Monthly Archives: January 2011

Circle B Bar Reserve – Bald Cypress and Storks

The tall trees in this picture aren’t dead although they look like snags. These are Bald Cypress. Unlike other cypresses they lose their leaves annually. Even in Florida in years when there is no frost. It’s just part of a … Continue reading

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Circle B Bar Reserve – Another Photo Adventure – Part 1

My local camera club decided on a field trip to the Circle B Bar Reserve in Polk County.   This is a fantastic area for viewing waterfowl both local and migratory.  The plan was to meet and carpool at 7:30 for … Continue reading

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Using flash for closeup work

When you are shooting closeups, depth of field is always a concern.  you really need a small f-stop like f16 or f22 to maximize depth of field .  Even in sunny conditions this makes for dark image so, more light … Continue reading

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Punta Gordas Urban Eagles – 2010 update

Back in 2007, a nice pair of young bald eagles moved into town.  Since then, they managed to raise a pair of young, lost a nest with two eggs and last year the only baby died before flying. This year, … Continue reading

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