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Composite Image Process

Composite Image Process

Once the job of capturing images is done, the fun begins as I work to transform the photos before me into an artistic vision.

Roseate Spoonbills

Roseate Spoonbills

A beautiful pink wash in the distance becomes an unlikely creature of flamboyant colors and distinct personalities up close. 

 


Serious Eating

Serious Eating

While staying at home, my focus on food taste has gotten sharper. Thankfully, Chuck has decided to hone in on his already excellent chef's skills. Our kitchen now includes, besides the usual stove and conventional oven, 2 microwaves, a toaster oven, an induction cooking surface, 2 Sous Vide machines, an expresso machine, a comercial grade blender, an Instapot , a blow torch, and a breadmaker, the only appliance I'm allowed to use. I just discovered that there is an induction ready wok in our future!

I'm not surprised by the Wikipedia quote on the Great Blue Heron,...


The lion punk bird of the Florida mangroves

The lion punk bird of the Florida mangroves

The Reddish Egret is an iconic resident of the Florida Mangroves. His feeding dance can entertain humans for hours, even as the birds satisfy their appetite.

 


Venice Rookery. Life stories.

Venice Rookery. Life stories.

As Costa Rica has wisely shut the country to foreigners because of Covid, we have decided to revisit some of our old favorite spots close to home. 

Anhingas and Common Gallinules seem to have nothing is common until we take a closer look. 

Anhingas, sometimes known as snake birds because of their habit of swimming with just their very long necks and heads sticking out of the water, are large water birds that spear fish with their long, sharp beaks. They accomplish this feat by diving extremely fast into the water after their unsuspecting prey. In order to facilitate this...