A green-winged macaw at St. Augustine Alligator Farm in Florida. The parrots are rescues; they’re uncaged, but have their feathers clipped so they can’t fly. Picture made Oct. 31, 2018, handheld with VR on. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G1 lens, ƒ/9.5, 600mm (DX 900mm), 1/90th sec., ISO 400
My favorite time of the day. The sun goes down, and little by little steals light from the land. Here the last light of day strikes the tip of a yew bush behind a garden wall. Photo made Feb. 4, 2019. Handheld, with VR on. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G1 lens, ƒ/11, 600mm (DX 900mm), 1/180th sec., ISO 400.
I Have This Fish: An osprey with a freshly caught fish takes a perch in a tree beside the James River south of Richmond, Va. Photo made Aug. 2, 2015. Nikon D5200, Sigma70-300-mm f/4-5.6 (no VR on this lens), ƒ/9, 300mm (DX 450mm), 1/500th sec., ISO 450
Anhinga by a pond, drying its feathers; image made in St. Augustine, Fla., on Oct. 30, 2018. Handheld with camera wedged against car door jamb and VR on. D500 in RAW, Tamron 150-600 G1, ISO200, f6.7, 1/90th sec., 600mm (DX 900mm). Uncropped, with minimal post-processing in Photoshop Elements.
A pair of broad-wing hawks navigate the murky sky over West Virginia, with the valley floor barely visible from the Hanging Rock Raptor Observatory, as they make their annual journey south from Canada to Brazil. They’ll be back this way, but going the other direction, in the spring. Photo taken Sept. 29, 2019. Nikon D500, Tamron 150-600mm f/5-6.3 G1 lens, ƒ/11, 420mm (DX 630mm), 1/2000 sec., ISO 800.
Trinity Episcopal Church, on Jan. 13, 2019, across from the main square in downtown St. Augustine, Fla. The stone actually is gray, but the street lighting and my color balance turns it gold. The church has that classic English feel in a downtown that’s otherwise Spanish Colonial and Victorian. Handheld with Nikon D500, Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Art lens, ƒ/1.8, 18mm (DX 27 mm), 1/20th sec., 1600 ISO.
A little whimsy from April 2013: From a second-floor porch of a toney ocean-view house in Atlantic Beach, Fla., two bulldogs watch the cars roll by (and perhaps dream of chasing seagulls on the beach). Sony DSC-W220, ƒ/5.8, 21.4 mm, 1/100th sec., 100 ISO.