Birds Birds Birds


My wife Cathy and I bought a home in an Audubon community in Florida last year and are now spending the winters there. Through my worldwide travels, I occasionally made some bird images but they were never my primary focus. But now I’ve learned that an Audubon community is a target rich bird environment and I’ve spent a lot of my early mornings and late evenings prowling around the many ponds and watersheds learning a new photographic skill……photographing birds.

During this past winter, I’ve taken quite a few very nice images which I hope you will enjoy.

Egrets proliferate in Florida and their beautiful white feathers and lithe body structure give them a beautiful flight profile.

In Flight
Just caught a snack!

During mating season, males grow these spectacular feathers to attract a female into the mating process.

Preening

Great Blue Herons are endemic to much of North and South America and are among the largest of the Florida birds.

Great Blue in lovely evening light
Lovely Great Blue with reflection

Ospreys are the are all over the place and we are lucky to have a number of nests on the property.

Here’s looking at you!

An Osprey pair with one of them sitting on eggs while the other does a flyover!

An Osprey Flyover

Little blue herons are everywhere and establish dozens of nests on the property. I was fortunate to catch an image of this one having dinner

Dinner

Snowy Egrets get their name from the long flowing white feathers adorning their heads. They look particularly beautiful when the wind is blowing and the feathers are floating behind their heads.

Taking Off

Roseate Spoonbills are the most colorful large birds in Florida and we are fortunate to have them on the property. For this image, I’ve use a “high key” developing process to show off their spectacular color.

Coming in for a Landing

Here are a couple gathering nest material and flying back to build their nests

Nesting Material

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Thanks so much

Frank

http://www.frankbinderphotography.com


7 responses to “Birds Birds Birds”

  1. Frank thank you for sharing these beautiful photos. Each was a work of art and am very happy to have received them. I sure want to be on the list for all future publications.
    Larry Ehemann

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  2. Frank, your skills translate very well to your new subject matter. You still emote from your viewers awe and wonder.I I look for forward to viewing more of your wonderful pictures

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  3. Frank-your photos are spectacular! I can’t wait to see what you capture when you and Cathy return here to Florida! Looking forward to seeing you!

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