Wildlife drive take 2

I went back through with my old trusty lens to have a little fun.  Fewer birds were about, but the gators came out to play!

Click here if you missed part one.  

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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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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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Bridge to Heaven

Bridge to Heaven

I have been playing with some photos from a recent trip to St. George Island off Florida’s panhandle.

May I present to you, the bridges to heaven and hell…

 

Her Now heavens bridge-publish

 

 

Her Now Hells bridge

 

PSA: Please be very careful about the time of year and where you are when using any white lights near the beach.  Baby turtles can get confused by artificial lights and lose their way.

Where the Black Water Rolls

Where the Black Water Rolls

The first 2 views on the page were taken with a new toy I am playing with.  It is basically a low cost neutral density filter. I got the idea from Richard Bernabe.  He does some fantastic work and his blog has some great tips and information.

The insects were fussy today.  I just could not get them in focus.  The blue guy had 2 buddies but they were so fast I basically just popped it in sports mode and hoped automatic fire could catch them.

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This is the song that kept coming to mind as I walked on the path surrounded by black water. Warning-Bluegrass sound.