Saturday, September 22, 2012

Randomness

I have fallen a bit behind in blogging these days as things have been quite busy around here. Here are a few photos of what I have managed to squeeze in over the past few weeks...


A beautiful sunrise over the Indian River Friday morning.

Osprey

An Osprey on a post near my home...what are you lookin' at???

Red-shouldered Hawk

One of the many Red-shouldered Hawks that hang out near my work. I don't usually take my camera to work...I'd be too tempted to go take pictures of the birds...but I did Wednesday as the plane carrying Space Shuttle Endeavour was going to be flying over head. I happened to pick the wrong side of the building to look for it and missed it.  Oh well, at least this hawk flew up next to me:)

Red Knot

This was one of the seven Red Knots that were foraging in the surf along the Atlantic when we made a visit to Jetty Park.

Laughing Gull

Did this Laughing Gull really catch a fish of its own...or did the gull confiscate it from a tern....


While in Lakeland a few weeks ago, I took a sunrise walk at Circle B Reserve. It is such a beautiful place to visit.


While we mostly saw waders and a few hawks, there were plenty of these spiders around. I was glad I didn't accidentally walk into on of these webs!


I saw this young male White-tailed Deer along the side of the road heading out to Moccasin Island on Friday. I'm thinking it might be the same one I saw and posted photos of on 9/8/12 as it was in the same location. Usually by this time of the morning you don't see the deer wandering near this road. I ave to wonder if something may be wrong with this fellow. We stopped a little ways up the road to watch him and take a few photos. He didn't seem to acknowledge our vehicle, but I figured with the first click of the shutter he would take notice, but he didn't seem to hear anything. Out of curiosity, I whistled to see if the deer would respond and it did not.


I know I'm really focused when I'm hungry...maybe that was the case.


Finally when we drove right past him, he looked at us, but did not run. I hope this beautiful boy is okay.

Great Egret

Not much happening at the wetlands. We did have fun watching a pair of Crested Caracara, but I'll save that for my next post.

American Bittern

We found this well hidden Bittern doing its best to blend right in.


Well, this has nothing to do with birds,but...a pair of Donkeys have appeared near our highway exit...we couldn't resist a visit. They are so sweet!!!

Have a great weekend!

58 comments:

  1. i love your range of randomocity! :) every shot is beautiful. your sweet son is so cute, too.

    the egret, osprey, gull w/ fish, gorgeous buck, scenic views - all of it is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you Tex! I appreciate your comments!!

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  2. such great views. i have to pick a fav. the last shot is absolutely priceless. so cute!! i sure hope you keep that one in front in center always. so precious!!!!!! (:

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  3. Great post Tammy, love all of the images but that last one made me smile the most!

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  4. Beautiful deer. Now I'm worried about him. Love the Bitten I hav'nt seen one yet, hopefully this fall.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & for your comments! Hope you find that Bittern soon!

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  5. Oh my, where do I begin. Absolutely wonderful series of photographs!

    The Great Egret reminds me of a glamour model in its pose (tall and beautiful) and breeze moving its feathers.

    The Red Knot is stunning.

    The buck could be one of those guys that has a case of selective hearing. ;-)

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    1. Hi Daniel, thank you so much for your kind comments, they are much appreciated:) Good point on the buck:)

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  6. That spider looks a bit big, bet you have a few large ones out there!

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    1. There are some really big spiders here! I don't mind seeing them outdoors, but when I find one in my house, that is a different story!

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  7. That Red Knot shot is SO GOOD.

    Hilarious picture with your son. Hang it on a wall!

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  8. Bonitas capturas Tammy,el atardecer es precioso y la captura del Aguila pescadora me gusta mucho.Saludos

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  9. Glad you managed to squeeze these in Tammy! The Knot is my favourite, closely followed with the Laughing Gull, excellent!
    J
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  10. ascinating images.
    Nature in all its glory.
    Hugs and kisses

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  11. Its always a great pleasure poping in to look at your latest post, as all your pics joy to look at. However there is always one or two that rise above the rest in the set, and you have managed to do it again with the Osprey and the Egret.
    Fantastic as always Tammy,
    All the best Gordon.

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    1. Hi Gordon! Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your comments! I knew you would like the Osprey best:) Take care!

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  12. Stupendous set of pics, Tammy!
    The plumage of the Red knot is gorgeous!
    The Osprey seems to want to attack you!!
    And as for the deer, the last of its portrait is stunning!
    I guess he could be deaf...
    And your last photo is just perfect! I love the mimic on the child's cute face and the donkey's head through the wire inside 2 diagonals, forelegs apart!
    What an eye you've got!
    Keep well and bring us more! ;-)

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    1. Thank you Noushka, for all your kind comments! I've never encountered a deer that acted in such a way. I'm glad you liked the last photo; it's my favorite too:) Take care!

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  13. Absolutely wonderful series of photos, Tammy!
    The Knot with the fish is beautiful, as is the Egret.
    The last picture with the baby is so cute.
    Greetings Irma

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  14. Hi Tammy

    What a great pictures again..... you are a very good photographer.

    That last one is also so very nice......i love that little boy, he is so cute.

    Greetings and a nice sunday.

    Joop

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    1. Hi Joop, thanks for your kind comments! He is one precious little guy!

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  15. Hi Tammy! .. varied and beautiful pictures .. I especially like the first picture, the white heron and deer .. Happy Sunday ..

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  16. Muy buenas, Tammy, impresionante la segunda toma.

    Saludos.

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  17. Awesome shots, there are some here that I'm really impressed, you have a great talent.. I especially love the osprey with open wings, the eating laughing gull, the deer looking back (so curious ;), funny the last one with the child smiling with the donkey, relaxing the landscapes.. ..but the grey egret is absolute my favorite I would like to make a canvas at home within!!!
    have a great Sunday Tammy!!

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    1. Thank you so much..you are too kind:) That Egret was a beautiful bird!

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  18. Stunning as ever Tammy, there are some just perfect shots there, great viewing :-)

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    1. Thank you Alan! Appreciate you stopping by!

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  19. Each photo is so beautiful either for the background, colour scheme, subject, and/or character. I don't know how you do it! That Osprey's giving you quite a gangsta pose, love the scary-coloured spider doing some web fixes, the egret belongs on a pedestal in a Roman garden and is that little guy in the last photo winking at you? Thanks for the visual feast :)

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    1. Thanks you so much Rosemary! That spider was pretty amazing to watch as it so quickly whipped that web into shape! Made me understand why spiders need so many legs:)

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  20. Impresionantes Tammy. felicidades por las fotografías. El niño y el asno genial. Saludos desde Extremadura.

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    1. Gracias Jero! Thanks for stopping by!

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  21. The Osprey, deer.....and um bittern!!!! Mother of pearls...nice finds. Kudos. That one is difficult for me to find here:) Love your pics. The kid is adorable:)

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    1. Thank you so much! That Bittern best its best to not be found!

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  22. All really great shots Tammy! I'm not sure which ones I like best. The sunrise is great, especially since I don't see too many of those! LOL

    I really like the osprey shot too.

    I think I have asked you this before, but what lens are you using on your bird shots?

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    1. Hi Ron, thanks so much for your comments:) I use a Canon 400mm 5.6/f lens.

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    2. Thanks Tammy! It looks like it does a great job (for a Canon, LOL!) I've been shopping around for a prime lens for some bird shooting (Nikon of course) and I haven't been able to make up my mind what I think I need yet. The 400mm seems to let you get plenty close. Do you ever miss many shots by having the f5.6 instead of having an f4?

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  23. O`hoj Tammy
    There were many nice pictures. You must have many different birds around where you live. Like the image of Great Egret, lovely posing!!!
    Greetings / Kenny

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  24. Hola Tammy bella imagenes y un repertorio de lujo como siempre tus fotografias son de una calidad excelente.Un abrazo.

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  25. Hi Tammy! Great series of pictures. So close to the osprey... !

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  26. Hola Tammy tiene un blog precioso, la segunda fotografia es impresionante.

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  27. Hi Tammy wooow you have a vey interesting blog, amazing amazing
    greetings from my blog joanca

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  28. I love that last picture with your son. Very cute! that one should be on the wall. Also, I would love to have playground like yours to shoot these wildlife. I guess your daily life full of joy with these creatures. Good Work!

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  29. LOL! I scrolled down to catch up on your blog and this little cherub's face made me smile once again! Adorable!
    xo Catherine

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