Marathon Morning…Going Fishing…….

The other day we had the good fortune to go fishing with Captain Jimmy on his fishing vessel, High Caliber. The seas were rough, but off we went determined to catch some fish in the early morning hours.


Waves and Splashes

As the good Lord granted, we caught black fin tuna and lots of Mangrove Snapper.


Welcome Aboard!

We were happy fishermen/women.

When we arrived back to the dock we learned that the Tiki Bar had a great chief, and if you “hooked ’em, he would cook ’em”.   So the next day, we took some tuna to him to fix for us for a special luncheon, and it was delicious!!! Good for the heart and the soul….Blackened Tuna That We Caught.jpg

I highly recommend this experience to anyone who needs to do something extraordinary.

I feel blessed for sure.

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The other day,  I had the good fortune of going to Merritt Island to photograph and attend several workshops at at the  Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival in Titusville, Florida.  I was there from sunrise to sunset, and what a day it was!  One of my instructors, Milton Heiberg, mentioned that you need to love your subject more than your camera.  I have given this a lot of thought and see the wisdom in the words.

With those words in mind, I will share a few shots that I took while looking through my lens at subjects that I love.    The sunrise, sunset, and the birds: Spoonbills, American Avocets,  and White pelicans totally turned me on!  Ha ha..White Pelicans, Avocets and Spoonbills.......jpg

There is something to be said about loving your subject when photographing something.  When you love your subject,  it will show in your work, I think. I hope you can see the love I have for nature and joy that you can receive in just being there.  Thank you for stopping by to share the beauty with me.  Have a great day!

Milkweed Dispersing Seeds....

Yesterday,  I noticed seeds being dispersed by my milkweed plant.   I ran in the house and got my camera, and decided to use my old 50 mm lens for this shot.  Well, I was pleasantly surprised at the result.  The image was a close up with nice detail.  The bokeh in the back of the seeds really helped the subject POP, I think.  It had been a long time since I had used my 50 mm lens, but I think it is time to bring it out of the closet and start using it again.  Even though it has no image stabilization or zoom,  I just love this lens.  Am so glad to be reconnected to it!

Have a great day!

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When one choses a subject to be photographed, it is such a personal decision.  What we photograph is a personal decision of what we feel is worthy of our time and energy, whether it is a crab trap on the shore, a personal moment, or event.  The connection to our soul and essence is there in that photograph.  How fortunate we are to be able to express ourselves with such a media.


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Thoughts come to mind as we celebrate Father’s Day today.  It takes teamwork and each family member plays an important role for sure.  How wonderful when teamwork works together for the best interest of the family as can be seen in my Great White Heron image.  Both parents are working for the family in different ways and it works.  The baby birds survived and life continues.  The circle of life is satisfied and life is sustained.

Just a few thoughts today.   Hope you are having a good one, where ever you are.

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Well, the magnolias are blooming on the Gulf Coast spreading their beauty for all to see.  Here is a close up that I took from a young magnolia tree.   It was so nice to be able to get up close and personal with this pretty blossom.  🙂

Then, came the rain.

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It poured for a while before the sun came out again.

That is all for today.  Hope you are having a good day!~

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