A Different Kind of Deer

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Teresa caught this photo of a This Killdeer this week. I have seen a few of them, but have not been able to get a decent photo. This was a tough shoot, but she was able to capture a couple of photos.I love the depth of field with the blue water of the pond in the background.

Have you ever seen a killdeer use it’s defense of playing like it is injured? It’s something to see. I saw one do it last fall. It’s interesting.

~ Rick


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Take My Photo, Please!

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I was surprised that we were able to capture photos of this deer. She was hanging around at the edge of the wooded area and the open grass field at Farrington Reserve early this week. Teresa and I were hiking the bike trail. The grass has gotten really tall this year, and it is hard to see to where this deer was standing. In fact, I could not see her until we walked the trail to a point where we were above the grass. She just watched us for a long time. We shot a dozen photos before she got bored with us and took off.

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Sun-Day

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Sunday afternoon we saw these turtles in the Miami River. There was more of them, but it was clear they were all catching some sun. I guess it was for their vitamin D.

~ Rick


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Old Fallen Tree That Refused to Give Up

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Check out this dead tree. Wait, look closely at what has happened. There are new sprouts, and one has gown into a larger tree.

I guess the old tree refused to give up. I’m sure there is a lesson in there for each of us. The fact is, age does not matter. You can always try something new. Never give up my friends.

Regardless, it is very cool.

~ Rick

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Before and After Lunch

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Yesterday afternoon we took a walk on the bike path and then drove out to Garbry Big Woods Reserve. It was very warm, and there was not much activity. We did see some turtles .. but that’s a photo for another day.

Just before we headed home I saw this Red-headed Woodpecker in a tree at the entrance to the Garbry Big Woods Sanctuary. I shot the photo on the right. The shadows were not great, but it was a photo.

Suddenly the woodpecker took off, heading in my direction, but at about a 40° incline. After a short flight, he seemed to stop mid-flight then return to the same tree. I captured a much better photo, but missed the best shot of what looked like a dragonfly in his mouth. In that photo you can tell he is still working on getting it down the hatch. Yummy, protein.

~ Rick

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