Monday, January 17, 2011

Fine Florida Feathers

Today I offer post 3 of a 4 part series featuring fine feathered friends seen along the gulf coast of Florida.

Quite the expansive stretch for this stately Osprey


The interesting profile of a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron ~ We saw this beauty walking amongst the mangroves


This long-legged Great Blue Heron is a most elegant wader


A tiny Sanderling skitters along the frothy waters of the Gulf of Mexico


A perfect place to perch and dry feathers for this long-necked Anhinga


A pretty Black-bellied Plover walks amongst colorful coquina shells


Beside the pond, a Wood Stork pauses momentarily


The lovely profile of a Great Blue Heron


A lone Short-billed Dowitcher enjoys an afternoon at the beach


A Brown Pelican flies aloft (November 2009)


A striking White Ibis basks in the early morning sunlight


A Double-crested Cormorant delights in a cool beach breeze (November 2009)

33 comments:

John S. Mead said...

Absolutely amazing series! It's hard to choose my favorite as they are all so good. you were clearly a patient photographer to get all these great images. I have to claim to be extra excited for the Anhinga as I've never seen a good image of one out of the water. I was lucky enough to capture a distant one feeding once! Anhinga caught in the act

Thanks a ton for your great blog. I've added you to my Blog roll.

Kay said...

What a wonderful collection of photos of birds of Florida! My favorite is the profile of the Great Blue Heron, each feather so clear and the expression of the eye so intriguing. We were lucky enough last May to quietly observe herons in a rookery in the Everglades at dawn. What an experience! Your photos are much better than mine could ever be--you are an amazing photographer.
Kay

Herman versteeg said...

wat een mooie foto's
ik heb genoten van je foto's
groetjes Herman.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful series of the great birds of Florida. I hope to get to Florida myself to do some birding.

PoetessWug said...

They are a pretty bunch flocking together here!! :-) Beautiful shots!

JRandSue said...

My Goodness these are fantastic,superb photography.
John.

Hilke Breder said...

Gorgeous photos all of them, but I particularly like the close-up of the Yellow-crowned Night-Heron. Good work!

Kerri said...

Amazing captures once again my friend! You are soooo talented!

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Beverly said...

Fabulous images!!! Great work, as always, Julie!!

Daniel said...

Hello/Bonjour Julie! In the short amount of time I have been following your blog, I am impressed by the constant quality of your efforts. I encourage you to continue and share you talent with those seeking to learn.

In this series, I am personally impressed with the close-up shots. Well done!!!

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W.T. Jones said...

The interesting profile of a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron is a work of art Julie.

The Great Blue Heron is as equally wonderful.

Keep up the good work.

Warren

capturethesoul said...

I literally gasped on these photos...your work is beautiful Julie and not only do you capture exquisite detail...you capture their soul!!

Harold Stiver said...

A fabulous series, especially the Night-heron portrait.

greggard said...

Wonderful pictures, Julie!
My favorite is a close-up of the Yellow-crowned Night Heron.

Well done!

dreamfalcon said...

each and every photo is just awesome - brings back great memories of Florida. that Osprey looks so soft :-)

The Early Birder said...

Fabulous series Julie that brought back memories of a trip to Florida many, many years ago. The head profile of the YC Night Heron is superb.

Julie G. said...

I am so very appreciative of all your thoughtful, kind words. Thank you for taking the time to view my blog and share your especially nice comments.

drmarm said...

These are simply stunning! Your details in photos and descriptions--makes me want to revisit again and again!

PurpleMartins-R-Us said...

All gorgeous pics. Next time you are in the WPB (Florida East coast) area come by and take all the purple martin photos you want. We have a pretty large colony here and last year fledged over 150 baby purple martins. Up close and personal.

Herbert Byaruhanga said...

Oh My God. These are very wonderful pictures. what type of camera do you us? This has been my first time on the site. But I will come again and gain.

John's Island said...

Julie, Checking your blog today and it's like a bonanza of great photos. What a pleasure! Thank you!

Weekend Cowgirl said...

These bird photos are simply amazing!

Kyle said...

Another set of absolutely beautiful shots, Julie! I look forward to the fourth installment of this series.

Robin Robinson said...

The light in these images is divine. Nice going. And, the close up head shot of the YC night heron just makes me drool. Gorgeous work!

SLH said...

WOW! Amazing photos!

John's Island said...

Hi Julie, Sorry for a 2nd comment but I just stopped by to take another look at these photos and I must say that you did a marvelous job with the light. Impressive photographs! John

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Kathiesbirds said...

Wonderfully photographed feathers!

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