Dealing with poor weather – Circle B Bar Reserve, 10-6-12

Yes, not every photo expedition goes as planned. Yesterday’s sunrise was disappointing (non-existent?). But we saw and photographed many things: birds (Sand Hill Cranes, Egrets, Herons, Ibis, Osprey, Whistling Ducks, Hawks, Coots, Moorhens, a Purple Gallinule, Woodpeckers, and others), alligators, dragonflies, spiders, butterflies, and flowers while we were there. All in all, a great day.

Landscapes and Bobcat at the Circle B Bar Reserve

Bobcat in Tree, Circle B Bar – I’ve seen Bobcats in the wild before, but I’ve never been able to take a good photo of one. We saw this one resting up on a branch and it posed for quite a while. In this image, I think it was trying to figure out how to get through the crowd of humans at the base of the tree.

Circle B Bar Reserve – Lakeland, Florida

In our one visit we saw Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Ibises, Cattle Egrets, Ospreys, Red Shoulder Hawks, Cormorants, Anhingas, Limpkins, Whistling Ducks, Alligators, Turtles, a very brave rabbit and some other things as well. One local photographer we spoke with told us about a Barred Owl in the area as well as some otters, but we never saw them. Next time!

The year in review: My favorite 2011 Photos

I’ve selected 11 images to include in a gallery of my favorite 2011 photos. I have 3 mammals, 3 birds, 2 landscapes, and 3 miscellaneous subjects …