I was sitting on a park bench (with my camera) by the creek and out of the sky swoops this Egret, no doubt looking for some grub, and sits right beside me. For the next ten minutes I took pictures and he was happy to pose!
This handsome fellow has been hanging out in the creek near my place. Catching a few rays, and practicing social distancing.
Well there’s not much happening here in Florida this warm and muggy night…and social distancing is certainly not being practiced by these trees. Actually, I had grabbed my camera and a 50-300mm lens to shoot a gator that has been hanging out at the creek for the last couple of weeks. Got a pretty good shot of him, but, on the way back I came across this cluster of palm trees during the magic hour (sunset) and I took this shot. Hope everybody is safe.
I’ll be heading back to Canada in a few weeks. I’m already missing my friends here in the south. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon and I can come back in the autumn.
I went down to the dock to take some shots of the turtles and out of the sky flies this egret and lands five feet from me (no doubt looking for a handout). I started taking pictures and he posed for five or ten minutes and then took off. Some days life is good!
One of my goals this winter in Florida was to do a painting of a famous place in Tuscany, Italy. With paint brush in one hand, and a glass of wine in the other, I completed that goal this week. A few friends came over for the unveiling. I have not painted in over five years. This was a 1st jab at getting back into it. Hope you enjoy! ~ Dave
As a follow up, here is Mandy after her haircut…sulking! It’s hard to imagine a pooch so consumed with a self image, lol! For whatever reason Mandy needs a few days to recompose herself after a hair raising episode at the beautician. By the weekend the queen of beauty will emerge from her kennel of refuge to reveal the stunner she really is. In the meantime, we must ponder the enigma.
I took Argentos photo as he was heading out to perform last weekend. He stands well over 15 hands and has enough weight to make ten quick pancakes!
Here’s another little guy from the Bird Rescue at Madeira Beach Fl. I’m pretty sure she/he was telling me that the tail feathers are kaput! Of course the other possibility is that he/she was politely telling me to kiss off!….:)
I shot these two lovely gents (or ladies) at the bird sanctuary on Madeira Beach Fl. My grandson was with me at the time and he was both mesmerized and terrified. Fortunately, for us, the buzzards just finished dining on a few discarded hamburgers & fries!