Ghost crab
The Beach

Ghost Crab on Cape San Blas Beach

There are lots of ghost crabs on Cape San Blas beach at  Saint Joseph peninsula state park in Florida. At first the crabs would just run down their hole when I got close and I thought I’d surely never get a picture. But if I didn’t get too close and didn’t move too much they would stay out and I…

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Orange Sanibel Sunset
Sunsets, The Beach

Sanibel Sunset on the Causeway

I took this closeup photo of the sunset in May on the Sanibel Causeway in Florida. I like the contrast of the dark waters against the orange sky with the sun slipping away and lighting up the trees on the far shore. I haven’t been catching as many sunsets as I’d like but am happy to have this one forever.

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Black Swallowtail butterfly at okaloacoochee slough state forest
Butterflies

Black swallowtail butterfly photo Papilio polyxenes

Never know what you might see at the Okaloacoochee Slough state forest. I was lucky enough to see this black swallowtail butterfly enjoying this spanish needle flower. This swallowtail kept going back and forth between a few flowers giving me the opportunity to capture several photos. I don’t see the black swallowtail butterfly too often and am happy that I…

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tabebuia flower tree
Flowers

Yellow tabebuia flower photo

I took this photo of this tabebuia flower from the sidewalk on the side of the highway. Tabebuia is a tree that seems to bloom once a year, very early in the spring in southwest Florida. The tabebuia tree is hardly noticeable during the year when it’s not blooming. As you can see the tabebuia flowers make a nice photo. I’m hoping…

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Pink desert rose flower photo
Flowers

Pink Desert Rose Flower Photo

I took this photo of this pink desert rose flower a few years back and recently came across it and wanted to share. The desert rose has become one of my favorite flowers. Of course one reason being that it makes a good picture. There are several different color flowers including white, red, and different variations of pink. Currently the…

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White hibiscus flower photography
Flowers

White hibiscus flower photography

This bright white hibiscus flower photo was taken in Labelle Florida. The sunlight was hitting the flower just right to capture the hibiscus color and shape. Notice the outlined shadows on the flower. The dark background makes the white hibiscus stand out. Thank you for viewing my photography. If you are interested in purchasing a print or my work on…

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Queen Butterfly Closeup
Butterflies

Queen Butterfly Picture Closeup

Another queen butterfly photo that I took using my canon powershot camera. As you can see this queen butterfly is on a milkweed flower as well. The long leaves make an excellent food supply for the butterflies caterpillars. This butterflies color looks lighter than the previous photo. It could just be the lighting or maybe it’s a different butterfly. A…

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Queen butterfly on milkweed photo
Butterflies

Queen Butterfly on Milkweed Photo

Queen butterflies can be seen in Florida through most of the year. This butterfly lays it’s eggs on the milkweed plant. The eggs turn into caterpillars which eat the leaves of the milkweed plant and then cocoon until they turn into a queen butterfly like the one in the picture. If you have milkweed plants in your yard chances are…

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White hibiscus flower photo
Flowers

White Hibiscus Flower Picture

This hibiscus photo has always been one of my favorites. For me it turned out so well because the plant was in an overgrown area casting lots of shade except directly on the white flower. So the setting made for a dark background with a bright white hibiscus flower illuminated. Thank you for viewing my photography. If you are interested…

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pink oleander
Flowers

Double Pink Oleander Flower

A picture I took a while back that I really like. This pink oleander flower seems bigger than most regular oleander flowers. Oleander flowers are poisonous. Not too much to worry about though as long as you don’t ingest any part of the plant. If you like flowers the oleander is one worth checking out. Thank you for viewing my…

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Yellow Alamanda Flower
Flowers

Yellow Alamanda Flower Photo

A closeup picture of an alamanda flower. Seems the light was just right to capture the texture and bright color of this flower. There are several different varieties of alamanda. I believe yellow is the main color but there are possibly other colors. Alamanda grows as a vine or a bush. The green of the leaves in the background of…

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