Wednesday, April 27, 2011

WHITETAIL Deer..Antlers starting to grow.....Photo taken 5 days ago. Antler starts seem to be somewhat early this year. Note the shaggy look to the coats, shedding the winter fur. The hole in the ground is the result of placing salt blocks on the ground,with rain, the salt leaches into the ground and deer eat the soil. this hole is 18 inches deep by 15 ft. long. A result of 20 years worth of providing salt. This time of year ,they visit the salt lick 3 to 4 times a day .

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Brown Pelican..taking off or

landing ....... I love to photograph Pelicans either landing, taking off, sailing and diving. There is a large water hole, formed by high tides along Ft. Myers Beach, Fl which has several pelicans and other water birds. This one came in to feed and I think was taking off,note the water splash behind the feet, they usually run across the water to gain speed to become airborne. Any way I like the shot. 400mm,1/400 sec. f6.3 ,-1 step bias,spot metering and a lot of luck