Photoblog for Tim Fritz

Animals

Skimmer

Juvenile skimmer skimming. I guess it’s a skill they’re born with. I didn’t see a bunch youngsters lined up watching the old pros and taking notes or anything like that.
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Sandpiper at sunset

Getting in some food before the light is all gone.
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Sunset bird

Caught this one bird in flight with the pretty sky behind it at sunset time last week. Pushed the sliders around a bunch in Camera Raw to really boost the clouds.
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Bird in alley

All bird, no bush.
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Corn snake

Thanks to the friendly visitor that was just leaving Fort Desoto and pointed him out.
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Little green frog

Sitting on the windowsill last night when I was taking the dog out before bed. Light with a flashlight, cupped my hands around the beam to let a little out.
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Sunday Skimmers

Skimmers at Fort Desoto. They were feeding by the bay pier.
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You don’t bring me flowers anymore

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Dogs available at the Humane Society

Did some volunteer work at the Humane Society of Tampa yesterday and photographed these dogs that are available for adoption.
Need a dog? Adopt one here: http://humanesocietytampa.org/

dogs available for adoption at humane society

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Gull doing the hokey pokey

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Birds at sunrise

My sunrise shot got photobombed by a bunch of birds.
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The bird is the word

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Cows at the Florida State Fair

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Chicken eye

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State Fair horse and rider

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Sandhill Cranes at Circle B Bar Reserve

Always worth the drive to the CBB. Former ranch turned nature preserve near Lakeland.
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Killdeer at the salvage yard

See the three eggs? One from 2010, I put this on flickr years ago and thought of it on Wednesday when I went to see Joel Sartore speak in Tampa. He had a photo of a Tern which also nests on the ground and lays eggs that blend in with the ground. This killdeer was at the Starkey Road Auto Parts. I saw the adult and it was faking an injury to lure me from the nest. Sticking one wing out and acting like it could not fly. The guys that worked there had marked the nest with a propane tank and some scrap so they wouldn’t run it over while they were moving stuff around with a forklift.
killdeer at the salvage yard


Takeoff

Birds taking flight


Three Ibis

Ibises? Ibi? uhh… 3 birds.
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Hawk flight

There’s a few hawks living in the trees around my office in Oldsmar. Pretty cool seeing them every day. Shot this one taking off.
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Hello, Goat

Goat at a petting zoo in Brattleboro, Vermont.
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The moorhens were impressed

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Goat missile

He was coming right at me!
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Moo!

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