Saturday, January 10, 2009
I shot this series of pictures out on Anna Maria Island today. The whole afternoon, there were flocks of pelicans and seagulls and terns feasting on fish just offshore. I watched and shot for hours, but I think this is the best sequence of shots. You can follow the whole operation from normal flight, to sudden deceleration, to dive bomb and splashdown!
Posted by Ernie at 1/10/2009 09:14:00 PM
Sunday, January 04, 2009
Couple days ago, I'm driving home after work, and I see something sitting on a power line over a small pond. I did a double take since something seemed odd. This small bird had a crest on his head. You don't see that every day. So I pulled over, put the big lens on the camera and started walking back. Before I could get too close, the little guy took off and started flying towards me, but never getting very close. He landed on another power line for a second or two, then took off out of sight. I took a couple dozen pictures from too far away, and these three are the best. So what is he? I think it's a kingfisher. I've not seen one since I've been taking pictures, and I can't remember seeing one before that. So I guess that makes these pictures special, if a little blurry.
Posted by Ernie at 1/04/2009 08:24:00 PM