Black Skimmer FlyBys & Skimming @ Brigantine Division

A series of images of Black Skimmers flying and skimming from previous trips to the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville, NJ. The Featured image was taken with a Canon 1D mkIV with a 400mm DO lens & 1.4x Teleconverter

Black Skimmer FlyBy, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Black Skimmer FlyBy, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV
Black Skimmer FlyBy, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, 1D mkIV
Black Skimmer FlyBy, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIV

Reddish Egrets From J.N. Ding Darling NWR

A series of Reddish Egret Images from a previous trip to the J.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel Florida. All images were taken with a Canon 1D mkIV with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter. The Featured image is 2 Reddish Egrets Foraging for a meal by one of the viewing areas close to the Wildlife Drive. Here there is a sand dune out in the water fairly close to the Wildlife Drive so it is a good spot to photograph the action of the birds interacting with each other.

Reddish Egret Preening in the shallow water in front of the sand dune by the Wildlife Drive

Juvenile Tricolored Heron Portrait

A closeup image of a Juvenile Tricolored Heron that I photographed early in the morning years ago as it was foraging in the shallow water along the Wildlife Drive at J.N. Ding Darling NWR in Sanibel, Florida. You can get quite a few closeup images early in the morning as the wading birds are foraging for their morning meal along the Drive. This was an older Juvenile as it’s reddish neck with spots of reddish feathers on their wings and upper back were starting to turn to the darker blue color. I was using a 400mm Canon DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconver on a Canon 1D mkIV.

Roseate Spoonbill FlyBys

One of my favorite birds to photograph in Florida are Roseate Spoonbills. They are fun to photograph and watch them in flight. They are also a very large bird to help fill the frame and are very colorful. The images here are a series of 2 different Spoonbills that flew by me as I was photographing at this spot. The Featured Image was taken with a Canon 7D with a 400mm DO lens. As this Spoonbill was flying by another Spoonbill flew by going the other way so it was like a 2 in 1 series of images.

Roseate Spoonbill FlyBy, 400mm Canon DO lens, Canon 1.4x teleconverter, Canon 7D
Roseate Spoonbill FlyBy, 400mm Canon DO lens, Canon 1.4x teleconverter, Canon 7D

Great Egret Close Fly-By At J.N. Ding Darling NWR

I am going through my backup drives to clear out unneeded files and to make room for backing up recent files. I came across a drive with a lot of images from a trip to J.N. Ding Darling NWR in Florida many years ago that I never used. This is a series of 2 images of a Great Egret. The Featured image is a very close fly-by of the Great Egret taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV.

Great Egret with meal, 400mm DO lens, Canon 7D

Great Blue Heron Portrait

I photographed this Great Blue Heron at a local Wildlife Area where I used to live many years ago. It was on the shoreline early in the am along the path and I took a few photos and went on my way so not to bother the Heron. Image taken at 7am with a Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4x Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mkIV. I had the lens f/stop set wide open @ f/5.6 to get a softer smoother background. Because I had a 1.4x Teleconverter on the 400mm DO lens my lens aperture wide open went from f/4 to f/5.6.

Ospreys In Flight At Blackwater NWR

I am going through images I had not had time to post when I was working. Being retired now I am catching up on images that I wanted to post. These Osprey images are from a previous trip to the Blackwater NWR years ago. The Featured Image was taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a Canon 7D.

Osprey Heading Towards Me, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Osprey In Flight – Blackwater NWR, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII
Osprey In Flight – Blackwater NWR, Canon 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mkIII

Northern Harrier FlyBy At Blackwater NWR

A series of Northern Harrier images taken at the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland. All images were taken with a 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Canon Teleconverter on a Canon 7D.

Northern Harrier, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D
Northern Harrier, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D
Northern Harrier, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 7D

Osprey Landing At Nest Series

A series of images showing an Osprey landing sequence on an Osprey Platform along the Wildlife Drive at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, New Jersey. Images were taken with a Canon 400mm DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter on a Canon 1D mk IV.

Black Skimmer Skimming At Brigantine

A series of images of a Black Skimmer feeding as it was skimming through the water in one of the channels along the Wildlife Drive at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine Division. It seems like it also had a damaged feather on one wing. All images were taken with a Canon 1D mkIV with a 400mm DO lens & 1.4X Teleconverter.

Black Skimmer, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mk IV
Black Skimmer, 400mm DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, Canon 1D mk IV
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