A morning of photography at Orlando Wetlands gone awry with the de-mucking project – revealing a Wilson’s Snipe and upside-down American Goldfinch
A fall walk at Orlando Wetlands Park gave me a chance to photograph our returning winter birds
Black-bellied Whistling Duck nesting territory disputes are very animated when more than 2 birds lay claim to a dead palm tree!
A summer sunrise at Orlando Wetlands with the birds…Pileated Woodpecker, baby Purple Gallinules, some Least Bitterns, and Black-bellied Whistling Ducks!
The winter birds are coming back to Orlando Wetlands Park. We had a Painted Bunting, American Bittern, and a camera-shy Merlin
An early September walk at Orlando Wetlands Park yielded photos of Snowy Egrets, Belted Kingfisher, and other wading birds
Finally! A day off when it wasn’t raining! So I dusted off my cameras and headed to photograph sunrise at Orlando Wetlands Park. I got there just as the gate was being opened – perfect timing! The sky was already lightening as I headed to one of my favorite sunrise spots. It never fails. We […]
Mother Nature treated me to a beautiful sunrise at Orlando Wetlands Park over my Labor Day vacation. The colors were magnificent!
A quiet nature walk at sunrise at Orlando Wetlands Park. Barn Swallows posed for me and the Belted Kingfishers are back in Florida!
The birds were great at Orlando Wetlands Park. Eagles and whistling ducks and a Peregrine Falcon, oh my!
Michael and I spent the first cool fall day at Orlando Wetlands Park, where we enjoyed a sunrise, dancing Snowy Egrets, and a cute surprise!
On the morning that Deb and I saw Rich’s awesome turtle, we also saw a bunch of fun birds. Springtime is the best time of year for Central Florida nature photography. Some of our winter visitors are still hanging around, the migrants start to move through, and the local birds get all spiffy-looking for courtship […]
A fun surprise at the Orlando Wetlands Park, a snapping turtle crawled out on the road and let me take pictures of him.
When Michael Libbe and I headed out to Orlando Wetlands Park in late October, we had two goals: to photograph a great sunrise and a Vermilion Flycatcher. Michael ordered some nice wispy clouds for sunrise, and he sorta got his wish. I love being at the wetlands for sunrise, but I’m always annoyed at my […]
It’s been quite a while since I last visited Orlando Wetlands Park, so when my friend Michael Libbe suggested that we go there for sunrise, I was excited to go back. Summer days at Orlando Wetlands Park are very hot, but there was a nice breeze to keep us comfortable. We arrived a good half […]
This Black-Crowned Night Heron was just sitting in a treetop of Orlando Wetlands. He was watching and waiting, probably planning out his next meal. I like how his bright red eye stands out against the clear blue sky.
I’m tired of all this cloudy, foggy weather we’ve been having lately! I hope the skies clear up for my upcoming time off from work. This was taken back in November at the Orlando Wetlands Park. I liked the cloud formations of the original image, and then I really liked the effect of the golden […]
When you want to photograph sunrise, it always pays to be in position at least half an hour before sunrise. That sounds like a long time, especially if you have to get up early and drive to your location. But look at the difference it makes. This image was taken at 6:37, about 10 minutes […]
I photographed this Sandhill Crane at Orlando Wetlands last weekend. He just wouldn’t get off the trail, which made it really easy to photograph him. The grasses behind him were nicely out-of-focus (well, mostly), and they contrasted beautifully with his bright red head. I like how the grasses give the background a feeling of motion, […]
Yesterday I posted a picture of sunrise at Orlando Wetlands. The sun was peeking through the clouds thick on the horizon, and several minutes after sunrise, the light peeked through the clouds and created “God rays” of light. The primary tones were oranges, which contrasted with the blacks of the trees in silhouette. Today’s image […]