Saturday, October 30, 2010

Come Fly With Me ~ Camera Critters

I noticed this little guy when we were putting out some more Halloween decorations...

He was just hanging out...

...or hanging on...

I thought it was funny when you saw the broomstick that he was on and the "Come Fly With Me".

He was on the broomstick for quite sometime and just let me take the photos. He seemed a little curious, but he sat there and stared at my daughter while I went inside to get my camera! What a ham!

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Friday, October 29, 2010

Tall Palm ~ Sky Watch Friday

This was taken on the grounds of John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art. It was such a tall palm just standing there on such a nice clear day. I almost couldn't get the picture because the sun wanted to get in the shot!
The museum not only holds beautiful art, but the grounds are full of many wonderful things to see. There is Mable's Rose garden, The Miniature Circus Museum, and The Ca'd Zan to name a few.

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Bathtime! ~ Camera Critters

I know I've posted this photo before on one of my blogs, but the look is just too good to pass up on Camera Critters. I don't even know where to start with this one! What caption would you put here!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Birds in the Sky!

We love going to the beach that is just a 4 minute drive from us to catch sunset. We better go now while we can because before long we will be full of seasonal tourists. Yes the "snow birds" will be coming! Thus the beaches will be crowded, and the restaurants, and the roads.... Anyway when we were driving out to see sunset, the sky was so clear as it has been lately. I said it won't be much of an interesting sunset with out some clouds. Well the sunset was fine, but the birds were out like you wouldn't believe. When I was trying to get a pic some pelicans diving of course they dove just off screen all three of them, or my camera delayed just enough. Aghhh!

I did get them skimming though, and it was so funny because it was almost like it was raining birds, they were all dropping into the water. Pelicans weren't the only birds diving for fish this evening! Here are a few that I was able to get a photo of!

as the sun is setting...

It almost looks like a shark!

These look prehistoric...

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Sunday, October 17, 2010

Yellow Feet ~ Mellow Yellow Monday

We were going under one of the draw bridges on the way back from Venice in the intercoastal waterway, and this guy was just hanging out waiting for the tide to go out. The tide was rushing out at this point and the small boat we were in had a hard time getting through the small area we had to get through, at idel speed. Had to click the yellow feet!

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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Camera Critters ~ herons or egrets~

You'll find herons all over Florida, they a pretty common. They like to hang out with fishermen...
...just in case they happen to drop a fish...
...or turn their back for a while...or maybe the sad puppy dog look will work and they get a toss...

The boat launch is another popular place to see them. Some fishermen will clean their catch here and then there is a treat!

He's pretty cool just hanging around!

I found out when I was used google to see if the fellow above was an egret or heron or what... It seems that egrets are herons or the difference is so slim. I guess an egret is a heron that is white or buff in color.
This guy was in our yard hunting for himself. It was taken when it was raining, right now we are so dry. Gorgeous dry 83 degree weather all week!
Here they go after lizards, frogs and snakes! Oh my!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

Siesta Sunset ~ Sky Watch Friday

One of the sunset on Siesta Beach. We usually don't go to this beach for sunset because it is curved into the Gulf just enough so the sun doesn't set over the water from here.

So we look the other way and check out how it reflects against the clouds.

They were all taken on the same evening, just different times and angles. Enjoy more Sky Watch photos at: Sky Watch Friday

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Lizard on a Leaf ~ Camera Critters

We have a lot of lizards here in Florida. They seem to be territorial, and hang out in the same area. So if you see one hanging around on a cactus pad you'll probably see him (or her) again on the same cactus.
He didn't seem to mind me taking his photo.

He actually remained still in each pose for quite awhile. While posting these I remembered another lizard photo that I had...

I took this at the Ringling Museum grounds. There are so many statues all over the grounds. I was entering a contest for a cosmetic company that we photographed their product in you part of the world...hence the lip balm in the lions mouth. Can you see the lizard? This must be his lion territory! I wonder where he sleeps at night!
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