Circus came to town

circus, Smithsonian, Festival, "Flying", dancing, Big Top, Washington, DC, Sarasota,

Dancing on Air

The circus came to town in the form of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Dozens of world-class circus performers showed off their skills in the Big Top and many other outdoor and indoor locations on the National Mall. More images can be seen on my image site here: https://goo.gl/pjSq9E

 

An Evening at the Rookery

St Augustine, alligator farm, Florida,

Taking it easy on a warm afternoon

I spent several evenings at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm photographing birds. Sometimes I was so overwhelmed, I just stood watching the birds come and go. Some, the Brown Storks and some Great Egrets had already started raising their babies. Other birds were still in the nest building stage. As evening came on, many of the birds would take a rest from their daily activities and provide wonderful opportunities for photographs. I hope you agree.

An evening with the kids

St Augustine, alligator farm, rookery, egret, nest, nestlings, preening, Florida, east coast, breeding season,

An evening with the kids.


I attended Photoshop World in Orlando Florida this Spring. Whenever I attend Photoshop world, I like to drive to the city. Driving allows me to slow down and explore the area both before and after the event. This year I was after nesting shore birds. The St Augustine Alligator Farm has a rookery. The rookery is used by many wild birds i.e. egrets, roseate spoonbills, Great Blue Herons, Little Green Herons, and others. The timing was perfect to see Great Egret hatchlings and most of the other breeds building their nests. A relaxing few days at the alligator farm and some nice images to serve as a reminder.