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Story Behind the Photo: Golden Gate Bridge

August 14, 2013 - When I made plans to travel to San Francisco for the first time, Baker Beach was at the top of my list for places to vis...
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Story Behind the Photo: Greenhouse Frog

August 07, 2013 - While this photo may not suggest it, Greenhouse Frogs are in fact tiny. This one is only about the size of a quarter and...
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Story Behind the Photo: Afternoon Storm

July 31, 2013 - Thanks to the sea breezes from the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts that converge over the Florida peninsula and usually push we...
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Story Behind the Photo: Water Lily

July 24, 2013 - This water lily was photographed at the Florida Botanical Gardens in Largo, FL. It was a typical late afternoon in rainy...
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Story Behind the Photo: Sea Kayak

July 19, 2013 - This weekend we are expecting highs in the upper 80's and plentiful sunshine before our typical afternoon thunderstorms.
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Story Behind the Photo: Osprey

June 26, 2013 - As I've mentioned in the past, Ospreys are one of my favorite birds. Now that I think about it, my fascination started w...
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Story Behind the Photo: Monterey Peninsula

June 19, 2013 - The 17-Mile Drive along the Monterey Peninsula winds through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, California. Touted as one o...
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Story Behind the Photo: Little Blue Heron

June 12, 2013 - After a recent fishing trip, my husband was filleting his catch at the marina before heading home for the day. This alwa...
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Story Behind the Photo: Pigeon Point Light Station

June 03, 2013 - On a trip to explore the coast of California, my husband and I took our time driving south along the Pacific Coast Highw...
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Story Behind the Photo: Honeymoon Island State Park

May 24, 2013 - Taken at Honeymoon Island State Park in Dunedin, FL, this is likely my single favorite photograph in my collection. Many...
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Ten Favorite Photos of 2011

January 07, 2012 - Now that 2012 is underway, it’s time to take a look back at a few favorite photos from 2011. The highlights of my year i...
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News: Photo Featured in Museum Magazine

December 15, 2011 - Anyone out there speak Afrikaans? About six weeks ago, I was contacted by the Editor of Culna – Magazine of the Nationa...
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Story Behind the Photo: El Gato

November 29, 2011 - If you are avid reader of the PhotoBlog, you’ve likely been wondering if what rock I’ve been hiding under for the last f...
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Story Behind The Photo: World Trade Center

September 11, 2011 - My husband (then boyfriend) surprised me with a trip to New York City in December of 2000. I had always wanted to visit...
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Story Behind the Photo: Spotted Jelly

August 02, 2011 - In my previous post this week I highlighted a favorite image from the jelly exhibit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Along...
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Story Behind the Photo: Sea Nettle

July 31, 2011 - The Monterey Bay Aquarium has one of the largest live jelly displays in the country, and it is simply stunning. The enti...
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Story Behind the Photo: Kolob Canyon Erosion

July 28, 2011 - Like many other national parks in the Southwest, Kolob Canyon was formed over thousands of years thanks to several types...
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Story Behind the Photo: Kolob Canyon Views

July 26, 2011 - As I mentioned earlier this week, Kolob Canyon at Zion National Park was a nice surprise on our trip through southern Ut...
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News: Now Appearing on Google+

July 21, 2011 - Google+ is the hotest thing to hit social media in quite some time. Have no idea what Google+ is? You aren’t alone. The...
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Story Behind the Photo: Flats Fishing

July 19, 2011 - Flats fishing is very popular in the summer months, especially here in the in the Tampa Bay area thanks to the shallow w...
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Story Behind the Photo: Great Blue Heron

July 17, 2011 - After a slow start, it’s rainy season in Florida. Usually we can expect storms every afternoon thanks to the sea breeze...
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Story Behind the Photo: Antelope Canyon Tumbleweed

July 14, 2011 - As I’ve previously mentioned, Upper Antelope Canyon is a slot canyon created by water eroding the walls of the sandstone...
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Story Behind the Photo: Antelope Canyon Curves

July 13, 2011 - Slot canyons are formed by erosion from rain water over many years. During the monsoon season especially, flash floods c...
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Story Behind the Photo: Antelope Canyon Reflected Light

July 12, 2011 - As I mentioned previously, the intense light shafts that shine through the open slots into Upper Antelope Canyon are a m...
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Story Behind the Photo: Antelope Canyon Light Shaft

July 11, 2011 - Upper Antelope Canyon is one of the most popular slot canyons in the world, in part due to the incredible beams of light...
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Story Behind the Photo: Antelope Canyon Sand

July 10, 2011 - I’ve never been anywhere as dusty as Antelope Canyon. I was lucky enough to visit this remote slot canyon a few weeks ag...
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Story Behind the Photo: Bald Eagle

July 03, 2011 - Happy Independence Day! On this great day of national pride, it seemed like the perfect time to share an image of a Bald...
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Travel: The Colorado Plateau Trip Starts Saturday

June 24, 2011 - The big adventure to see the Colorado Plateau officially starts tomorrow! After a very warm few days in Las Vegas with m...
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Story Behind the Photo: Stellar Jay

June 21, 2011 - One of the things I’m looking forward to in Arizona and Utah this weekend is the opportunity to see all kinds of differe...
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Story Behind the Photo: Clearwater Beach

June 19, 2011 - This week is the big trip out west to see what seems like another planet compared to the white sandy beaches of Florida’...
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Story Behind the Photo: Red-bellied Woodpecker

June 16, 2011 - While it may seem ridiculous to most people that I would feed squirrels on purpose, it does keep them off of my bird fee...
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Story Behind the Photo: Reddish Egret

June 14, 2011 - Reddish Egrets are considered medium to large herons at just under three feet tall. Common along the Gulf Coast, I had n...
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Story Behind the Photo: Red-shouldered Hawk

June 12, 2011 - Hawks are amazing birds. Perched high in the tree tops always watching for for thier next meal, I usually am delighted t...
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Story Behind the Photo: Caladesi Island State Park

June 07, 2011 - It’s hot out. More than half of the country is experiencing August-like temperatures in the beginning of June, leaving m...
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Travel: Heading out West

June 06, 2011 - A few months ago I let everyone know that I’d be heading out west to photograph some of the Colorado Plateau – a whole n...
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Story Behind the Photo: Sunset

June 02, 2011 - I have some really exciting news…my parents are moving to Florida! Let me clarify – not just to Florida, but to my littl...
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Story Behind the Photo: Eastern Cottontail

May 31, 2011 - A few weeks ago I snapped this photo of our neighborhood rabbit, Peter Cottontail. He is an Eastern Cottontail rabbit an...
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News: Final Photo Featured as ‘Photo of the Day’ Online ~ Pacific Sea Nettles

May 26, 2011 - Today the final photo of four recently selected is a Photo of the Day for Light and Composition Magazine. The latest pho...
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Story Behind the Photo: Caladesi Island State Park

May 26, 2011 - While summer doesn’t technically start until late June, it has felt like summer here in the Tampa Bay area for weeks now...
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Story Behind the Photo: Anchored

May 24, 2011 - If you are a frequent reader of the PhotoBlog, then you know my family loves to boat. Over the years we have had several...
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Story Behind the Photo: Niagara Falls

May 22, 2011 - I have recently found that I need to be in Buffalo, NY, in July and plan to visit Niagara Falls when I am in town. I’ve...
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Story Behind the Photo: Eastern Gray Squirrel

May 19, 2011 - As an avid bird watcher, my back yard is filled with bird feeders. There are all kinds of visitors including several Nor...
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News: Another Photo Featured as ‘Photo of the Day’ Online ~ The Lone Cypress

May 17, 2011 - As I mentioned recently, several of my photos have been selected as a Photo of the Day for Light and Composition Magazin...
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Story Behind the Photo: Osprey

May 16, 2011 - As I’ve mentioned in the past, Ospreys are one of my favorite birds. Now that I think about it, my fascination started w...
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Story Behind the Photo: Willet

May 12, 2011 - Willets are one of the taller shorebirds you may see feeding at the edge of the surf. Here in Florida they are prevalent...
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Story Behind the Photo: Water Lily

May 10, 2011 - It wasn’t until I moved to Florida a few years ago and was able to see water lilies more frequently that I realized how...
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Story Behind the Photo: American Flamingos

May 08, 2011 - These two American Flamingos looked to me as if they were trying to find some peace and quiet amongst all of the hustle...
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News: Latest Photo Featured as ‘Photo of the Day’ Online ~ Goldstripe Maroon Clownfish and Anemone

May 06, 2011 - As I mentioned last week, several of my photos have been selected as a Photo of the Day for Light and Composition Magazi...
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Story Behind the Photo: The Lone Cypress

May 03, 2011 - The 17-Mile Drive along the Monterey Peninsula winds through Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach, California. One of the most...
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Story Behind the Photo: Goldstripe Maroon Clownfish

May 01, 2011 - While the Goldstripe Maroon Clownfish (premna s biaculeatus) is naturally found in Sumatra, this one was photographed in...
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News: New Photo Featured as ‘Photo of the Day’ Online ~ Pigeon Point Light Station

May 01, 2011 - Last fall I was honored to have several of my photos selected as a Photo of the Day for Light and Composition Magazine....
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Story Behind the Photo: Avalon Pier

April 28, 2011 - The Outer Banks of North Carolina are a relatively remote, and very seasonal band of barrier islands along the Atlantic...
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Story Behind the Photo: Bobcat

April 26, 2011 - Like many photographers, I have a trip to Africa to photograph the amazing animals found there on my bucket list. The ch...
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Story Behind the Photo: American Oystercatcher

April 24, 2011 - Last week, I shared a photo of a pair of American Oystercatchers taking a stroll down the beach. The stark contrast betw...
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Story Behind the Photo: Eastern Cottontail

April 22, 2011 - With Easter Sunday just around the corner, it seemed fitting to share a photo of a bunny today. The Eastern Cottontail i...
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Story Behind the Photo: Brown Pelican

April 20, 2011 - Today marks the one-year anniversary of the BP Deepwater-Horizon explosion that caused the largest accidental oil spill...
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Story Behind the Photo: American Oystercatchers

April 18, 2011 - American Oystercatchers are one of my favorite birds. They are so very exotic looking with their long red beaks, it’s ha...
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Story Behind the Photo: Limpkin

April 15, 2011 - In the last year I have been introduced to many new bird species, the Limpkin being one of them. At the far northern end...
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News: Photo featured at Reflections by the Sea

April 14, 2011 - I am excited to announce that one of my photos of an Eastern Black Swallowtail Butterfly is currently featured in this w...
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