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Osprey visits with breakfast

The local Osprey hawk came by this morning with breakfast (a fish). He/she likes to sit on the edge of the roof outside our bedroom.

I wish it wasn’t so cloudy.  This would’ve looked great against a blue sky showing off the feathers.

Image was taken with Canon 70D and Canon 100-400mm L II zoom.

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Smiling Bird

Do you need a smile?

Checkout this happy bird.  Almost looks as if he/she is smiling.

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More Canon lens testing, gator roar…with HDR effect

Doing more testing of my new lens, Canon 100-400mm L II, and loving it.

Here is a gator that visits a few times aweek in the cancel behind our condo.
I love the texture and detail this lens gets.  Very sharp.
Where have you been all my life?  Lol.

I’ve added an HDR effect to bring out the detail in the skin.

This reminds me of a little gator saying:
“It’s not that difficult to tell alligators and crocodiles apart.
One will see you in a while whereas the other will see you later.”

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Testing my new Canon lens on nature…

I just received my new lens, Canon 100-400mm L II.  These were my first shots. I went out behind our condo and there was a lot of activity today.  Birds and gator. 

I kept my eye on the gator as I was photographing the birds.  I didn’t want to be surprised. 

Anyway, I’m happy so far with the lens.  Just need to get used to the size and weight of it.

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Red-shouldered Hawk

We had a visitor this past weekend.
A full grown red-shouldered hawk.  He/she hung out for a few minutes.
Gave me enough time to shoot a few frames.

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Morning Golf

This was a sunrise image that I took.
I added a “painted” effect in Photoshop and added golfer.

Does it make you want to play a round of golf?

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Fairy Tale Bee

I took this image a few months ago. Yesterday I was playing around and came up with this new “fairy tale” look.
What do you think?

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Orchids in Black and White

Well it’s day 5 of 5 in the Black and White challenge.
Thanks to my friend Jerry Ireland for including me in this.
This is one of our orchids.  We, Angela Aristizabal-Myeress and I,
have about 8 plants.  Most bloom several times a year.

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New daytime friend- Possum

We had a visitor today.  Don’t they come out at night?
This one must be special.

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Hawk looking at Me

Look at him checking me out.
I took this where I used to work, Fitch.
I was about 10 feet away.  Close enough.

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