Sunday, December 28, 2014

Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve in B&W

 
 
Located in urban Ft Myers, this pocket preserve is a great photo op with a nice boardwalk through a cypress swamp.
 










 
 
 











 
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"Pelican Dreams"

Great new documentary video "Pelican Dreams" opening this Friday in Sarasota (Burnt Court Cinema).  Director Judy Irving also did "The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill," so it should be GREAT!
Here's link to the trailer  
 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Myakka landscapes

 Myakka River State Park is Florida's largest at 45 square miles of river, oak hammock and prairie.  It is a great birding spot....but on some days you don't see much, so you have time to appreciate the beautiful landscapes.  This was a great outing.....late afternoon light and super clouds.


 





 



 
 
 
 




 



 
 
 



 
 
 



 
 
 



 
 
 




 


Make sure to get out and see the park....hiking, camping, wildlife, birding, kayak & canoeing, priceless scenery!  Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Black-necked Stilt

 Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus)  seen in early November at Myakka River State Park, Florida
 










 



Yes, they are Long -billed Dowitchers (Limnodromus scolopaceus).
 
 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Long-tailed Skipper

 Long-tailed Skipper (Urbanus proteus).  Early fall here in SW Florida......expecting many more species as the season progresses.



Photos taken at Stump Pass Beach State Park  with Nikon D3300....new to me and so far I really like it.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Great Eggfly Butterfly of SE Asia

 The Great Eggfly Butterfly (Hypolimnas bolina)  is a member of the nymphalidae family and found in South and SE Asia, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and islands in the South Pacific.


 I found this one in the butterfly garden of The Pullman Resort  on China Beach (now called Danang or My Khe Beach) in Danang.


Thanks to my friend, entomologist, Lien Vu, for ID help.  I hope to see him soon in Vietnam.....and get some more great butterfly photos.  Check out his photos here Lien Vu on P Base  And thanks to the beautiful Pullman Resort for their lovely butterfly garden.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Northern Pearly-Eye

 Northern Pearly-Eye (Enodia anthedon).  Common Nymphalidae family species found in damp, deciduous forests.  Likes to perch on trees.  I often see then in dark, shady patches....rarely in the sunlight.  All these photos taken in Downeast Maine, 2014.  Above in the Schoodic district of Acadia National Park.


 Taken at the Maine Coast Heritage Trust Preserve on Ripley Neck in Harrington, Maine.


 In the shadows on Wabi Sabi Farm, Harrington, Maine.


At the Downeast Salmon Federation Preserve on the Cates Road in Harrington, Maine.