Florida wildlife, lots of pics!

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  1. Silverpenguin

    Silverpenguin TPF Noob!

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    Right, I've processed some of my shots from my latest trip to Florida. Being that hurricane season was over there was a lot more about this time, plus I had better equipment with me to make the most of it. I've just put up a random selection here as I couldn't decide what ones to show. All taken with either D3 or D300 and all with the 200-400 VR (most of which had the 1.4 on as well).

    Random locations

    Cormorant profile - a great example of how sharp the 200-400 is even with a 1.4 on!

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    Ibis at sunset

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    Me taking that shot (I think, but it was around that time)

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    Sanderlin (or Dunlin?!)

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    Ruddy Turnstone

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    Green Cay Wetlands

    Osprey and Belted Kingfisher. They were sitting in an old dead tree at sunset, and I thought it funny that they were on a branch each, both looking for fish and facing away from each other :D

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    The same Osprey. The sun had just gone below the treeline but he was flying up where the light had this amazing red glow!

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    Tri Coloured Heron fishing
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  2. Silverpenguin

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    Viera Wetlands:

    Little Green heron hunting

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    American Bittern - watched this usually hard to spot bird for about 20 mins. Eventually he found a snake and they had a 10 minute fight to the (snakes) death. Got so many shots of the Bittern both alone and with the snake, so here is one of them...

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    Least Bittern - another tricky to photograph bird, I got him out in the opn 'just', the move FAST through the reeds!!

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    Although I quite like this one too:

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    Snow Egret fishing in late afternoon

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    Great Egret at sunset

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    Cormorants at sunset

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    Phew, loads more but that's a nice selection. Saw a HUGE alligator as well, might stick him up at some point.

    And lastly...no birds! lol

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    American Alligator (Viera) - had this shot in mind for ages but this was the closest I got to it. He was backlit and facinh away from me which wasn't ideal. Maybe next time!

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    !!! now that is an impresive set of shots!
    Really like your creativity with the birds in flight in the first post.
    I tried to pick a fav - I really did -honest -- but I couldn't,
    Of the lot I think your hunting photos are the best - great action shots - would love to see more of Bitten vs Snake
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    What a delight to look at. Each and every photo presented here is ever so good!
    (Though I would not want to see any more photos of the Bitten vs the snake, for I feel for that snake. Looks like it was a pretty one ... :( --- says the mother of a snake owner who has grown to like snakes ;)).

    Sames as Overread, I find it impossible to pick out a favourite.
    The sharpness (and colour of background! ;)) of the first is overwhelming.

    The little "story" in the osprey-kingfisher photo is so funny.

    The light on the osprey in flight is so wonderfully extra special!

    The photo of the tricoloured heron fishing ... that actually has good chances to reach the top of my estimation ladder... but then there's the snow egret, and the "frozen" water around his feet ... but no. The heron it is. I think...
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ...I wish I could do that well, these are stunning.
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I am hoping that its one of those time, practice, experience and good light things!
    At least that thought is what is keeping my sanity together...
     
  7. EricD

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    Excellent series of photos~~ Nice capture on all of them!!
     
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    Outstanding!
     
  9. Jeff Canes

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    nice series, what part of Florida is this

    Sorry did see that you gave two of the locations as Viera and Green Cay Wetlands
     
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  10. dxqcanada

    dxqcanada Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Hmm, excellent images.
    These definitely shows the quality of the lens and how much it counts.
     
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    What gear are you using? Those are amazing shots!
     
  12. DadeCountyAnthony

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    Wow, that is an excellent set of shots. I personally love #1 cormorant and # 14 Great Egret at sunset.

    Great work and thanks for sharing.
     

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