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Reflections in Venice, Kathy and Two Huge Chickens

Kathy and I were wandering through the streets of Venice, Italy, when we came to this great collection of galleries and shops nested in an area near the Accademia.

Reflections in Venice, Kathy and Two Huge Chickens

Kathy and I were wandering through the streets of Venice, Italy, when we came to this great collection of galleries and shops nested in an area near the Accademia.

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These are Snowy Egrets showing their plumage during mating/breeding season. They start to show in March and keep their feathers for quite a while. Their beaks turn more of a yellow/orange color during the season. You will find these birds in shallow salt and fresh water areas with a small flock wading and dancing about. They will approach one another, start squawking, inflate their feathers and chase each other about. Sometimes they will start jumping in the air flapping their wings and dance around one another until one gives up and backs off. You will also find them among other herons and wading birds during this time, and occasionally they will mate with other herons.

Snowy Egrets at one time, early in the 20th century, were endangered. Their breeding feathers were used for hats and were valued at twice the price of gold. The fact that they build their nests close to the ground and are easy to catch didn’t help. It was only through conservation efforts that they came back and are now considered quite common.

The Snowy Egret in Breeding Plumage These are Snowy Egrets showing their plumage during mating/breeding season. They start to show in March and keep their feathers for quite a while.
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Shennongxi or Shennong Stream, a landscape washed away

This is a sight that sadly, no one can see anymore. I was cruising down the Yangtze River in China and took a side tour of the Shennong or Shennongxi Stream.

Shennongxi or Shennong Stream, a landscape washed away

This is a sight that sadly, no one can see anymore. I was cruising down the Yangtze River in China and took a side tour of the Shennong or Shennongxi Stream.

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Gondolas along The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal winds its way through Venice, Italy and is the main thoroughfare through this city on stilts.

Gondolas along The Grand Canal

The Grand Canal winds its way through Venice, Italy and is the main thoroughfare through this city on stilts.

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Savage in the Wind

We were at Mont Saint-Michel, France, when we had a rare few moments to be away from the crowds in the upper levels of the monastery.

Savage in the Wind

We were at Mont Saint-Michel, France, when we had a rare few moments to be away from the crowds in the upper levels of the monastery.

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I was out shooting with a close friend and we found several Alligators during our morning shoot. I was able to get quite close to several of them and get down to their level to take several close ups. As I was getting to within 6 feet from these beasties, my friend was in the truck warning me not to get any closer. “Eric, your are getting too close”, “He is starting to move”, “Be careful” he said. When we came to the last gator, he just laughed at me and started posing me close to the gator, so he could get a good shot. Almost all Alligators are more scared of you than you are of them. The first gator was indeed moving as I got closer, he was moving away. My friend never did get out of the truck while we were shooting the gators; he said his hip was bothering him :)

The American Alligator I was out shooting with a close friend and we found several Alligators during our morning shoot.
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Sunset on The Blackwater River

Sunset on The Blackwater River

Blackwater State forestI was on assignment for the Nature Conservancy, shooting in several different habitats and documenting the effects of fire in a piney flat woods. There were many locations and great light everywhere we went. I was on my way back to the cottage I was staying in, when this sunset began to burst into color. I could see through the woods that it was going to be a fire sunset and I needed to get to an…

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Street musician in Florence

If you ever find your way to Florence, Italy, I highly recommend that you plan your visit on a weekend.

Street musician in Florence

If you ever find your way to Florence, Italy, I highly recommend that you plan your visit on a weekend.

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Some Sculpture for Valentines Day

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These are the sculptures of Gustav Vigeland. He is a Norse sculptor who lived from April 1869 – March 1943. These images were taken in Frogner Park where Vigeland had his studio and his works are refered to as the Vigeland installation. He was a prolific…

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A quick drive down Bio Lab Road

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Bio lab road is one of my favorite places to go shoot. It is located in Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, on Florida’s central east coast. Depending on the time of year, you will find a…

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The small village of Aurland, NorwayI was on the ferry from Flåm to Gudvangen, Norway when I passed the village Aurland. This village…View Post

The small village of Aurland, Norway

I was on the ferry from Flåm to Gudvangen, Norway when I passed the village Aurland. This village…

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Mother, Daughter and a cuddled kidOn the way to Machu Picchu, we stopped at a small town to shop at a local bazaar. We wandered into…View Post

Mother, Daughter and a cuddled kid

On the way to Machu Picchu, we stopped at a small town to shop at a local bazaar. We wandered into…

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