A Couple More Sunsets with Boats and Pelicans

Saturday evening, I looked out the window and saw a really fiery sunset.  I made my way to Ponce Park to find that everyone else had gone to watch it too and finding a quiet space without a lot of people in the foreground was going to be tough.  So, I went down to the fishing pier and found that it had been a great day for boating and there were quite a few coming for the night.  Here’s the one I liked best.

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I made a couple of exposures as the boat came down the channel but it’s position relative to the horizon and the dark silhouette I was getting weren’t satisfactory.  The only flash I had with me was the little popup on top of the camera.  I used it hoping to get some detail on the boat to avoid the large black blob for a foreground.  It could be better but I gotr just about what I wanted from it.

That same evening I managed to capture some pelicans flying home to the mangroves to roost for the night.

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I went back Sunday to try again and managed this one.

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I think that will satisfy my sunset cravings for a while but, they are so magnificent here it’s hard not to fill a hard-drive with them.

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About birds n' bugs

Retired, living in SW Florida and spending my time at nature photography in my local area. I volunteer with a couple of local organizations to help my adopted home town. Travelling is now by airplane and car instead of a sailboat but happy anyway.
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