Jan 312013
 
Traveling With Photography Gear

My friend Eric sent me an e-mail message the other day inquiring about traveling with photography gear; specifically by air with a 600mm lens and tripod. He wanted to know if I checked anything or carried it all on board. Apparently Eric is planning a trip and, like so many of us, isstrugglingwith the logistics […]

Jan 312013
 
Frutero corona amarilla (Black-goggled tanager)

Luego del almuerzo del día Martes en La Bonita me fuí a recorrer el sendero del salto para hacer la digestión, a lo largo del camino me encontré con muchos fruteros, este macho del Frutero corona amarilla se acercó bastante respondiendo a mis silbidos, algunas especies tienen cantos fáciles de ser imitados y es mas […]

Jan 312013
 
Karoo Prinia

I can remember in vivid detail this particular bird. I had spent the afternoon at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town and had enjoyed a glorious hour late in the afternoon photographing Orange Breasted Sunbirds that were absolutely stunningly gorgeous. As the day turned to evening, the light became absolutely perfect. We had made our […]

Jan 312013
 
Best Photo of the Week Competition 31 Jan 2013

During the last twelve days our authors and photographers have posted some outstanding articles packed with top-ranking wildlife images. Our competition is called “Best Photo of the Week”. Click on the first image and then page through the slideshow. Please select the three images you like best of all and vote for them at the […]

Jan 312013
 
Brown-crested Flycatcher at Lake Apopka, 1/26/2013

This morning I went out to Lake Apopka. A friend of my told me that he’d found several interesting flycatchers there: Brown-crested, Ash-throated and Least Flycatcher. I had to borrow my daughter’s bike to get out there in time to see the birds and get back in time. I must have looked pretty funny riding […]

Jan 302013
 
Anhinga feast in Venice, Florida

Florida’s ubiquitous “water bird,” the Anhinga (Anhinga anhinga) is a consumate fisherman. On a recent visit to Venice Beach, I stopped at Maxine Barritt Park to watch some of these interesting birds feeding on small fish. Maxine Barritt Park is a new and unique multi-use facility located right on the beach. The fresh water impoundment […]