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Orlando Wetlands Park

Had no plans for the day so decided to visit Orlando Wetlands Park for some nature and hiking. The photography was mediocre but I hiked 11 miles by 11 AM. The highlights were a bunch of baby Common Gallinules, 4 Least Bitterns although only one that I was able to […]

Birds, Blog

Screech Owls Again

I made a return trip to the Screech Owls tonight. One baby had already left the nest cavity and was in the treetops with it’s parents. The other baby was hanging out in the mouth of the opening sleeping. There was some activity today before dark which was nice and […]

Birds, Blog

Screech Owls

Screech Owl nesting time is wrapping up currently in Florida and I have been missing out on getting to photograph them so far this year. I finally got a chance this weekend making several trips over to a nest that I have observed before. I made 2 morning trips requiring […]

Blog, Florida Other

Milky Way after Aurora

On Saturday night when we made our somewhat desperate (but successful) attempt at catching the Northern Lights in Florida, we were also treated to some decent views of the Milky Way. The skies here were definitely darker than the ones we often shoot in. The light pollution on the horizon […]

Blog, Florida Other

Northern Lights in Florida

Well, I know this is not the most amazing Aurora shot, but I am finally convinced that it does show the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in Florida from just North of Crystal River on Sat Night/Sunday AM. Late Friday night when I saw photos from Florida with the Northern Lights […]

Blog, St Petersburg

Pass-A-Grille Milky Way

Went out very early this morning to shoot the Milky Way with a few friends at Pass-A-Grille Beach. Tried a few new things this time. I had an older camera running the whole time we were there and used it to make a timelapse video and a star trail photo. […]

Blog, Wildlife

Fakahatchee Strand

I ended my photo trip day in Fakahatchee Strand Preserve. This is one of the wildest areas left in Florida. It has panthers, bear, Everglades mink, Gators and lots of snakes. I found 8 snakes and a Glass lizard here. 1 Black Racer, 4 Banded water snakes, 1 Brown Water […]

Birds, Blog

Baby Barn Owl

My 3rd stop Saturday was to photograph this Baby Barn Owl. It was my first time seeing a Barn Owl in the wild. This is kind of a weird spot as it is under a bridge over a river, up in the support spans.

Blog, Florida Other

Six Mile Cypress Slough

Also Saturday I revisited Six Mile Cypress Slough. This is a very nice boardwalk trail in the Fort Myers area that I hadn’t been too in a long time. Highlights include 2 Banded Water snakes, a baby Limpkin, a mama Wood duck with 5 babies, a baby Red-shouldered Hawk and […]