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Newsletter #113

Newsletter # 113

Immature Black-crowned Heron


Male & Female Anhinga
Breeding Plumage

watching & waiting



The March PONTOON PUTT (March 20th -23rd)

This sold out quickly, so for those of you who were, and are, still “thinking about” signing on, I’ve booked a second Putt, which will begin on March 27th thru the 30th, checking out on the morning of the 31st. You can visit my website: and go to Newsletter #111 to see more pictures and details, but the following is pretty much the same story:

An all-time favorite and almost a 100% guarantee of great Success is my Pontoon Putt on the St. John’s River in and around the Deland area. I’ve been boating & photographing there for almost thirty years! I will quietly glide & guide you down secret little tributaries & logging runs with beautiful reflections, various species of birds & mammals, as well as our Florida alligators, frogs, lizards etc.


Historically I’ve found that it takes at least 4 days to ‘do the loop’ of spots to see and photograph. For those coming a long distance (or out of state), I recommend & have organized a four-day/four-nights trip with wonderful accommodations provided; healthy, hardy gourmet dinners, box lunches, & simple breakfasts (special diets are not a problem). There is a pool for quiet-time relaxation when the sun is too high or too low for photography. I keep my groups small so tripods can easily be used if needed on this 24 ft. boat, but I’ve also designed special bean bags for easy use in place of tripods. For the locals, with advance notice (to avoid overcrowding), I welcome ½ day or full-day participation during my four-day adventure. My professional assistance and/or instruction is always available, as well as group and/or individual critiquing of your work. The full four-day package is a wonderful value at $1,450.00, which includes all of the above… Private/tour/boating with the professional photographer/tour leader/teacher (me), all meals, & excellent living accommodations. One-half day excursions are $250.00 per person (no meals included) and full-day trips (with siesta-time during mid-day’s harsh light) are $375.00 (including a boxed lunch).


As stated before, I keep the group size very small to insure plenty of room for tripods, bean bags, & individual attention and instruction if needed. I recommend that if you are at all interested in this #2 March trip and want space reserved, (or if you have any questions) that you call me directly on my cell (954) 914-5884 as soon as possible. If you would like to set up your own group tour with at least four participants on this date or for another date, I am open to make arrangements for that also.

Florida has wonderful wildlife and fabulous photographic opportunities if you know its secrets, which I have spent years discovering, and am bursting to share with my fellow enthusiasts!

Happy Shooting!! And, “Keep Your Aperture Your Priority”




If you are interested in any of my tours, click on their corresponding link below:



Photo Researchers, Editors, and Publishers:

As stated in previous newsletters, at no obligation to you, send me a “want list” of images you are looking for that may coincide with a trip I’m about to take, or have recently taken, and I’ll do my very best to seek out that subject and shoot it with your request in mind. This may save you some expense, give me a specific mission and possibly a sale of that image. It’s a ‘win, win situation’!

A quick reminder that my library of 35mm original slides houses approximately 75,000 images, and my digital library presently holds over 100,000 (and growing-hourly)!

My website holds an in-depth Stock Shop for your quick review:

Photographic Accessories

The Better Beamer Flash Extender

For telephoto lenses from 300mm on up only $45.00 each

More Info


Specifications & Functions

  • Reduces battery drain
  • Weighs 2 1/2 ounces
  • Easy to use
  • Fits in your shirt pocket
  • Flash reaches greater distances (about 500 ft.) w/smaller aperture
  • Fresnel lens stays in place with sturdy side-arms
“Keep Your Aperture Your Priority”

Little Blue Herons


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