.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cormorant, breeding season

The colors of the birds can change so dramatically when it is breeding season. I made sure to capture the eyes and position the head against a blurred background when photographing this Cormorant on the Anhinga Trail in Florida. They are very habituated towards humans and will sit right on the railing for you to photograph them!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Reflections in Water drops

Especially fun in the winter, a flower from the grocery store, RainX, water, dollar store spray bottle...