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Elaine Jones 18-Jul-2011 15:45
LOVE your photography! We were doing some research for stainedglass windows that we are building for one of our clients and happened to find you and your spoonbills on-line. You are a true artist as well! Seems we share similar interests as well from home renovations to nature! Good luck as the space program takes a breakand please look us up on our website some time! You may see some of your inspiration in the works!
Guest 15-Jul-2011 01:24
Thanks for sharing those incredible shuttle missions. You are talented and privileged to have had such access.
Jackie Roush 02-Feb-2010 00:39
I forgot to add the personal info
Guest 02-Feb-2010 00:37
I'm trying to get Lakeland Terrier grooming info. from Julie. At one time, she had a "tutorial" on line but I'm unable to find it anymore. My 12 year old Cherry Creek female is clipper groomed and I have a new groomer who is unfamilair with the breed and its grooming points. I would appriciate her help.

Jackie Roush
wintering in Odessa FL
tim diehl 22-Dec-2009 01:19
Beautiful photos Rod. Did you get my email?
Alison Belsan 07-Sep-2009 20:36
Beautiful Pics- any lakeland terrier pups for sale? thanks Raliegh and Betsy Ross are great., love them.
Guest 04-Aug-2009 04:37
Hey Rod. Voice from the past. David Beiger. Man your photography is fantastic. You have come a long way from when we used to go out fishing. Kudo's brother. Hope to run into you somewhere here soon.


d dot beiger AT gmail dot com
Priscilla 29-Nov-2008 21:21
Beautiful photos. Thank you for making them available for so many to enjoy! Do you sell prints?
Wendy 21-Nov-2008 04:09
What an absolutely wonderful collection of all kinds of photos, from Shuttle launches, we are especially interested in them, along with the photos of all the wonderful nature to be found around Cape Canaveral, Florida. We visit this area every winter, staying at Manatee Hammock from January into April. We also visited the Grand Canyon in 2007 while travelling across the United States to California.
Greetings from Welland, Ontario, Canada. Can't wait to share these photos with friends!
Guest 20-Oct-2008 19:32
I love the shot of the harrier hawk- do you sell prints?

Barbara Ellison 27-Sep-2008 00:15
Worked for Boeing in l953...lived in Cocoa from 1948 until l995 when we retired from Brevard Community College and moved to the Fl Panhandle...great shots of the shuttle and the wildlife..keep up the good work.
Paul Guttenberg25-Aug-2008 20:11
Best wishes and I very much hope you are making it through the flooding.
Barry S Moore15-Mar-2008 00:23
Hi Rod,

A wonderful collection of stunning photos. Enjoyed the visit immensely.

Thanks Barry
Stuart Peterson14-Feb-2008 22:41
Excellent pictures of STS launches. I was lucky enough to have seen Challenger's maiden launch from on-base. Haven't been back since.
bill woodward 28-Jan-2008 23:38
i didn't take time to look at them all yet, but the ones i did see are great pictures,rod!!! i will be returning often until i see them all!!! i work out in the field all day and just dont have the right lens yet for either film or digital.....
had our work camera one day and caught some t.vultures working over a dead gator in one of the canals. one of those times a really good camera would have caught a beauty of a shot!! anyway, please keep them coming!! thanks, bill
Gary Zeiger 05-Nov-2007 11:44
Guest 28-Oct-2007 17:08
Thank you for the visit and for the kind words, maybe I will see you at next year's Axalp air show?

Best regards!
Guest 24-Oct-2007 23:21
Wonderful Photos of STS Missions, Great Job with all of your galleries!

Guest 31-Jul-2007 14:32
I'm just learning about the Viera Wetlands in Brevard County. I work for DEP in wastewater wetlands, so I knew about the facility; however, I was unaware of the extent of the wetland trail and public access that the wetland provided.

If you like that kind of this, we also have two other wetlands in Palm Beach county and one in Orlando that may be of interest.
Guest 20-Jun-2007 11:23
Great work! Hope you post more pictures soon.
Robert Houde02-Jun-2007 03:05
Superb photos some are awesome congratssss
Guest 13-Apr-2007 14:59
Beautiful shots and superb technical know how
Brian Baker01-Apr-2007 16:44

You have some very special photographs in your galleries. I will return regularly for inspiration.
Thanks for sharing so many memorable moments and images with us.
Guest 07-Mar-2007 14:44
You have great stuff here and I'm a little jealous to be honest.
Guest 18-Feb-2007 06:05
Your shuttle pictures are amazing. Congratulations.
Bob Moul06-Feb-2007 00:15
Absolutely fabulous photos, Rod. Thanks so much for sharing your extraordinary talent.
Lee 17-Dec-2006 05:31
Awesome photos. Color and richness is fantastic. Love the shuttle shots. Wow!
Guest 15-Dec-2006 14:55
Rod, Thanks for sharing your skills on PBase. What a gift you have.
Guest 14-Dec-2006 23:59
Again you have some awsome photo's of this launch. Just like all the others you have taken.
Keep up the great work so people all of the USA and possibly in other countries can enjoy what we at the Kennedy center get excited about. We are so proud of what we accomplish here.
James Chesters 14-Dec-2006 13:36
Hi Rod
Was sent a link to the shuttle launch , but being nosy had to peek at home site, bird pictures and butterfly/moth pictures totally superb,have ltd knowledge of photography assett restricted( retired) but what type of lens does one need,to start with please

Patti 12-Dec-2006 13:52
Awesome galleries, I love the shuttle launch, I lived in Florida 22 years and never been to one , seen them from across the state.
Guest 16-Nov-2006 04:09
The pics are beautiful. Nancy
Elton Scifres31-Oct-2006 23:27
You have some fantastic galleries. I enjoyed looking at them. You visited my gallery some time back and I feel very flattered by your kind comments after having seen your outstanding work.
Cedric Sims15-Sep-2006 03:55
Nice galleries with a variety of excellent photos!
Rob Tobler12-Sep-2006 04:29

You have some very nice images. I have gone to some of the spots you have taken pictures of and must say that you did a very nice job capturing the natural beauty of those places. Makes me want to go back. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

Don Mc Donald 10-Sep-2006 22:57
Awesome photo's, if you ever want to shoot the corkscrew swamp sanctuary, in the cooler weather give me an e-mail. Capt Don
Margie jett 05-Sep-2006 15:18
You just keep getting better. Thanks for the hours of enjoyment.
Ivan Cholakov29-Aug-2006 05:50
awesome shuttle photos! keep up the good work!
Debby 04-Aug-2006 13:24
I truly enjoyed the gallery. Rich Lundgren, who works at NASA and has been a long time friend, sent me your page of the shuttle pics, but my favs are the wildlife. You have caught the essence of the wild florida and other places. I used to live near a creek in Orange Park and used to see a lot of these animals and birds in their natural habitat and it brought back memories. I have visited most of the places where you took the photos. Thank you for sharing. I wish I could do as well with my photos! Do you ever do shows or give lessons on taking pics?
Lynn Meier 02-Aug-2006 16:31
Your photographs are breathtaking!!!!!
james montgomery 02-Aug-2006 15:11
Fantastic! Great gallery. thanks.
Mickj Rogers 31-Jul-2006 10:47
I can't get over how good these photos are really tremendous; great work I received this link from a Friend in the USA good of you to share them to an old Digger from Australia.
Rod Ostoski - Brevard County Real Estate Photographer20-Jul-2006 01:07
This message is for lito. Spamming my galleries with your "brain dead" comments is what got all of your comments deleted. Spamming the nice folks that leave comments here only further incriminates yourself. Try getting a life...
dewey o deason 16-Jul-2006 20:05
Rod .. I really appreciate that Kas sent me your link today do great work in all aspects of your shots

Guest 14-Jul-2006 13:40
Rod, your photos make a "budding" photographer jealous. THey are beautiful. Thanks for sharing them.

Question: How do you get the photo "on top" of the gallery. I like that touch and would like to try it.
Nella Pascal09-Jul-2006 04:56
I am impressed by your photography. Your bird photos are just stunning. You shoot with similar gear, I just hope to get as good as you are. I am still learning. God bless you for sharing. Nella
Guest 08-Jul-2006 16:12
found your pages by chance. What a great collection of photo's. I've bookmarked your pages.
Guest 08-Jul-2006 14:07
Probably one of the best Pbase galleries I`ve ever seen..

Thanks for some Magnificent photo`s..

Please visit my new website: www.jasonryman.com07-Jul-2006 15:54
Great work Rod!
Guest 06-Jul-2006 17:57
Fantastic galleries.
I live in Palm Bay, so we're almost neighbors, and seem to share the same passion for nature photography.

Joyce Johnson 06-Jul-2006 06:54
My friend's daughter Danielle works with you and sent the website to a lot of her friends so we could see the pictures of the launch. They are just beautiful and awe-inspiring. I was surprised to see all of your other gallleries as well, especially the Merrit Island and the Titusville ones. Back in 60-62' my family lived on Merrit Island when my dad worked on the Mercury space project. Then we lived back in FL in Titusville in 66-68' when he worked on the Gemini space project. So I still have a special place in my heart for the area. It has grown and changed so much. I enjoyed the photos very much. Keep up the great work and good luck.
Joe Ferguson 05-Jul-2006 16:18
Thanks Rod,
Gary Kane keeps a number of us posted asa to your recent photo updates. They are always superb! Thanks for sharing. Joe Ferguson
Martin Schiff26-Nov-2005 18:02
This is a fabulous gallery, Rod. I'm in the Orlando area and am looking forward to visiting the places you've shown me here. I got the 100-400L lens recently and have been thrilled with its capabilities. I see that you have put it to very good use as well.
Gary R. Fitzpatrick 26-Sep-2005 20:57
Greetings from Green Bay, Wi
My wife and I just loved your
photos. keep up the good work.
Guest 08-Sep-2005 04:45
I had the pleasure of visiting Arizona a couple of years ago, and the sites were breath taking. Your shots of Sedona are spectacular!!!
bill powell 30-Aug-2005 12:05
i wish i was back in fl i worked with the space program when i was in the navy with the gemini and appolo program then i worked with the poloris program on the observation island out at the port sure miss seeing the shots thanks for the great pix bro in law still lives in port malibar and works at harris
Ben Cooper 29-Aug-2005 23:52
Rod, great shots...all of them. I shoot launches as part of my job, check out my website., Judging by some of your shots I'd say we must have met at some point and not known it. The shot of Discovery through the palm trees during rollout is similar to mine.

But even aside from the Cape shots, your bird and wildlife photos are fantastic, as are the travel shots! I try to get into MINWR to shoot once in a while. I haven't posted those photos on my website yet though.

Antelope Canyon is one place I hope to visit. I love the Southwest; one of the greatest experiences for me and my photography was hiking up the Narrows in Zion. A must if you haven't done that yet.

Feel free to contact me,, maybe you can give me some advice! Regards, -Ben
mcat13-Aug-2005 03:47
What wonderful galleries. I came for the bird pictures but discovered the Discovery series--just wonderful! You have such talent and skill and a great eye for composition. The pictures are a delight.
Thanks for sharing-
Rod Ostoski - Brevard County Real Estate Photographer02-Aug-2005 02:45
Thanks for the kind words Wally. I think you'll do just fine with the D-70. I'm working with a Nikon D100 at work and it's a clean camera. The landing should be a little dark. If you can get me in with you, drop me a line. Cheers!
Wally 02-Aug-2005 01:46
Great pictures of the shuttle launch. I was at the launch also, but shooting for my tv station. Excellent shots. Im going to buy the Nikon D-70s next week. What do you think ? I will be back in Florida for the landing.

Guest 26-May-2005 15:50
Like Always, you are sharing your beautiful wildlife photos, keep up the good work.
Jeff Cochran15-May-2005 06:10
Wonderful photography! I like the eye catching banner u have.
Rod Ostoski - Brevard County Real Estate Photographer04-May-2005 21:23
Hi Mike,
I had the same question when I was there and had to actually drive out to see. Late afternoon to Sunset is the time to be there. You will be facing east for the shots. Take some water shoes with you and don't be afraid to get in the water. I would also walk around a little and try and get different perspectives. I ended up setting my tripod up in the water for my shots. I would also stay till the sun actually does down. I had some clouds show up before sunset and thought the sun was gone for the day. Driving out of the canyon, the sun popped out right before sunset with that sweet light. I about had a heart attack...LOL. Good luck. Rod
Mike Hartzell 04-May-2005 19:16
Nice pics of AZ. I live here and am planning a trip around the state. I will be going to Sedona (Red Rock Crossing), Grand Canyon (south rim) & Monument Valley. Maybe over into the white mountains.
Regarding Red Rock Crossing, I have never been there. Is the best time sunrise or sunset for that location?
Thanks for your help.
Guest 21-Apr-2005 20:15
Hi Rod,
very nice galleries. I like especially the shuttle stuff but also the rest. Very talented. Greeting from Luxembourg. Thierry.
bob swanson 19-Mar-2005 14:31
Hi Rod

I've been photographing in Florida for a long time. Your images show what a lot of practice and skill and residency can do for wildlife photography. Thank you for your images and additionally for sharing your sites. As fore mentioned, I get to Florida quite a bit (Xmas, Brevard, and the left coast) and would like to contact you prior to may next visit. Yesterday I was at Chincateague, NWR and found a couple of Otters and my best shot was of course the head protruding out of the water. I did get to play an interesting game with it though.
Regards, Bob Swanson
Brian Sartor08-Mar-2005 00:22
You have many very nice wildlife galleries here. I purchased the Cannon 100-400 last fall -- I love it, but it has had limited use over our winter here. You've given me a standard to strive towards -- nice to see what the lens can do.
gladys17-Jan-2005 05:02
Rod, Always enjoy your photos, love the spoonbills, have been thinking about going over to Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge, have never been, what tips can you give me.
andy 11-Nov-2004 01:04
Thats Black Point i think ??
Andy Bershaw 11-Nov-2004 00:58
love your wild life shots, i'm always looking for some one to shoot with I live in orlando and would like a chance to shoot on ksc property. Or if you are a shoot alone guy I understand but please let me know who to contact at ksc for a photographers pass.


Hopefully look foward to a wild life shoot with you. In the past I have gone to (black watch) in your area.
Paul_OH 03-Oct-2004 01:34
I followed your link from the Antelope Canyon shot in bytephoto and am very impressed. Well done, and I look forward to following your site in the future.
John D'Occhio 01-Oct-2004 00:55
Hi Rod,

I enjoy viewing the photos you have placed on your site. There many incredible eye pleasing photos. Keep up the great work.

G. Kane 11-Aug-2004 01:01
Thanks for sharing your photos Rod....excellant work!
Hodero08-Jul-2004 14:44
Hi Rod,
It's not often to find some GOOD photo's .With curiosity I went through your Galleries,and was delighted to see so many GREAT photo's on your site.Tanks for sharing them...keep shooting these beautiful Photo's. saludos"H"
Guest 03-Jun-2004 03:29
You got amazing,wonderful,fabulous photos here! I ENVY you so much. ;)

Keep up the great job!
Naturephoto Monique24-Apr-2004 22:40
Wonderful Gallery Rod!

Joe Royal 07-Apr-2004 18:47
These pix are fantastic! Thank you for putting the baby gator from KARS Park on there. It's great that you take the time to display the animal life of our environment.
Thank you!
Jeff Cochran21-Mar-2004 16:56
Hello, I enjoyed your photos.Thx for sharing. :)
Muskrat's Photos01-Mar-2004 02:25
Outstanding Images, Rod! Each gallery that I viewed was just great! I love to photograph birds and you gave me some goals to shoot for!
Rod Ostoski - Brevard County Real Estate Photographer22-Feb-2004 11:44
Thanks for visiting Bob. Having a blast with this!
Bob Moul22-Feb-2004 02:27
Hi Rod, Enjoyed your beautiful photos. Especially liked your trip to Merritt Island and the butterflies. Have fun with your Rebel.

Paul Pfau20-Jan-2004 22:45
Hey Rod, nice pics, i love your spoonbill shots. I'm going on vacation in early March and may just come down your way. I'll let ya know.