Black-necked Stilts

Florida Nature Photography Archives · Leighton Photography & Imaging

Black-necked Stilts

Quick post for today. I’ve been sitting on this photo of a trio of black-necked stilts for a while because I saw something in it, but it just didn’t look right. Then I had one of those “a-ha!” moments and cropped it from a horizontal “landscape” orientation to a vertical “portrait” position. Much better. ~

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Southern White Fringed Orchid (Platanthera conspicua)

Quick post today to share with you one of my favorite terrestrial orchids of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts – the southern white fringed orchid! Often difficult to photograph in Florida’s bright summer sunlight, heavy overcast skies were a huge in helping get this delicate little orchid in perfect detail. Click on the image below

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Sea Stacks and the Coastline (and a Local Quinault Legend!)

This is my third entry into my new series, Ancient America which features a minimalistic, raw and unpolished look at black and white landscape photography from around North America from the viewpoint of what it would have looked like when the first people arrived. Because this part of Washington’s Pacific Coast is still home to various tribes of

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Mountain Nature of the Evergreen State

Post #200! Many thanks for all of you who have hung around this long with me through the years! Today I’m still uploading images that have been in cue for editing and uploading to my nature photography website and these just happen to be from places not too far from my home in my adopted home of Washington,

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The Wildlife in Florida, the Sunshine State

Happy 2015! After an inexcusable absence, I’m back with some new photos! As expressed in my last newsletter, I’ve been working like a maniac lately (370+ hours in December of straight working conditions!) and trying to get all my ducks in a row to open a photography studio here in the Seattle, WA area. I just got

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Portraits in the Florida Wilderness

Fakahatchee Barred Owl An adult barred owl watches from the hardwoods at the northern end of the Fakahatchee Strand early in the morning in Southwest Florida near Golden Gate. Carolina Saddlebags Dragonfly Found throughout the Eastern United States and some of the Canadian provinces, this large attractive dragonfly was photographed in the wild and swamp-like

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A Bird is Three Things: Feathers, Flight and Song

A quick post for today, and a trio of brand new photos of some of North America’s most beautiful coastal birds. Click on any image to enlarge. A roseate spoonbill wades through a salty mangrove marsh on Sanibel Island, Florida on a late winter morning in search of the crustaceans that give its vibrant pink color.

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