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2014-12-31T15:16:35ZSlow Year For Nature Photography
Been busy working long days for several months so I haven't done much in nature photography. Still taking a lot of pictures when I can, but more around the house and with friends. I hope to do more nature photography in 2015.
Had to cut down a backyard tree today. It was getting more and more dead branches. The birds loved the tree and I had a few feeders hanging from the limbs over the years. Two big trees remain so they still have a place to go.
I went through all my observations this morning and removed all Flickr photo links. Still had a couple remaining. I updated my Flickr photos from time to time which breaks the links. Mostly changing keywords or captions. Everything moved to Picasa now.
Decided to put on my new lens and see what I could find in the backyard. Saw a bird moving around in one of the trees and zoomed in to see a woodpecker. Never know what you are going to find!
Just went through all my pictures from 2008 and I only had 2 pictures of wildlife (birds) and they were junk. I don't know what was going on in 2008 that I didn't take any wildlife pics or even flowers! Well, there are the Koi pics from a pond, but that hardly qualifies. I must have been focused on my Kruger Park trip and searching out a better camera.
2014-02-22T01:52:52ZNew Camera Lens
Bought the E 55-210mm lens for my Sony NEX-6 today.
2014-02-02T03:32:57ZWinter pics of Muted Swans
Spent an hour at the lake late this afternoon getting several pictures of the resident swans.
2014-01-19T03:07:24ZNew Birdfeeder Pictures
Took a few more pictures of birds today with my NEX-6. Just got done reloading all the feeders tonight and added some water to the heated birdbath. Watch the action again tomorrow!
2014-01-07T00:32:49Z-4 Degrees F
Put out peanuts tonight for the Jay's and Squirrels. First come first served tomorrow. Finch feeders fully loaded! Just need to get through the next 24 hours!
I got a little tired of seeing "picture not available" here on iNaturalist from my Flickr pictures so I switched them to Picasa. No clue why it does that, but from now on I am putting all my iNaturalist pics on Picasa.
Male Pileated Woodpecker. RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
Female Pileated Woodpecker. They mainly eat insects, especially carpenter ants and wood-boring beetle larvae. They also eat fruits, nuts, and berries, including poison ivy berries.
Bald Eagle soaring over RiverTown, St Johns, Florida.
Downy Woodpeckers eat mainly insects, including beetle larvae that live inside wood or tree bark as well as ants and caterpillars. They eat pest insects including corn earworm, tent caterpillars, bark beetles, and apple borers. About a quarter of their diet consists of plant material, particularly berries, acorns, and grains.
Dragonfly in RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
Largest katydid in U.S, over 65 mm long. RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
Blackburn, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
2018-12-07T21:19:30ZPlain Tiger Butterfly
Kruger National Park, South Africa
2018-11-10T18:38:57ZLittle Blue Heron
RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
Morning swim in the sunlight. RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
2018-11-09T00:29:53ZSpeckled Rock Skink
Rynsoord, Benoni, 1501, South Africa
The circle of life. Kruger National Park, South Africa
RiverTown, St Johns, Florida
2018-10-27T16:54:29ZMilkweed Assassin Bug
While not a threat to humans, if not handled properly, a Zelus longipes bite can cause a burning sensation with swelling that may last for several days. In the background a nymph of the milkeed can be seen.
Ibises all have long, down-curved bills, and usually feed as a group, probing mud for food items, usually crustaceans.