Passion Flower

Passion Flower

The beauty of the flower.

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The Bus Stop

The Bus Stop

I thought this bus stop bench where someone had left their possessions behind speaks volumes regarding the plight of homeless in this country.

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Bison in the mist

Bison in the mist

I was inspired to place this old bull buffalo in a setting that invokes a feeling of loneliness and closeness to the spirit world. This piece was recently featured in "Living the Photo Artistic Life", Issue No. 22.

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Hand and Feet

Hand and Feet

A back and white image seemed the best way to convey the contrast and similarity between the chicken feet and the human hand. I hope viewers will realize that chickens deserve to be treated as the intelligent creatures they are.

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Spiderwort

Spiderwort

Lovely Spiderwort in full bloom in interesting light.

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Lone Palm

Lone Palm

Created in the style of an old Polaroid print of a lone Palm tree in Florida. Reminiscent of old postcards from yesteryear. The inspiration was seeing Palm standing alone in the otherwise barren field and being reminded of old photographs of Florida.

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Bison and Sandhill Cranes on the Prairie

Bison and Sandhill Cranes on the Prairie

Thousands of Sandhill Cranes arrived at Paynes Prairie for a few days stop over in their migration. This images shows some of the cranes in the background with resident bison in the foreground.

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Whooping Crane bathing

Whooping Crane bathing

I was very fortunate to see this Whooping Crane at close range. Whoopers are an endangered species with less than 500 in existence. It is rare to see a Whooping Crane at all, let alone up close and doing something interesting. This is a rare photograph of a rare species of bird!

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Steampunk Still Life

Steampunk Still Life

I was given the steampunk watch and decided to build a still life around it.

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Prairie Storm

Prairie Storm

Summer storm rolling in over Paynes Prairie. This piece was recently featured in "Living the Photo Artistic Life", Issue No. 21.

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Horse Play

Horse Play

A small herd of "Cracker" horses said to be descendants of horses the Spanish explorers left behind in the 1500s roam free in Paynes Prairie State Park.

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Old pilings at Cedar Key

Old pilings at Cedar Key

The birds, ocean, sky and antique look inspired me to produce this piece.

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Micanopy Cemetery ; circa, 1812

Micanopy Cemetery ; circa, 1812

The Micanopy Cemetery is very quiet and peaceful and is presented in black and white.

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12467890

12467890

To create an artistic interpretation of photograph of two Palm Trees taken in Alachua County, Florida.

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Milkweed Abstract

Milkweed Abstract

The delicate milkweed seed pods and the brightly colored flowers are used to create a "Milkweed Abstract".

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Paynes Prairie Cracker Stallion

Paynes Prairie Cracker Stallion

One of the small herd of "Cracker" horses that live free at Paynes Prairie State Park in Florida. These horses are the descendent's of ones left behind by the Spanish explorers in the 1500s.

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Cedar Key Brown Pelican

Cedar Key Brown Pelican

The Pelican, the ocean and the island in background. The overall scene is very typical of Cedar Key.

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Cracker Horse - young stallion.

Cracker Horse - young stallion.

One of a small herd of Cracker Horses that live wild at Paynes Prairie State Park. Their history is said to date back to 16th century Spanish explorers who left them behind.

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Cedar Key Waterfront

Cedar Key Waterfront

To capture the antique look of the Cedar Key waterfront from the ocean side.

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Spider and Web

Spider and Web

Banana Spiders are common in North Florida woods. The light was perfect to capture this image.

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Retreat

Retreat

Seeking peace and quiet.

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Portrait of a Red-Shouldered Hawk

Portrait of a Red-Shouldered Hawk

The inspiration was simply the beautiful hawk and the excellent lighting.

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Lowell Lockdown

Lowell Lockdown

I previously worked as a therapist at Lowell Correction Institute, the country's largest prison for women. Very few of the incarcerated women present a serious threat to society and deserve far better treatment.

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Chernobyl Disaster II

Chernobyl Disaster II

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster resulted in the abandonment of the Village of Pripyat. This is my interpretation of how a hallway in one of the abandoned buildings, perhaps a school or hospital, might appear today.

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Pripyat Pool

Pripyat Pool

The Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 for the evacuation and abandonment of a large area around the reactor site including the Village of Pripyat. This is my vision of how the highly toxic pool might appear when viewed through a broken window.

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Roseate Spoonbill Reflections

Roseate Spoonbill Reflections

The beauty of the birds and their reflections.

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Portrait of an Eastern Phoebe

Portrait of an Eastern Phoebe

As always the beauty of the bird.

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Florida Scrub Jay

Florida Scrub Jay

The Florida Scrub Jay is a federally endangered species. I was able to photograph this one in the Ocala National Forest. As always, the bird and my desire to share it's beauty is my inspiration.

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Great Blue Heron Preening

Great Blue Heron Preening

The inspiration is the beauty of the bird.

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Old Barn at La Chua

Old Barn at La Chua

This old cattle barn resides along the La Chua trail at Paynes Prairie State Park in Gainesville, Florida. The natural framing provided by the vegetation and Spanish Moss inspired me to capture the image above.

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Red Headed Woodpecker

Red Headed Woodpecker

An artistic interpretation of a beautiful bird.

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Abstract Swallowtail Butterfly

Abstract Swallowtail Butterfly

The inspiration was the large Swallowtail Butterfly that appeared on my porch screen. I created the abstraction with textures from an abandoned building.

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Watermelon Pond

Watermelon Pond

The beauty of the late afternoon storm clouds and a flock of cranes over Watermelon Pond.

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Female Red Winged Blackbird

Female Red Winged Blackbird

I captured this image of a female Red Winged Blackbird just before a thunderstorm rolled in. The odd lighting is from the the storm clouds and not manipulated.

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Black Bellied Whistling Ducks

Black Bellied Whistling Ducks

The beauty of the ducks and my interpretation of it.

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Cedar Key

Cedar Key

All images used in this composition were taken near Cedar Key on the west coast of Florida. It is an area of coastal marshes and is home to many species of birds. I captured a hovering Osprey against a backdrop of ocean, forest and sky.

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