Thursday, February 20, 2014
Sunday, March 10, 2013
I am now in Trail with SmugMug and I think I may go with them so I can have my own website once again. I like it so far. I'll decide in the next few days.
Any SmugMug users out there with pros & cons?
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I used those funds to put towards the purchase of a Canon 1DX - Canon 5D Mark III & a Canon 300 2.8 IS II and I can say the new equipment is by far the BEST I have ever had or used.
I can consisitently get razor sharp images with a 2X teleconverter / extender on my Canon 300 2.8 IS II almost every time. Check out the eye on this Northern Harrier I caught in flight and while hand holding this deadly combo.
The Canon 1DX is simply the best camera Canon has ever made and when paired with the new II series lens they are the perfect match. I can not put in words how stunning this camera is. Check out these images at ISO 3200 !! What noise?
The Canon 5D Mark III aquired autofocus and tracked on par with my Canon Mark IV and the images files were so much better with lower noise at increased ISO levels that I was willing to give up the 1.3 crop factor and a few extra frames per second without hesitation. So I am fully full frame and I do miss that little extra help but I will adjust quickly.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Do you think my new Canon 300 IS II & Canon 600 IS II will make me a better photographer?
Ha. Of course not, nothing can do that....oh wait, I mean, uh, well, um.
I simply can not wait! 300 f2.8 IS II arrives Thursday & the 600 4.0 IS II when it is in stock.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I was lucky enough to be photographing along side of Award winning photographer Mark Sisson and his posse visiting Florida from the U.K. when I took this image of a Black Skimmer in flight. It is now my second favorite Black Skimmer image!
Check out Mark's site here: http://www.marksissonphoto.co.uk/
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Thursday, January 12, 2012
It is that time of the year again and I am already having a BLAST shooting the Black Skimmers.
As I sit and the beach empties of its bathers and I have the sun setting behind me I can't help but feel at peace while photographing these amazing beauties.
Sunday, January 1, 2012
Saturday, December 31, 2011
The last day of the year and I was able to get out and shoot at Wakodahatchee Wetlands!
The Great Blue Herons are nesting and here is a picture of their courtship.
I was not dialed in right so I did lose the whites in the face but the image is still strong enough for me to overlook that, but I still kick myself.
HAPPY NEW YEARS & BE SAFE.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Sunday, October 30, 2011
My first trip to the Panama Canal and I was impressed. I wish my image did more justice to show just how magnificent and grand the whole system really is. When I learn HDR for "real" I will post a "better" image to represent it.
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
I had the true pleasure of shooting a Black Skimmer nesting colony for three afternoons and here is a day old chick at the nest with a parent who is still on three eggs.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
I found a Snowy Plover nest over in Estero, Florida that I was lucky enough to photograph. Sadly, I learned that only a few days later it vanished overnight.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Happy Mothers Day - A day late but I still get to shout it out to all mothers.
Here is a Mother Osprey in the nest with her young chick. Notice the eyes color on the chick! It will change to yellow as the chick grows older.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The Blues Brothers - Boat Tailed Grackles Singing - 0085, originally uploaded by floridanaturephotography.
I see these birds everyday and yet I have so few images of them.
In the right light they are actaully a cool looking bird!
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Two post in two days............ Yep.
I had to share this image I captured today of an amazing duck called the American Widgeon. He is just so fun to look at and watch.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
I photographed this Osprey at Blue cypress Lake in Vero Beach, Florida.
I went out on a pontoon boat and photographed dozens of Ospreys that nest in the low lying Cypress tress along the lake's edge.
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Marbled Godwit 4089
I am going through my old files and re-working some of my favorite images for my new website that will launch by early spring and I am having a blast!
I am now much better at optimizing my images in photoshop, no trickery, just fine tuning and then presenting them in a bigger format then on my old website. http://www.floridanaturephotography.net/
This is one of my earliest digital files and one of my favotites!
Time to stop here.........gotta get back to my older stuff & CS5.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
The Black Skimmers are back in Pompano beach, Florida and I take full advantage of shooting them in the evening when the sun is low and the light is golden.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Atlantic Ocean Lightning Storm over Pompano Beach _2238, originally uploaded by floridanaturephotography.
A storm is on the horizon and it could mean a total re-do of my website so it looks professional and I can fool the masses.... moohaha (evil laugh)
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
A beautiful morning here in South Florida on the day before Thanksgiving and I realize I have so much to be thankful for on every level. I vow to remember that the next time I get bent by a rude driver or person.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Lightening Bolt Over the Atlantic Ocean - Pompano Beach, Florida - 2813, originally uploaded by floridanaturephotography.
Sometimes the action happens in your own backyard!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
It seems this little bird has become on of the icons of what the Oil Spill may destroy as it is already endangered. I have had many request for my Snowy Plover images to help promote public awareness in all areas of the fragile Florida eco-system.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The already endangered Snowy Plover faces an even bigger threat with the Gulf Coast Oil Spill that now threatens their already limited and fragile breeding grounds.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
So I bought a new "Super Computer" to keep up with my large files since all my cameras are high mega -pixel monsters and with the new computer I decided to go through my archives and I found a few goodies! here is one of them. It was a day I'll not soon forget as this is a scene that is just too special to put into words.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
So I made it to my first Space Shuttle launch even though I am born & raised in Florida and I must say "OMG - why have I not done this before?"
Here is my Shuttle image.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
I have the pure joy of shooting a Swallow Tailed Kite nesting area and the thrill of just viewing them in flight breath taking enough but to walk away with high quality images too!! Too much.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Black Skimmer flock @ Hilsboro Inlet Lighthouse Florida 7342, originally uploaded by floridanaturephotography.
I love photographing Black Skimmers and it look slike they like performing for me as well!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
This beautiful Black Skimmer was captured in flight over the Atlantic Ocean along the coastal shoreline in Pompano Beach Florida.
Friday, March 5, 2010
WHat does a Raven have in common with a writing desk?
This Black Skimmer look like it should have been in Alice in Wonderland as this is how it really looks !! I ask what is normal?
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Yes, it is true,after nearly a year I have some updates & new photos to share.
This is what happens when you try to be a photographer, a photoshop user and a website manager, some things get left last. You can spend FULL time with any of these three task and still never be caught up! So when all three come into play, well, something is going to suffer. ( If you say it is my photography....I'll hunt you down!:-)
That said,I do find it easier to update my flickr site then to go through the rigamarollof updating my actual website.
Anyway without further ado.
MY Updated Website
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Hey. Here's a picture. It is worth a thousand words so I will say no more.
Ok just a little more.
It is a Female Anhinga on a nest with three chicks.
Michael © 2010
Saturday, October 17, 2009
To witness these great beast in full combat is as close as we can come to witness what it could possibly have been like to watch dinosaurs battle!
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I found this Reddish Egret in Ft. Desoto Park near St. Petersburgh, FL and he danced around looking for small fish to consume.
I am pretty sure he worked it a little harder as he knew I was photographing him..... :-)
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sometimes I play a game to beat the Photoshop blahs.....
What I do is move the cursor up & down the line of folders
and without looking I try to open a folder, after several misses
I usually get one open and after that I randomly double click any file.
I then treat that image as if it were the only image of it's kind.....I have to work it and make it work.
Sometimes it is fun and sometimes I wonder why the heck I saved that lame image in the first place!
Today while playing my game I popped open the above image of a Roseate Spoonbill and my jaw dropped.... it was full frame and razor sharp and it was hidden away trying its best to avoid me but I found it and now I am showing it to.............who ? You !
OK... I am bored again.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Yes, it is true. I have updated my website yet again.
Check it out !
FloridaNaturePhotography.Net April Updates
Monday, April 20, 2009
Cattle Egret Mated Pair on Nest
Snowy Egret in Fll Breeding Plumage performing Courtship Dance.