Sunday, December 14, 2008

South Florida

Today's featured species is the Blue-winged teal. As mentioned in an earlier post the teal numbers are high on this trip. All the above images were captured at Green Cay Wetlands in Boynton Beach. They have a informative Naturalist and volunteer staff that will help you locate target species.

The top shot is of a static male. The second photo is of two competing males for a female. They were chasing each other around for a few minutes and this was the only keeper. The bottom two photos are of a displaying male. If you have patience after the morning feeding the waterfowl will preen and often stand almost on top of the water to shake the excess feathers off.

Blue Skies.


fishing guy said...

Ken: That is really neat photos and action. Why does a Blue Wing Teals wing look so green?

kjpweb said...

Sounds good! I have a friend in Boynton Beach. I guess it's time for a visit down there, huh?
Great images! For now it looks like a go for Friday!
Cheers, Klaus

Twisted Fencepost said...

Great shots, Ken! Wish I had more time to enjoy the scenery. Guess I'll have to wait for retirement. tee hee
Thanks for sharing those!!

Ivar Ivrig said...

I can see that you've been "shooting" Klaus birds. Colorful and clear shots. Well done :-)

Willard said...

Great shots, Ken! It's good to see you starting retirement with a good photographic expedition.

You are correct about the case. Shots from the 40D and 500mmf4 and close shots of the vehicle and occupants with the 17-40 on the 30D resulted in one of the individuals signing a statement, which was extremely favorable for lawn enforcement.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Beautiful shots here Ken!!