About Me

I am a corporate employee during the week in the Tampa bay area. I love spending my weekends outdoors hiking and taking pictures of birds and nature. I have a Nikon D7500 camera. My primary lens is a Nikon 300 F4 for birding and Nikon 70-200 F2.8. Other lenses I use less often are  Nikon 80-400, Nikon 24-120 mm, Nikon nifty 50mm, Nikon Macro 85mm and Sigma 10-20mm (for landscapes).

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24 thoughts on “About Me

  1. I was looking at your blog & pics. Just wanted to let you know there are new baby geese (2) at Crescent Lake. There were 3 but 1 went missing today. Also there is 1 maybe 2 more mama geese sitting on eggs. Just thought you may be interested. Lovely work!!

  2. Dina, I must apologize for not recognizing you as a follower sooner!!! I can see that I’m going to be loving your blog. And, your pictures beat mine all to heck. But then the D7000 trumps a little old D60 anytime!!! Neverthesless, thanks for following along and I’ll be doing the same.

  3. Hi! I love your photos. We seem to go to a few of the same places. Have you heard if there are owls at Kapok this year??

  4. Hi Dina, thank you for visiting my blog. I decided to check yours out and I love it. As you probably know, I love photographing birds, as you do. I have subscribed to yours and I will be looking forward to your great work.

  5. I have been enjoying reading you posts for quite a while now. Your photos are wonderful. I am looking to get a better lens. Just wondering what you are using for your photos?

  6. Hi Dina Just discovered your blog through WBW. You are a fantastic photographer. I haven’t seen all your work yet but your past few posts are amazing. I do not know how to leave a comment on your posts. Is there a simple way? Looking forward to seeing much more. Margaret

  7. Sorry if my english is not very good I speak spanish and I did not want to stop writing to you. I am a nature lover and a beginner in photography but it isn’t necessry know much to stand out the beautiful pictures you take and your ability to capture the right moment. It’s amazing what you do just for the love of nature. Thanks for sharing it.

  8. Had a leucistic EUCD in Mangrove Bay neighborhood last week (june 2019), accompanied by a more usual plumage bird FYI.

  9. Your posted photographs of 27 Sept 2018 included 2 shots of a crab with a barnacle attached. I believe the crab is Speckled Swimming Crab, Arenaeus cribrarius (Lamark, 1818) and the barnacle is Symbiotic Acorn Barnacle, Chelonibia testudinaria (Linnaeus, 1758). Would you send me the locality and date you took those 2 photographs? Thank you.

  10. Hi Dina, My husband and I LOVE you photography so much. Your owl photos deserve an award, they are absolutely amazing! We are at Fort Desoto right now, trying so hard to find the old OWL NEST. I know there are no owls on it now but we wanted to at least find that special Oak tree. Can you give us an idea where at tree is located. Thank you do very much and please keep taking and sharing your incredible photos of nature. Sincerely Marilyn Piggott, Pinellas Park

    • Thanks! The owls move around each year. They usually take over an old osprey nest. Last year they were on a nest on the East Beach trail but I think most of that nest has fallen down.

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