Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Hibiscus Project

As I mentioned in my First Impression of the P7100 post, I am undertaking a project to document the Hibiscus in a local park.  One of Americas premier hybridizers of the Hibiscus was Harry Goulding.  He registered 479 varieties and created … Continue reading

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Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus)

My local rookery has a number of Cormorant nests with plenty of birds about.  Unfortunately, I missed breeding plumage which consists of little white crests on their heads.  They nest in colonies and are pretty boisterous. Here are a few … Continue reading

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An introduction to the Wildflower Preserve

The Lemon Bay Conservancy has acquired 80 acres of the former Wildflower golf course and renamed it the Wildflower Preserve.  Access is limited to guided tours at present as they are working to create paths and facilities along the trail.  … Continue reading

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A few first impressions of the Nikon Coolpix P7100

I was looking for a decent walkaround camera for the days I didn’t want to pack all the gear and head out for a few hours just shooting photos.  I looked at a number of point and shoots but none … Continue reading

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The Nikkor 70-300mm VR

I bought this lens after trying the Sigma 70-300mm APO DG, etc. etc.  It was a lens I just couldn’t get on with. But, the 70-300mm has become a staple in my light bag along with the Nikkor 24-85mm f2.8-f4.0 and … Continue reading

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Around town

I took a short run to a couple of my favorite places in town. The History Park and a nearby golf course. The owls are still at the history park but, photographically, they are pretty uninteresting. Owls sit very, very … Continue reading

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A couple of bugs

I’m involved in a project to document the Hibiscus flowers at the Punta Gorda History Park.  They are important to the Historical Society which runs the park because Harry Goulding, one of the world’s most reknown hibiscus hybridizers worked in Punta Gorda.  … Continue reading

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