Tag Archives: Birds

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Threes:

“A three-picture story is a way to help you think about storytelling with images. To create a three-picture story, gather:

  1. An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
  2. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
  3. A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.”

Yes, I think I should be able to do that…

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More photos of Florida pelicans are here and here.

More Florida Birds

By Vladimir Brezina

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We’ve traveled to Florida a number of times over the past couple of years, and each time I’ve come back with hundreds—sometimes thousands!—of bird photos. The bird life on the Gulf Coast of Florida is amazingly rich and varied, and the birds have learned to tolerate, at least up to a point, human proximity…

Needless to say, processing thousands of bird photos has taken a long time.

But I’ve been getting through it. I’ve posted a few selections of the photos along the way (here, here, here, and here), and here now is the final installment.

As usual, though, I need help with identification! The identity of many of these birds is obvious, even to me, but of others not quite so obvious. But I know there are some real Florida bird experts among our readers… :-)

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Still more photos are here and here.

Pelicans on Display

By Vladimir Brezina

Put in a few pilings, or a dock, and they will come…

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All in St. Pete Beach, Florida, February 2013.

A Day at the Beach

By Vladimir Brezina

From dawn to dusk…

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Travel Theme: Wild

By Vladimir Brezina

Ailsa’s travel-themed photo challenge this week is Wild.

Even in our urban and temperate part of the world—this is not the tropics!—it’s hard to miss the reminders that wild nature is just waiting for us to turn our backs to move in…

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Companionable, Take Two

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Companionable. One interpretation was here; here’s another one.

In the bird world, as in the human—

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting

By Vladimir Brezina

This week’s Photo Challenge is Fleeting.

Fleeting, fleeing, flying…

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Fishing

By Vladimir Brezina

To fish, you need a lot of patience…

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… and hope that, sooner or later, you’ll get lucky!

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More Florida fishing birds are here.

The Eyes, the Window to the Soul

By Vladimir Brezina

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Synchronized

By Vladimir Brezina

This synchronized team puts in a pretty impressive performance—

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— and they leave the stage triumphantly!

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Others are pretty good too…

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but their synchronized diving still needs some work.

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From a recent visit to St. Pete Beach, Florida.