Couple O Birds

Hawk – Orlando Wetlands Park – August 2015
Snowy Egret – Orlando Wetlands Park – August 2015

If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The hawk is sitting on top of a palm snag among an epithetic fern – the brown spots on the leaves are spores.

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Weekend Photo Shoot

Got out twice this weekend – quite chilly in the morning – tiki bar temp around 42, Mullet Lake Park was my destination.

When I arrived just after dawn on Saturday, the hunters were quite active out on the river. This was good because it brought some birds in closer for photos. The woodpecker’s were in the camping area, ibis and egrets at the water’s edge. It is hard to describe the beauty of the morning in these tranquil locations.

Sunday morning in addition to the above birds, I spotted what I believe to be a red shouldered hawk. He was at the top of a tree preening himself, giving me the opportunity to get quite close and snap a bunch of photos.

Trying to work ideas from the Freeman Patterson book seems a bit difficult, I cannot decide if I am here to document the existence of these animals and vistas, or attempt to portray the feelings I experience being there and enjoying the sunrise, bird calls, and visuals.

I am looking forward to the next 2 weeks on vacation – both to enjoy with family and steal my mornings at various locations around central Florida.