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francoisconstantin30-Mar-2024 18:32
Miss you my friend!!
francoisconstantin19-Oct-2022 20:58
I just saw that…
I miss you my friend, you was a fantastic person.
I’m sure that you are with wildlife now.
RIP my friend!!
HEMANT KISHAN 01-Oct-2022 19:25
Bob -- I will miss our time in the field and all the magical moments we had with the Razorbills, Kingbirds and Caracaras. You were taken away way too soon. RIP.
Guest 28-Apr-2021 16:08
RIP Bob you will be missed
Jan Goedelt 24-Sep-2014 07:44
Hi Bob, your photos from Florida are really fantastic! My family and I are traveling from late January to late February 2015 to Southwest Florida. Your blog with all the beautiful photos and the informations are a very good preparation for this trip. I would like to send you a personal message for some detailed questions. Would that be possible? Please send me a message at my provided email address. You can also reach me via my website “”. Thank you for your effort! Jan Goedelt
Diane Jones 28-Feb-2014 15:18
Hi Bob. I wanted to make sure you knew about and were attending the 2nd Annual Nature Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival that is taking place March 20-23rd in Pasco, Hernando and Citrus Counties.

Superstar birder Greg Miller headlines a list of some of Florida's most experienced field guides.

We would also really appreciate it if you could share information about the festival with your blog readers. We want as many birders as possible to know about this exciting event.

There is a website and a Facebook page on the Festival. You can simply search for those to get more information.

Thanks for your support.

Take Care,
Diane Jones, on behalf of Visit Citrus
Ernie 22-Aug-2013 20:58
Hello, I wanted to comment on your other blog, actually. We at and Perky Pet, feel that you are deserving of our 'Eye in the Sky' award. If you'd like to accept and discuss this further, please send me a message at my provided email address.

Thanks for all you do,
Steve Janton 08-Apr-2013 12:45
Hi, I wanted to find out if you give permission to artists to paint from your images?
Steve janton
Maureen 27-Oct-2012 02:25
Thank you for the beautiful photographs, especially the ones of birds! Found your blog through The Essential Beachcomber. Have a great day!
Robert Becker31-Jul-2012 00:26
Thoroughly enjoyed your galleries. I will be starting a new job in Ft. Myers next week so I'm looking forward to settling in a getting to know the great areas for photography. Hope to bump into you one day.
Best. Robert
Muskrat's Photos12-Jun-2012 14:14
A veritable library of wildlife and scenic images!!! I thoroughly enjoyed viewing the galleries! GREAT Work!!!
Bill Swindaman 02-Apr-2012 13:09
I have been enjoying your posts of Florida birds. Wonderful work. I will be in Florida soon for a trip and was interested in visiting the Cape Coral area to see and photograph the burrowing owls. You have some wonderful photos from Festival Park, but I have done numerous searches for that park in the Cape Coral area and cannot find it. Perhaps it is known by a different name? Can you provide location info or a link to it?

Thanks for posting your beautiful photography and your blog reports!
Bill Swindaman
Guest 26-Feb-2012 19:07
Superb photography, very inspirational. Best J
Hennie & Lies Lammers04-Feb-2012 15:45
Hi Bob,
The pictures are wonderful Beautiful images of nature and wildlife
fredrcox25-Jan-2012 11:34
Truly masterful!
Bert Ooms06-Jan-2012 15:58
Great galleries you have! The owls are fantastic. Ospreys too! and .. and..
I enjoyed walking through them.
Best, Bert
Abbie Banks 04-Oct-2011 20:32
Hello, Bob. I am an admirer of your stunning photographs. Some friends and I have a birding group of about 50 members. It is called Venice Area Birding Association. (VABA) We have been to Harns Marsh quite a few times. The trip leader, Steve Friedman and I both enjoy nature photography. We were hoping you may have some suggestions of certain areas of Harns and other sites in that area. We would appreciate any suggestions. We are planning a trip to Harns very soon. I thank you before hand. Abbie Banks
photodocsj30-Aug-2011 21:53
Hi Bob, I've been following your pbase photos for sometime now in fact you are on my "favorites"page. I also follow several other bird photographers. Additionally I read a handful of blogs on birding and bird photography. One that I particularly like is a Florida bird photographer's blog by this guy named Bob Pelkey. I've read that blog now for quite a while - duh? Do you know that you write a blog????? God help me! james

robkuiper19-Jul-2011 10:29
Your birdpictures are great! You have something to be proud of here!

Bob Pelkey16-May-2011 23:35
Hi Sheila, Your image may be viewed here . . .
Sheila Kuester 15-May-2011 15:35
Hi Bob,
Your gallery is beautiful. I was looking for the photos that you took of me and my friend back in early April. We were in Ft. Myers. Sheila and Kay. You took a photo of her while she was making a phone call on the beach. Let me know if you still have those. I'd love to see them.
Sheila K
GŁnter 26-Mar-2011 11:47
Hi Bob,
Super Fotos !!!
I am a Hobby-Zoologist from Austria and I work on a list of all bird species (only for myself and personal use). I want to add to all the animals in the list a picture, so I want to ask you, if I am allowed, to copy some pictures from your picture gallery by pbase in my lists - only for private use! I will not create a homepage, I will not sell the photos and I will not publish the photos - I only want to add them to my lists.
I am looking forward to a permission to copy some photos,

Yours faithfully

Patti 06-Mar-2011 18:00
I've been looking for a photo of Osprey male & female together. I found your photo of Osprey Mates II, Osprey at Lovers Key State Park at New Pass Fort Myers Beach. I would like to have a copy of this photo in black and white.
Please advise how I can do this by either ordering a copy through you or having permission to make a copy.
Thank you,
jim 10-Jan-2011 19:35
Bob, thanks for your thoughtfulness this am at Harns Marsh. Obviously, I found both sites and appreciate your efforts. Wish I had picked your brains today. regards jim gibbons. Will view both sites later to fully appreciate your work
Chelsea Hall 21-Dec-2010 01:54
Hey Bob,
Thanks for taking the pictures and the tip about how to avoid getting the camera wet but getting as low to the sand as possible. I'll leave my email so you can get in touch with me, so I'll be able to send you the pictures I took of you.
Nice meeting you!
Lorne 21-Dec-2010 00:21
I received your incredible bird collection from Ted S, a photographer friend of mine from Michigan.It really gave me an opportunity to study the birds in various stages from flight to perching...Going to check out your galleries and other collections.
Miami, Florida
Bob Blanchard 12-Dec-2010 22:41
Bob - Was nice running into you today at Harns Marsh! Fun photography for sure! I got a look at that Crested Caracara on your blog, and I think he may actually be carrying some food there. Hard to tell for sure though without being able to zoom in.
michele 23-Aug-2010 13:14
Hi Bob. Met you at publix- you idenified our "scarlet tanger". The photos are beautiful. Seeing more and more varieties at our feeder and water stations. Talk to you soon, Michele
Guest 20-Jul-2010 21:01
Nice Gallery's
gail campbell 20-Jun-2010 00:30
Hi Bob, Did you make it to the Blue trail today? I had to be at two soccer games this afternoon so my visit will have to wait. It was nice to meet a fellow shooter.

Gail Campbell
Kristy 07-Jun-2010 12:09
Hi, Bob--
My family ran into you at the Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area last week and you were kind enough to take our photo...all 17 of us! We were the large family from three states--you spoke to my husband Paul. We would love to somehow purchase the photo on your website and see if there are others that you took that turned out good as well. Please email me and let me know! Thanks.
Ken Platt 05-Jun-2010 17:31
Hi Bob:

Nice to meet you at the Little Estero Critical Wildlife Area this week. Could you email me? Then I can make contact with you and send you our website and a newspaper article.

Kevinn Fung 01-Jun-2010 12:45
Hey Bob,
Quite a collection. The love you have for your work shows.
Just wondering if you ever got lucky with Scarlet?
I am still looking every other day.
Meghann 06-May-2010 18:00
I just got around to looking at your work and have to say you have some incredible images! I don't know if you remember me but I am the Motorsports Photographer you met at Estero Beach in mid April with my husband, two daughters and mom and dad. You took our photo during a sunset and told us we could view our image in one of your galleries, but I am not quite sure which one you told me to go to. If you recall the image could you please direct me in the right direction? Thanks so much for your time and it was a pleasure meeting you!
Hemant 29-Apr-2010 02:51
Bob -- I did take your advice and drove to see the burrowing owls behind the Library at Cape Coral. Well worth the trip. I also wanted to alert you that I saw 2 scissor-tailed flycatchers by CR 833 near STA-5. You can my shots of the flycatcher and the burrowing owls at the aba gallery:

Good meeting you at Harnes Marsh; I hope the snail kites are more visible now!

Marcus Sonntag 24-Apr-2010 12:31
Dear Bob,
maybe you remember us, Marcus and Ariane from Germany.
We met us in Cape Coral at the burrowing owls.

We hope, you are well and had a good time.

We wish you good pictures and please take care. Maybe we see us in 2 years, we
come back to Florida.

Best wishes from Germany,

Marcus Sonntag
German Wildlife Photographers Association (GDT)
Area Manager Bavaria/Germany

Ariane Mueller
German Wildlife Photographers Association (GDT)
Executive board member
Linda Sprankle 09-Apr-2010 13:10
Hi Bob,
I loved meeting you last Sunday, but it's taken me this long to figure out how to correspond with you. I will send you John's email if you write back to me.
Maja Waiss07-Apr-2010 20:52
Your images are great!!!
Thank you for checking out my images.

Maja Waiss
Gloria 05-Apr-2010 15:50
Bob the pic in from yesterday at Harns Marsh is Cheryl not Gloria thanks
Gloria 04-Apr-2010 23:59
My husband Wes and friend Cheryl and I Gloria met you today at Harns Marsh. Nice to get photos of a swallowtail Kite for the 1st time and you pointed it out in thesky.It flew right over us for a great shot. Your web site is just awesome with photos in the Areas near us. Not photos from Circle bar B in Lakeland. We will go to Bunche Beach as that looks real interesting.
plischeid01-Apr-2010 02:36
Bob, thanks for viewing my galleries. The burrowing owls were a plus on that trip. I will heading down to Florida nexted tuesday for a week of shooting. Will be up in the St Augustine area and Merritt Island. Hope to add some different birds to the site. I enjoyed looking at your galleries.
christer11-Mar-2010 17:56
Hi Bob

The Gray wolf was walking on the road when we were sitting in the bus. The Gray wolf was walking to his lya in Denali NP. You kan see the bus in the gallery.

Have you seen the White-tailed Eagles.

Best regards
Christer Brostam
christer08-Mar-2010 10:31
Hi Bob
Thank you for your comment about the Steller`s Eider. I have tried to fix the picture.

You have a very nice gallery.

Best regards
Christer Brostam
Guest 30-Dec-2009 10:39
Very Nice
Desi 16-Dec-2009 21:38
Hi Bob ,
Finally got to visit your site today. Iwas in Marco Island with my wife this past May to stay with my Dad for a week. The one day I took my camera and took a walk up thru Tigertail beach and up around to I think its called Hideaway beach uparound the tip there . Thats where I came across you taking photos with your camera and you gave me your card and told me to check out your site because you had taken pictues of me taking pictures of the birds and other wildlife .I was able to get in your site now because the last time I visited there seemed to be some techincal or rebuild problem going on.So I was wondering if the picture/pictures you took of me turned out or weren't good enough to post. Since you told me to check the site to look at them I was suprised that I didn't see them. Also I was curious if I can post any of the pictures I took down at Marc Island on this site or not . I was going to try and call you but there was no phone number on your card.I was in a couple galleries and there are some very nice pictures there.Have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year.
Guest 08-Dec-2009 06:29
Hi dear Bob
Thank you very much for your attention and your kind comment on my "Freedom" gallery.

Best regards.
Ken Ayers 01-Dec-2009 19:11
You do great work Bob great meeting you at your store and i'll see you soon don't forget to check out the green macaws at McDonalds parking lot.
John and Marcia 04-Nov-2009 16:41
Enjoyed meeting you, Bob, on the Trout Point Nature Trail today - 4 November 2009. John and Marcia Sevold.
marko gregoric09-Sep-2009 10:14
Some great and inspiring pics on here. Very good.
Juliana 24-Aug-2009 05:05
Hey Bob it's Juliana from work. I was just looking at your photos and they are so cool! I don't think I would ever have the patience or the skills to get the shots you have! Wow! see you at work sometime this week :)
nicolebouglouan17-Aug-2009 06:01
Hi Bob,
You have several superb galleries here. I particularly like your birds and butterflies, but all your pictures are qualitative!
Thank you for sharing these amazing works!
Guest 14-May-2009 22:03
Thanks for his comments, attentively.
Visit my Blog, to see more histories, thank you.
Robert D. McAlpine09-May-2009 23:56
I really enjoyed looking at your photos. Your work is of the highest quality.
Richard Snell 07-May-2009 02:01
Hi Bob. Good to meet you today (05.06.09) on Lovers Key. I was the British guy with the Nikon D200. Just had a quick look at your splendid photos. Have you been down to Shark Valley, guaranteed to see Purple Gallinule there as well as many others.Do write and I'll send you details of England.
hugh smaltz 07-Apr-2009 21:18
hi bob, good talking with you. i hope we can get togther on lovers key. i can surely learn alot about photo birds from following you. if not this week or next. next year.
brett yaste 07-Apr-2009 02:00
user name is garus2009 on flickr- i'll check back if you want to offer the window for a link again
Bob Pelkey27-Mar-2009 01:21
Brett, If you offer a clickable link to your site within the next seven days, I'll allow your comment to remain here. When that link no longer works, the post will be deleted.
brett yaste 23-Mar-2009 23:56
finally got a page going- only 80 shots up so far
i'm using
do a search for "it could almost be a postcard" the shot is a bald eagle in a pine
that's me
Peter Byrne 19-Mar-2009 15:01
Hi Bob

I really admire your work with the bird captures, I hopeI can do as well with my D80. I found you as Im researching the 70-300 VR. I would like to know whether you are using a TeleConverter between your D80 and the 70-300? Keep shooting, your images are a joy.

Kind regards

Peter Byrne
Craig Sadler20-Feb-2009 01:56
Hey Bob:-)

Thanks for your very kind words:-) All I know about the slide show is what comes with the gallery. I do not know how to transfer the code for that into a custom spot on the page. that would be very nice though! I of course had a great time looking through your galleries!
Bakhtiyor 18-Feb-2009 02:22
Hi mr.Bob so Beautiful Photos. Thank you for the Pictuers...... Good job
Guest 25-Jan-2009 07:18
Hello Bob,
If you can spare some time, I would appreciate very much your comments on the gallery:
Hope to hear from you. Thanks.

Nicole 25-Jan-2009 02:55
Beautiful photos. We saw you on Bunche Beach today (my husband told you the sheephead story). Thank you for the pictures of us and the kids.
Guest 24-Dec-2008 12:16
Beautiful photos - I love the nature/bird photos the most. You've captured some remarkable moments.
I just purchased the Nikon 70-300mm VR lens for my Nikon D90 and after looking at your galleries, I believe I will love this lens!

Michele Potter
Guest 27-Nov-2008 13:49
Nice Gallerys
Guest 02-Nov-2008 00:36
Hi Bob,
Just saw your nice comments about my pics. Most of the Florida birds were taken at the rest area on I275 exit 2B. Latest scenery pic are taken with P&S out side window without looking at camera, then cropped to show what I see while traveling.
Hernan E. Enriquez01-Nov-2008 05:14
Bob your galleries are just fabulous and thank you so much for identifying the birds and the locations.
Guest 30-Oct-2008 18:56
Hi Bob,
Remember me - your previous neighbor, Carol Claussen Holly? Mom just sent me your images. Gorgeous. Profound. Artistic. Remarkable. I try to photograph birds, but haven't had much success - better with flowers (they don't fly away).
Carol Holly
Guest 06-Oct-2008 22:43
The pictures are wonderful thank you for showing me this web site
Guest 04-Oct-2008 01:17
Nice Gallerys
Mox Factor (Benji Sun)28-Sep-2008 16:23
as you've probably heard many times before, amazing bird shots. i've only recently started learning to pan birds and your beautiful photos have given me much inspiration.

thank you,
Suzanne 23-Sep-2008 21:44
Love your bird photos, you've seemed to captue personality with your shots, loved them!
Guest 19-Sep-2008 05:44
Hi Bob,

Your galleries are very nice! I like your bird photo's very well. I can't get enough of your galleries.
Wilfred Oosterom
Guest 15-Sep-2008 01:32
Bob - You have soo many great bird photos I often look at your galleries with envy. Can't wait to see new shots pop-up when I check my favorites.

danielle 11-Sep-2008 02:22
great photot's bob. take care have a great day bye
Duane22-Jun-2008 10:38
Thank you for the comment on my Raptor gallery. I am fascinated with birds of prey so I'm always on the look-out for an opportunity.
Doria21-Jun-2008 12:36
So glad I found your galleries...Can't wait to take more time to look through your vast array of images!!!
Brando Ho12-Jun-2008 01:01
Hi Bob,

It is nice that you stopped by my galleries. Thanks for giving me the name of the butterfly. I am also enjoy looking at you galleries too......thanks for sharing.

Patricia Fisher08-Jun-2008 20:25
Thanks for the comment on pbase fisher.

I love your bird shots and you are in a good place to take those photos. I will be checking back from time to time to see what else you have in the works.
Tim Bottles 31-May-2008 04:25
Bob, May 29, 2008
Thank you so much for the picture of Melodie and I at Lovers Key. You will never know how much it means to me. A perfect ending of a magical week for two highschool sweethearts meeting after 29yrs. I have enjoyed veiwing your work, you have a wonderful eye. Thanks again for a very special memory. Tim:)
Guest 25-May-2008 11:38
Wonderful site Bob, I have added you to my favorites and look forward to viewing more
of your images. Chet
Dan Nihiser09-Apr-2008 17:12
As always, Bob, I enjoyed browsing once again. Great stuff. The weather is just beginning to break here in Ohio. We finally got some decent weather over the past weekend. The migration is starting to take place. Regards, Dan Nihiser.
Guest 06-Apr-2008 16:54
Great Galleries

website :
Ivan Cholakov06-Apr-2008 01:30
Great bird collection!
Charlie McCartney15-Feb-2008 05:58
Thanks for sharing your images, I really enjoyed a look around the galleries particularly the birds.
Many thanks. Charlie
uneek15614-Feb-2008 07:10
Thanks for identifying the bird at the park for me. I
Guest 08-Jan-2008 12:58
Thanks for your kind comments Bob. I enjoy photographing the birds, but, our small island is not that rich in birds, or perhaps I have not explored the right places and seasons yet.
You have excellent shoots. You seem to be an expert in this field. Congratulations.
Marie Pelkey 27-Dec-2007 01:12
Bob,your photos are outstanding, I am sure National Geographic would be most interested in so many of them.
Dee Schroeder 11-Nov-2007 07:54
Bob: I enjoyed viewing all of your photos. Thank you so much for inviting me to have a look at them. Looking forward to viewing more as they come along. You certainly have a talent and knack in capturing the unusual. I am sending them on for friends to view too.
Dan Nihiser07-Nov-2007 15:36
Very nice bird galleries. We share the passion of shooting birds.
Marge Wisniewski 07-Nov-2007 00:01
Bob - These are beautiful photos! Am sending this on to my son in law who is a falconer and should really enjoy them.
Jack Wheeler 03-Nov-2007 01:55
It was nice talking to you on the boardwalk at Corkscrew this morning. Thanks for letting me have a look at your photo gallery. You have some great pictures already and I know there will be many more. Looking forward to seeing you next time on the boardwalk.
Guest 08-Oct-2007 20:23
Nice Gallery
Pawel Kazmierczyk31-Jul-2007 20:51
great galleries - i like your style. You have a good eye for composition and details. Well done !
Guest 26-Jul-2007 02:38
Thanks so much for the kind comments you left about my photo.....: )
Tim Rucci17-May-2007 21:02
Let me be the first to welcome you to pbase. I'm sure you'll like it here and you'll find a friendly community of folks in the forum that can help you get started if you have questions when it comes to tweaking your pages, etc. And of course, always feel free to ask me first if you need anything.
Welcome,and best wishes!