Monthly Archives: January 2011

Another Ponce Pelican Post

This guy just decided to perch on a piling right a the boat ramp. I was able to walk up to about 6 feet from him. They usually take off pretty quickly but, I think this one has been mooching … Continue reading

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A day with the Nikkor 24-85mm f2.8-4.0

We had visitor and decided to show them around Punta Gorda.  It wasn’t really a hard core photo day, just traveling around town showing them the sites.  I put the 24-85mm on the Nikon D300 and decided that it was all I … Continue reading

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One more Great Blue Heron and a couple of Pelicans

I just can’t resist the shots of the birds hanging around the boat ramp at Ponce de Leon Park.  The city has posted no fishing signs to keep human anglers out of the way of boat launching activities but the … Continue reading

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Venice Rookery – an update

One of the great places to observe Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Anhinga mating and nesting is at the Venice Rookery in Venice Florida.  I hadn’t been there yet this season but as a friend and I were going up … Continue reading

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Heritage Village, Largo FL – another Photo Adventure

My local photo club took another field trip.  This time to the Heritage Village in Largo FL where Pinellas County has preserved and restored about 38 buildings on 25 acres.  It is adjacent to a botanical garden too so there … Continue reading

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Circle B Bar Reserve, a few more pictures

Here are a few more shots from the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County.  The first was taken with the 10.5mm Fisheye described in another post.  In this one the fisheye created the interesting curve of pelicans.  In reality, … Continue reading

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Learning the 10.5mm Fisheye Nikkor

Each new lens is an opportunity to do a little more and learn a little more.  I took a 10.5mm Fisheye Nikkor to the park this morning to see what I could get out of it.  The tide was well … Continue reading

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