Truly one of Ontario’s most beautiful places. I had the pleasure of visiting and photographing the park in September 2011. The best time to photograph is in the very early morning as the mist rises up above the land and waters. In September it is also mating season for the well known Moose of the park. It is best to use a zoom lens with the animals as they are very unpredictable. They appear very peaceful but if agitated they can do a great amount of harm.
The landscapes in the park are wonderful and the lighting conditions change constantly- just one photo can come out in 100′s of ways with changing light. The fall colors this year were breathtaking as was the warm weather of that weekend.
The Ding Darling Wildlife Sanctuary on Florida’s Captiva Island is host to 1000′s of species of endangered animals, habitat, birds, and insects. A truley magical place.
The best time to visit the park is when the tides are changing as the water birds come out to feed in the open flats. It’s a great place, just watch for alligators at the end of the park!
There are always nesting Ospreys and now there are a pair of Bald Eagles as permanent residents. On this day I was lucky enough to see some lovely Roseate Spoonbills.
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Just back from a good holiday visit to Florida where I had the chance to walk through the Audubon Corkscrew Wildlife Sanctuary east of Naples, Florida.
The best time to walk through is the early morning and I had the opportunity to see some brand new Florida Black Bear claw scratch marks on the cypress trees there.
The plant life at this sanctuary is beyond imagination and reminds one a little of the Hobbit Movies series. 16 types of Florida Bromeiliads can be found in this Sanctuary including the well known yet endangered species of Spanish Moss.
There was a curious and endangered species Big Cypress Red Fox Squirrel watching me as well.
The birdlife at the Sanctuary is amazing- while there I heard Sandhill cranes, Saw Bald Eagles, Red Shouldered hawks, Crowned Night herons, Great white herons, Anhingas, Warblers, Buntings, and many many more rare birds. Here’s a few from the tour.
Copyright of Bill Miller (c) 2009-
(do not take these out of respect for native american musician Bill Miller)
Copyright of (c) 2009 Brita Brookes of VISION Design and Photo
VISION Photo recently was able to witness the great migration of the Sandhill Crane Population.
With low light levels- VISION Photo crafted each image into a high contrast pattern rather than produce photos of poor light quality. I hope you enjoy the flight patterns of these mystical birds.
Back from a fabulous day with sunshine and blue skies at the Lansing, Michigan Pow Wow 2009.
Photos copyright (c) 2009 Brita Brookes of VISION Photo.
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VISION Photo is just back from the “Teaching Our Traditions” Pow Wow which was held in Brighton, Michigan. The Pow Wow actively taught traditions during the event by using traditional Ojibwe language, having a storytelling tent, serving traditional foods, holding traditional dance w/teachings and by example. A great event.
Copyright (C) 2009 Brita Brookes of VISION Photo
Just back from a week of working hard on the art of Nature and Landscape photography in Ontario. These Nature and Landscape photos are from Ontario’s North Shore Canadian Park Lands & First Nations. This area is a pristine natural landscape full of life and light. Beautiful.
Copyright (c) 2009 Brita Brookes of VISION Photo
For the seasons first outdoor Pow Wow, I could not have asked for a more perfect day- sunny, a slight breeze and so many beautiful dancers!
VISION Photo will be at many Pow Wows and Events in the Michigan, Canada and South Dakota areas this Summer, so if you see me in my VISION Photo T-shirt, come up and say hello! I can easily give prints to those who are in the photographs and I can even email you an album if you stop by and write down your email.
~Brita of VISION Photo~
All photos copyright (c) 2009 Brita Brookes of VISION Photo.
Spring is here at Point Pelee National Park Canada April 24,25, 2009
Copyright (c) 2009 Brita Brookes
“Warbler Couple in Vines”
“Red Wing Blackbird Declaring Territory”
“Female Redwing Blackbird”
“Commorants Flying in a ‘V’ Over Lake Erie”
“Warbler in Vines”