Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Florida Aquarium Has More

The Florida Aquarium offered a multitude of fish shots. these two reef fish were very colorful. This blue one was iridescent.
Hear is a little Long Eared Owl or a Screech Owl.
This was the best orchid I saw, how colorful.
This is when I give a shout out to Klaus of Virtua Gallery, my Florida bird expert, if you've haven't seen his sight you should. I think this is an White Ibis.

What the heck is this reddish one, a Glossy Ibis.
A heron for sure, maybe a Tri-colored Heron.
I think this is a Limpken, then again Klaus might know.
I really liked the aquarium and have so much more to show.


15 comments:

lapa37 said...

Nice shots I especially like the orchid it is beautiful.

lapa37 said...

P.S. and the owl is lovely. I just love owls.

The Birdlady said...

So nice, FG. I really wanted to get a burrowing owl when I was in FL in Feb...

Beckynsc said...

Those are great pictures. I especially like the owl. I have a fascination with birds.

Judi~Gmj said...

I'm glad you choose to shoot bird this way! Great shots. I like the first fish best.

Carletta said...

Some great pics here Fishing Guy!

kjpweb said...

Very nice shots, Tom. You're spot on with you ID's, just the last one is off a little. Though it looks a little like a Limpkin - it actually is a White Ibis - a young one - they turn white later on! Seems like a great place - where was that again? Tampa?
Cheers, Klaus

raccoonlover1963 said...

Great pictures. I used to see the white ibis' all the time when I lived in Orlando, as well as the egrets and the sand hill cranes.
Love the owl!
Lisa

fishing guy said...

Thanks Klaus, I just learned about the Limpkin last week from your sight and it looked familiar. The Florida Aquarium is in Tampa and is a great place.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am not sure about the owl but it looks like the screech owls we have had here. None now but they were here over the winter.

Brandi said...

Great shots! If you ever get the chance, come visit our Texas State Aquarium located in Corpus Christi. Not many birds but a great aquarium.

Warren Baker said...

You'll be a bird expert in no time fishing guy! best get yourself equiped with some bird books. keep looking mate.

tipper said...

Oh I just love the owl!

lapa37 said...

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Gina said...

I love all the animals..great shots FG..but I too, cannot go past the owl..stunning bird!! :D