Wildlife Drive

Wildlife Drive

 

Sights that were very helpful in trying to ID some of the birds”

https://www.floridasnature.com/florida_birds.html

Online bird guide, bird ID help, life history, bird sounds from Cornell

A 2 hour tour

A 2 hour tour

I decided to revisit the same boat tour that I took in 2013

The location seemed different and the captain was different.  At check in, I was informed that they had moved 3 years ago.  I must not have looked too lost as 2 different people asked me for directions and specifics about the boat.

I am still trying to get used to the new lens.  It is a lot less forgiving than what I was using.  Just about everything on the roll was out of focus.

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anhinga

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mama gator

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baby gators

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Great egret

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Limpkin mama and baby

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Limpkin mama not happy about our boat

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Green around the Egret eye because- time to mate!

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Is the turtle on the right trying to fly?

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Food fight

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Mowing the River in Lightroom

As my new favorite form of exercise is paddleboarding, I took Lil’ Red out to the river on my day off.  The water level was really low through already shallow areas.  Between that and the water acting like a mirror, I was really nervous about running into trees that have fallen into the river.  I was concentrating so much on where I was going that many pictures were less than focused.  I almost ran over a turtle.  The poor little guy couldn’t dive to get away because of the water level and I did not see him until I was almost on top of him.  I had my first otter siting but by the time I decided it was safe to try and get a photo, he became shy.

A few months ago I took my first photography lesson.  During the lesson she suggested that I start using Lightroom to edit.  It took awhile, but these are my first LR4 edits.  It is a neat little program and look forward to playing with it more.