Linda Grashoff's Photography Adventures

Birds

Remnants of Winter; Harbingers of Spring 8


April 5, 2018


Three Flying Ibises—in Focus!


March 8, 2018

I’m not a bird photographer. I don’t have the requisite long lens to do most birds justice. But I was excited to see these three ibises flying at the Robinson Preserve and thought I’d try following them with my too-short lens. Hah! They’re in focus! The bridge in the background is the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, which connects St. Pete (no one calls it St. Petersburg) to points south. It is a very long bridge—more than four miles end to end—giving travellers plenty of time to contemplate what would happen if another ship crashed into it.


GBH in SLP


January 31, 2018

If you’re a big fan (as I am) of the works of George Bernard Shaw, you may be disappointed in this post. This is what birders call a GBH: Great Blue Heron. This one was trolling the shallows for fish in South Lido Park.

Update On February 6, on the post titled Sleeping Turtles Preserve North, with Bog Lily, I made a confession that I’m now (February 14) copying here. “I have a strange confession to make concerning the blog post called GBH in SLP. On that post I intimated (because for some reason I have thought of George Bernard Shaw whenever I heard “GBH”) that “GBH” was how people referred to George Bernard Shaw. It isn’t! Obviously (even to me, now), George Bernard Shaw is “GBS”! I’m sorry if I confused any of you in my own confusion. I have no idea how that erroneous thought got lodged in my head. Thank my dear husband for setting me straight.” Arghhh.


The Celery Fields in Fog 2


December 28, 2017


More Barns of Northern Ohio 5


April 25, 2017

I wonder if vultures prefer older buildings. It’s where I seem to find them most often—when they aren’t circling overhead.


The Cleanup Crew 3


March 14, 2017

Maybe vultures don’t like to get their wings wet.


Egrets Hanging around at the Beach


January 15, 2017

I’ve mentioned before that the Great Blue Herons here let you get close to them, closer than we can get to them in Ohio. Many egrets, like these two, let you get close, also. People like to fish on this part of the South Lido Park beach, and the egrets like to hang around to see if they can beat the people to the catch . . . What I really love is the feet.

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Recent Finds in Selby Garden 7


January 8, 2017

Selby Gardens sits on Sarasota Bay, where this Little Blue Heron preened and preened and preened before garden visitors.

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Geese in Fog


October 21, 2016

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Time for Canada Geese


August 28, 2016

Another sign that fall is approaching is the pretend migration of this area’s Canada geese. Their raucous honking and v-shaped flight patterns are all for show (or something). They never leave but spend the winters here.

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