Category Archives: Wildflower

An Exhausting Wildlife Safari

As everyone knows, wildlife photographers must risk life and limb lugging heavy equipment in and out of jungles and deserts to get amazing shots of natual beauty. Well, Florida is a little strange.  See Carl Hiassen or Dave Barry for … Continue reading

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Looks like I’ll have one less butterfly this year

I have a Butterfly Weed – Asclepias curassavica in a pot hoping to attract more butterflies. It is a host plant for Monarchs and other butterflies seem to like it too. It seems to have worked because I soon found … Continue reading

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Some close ups with the Nikon 1 V1 and some old, old friends

There is no dedicated macro lens for the Nikon 1 system to date. I have tried the 105mm f2.8 VR Micro-Nikkor with the FT-1 adapter. This was successful but, it does not use the normal operation of the V1. I … Continue reading

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Spatter Dock surprise

The hunting areas of the Babcock-Webb WMA are open now so I went out to see what there was in the normally closed areas.  While there, I saw a nice group of Spatter Dock or Cow Lily – Nuphar advena … Continue reading

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A walk on the Old Datsun Trail

Today I went down to a state park that I have intended to go to for a long time. It’s the Charlotte Harbor Preserve .  The preserve has several locations on both sides of the Harbor but the locations I went … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Two stages of a Fragrant Water Lily. In the first, the bud has just emerged from the water and beginning to open. In the second, it is fully open.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple II

A couple more shots on the purple theme. The first two are wildflowers found at the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area in Punta Gorda FL.     The one on the left is a  Meadow Beauty and the one on the right … Continue reading

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