Barred Owl

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  by Jim

Over the past few months I’ve been busy with a number of other things, mostly my real job that has kept me away from my camera. I know that’s no excuse. So over the past weeks we’ve been visited by a barred owl, we think it comes back annually. It perches in an oak over …

An afternoon @ Cedar Key

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It was a beautiful Florida fall afternoon in Cedar Key.  Strolled the shops, bought a couple of things we really didn’t need, ;-). Dined on shrimp and oysters.  We eventually found a nice balcony to shoot a few photos from and enjoy a brew.     James Horne / CC BY-ND 3.0  

More Hummingbird Photos Posted

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Some of the same photos just reworked and framed.   Higher resolutions available but these make nice for small frames. Camera: Canon XTi Lens: Sigma APO MACRO 150mm F2.8 EX DG HSM ISO: 200 Exposure: Manual Aperture: 4.5 Shutter speed: 1/500 Flash: Full manual Lighting conditions: Slightly overcast mid afternoon sun Distance to subject: 6′ …

Hummingbirds 2009

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The hummingbirds are plentiful this year. Enjoy a few photos… Hummingbirds 2009               James Horne / CC BY-ND 3.0

Evening Flight of the Sandhill Crane

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Early winter 2008 (in North Florida early winter reaches well into January) our home was located in the flight path of the yearly migration of the Sandhill Crane.  Once the cranes make their winter camp, they transverse between their feasting places and their night time nesting places.  During late December 2008, I had daily, predictable …