Monday, October 15, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
It looks as though our solitary sentinel may have snagged a spiders web on his glide to his post.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
This is the place to find out. Last night was the 4th time I have visited the spot along I-10 at the Lacassine exit. Three times it looked like this; once there were no birds. I think I have it figured out now -- they all start congregating here about an hour and a half before sunset. Don't come in the middle of the day.
This time, like the others, there were thousands of herons -- Ibis, Cattle Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Blue Herons, Comorants and even some shore gulls passed by ( but didn't land).
The spot is in the northwest corner of the intersection on the service road (not on the I-10 on-ramp). Just as you come onto the service road and negotiate the sharp turn, there is a small industrial facility (looks like a sand operation). The trees behind it are where the herons hang out. They literally fill the trees and keep coming by the hundreds. They fill the trees behind the facility first and then spill out toward the I-10 as the sun goes down and room on the limbs runs out.
You can easily get a solid half hour to an hour of shooting photos in, depending on your lenses, the clouds and what ISO you want to go to. I shot this at 800 and about 1/500 sec. I was using a lens equivalent to 450mm. If you have better glass, this would be a real treat.
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Monday, June 4, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
I felt I didn't really owe this bird and explanation, so we parted company without a word spoken.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Notice all the waving people (if you can make them out) on the upper decks of the cruise ship. The photo looks east across the French Quarter. The ship is making its turn off of the short section of the Mississippi River from the Greater New Orleans Bridge to Canal Street where the river actually flows due north.
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
This has to be the ugliest fish in the world. It is from the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. We were visiting this favorite tourist spot with our grandchildren this weekend. I suppose they call it a Rock Fish -- I didn't read the label. The Aquarium is at the foot of Canal Street by the Mississippi River Ferry dock.
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Who to feed first? Young egrets with hungry mouths present a real problem for mom. "Settle down or nobody will get fed." Yeah, right. That line doesn't work any better in the bird world that in the human domain. This photo is from a set shot at Audubon Park a few years ago. They were hidden on an old drive I had used in a while. I though I would do a few days series on them.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
It is our grandchild, Sophie, with her first season of t-ball. She was able to hit the ball and then get on base. However, that's where her interest waned. The first baseman joined in the fray. I want to guess they are posting on their own brand of social media.
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Monday, April 30, 2012
Let us however, give the squirrel his due -- innocent until proven guilty. The real tragedy is that a couple of days after this photo was taken, this sibling would be gone, also. Mom and dad were then standing on a nearby fence wondering what had happened. The vigil lasted about a day, maybe a day and a half. Then the parental doves were also gone. Hopefully, gone to find a safer location for their next nest.
Global Wildlife in Robert, LA, with the grandkids and nieces and nephews this weekend. This is always one of the greatest hits for things to do. The kids love feeding the wild animals, who come right up to the caravan.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Sitting on a decaying log, he was lost in his reverie. I almost didn't see him because of his hat. But when I took a picture of the mushroom next to him, I thought I saw him wink. I think the mushroom man has a little Irish in his "blood." Perhaps even a little leprechaun.