Why You All Up In My Business!


osprey

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO200.

So I never had a chance in this staring contest. Watching this osprey was really interesting, but the question here is, was it as interesting for the osprey to watch me ? I guess we will never know.  I came across this amazing fishing bird while visiting beaches in beautiful Long Island, NY.

Interesting Fact: Ospreys hunt by diving to the water’s surface from some 30 to 100 feet (9 to 30 meters) up. They have gripping pads on their feet to help them pluck fish from the water with their curved claws and carry them for great distances. In flight, ospreys will orient the fish headfirst to ease wind resistance. ( http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birds/osprey/ )

Your Kung-Fu Is Good, But You Are No Match For My Great Egret Style!


Great Egret

F/5.6, 1/8000, ISO 1000.

This Great Egret showed off his crazy moves, and hit the road or I should say the sky.  I wanted to learn more by observing this amazing bird, but unfortunately my presence spooked him away and the lesson was over.  The way they walk and hunt, it is actually quite interesting. I would highly recommend next time you see one, to stick around for few minutes, and you maybe see something that you haven’t seen before.

Interesting Fact: Great Egrets fly slowly but powerfully: with just two wingbeats per second their cruising speed is around 25 miles an hour. ( http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/great_egret/lifehistory )

They Bring Fast Food To A Whole New Level.


 

Greater Yellowlegs

F/6.3, 1/640, ISO200.

It is quite entertaining to watch Greater Yellowlegs run after their prey. Those amazing birds made it look so easy, but I recommend no to try this at home, running and eating did not work out well for me. ( Ha Ha )

Interesting Fact:  Greater Yellowlegs mainly eat insects and insect larvae during the breeding season. During winter and migration, small fish, crustaceans, snails, and other aquatic animals round out the diet. (  http://naturemappingfoundation.org/natmap/facts/greater_yellowlegs_712.html  )

Lightning Vs Fierworks Face Off!


4th july

F/8.0, 1/250, ISO 140, Photoshop CS6.

Last night, here on the East Cost, lightning bolts occupied the sky and gave us quite a show.  Tonight it is time for the colorful fireworks to put on a performance.  Let’s see who will be the winner…

 

NYC Storm

3rd of July

F/3.5, 1/30, ISO800, Photoshop CS6.

 

Interesting Fact: Only John Hancock actually signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. All the others signed later. (  http://www.parkrideflyusa.com/blog/2012/07/04/20-fun-facts-about-the-4th-of-july/  )

 

Do We Have A Problem Here!


American Black Duck

F/6.3, 1/640, ISO800.

This American Black Duck was looking to start a fight with me. ( Ha Ha)  The truth is I took this photo as the duck was flopping its wings, it created a cool effect of one tough duck.  Photos like these always makes me smile.

Interesting Fact: If a mother is killed or separated from her brood, another Black Duck with ducklings of her own, regardless of their age, will quickly adopt the orphans. ( http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/392/_/American_Black_Duck.aspx )

Let’s Get Soaking Wet!


American Robin

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO320.

Are you ready for the summer fun? Pools and beaches are OPEN! Everyone is taking advantage, even this American Robin is splashing around in his bird pool.  SO EVERYONE  LET’S GET SOAKING WET!

Interesting Fact: Drunk Robins!? Yes, American Robins sometimes will flock to fermented berries. By ingesting large quantities, they appear to be drunk and exhibit behaviors such as falling over while walking. ( http://www.birdfeeders.com/resources/wild-bird-articles/american-robin-top-10-most-interesting-facts )

She Said YES!


“It’s a beautiful night, I am looking for something crazy to do. Hey Joanna, I think I wanna marry you.” ( 8:00 PM June 21, 2014 )

 Engagement

F/5.6, 1/125, ISO125

Interesting Fact: Countries such as England, United states, France, and Canada traditionally wear the engagement ring on the left hand. Where as Germany, Russia and India wear the ring on the right hand. ( http://www.jewellerymonthly.com/facts_engagement_rings/ )