Thursday, January 3, 2013

Thoughtful Thursday















Just a short walk from my parent's home in Florida is a park that we frequent whenever we visit.  As I tried to sneak up on this bird, he was totally miffed by my presence and did not appreciate the fact that I almost fell into the water while trying to photograph his greatness.  



32 comments:

  1. Sorry the bird did not understand his importance:) glad you did not fall. Beautiful Photos. Happy New Year. B

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  2. We used to go to the Keys in January before kids and I loved being there so much. The balmy weather was such a treat. Love your pics!

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  3. Oi! Whatch out for the aligators! Lovely pics!

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  4. Lovely captures .... and be careful out there ;)

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  5. Yes, it's true. The birds down here have absolutely no appreciation for what we photographers endure in order to document them. Hope you're well rested after vacation. Happy New Year!

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  6. Ah yes! just like those Florida birds : ) At least he posed juuuuust long enough to "catch" on camera.

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  7. Hi Michelle, Well stated ... the dangers of this hobby. :-) In any event, some great pictures and thanks for sharing. John

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  8. Morning Michelle, soothing pictures, I can almost feel the warm breeze on my face, instead of a freezing winter wind, Thanks,Francine.

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  9. What a great series of photographs! Florida is a beautiful state filled with lots of interesting animals. My husband went to college there and we've visited many times since then. It's so warm and tropical and the water is the perfect temperature for swimming.

    xxleslie

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  10. I have a lot of pictures like the last one, and I have deleted many more... Nice sequence!

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  11. Hehe! Glad you got the shots :) They are really cool!

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  12. You wanted a picture without gifts - next time bring him nasty french fries and then you'll be asking him to back off ;)

    Either way, you did capture some good shots there!

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  13. 1st rule of photography: be careful around water :)
    Great shots Michelle, happy 2013

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  14. models..they just don't know what we have to go through....great shots Michelle...best wishes for a wonderful 2013 to you and your family

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  15. So fun! Wish I were there! Glad he didn't circle around and leave you a little present! xx

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  16. Ha! Sorry the bird was so ungrateful. Didn't it want to become famous on your blog? ;)

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  17. I'm glad you got your shot without falling in the water! Birds around here never appreciate my camera either!Have a great day!!

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  18. Glad you didn't fall in! I have a funny photo (somewhere in iPhoto) of a bunch of seagulls on a fence.. do you know why seagulls don't fly over the bay? Cause if they did.. they'd be called "bay gulls". ha
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  19. Wow, he wasn't very appreciative, was he :)

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  20. That first shot looks so peaceful.

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  21. Great series here and happy you didnt fall in, haha. Oh the things we'll do to get a shot :)

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  22. Oh ! that's a wonderful catch before it flew off !

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  23. Hi Michelle...
    that could have been disastrous for you and your camera!! Maybe a bit chilly as well..

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  24. That first photo of the dock and the water is really good. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Sunshine State.

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  25. It would feel great to be in Florida now, it's so cold here. Nice pics!

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  26. looks like u got a couple of perfect shots in before that gull decided he didn't want his picture taken! good for you! =)

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  27. It is like you are telling a story, or perhaps it is just me making a story.

    Anyway, your images made me stop!:)

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