After a trip to Sarasota I was returning on US-41 and couldn’t resist a stop at the Venice Rookery. There is still plenty of nesting activity with Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets and Cormorants and Anhingas strutting their stuff. I loaned my Nikkor 70-300mm VR to a friend and put my 105mm f2.8 Micro-Nikkor on my camera. It wasn’t really long enough to cover the nesting activity but, I figured I might find a few dragonflies about. Unfortunately, it was too windy for that but, I did get some nice shots of roosting birds and turtles as I walked on the back side of the pond.
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