Saturday, December 29, 2007

Life is good!

Today ranks among my all-time best days of bird photography. It started with another airboat charter (kissimmeeswamptours.com) to shoot Snail Kites. We also got great shots of Bald Eagle and Belted Kingfisher.
For the afternoon, I shot at the Viera Wetlands and immediately after arrival lucked into a Bald Eagle in great evening light. I ended the day shooting artistic silhouettes of Glossy Ibis flying against a red sky.
What a day!

Snail Kite carrying Apple Snail (Lake Kissimmee):


Bald Eagle in flight (Lake Kisssimmee):


Belted Kingfisher at Lake Kissimmee (my first decent shot after trying for 15 years!):



Bald Eagle in evening light (Viera Wetlands):


Glossy Ibis in flight after sunset (Viera Wetlands):








6 comments:

  1. Gosh I am so jealous! You are getting some really incredible shots. You must really be thrilled!

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  2. Life In Him Photo Creations9:09 PM

    Those are some awesome shots
    You are truly blessed to get those.
    Karen Nicol
    Life In Him Photo Creations

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  3. Yeah, as Hannibal says don't you love it when a plan comes together? We all have our moments don't we? That's why we keep forking over thousands of dollars for all this high depreciation equipment. I'm sure if I look around I'll find many of the shots in print someday.

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  4. Besides the owls, I think this Florida trip has been your best work that I've seen.

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  5. Anonymous8:22 PM

    Thanks for the kind words!
    Wish I was still down there shooting!
    cheers,
    Ethan-

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  6. I know little about the technology of photography but I do know true artistic beauty when I see it. This made my morning. I could spend hours just drinking it all in.

    Thank you.

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