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 […]

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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 […]

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Chiví común (Red-eye Vireo)

Hacia mi izquierda tenía posada a la Saira de antifaz que ya mostré y hacia mi derecha tenía a este Chiví común cantando a menos de tres metros de distancia del lugar en el que yo estaba sentado; ya tengo muchas fotos de esta especie pero una oportunidad como esta no debe desperdiciarse; esta es […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Saira de antifaz (Fawn-breasted tanager)

Comienzo con las fotos de aves que pude obtener durante mi viaje a El Soberbio; esta Saira de antifaz fue la primera en posar frente a la cámara a los pocos minutos de haber llegado al lugar. Mientras charlaba con Waldemar en el balcón de la cabaña principar de la posada en los árboles que […]

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Buntings, A Royal Appointment

A couple of years ago, during the latter part of February, a group of us headed off to the Cairngorm ski slopes hoping to add Snow bunting to our list of iconic Scottish species. A flock of approximately 30 flitted around the chalet rooftops, occasionally alighting on a small area of well trodden snow, to […]

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Marl Bed Flats, 1/24/2013

I returned to Marl Bed Flats this morning hoping to photograph the Le Conte’s Sparrow I saw yesterday. I saw one again with the birding group that was there, but alas, no photos. I pretty much only saw it when flew from one clump of grass to another. I did, however, get to photograph abeautifulGrasshopper […]

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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 […]

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